Glenn and Arlene Litfin Nature Area

GALNA Logo-1The Glenn and Arlene Litfin Nature Area is located alongside River St N, directly north of Central Park.


In 2015, Alrene Litfin and the Litfin family reached an agreement with the City to convey 37 acres of land for park use. The Park and Recreation formulated a plan and the City implemented the development of the Glen and Arlene Litfin Nature Area as part of the overall Central Park complex. In total, Central Park consists of over 175 acres of improved play areas and natural land preserve means to reach the canoe launch.

Click here for Site Plan (Map).

  1. Dog park
  2. Archery Course

Glenn and Arlene Litfin Nature Area features two dog parks, which are both made possible by Nutri-Source. The Small Dog Park and the Large Dog Park are free for public usage. Dog owners can use their own discretion to decide the space that is best suited for their dogs (guidelines and recommendations below).

Small Dog Park Recommendations
Dogs that weigh under 30 lbs.
Dogs that are older or considered "less active".
Dogs that have a reputation of being friendly around smaller dogs.

If your dog does not meet any of the above criteria, usage of the Large Dog Park is recommended.

General Guidelines
Both dog parks are unsupervised. Use at your own risk.
Sick Dogs
Dog owners are legally responsible for the actions of their dog(s) at all times.Puppies (under 4 months)
All dogs must be up to date with their rabies vaccinations. Aggressive & Dangerous Dogs (via Delano City Code: Section 406.01, Subdivision 15)
Dogs are required to be leashed both while entering and exiting either park.Glass Containers
Dog waste must be properly cleaned and disposed of as soon as possible.Food/Treats
Owners shall place their dog(s) under constant supervision, while also having a leash on-hand.Dogs in Heat
Dog handlers must be at least 16 years old. Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult and under constant supervision.
Dogs should be under voice control.