Nordic Center at Lake Elmo Park Reserve

Nordic Center

The Nordic Center at Lake Elmo Park Reserve © Washington County Parks


The Nordic Center at Lake Elmo Park Reserve is ideal for social events, business meetings and weddings. It serves as a delightful retreat accented by the natural beauty of the woods and waters of the park reserve. It has all the amenities needed for successful off-site meetings and seminars. (The Nordic Center is not available for rentals during the winter months, November 1 - April 1.)

Take advantage of this unique facility in such a dynamic and beautiful location. As the seasons change, so do the surroundings and character of the setting. Groups meet in air-conditioned comfort during the summer or enjoy the warmth of a fire from the majestic fireplace in the cooler months.

Hours of Use:

Summer/Winter - Lobby, bathrooms and vending machines open for park visitors
Winter Great Room 8 a.m. - 10 p.m. when ski trails are open
Rental Hours - 7 a.m. - 11 p.m. (Event must end by 10 p.m., clean-up allowed until 11 p.m.)


April 1 - November 1
$200 Monday - Friday Less than 4 hours
$300 Monday - Friday More than 4 hours (Between 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Friday)
$600 Friday (after 4 p.m.), Saturday, Sunday, Holidays
Insurance also required and available through Washington County. Insurance Guidelines.
Vehicle permits required for every vehicle entering the park, $5 daily, $25 annually.

Rental includes:

84 chairs for indoor use only
3 36" cabaret round table
8 36" cafe round tables
12 30" x 60" rectangular tables
4 benches
Coat rack
Sound system with 2 microphones
TV with laptop connections and a Blue Ray player

Other amenities:

Patio area with picnic tables
Fire pit area with stone bench surrounding
Ski racks and waxing tables

Planning Guide for the Lake Elmo Park Reserve Nordic Center

Catering Guidelines for Washington County Park Facilities

For additional information and/or to make a reservation, call Lake Elmo Park Reserve at 651-430-8370.

Nordic Center set for reception