Hyland Visitor Center

The Hyland Visitor Center is located within Hyland's Recreation Area, which includes an award-winning play area. The visitor center features limited concessions, restrooms, a fire place and cross-country ski rental in winter.

Hours Open daily, 9 AM–5 PM Starting June 12: open daily, 9 AM–8 PM

Hyland PDF Maps

Find printable maps of the park on the Hyland Lake Park Reserve page.


Daily parking fees apply to commercial vehicles, buses, or vans. Reservations for commercial vehicles must be made at least two weeks in advance by calling 763-559-6700.

Boat Rentals

Canoe, kayak, rowboat, paddleboat and stand-up paddleboard rentals are available.

Rental Hours & Process

  • Rental availability: Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day
  • Rental hours: 
    • Memorial Day weekend (May 27) through June 11: Saturdays, Sundays and holidays: 11 AM–7 PM
    • June 12 through Labor Day (September 4): Daily: 11 AM–7 PM

Boats can be reserved online up to seven days in advance. Online reservations required: Reserve a boat.

Richardson Nature Center

Richardson Nature Center provides a place for people to explore nature and engage with their environment. Education programs are available for groups and individuals.

Rental Spaces

Hyland Visitor Center can be reserved for groups and offers scenic views of Hyland Lake and the renowned creative play area just outside.