Public Works – Park Department


The Public Works Department strives to efficiently provide essential services to the community.  They are often a first point of contact for citizens as they are called upon to take care of issues with streets, sidewalks, special events, and more.  They take special pride in working as a team to complete the snow removal process as quickly as possible.

Core Duties of the Public Works Parks Department
There are many beautiful parks located within the City of Alexandria! The three main parks with shelters are City Park, Noonan’s Park, and Fillmore-Dean Melton Park.
  • City Park, is  located at 130 City Park Road, and is the only park that is reservable.  The upper shelter at City Park is a great place for family reunions, church functions, and gatherings of any type.  The lower shelter, known as “The Bandstand Shelter” is a wonderful place to hold a wedding with Lake Agnes as the background.  Either shelter is reservable for $20.00.  Reservations for each year begin on January 1. 
  • City Park is also home of “Art In The Park” which is held the last weekend in July.
  • During the winter months the pond at Noonan’s Park transforms into an ice skating rink complimented with a warming house.
  • Fillmore-Dean Melton Park has a brand new shelter and restrooms, great for family gatherings.  It houses a kid friendly play area, baseball field and a large open area!

Please call City Hall at 320-763-6678 if you would like to reserve a shelter at City Park.

Parks and Trails Master Plan

Click here to view the completed City of Alexandria Parks and Trails Master Plan.  This plan will give the Park Board and City Council a chance to plan and budget for the projects in the 22 parks and create a timeline to complete those projects.

Knute Nelson Memorial Park

Click here for the 2023 Game and Events List at Knute Nelson Memorial Park.  This schedule is subject to change.

Looking for a place to play tennis?

Discovery Middle School has 8 courts total. 4 of the 8 courts marked for pickleball and tennis.  The other 4 are marked for tennis only.

Alexandria Area High School has 12 tennis courts with no pickleball courts/lines.

The community is able to use them at their leisure, first come, first serve.  The only time they are reserved is when Alexandria Public Schools/Community Education has programming or the tennis association is renting due to tournament, etc.


Department Staff

Bill Thoennes
Public Works Division Director
Aaron Peterson
Public Works Maintenance Operator
Amy Trierweiler
Public Works Maintenance Worker
Terri Goeke
Public Works Maintenance Operator
Chandler Riedel
Public Works Maintenance Operator
Nathan Borden
Public Works Maintenance Operator

Dept Contact Info

Phone: 320-763-6678
212 Agnes Avenue, Alexandria, MN, United States