New to the Area?

If you are new to Lester Prairie, we would like to welcome you as well as provide you with some useful information regarding the City. Please stop by City Hall located at 37 Juniper St. N. and ask for a new resident packet.

This packet includes the information regarding all the City's utility companies, organizations/clubs you can belong to and other useful information.

Lester Prairie Compost Site Opening Saturday, May 5th;
Weather Permitting

The site is scheduled to open Saturday, May 5; weather permitting.

Mondays and Thursdays – 4 to 8 p.m.
Saturdays – 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.


What's Happening In Lester Prairie

*** VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: The City of Lester Prairie is seeking a volunteer to direct an inaugural disc golf league at the Lester Prairie City Park. Duties include:

  • League Organization
  • Rules Organization
  • Scheduling
The league is anticipated to run for 6 weeks with the day of the week and time yet to be determined.
Interested individuals should contact Adam Birkholz: 320-613-6054 or

***REMINDER: The water/sewer/garbage bill is due the 20th of each month; failing to pay the bill on or before the 20th will result in a $30 late fee on your account. For your convenience there is a payment drop slot on the outside of the City Hall building.

***Please visit MediaCom Channel 107 (or 7) on the local cable package to receive up to date announcements from the City. If you have an announcement you would like to be considered for the channel, please email the flyer to

***Alcoholic Anonymous meetings are held EVERY Tuesday at 8:00 p.m in the Lester Prairie City Hall; the Hall is located at 37 Juniper Street North. You do not need to pre-register to attend but if this is your first meeting, please come a little early.

*** The Park Board typically meets in regular session the first Sunday of the month at 6:00 p.m. at the Lester Prairie City Hall.

***The Economic Development Committee typically meets in regular session the first Tuesday of the month at 5:30 p.m. at the Lester Prairie City Hall.

***The Planning Commission typically meets in regular session the first Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. at the Lester Prairie City Hall.

***The City Council typically meets in regular session the second Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. at the Lester Prairie City Hall.

***The Lester Prairie Business Association typically meets the third Tuesday of each month at noon at the Lester Prairie City Hall.


McLeod County Recycling Calendar

Click here for the current McLeod County Recycling Calendar.

Free Admission to the McLeod County Historical Society & Museum

Starting 01/01/2018 thru 12/31/2018
The McLeod County Historical Society has partnered with many McLeod County cities to make admission to the Museum Free for their residents. Via annual funds allocated by the City Councils of Hutchinson, Brownton, Stewart, Silver Lake, Lester Prairie and Plato, the Museum can wave our admission fee for the residents of these communities.

If you are a resident of  Hutchinson, Brownton, Stewart, Silver Lake, Lester Prairie or Plato, you can now visit the Museum for a tour for free all year, as many times as you would like.  Guests with larger groups should call ahead to book a tour time, to ensure staff and volunteers are available to aid guests.  If you are not from these communities, we just have a small admission fee of $3 for adults, $2 for seniors and $1 for students under 12.
We are so excited to be able to offer McLeod County History, your history free to these supporting communities!

See ya at the Museum!
380 School Road NW
Hutchinson, MN 55350
320-579-0514 or


Swimming Lesson Sign Up Night

Swimming lesson registration night will take place Wednesday, May 16th from 4:30 – 8:00 p.m. in the Lester Prairie High School Lobby. (This is the same night as t-ball pictures) If you can’t make it on the 16th, mail or drop off your registration and money at Lester Prairie City Hall, 37 Juniper St. PO Box 66, Lester Prairie, MN 55354. Registrations are on a first come first serve basis and preference is given to those that sign up on the 16th. Click here for a Sign-up form.

Children must be at least 5 years old and have completed Kindergarten to be eligible for Level 1 lessons. Separate registration forms must be completed and signed for each child. Class sizes are limited. Payment is required at the time of registration and the fee is $40 per student per class. Class times and class availability are subject to change based on the number of registrations.

Classes will run Monday – Thursday for the two weeks with Friday as a makeup day if needed due to weather. Instructors reserve the right to move children to appropriate class levels if they feel they are in a class too hard or easy for their ability level.


2018 Swimming Pool Passes & Lap Swim/Water Aerobics Information

Passes Available Starting Wednesday, May 16 at the Lester Prairie City Hall or available directly at the pool once open.

1 Person Pass: $50,
2 Person Pass: $90,
3 Person Pass: $130,
4 Person Pass: $170,
5 Person Pass: $210, 
6 Person Pass: $250,
7 Person Pass: $290,
8 Person Pass: $330,
9 Person Pass: $370,
10 Person Pass: $410.

Each additional pass would be an additional $40.00. In order to take advantage of pool pass discounts, YOU MUST RESIDE IN THE SAME HOME AND BE IMMEDIATE FAMILY MEMBERS-NO EXCEPTIONS.  

2018 Water Aerobics Class & Lap Swimming
Classes are taught by Tifanie Shimanski on Mondays and Wednesdays from 7:00-8:00 pm; weather permitting on 
July 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25 & 30  & August 1, 6, 8, 13 & 15  

$5 per session Lap Swimming
$6 per session Water Aerobics

***In the event that water aerobics are cancelled, the lap swimming will be as well.***




Music In The Park
Tuesdays; May 22-June 26, 2018

All events are located at the Second Avenue Park. Food will be served from 6:00-7:00 (for a small fee); music from 6:30-8:30. Bring your own lawn chairs.

Tuesday, May 22-LPHT Band/Jazz 
Tuesday, May 29-Cindy's Concertina 
Tuesday, June 5-Jim's Brewers
Tuesday, June 12-Lowel S & Nancy B
Tuesday, June 19-Phyllis Hummel
Tuesday, June 26-George's Concertina 

In Case of bad weather location moves to St Paul's Church; 124 Maple Street North, Lester Prairie