The City of Parkers Prairie is a small city with a lot to offer! Parkers Prairie is often referred to as “The Gateway to Otter Tail County” due to its location on the southeast edge of Otter Tail. South of the downtown area, near Lake Adley, is the beautiful Prairie Event Center, which can host up to 500 people for meetings, weddings, and other events. The Prairie Event Center is located next to our local hotel. The City has renovated streets and sidewalks, and there are more than five miles of walking/biking path that ends at the scenic Lake Adley Park. Lake Adley Park has a public fishing pier and boat ramp, along with a large shelter and tent-camping areas. On the southern edge of town is the newly constructed Veteran's Memorial Park.  Taking a stroll through the downtown area, visitors are welcomed by friendly business owners and residents alike.  The downtown streets are lined with an array of beautiful flowers and plants along the sidewalks.  The downtown area leads to the large City Park and outdoor Aquatic Center. On the first weekend of August, Parkers Prairie welcomes everyone for the Fall Festival, which is a super event that offers something for everyone!  


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City Hall Hours



Parkers Prairie City Council

Position Name Phone & Email
Mayor Kevin Birkholz 320-760-3505              
Councilmember Glenn Cornish 320-766-9454        
Councilmember Linda Martinson Bates 320-808-9393                            
Councilmember Tony Woodworth 320-815-4896    
Councilmember Cody Mathues 701-338-9314           

The Mayor and City Council Members welcome you to contact them with questions and comments!



City Meetings

  • City Council meets the 3rd Monday of each month in the City Hall Council Chambers at 7:00 P.M.
  • Meeting Agendas are posted in the City Hall front door window.
  • Special Meetings are posted in the City Hall front door window.

If you would like to be on the city's agenda please complete an agenda request form. The form must be received at the City Hall office a minimum of 7 calendar days prior to the meeting in order to be included on the agenda.


Visit City Administrator Beth Wussow or Deputy Clerks Vi Dorn and Sheila Schilling at the City Hall, located at 102 North Otter Avenue, for City information.  Beth, Vi and Sheila are pleased to welcome and provide the following services: