Parks and Recreation
Cosmos City Park
The Cosmos City Park is located at the intersection of Highways 7 and 4. It is the center of many city events and activities including the annual Cosmos Space Festival held in July.
The park includes a shelter, entertainment stage, picnicking, electricity, water, and playground equipment nestled within many large trees. Rest room facilities are accessible across the street at the Fire Station.
Thompson Lake Park
Meeker County Thompson Lake Park is located one mile west of Cosmos on Lake Thompson. This park provides water, bathrooms, electricity, picnic shelters, fishing dock, playground equipment, and sand volleyball court. The park is 22 acres.
The park includes public access to Thompson Lake. The lake is 220 acres. The park and access are located on the south shore of Thompson Lake off State Hwy 7. Thompson Lake includes bluegill and crappie. Largemouth bass and northern pike are also caught.
In the fall of 2014, a nine hold Disc Golf Course was added to the Meeker County park. This is a great addition to the Cosmos Community. There is no fee or costs to use the course.
Click here for more Disc Golf information on the Cosmos Lions Club pages.
Luce Line Trail
The Luce Line Trail is a state-established trail maintained by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. It stretches 63 miles from Plymouth (western metro suburb of of the Twin Cities) to the small town of Cosmos.
The trail runs on a former railroad line and is available for Biking, Hiking, Running, Jogging, Walking, Dog Walking, Snowmobiling (west of Stubbs Bay Road), Cross Country Skiing (east of Stubbs Bay Road), and Snowshoeing (east of Stubbs Bay Road).
One mile west of Cosmos is the westernmost trailhead of the Luce Line State Trail at Meeker County's Thompson Lake Park. Picnicking, camping, fishing, parking, rest rooms, and play fields are available at this pleasant oak-covered site on the east shore of Thompson Lake. This site, on the east shore of the lake, probably protected the oaks from the prairie fires that once swept the landscape.
Click here for more information on the Luce Line Trail.
The ball field is a focal point of our town. There are a number of youth and adult teams that utilize the fields for league games and recreational programs. Years past, the games between the Town Men and the Country Boys was always popular during the League play.
The fields are busy with players and fans during the Cosmos Space Festival. Campers stay in the open area behind the outfield fences and Saturday night is highlighted with fire works.
The Lions Club also puts on a Labor Day weekend tournament every year which brings in a lot of activity centered around the ball field.
The volleyball courts, located just north of the Softball Fields on East Libra Avenue, are a fairly new addition to Cosmos.
The three courts are used in July during the Cosmos Space Festival where men and women congregate to play in the annual Co-Ed volleyball tournament.
The ice rink is located on the corner of East Libra Ave and South Mercury Street. The city tries to get the rink flooded by the middle of December every year so that childeren can enjoy it over their holiday vacation from school.