A public park and beach at Lake Orono offers swimming, fishing, boating and canoeing. There are public boat landings on the Elk and Mississippi Rivers. City parks provide hiking, biking and cross-country ski trails. Lake Orono Park and Lion's Community Park provide sheltered picnic areas and playground equipment.
A softball complex, adjacent to the county fairgrounds, and two indoor hockey arenas are located within the city. An 18-hole golf course and a nine-hole executive golf course are available to the public, as well as tennis courts and an indoor swimming pool. Tubing and canoeing are popular on both the Elk and Mississippi Rivers. Leisure time can also be spent at a miniature golf course, bowling alley or 17-screen movie theater.