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Recreation in the Plainview Area!

Whether you are starting your career, raising a family or considering retirement options, Plainview is a great place to call home!   Here are some things to do in Plainview!

PIPER HILLS GOLF COURSE-

25233 534 St., Plainview, Minnesota  55964   (shown above)
(507) 534-2613

Piper Hills Golf Course offers golf enthusiasts a 9-hole regulation length public golf course with a driving range in Plainview, Minnesota. This short layout rewards good shots. Adult and Junior Golf Leagues have events scheduled throughout the season. Individual lessons are available. . A new Pro-shop full service bar is located in the Pro-Shop. Green fees range from $20 to $25. For more information, call 507-534-2613.

PLAINVIEW SWIMMING POOL

The Plainview Swimming Pool is open to the public everyday from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. from June through August. The center is available for private birthday parties, family groups, organizations, company parties and other activities. To rent the center, call 534-2701 a minimum of one week before your event. For information about swimming lessons and other community center activities, check the city’s website.

Other recreation offerings within Plainview

Plainvew Public Works maintains six public parks throughout the city, which have “green space” meeting places, play equipment, lighted baseball diamonds, tennis courts, an ice skating rink and warming house and park shelters. A walking trail is also located in the Eckstein Field park complex.

The Great River Ridge Trail, which ends at Trailhead Park in Plainview. To date, twelve miles of the northern section of the trail have been completed taking cyclists to Hwy. 14 to the south. When the entire trail is finished, there will be a Whitewater and Carley State Park loop, and the entire northern trail will connect to the Chester Woods and Root River trail systems.

MOTOCROSS

Three motocross tracks are located close to Plainview.  Spring Creek Motocross Park, the site of a national motocross events, is 17 miles away in rural Millville. Meadow Valley MotoCross, also in rural Millville just off Highway 60, is another track that offers a challenging course. Groups of 15 or more can rent the track for private use Monday through Friday. Hurricane Hills Mx Park, the third track in the area, is located in a valley between Mazeppa and Zumbrota. This 60-acre track is AMA sanctioned for competitive racing for bikes and quads.

LEAGUE SPORTS IN PLAINVIEW

League Bowling – Gopher Lanes manages an adult Bowling League September through April. If you are interested in joining, call Gopher Lanes at 534-3686 for more information.

Pool League – Come play pool at the Plainview Municipal Liquor Store. For more information about these leagues, which areorganized by the D&R Star Vending, call Don Hall at 534-3307.

PLAINVIEW HISTORY CENTER

40 4th St SW (507) 534-4173 or (507) 534-2670
The Plainview Area History Center is an excellent place to research family history and learn about life in Plainview in days-gone-by. It is located in the former Plainview Methodist Church, one of Plainview’s oldest buildings.  The History Center is a non-profit organization and affiliate of the Rural America Arts Partnership. Its doors opened in May 1999; the J.R. Watkins house was purchased in 2008. Both sites are open to the public on Saturdays from 1 to 4 p.m. Special tours can be arranged by calling the Center at (507) 534-4173 during hours. Yearly memberships are $12/individual and $24/family.