Two gems of the Velva are the Velva City Park and Wildwood Parks. The City Park, located on 23 acres in the heart of the community, hosts picnic shelters, tennis and horseshoe courts with a walking bridge connecting to the recreation complex including softball, football and baseball fields, outdoor swimming pool and modern RV hookups. The park also features a myraid of playground equipment, shelters and kitchen with electricity and running water, bathrooms, grilling pits, and fresh running spring water.
The Wildwood Park is a designated Land and Water Conservation Park with walking trails. This peaceful area meanders around the Souris River and a variety of wildlife can be spotted year round.
The Star City Golf Course, is a 9-hole grass greens course just north of the city, complete with a full-service clubhouse and cart rentals. Summer also means summer recreation league for youth including t-ball, softball and baseball.
Fall and spring, large areas of land are available near the city for hunting of upland birds and waterfowl along with the late fall whitetail deer season.
The City of Minot is less than 30 minutes west of town with everything you could possibly need. A growing community, Minot offers the beautiful Roosevelt Park and Zoo, multiplex movie theaters, miniature golf, go-carts, ethnic dining, dancing, concerts, symphony orchestra, and semi-pro sports teams.
Some of the world’s finest fresh water fishing is just south of town at Lake Sakakwea. Rustic and modern camping facilities are available, as well as rentals and guide services. Recreation abounds on the big lake, as well as on closer avenues, such as Strawberry and Crooked Lakes. Lake Metigoshe, a lake bordering Canada and United States, is north of Velva.