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HealthEast Sports Center and Madison’s Place Playground
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20 Twin Cities Beaches, Parks & Playgrounds to Try This Summer
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10 of the Best Twin Cities Playgrounds

HealthEast Sports Center and Madison’s Place Playground

HealthEast Sports Center (f/k/a Bielenberg Sports Center) is a multi-use sports centers with indoor and outdoor facilities. Amenities include a 90,000-square-foot indoor field house, two indoor ice arenas, an outdoor ice skating rink, 36 outdoor athletic fields, a splash pad, and Twin Cities East Metro’s first completely handicapped accessible inclusive playground. 

The recent name change from Bielenberg Sports Center is part of a sponsorship agreement in which HealthEast will be investing $126,000 into the center. The city is in the process of deciding how to use the funds.

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Madison’s Place Accessible Playground at HealthEast Sports Center

Madison’s Place is an all-inclusive playground with equipment and ramps for wheelchair access, shaded play decks, accessible swings, and sensory play features. The playground was born through the Madison Claire Foundation whose ongoing mission is to set a standard for how people think about and plan for inclusive play.


Splash Pad at HealthEast Sports Center

During the summer season (Memorial Day to Labor Day), HealthEast has a free splash pad with two platforms, the smaller of which is better suited to smaller children. The larger platform includes dumping buckets, flower showers and spray nozzles. In season, the splash pad is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. Nearby restrooms are available during these hours.


HealthEast Sports Center is available for Birthday Parties

HealthEast Sports Center is available for Birthday Parties

Birthday Parties at HealthEast Sports Center

HealthEast has space available to rent for birthday parties. Prices start at $25/hour and go up depending on the rental space. Set up by an event attendant can be added for $20/hour.


Open Sports Times at HealthEast Sports Center

Find Year-Round Ice Skating at HealthEast Sports Center

Year-Round Ice Skating

The sports center offers open times for practicing various sports. Skate rental is $6 per pair and skate sharpening is available for $6 per pair. Schedules are subject to change. Find current schedules online or sign up for their email updates.

  • Outdoor Refrigerated Ice Rink • FREE
  • Indoor Open Skating • $5 per time or $40 for a 10-pass
  • Open Freestyle • $7 per time or $50 for a 10-pass
  • Open Walk/Run • $3 per time ($1/age 5 and under), $20 for a 10-pass or $52 for a season pass
  • Summer Open Field – In place of specific sports times  • $7 per time
  • Youth/Adult Open Soccer • $7 per time or 650 for a 10-pass
  • Open Lacrosse • $7 per time or $60 for a 10-pass
  • Adult Open Hockey • $7 per time or $60 for a 10-pass

Outdoor Refrigerated Rink at HealthEast Sports Center

The facility maintains a refrigerated outdoor rink beginning in late November. This rink offers free drop-in skating Sundays-Thursdays from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays from 6 a.m.-to 10 p.m.  All open skate times are subject to weather, special events, maintenance or snow removal. Skates can be sharpened or rented for $6/pair.

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20 Twin Cities Beaches, Parks & Playgrounds to Try This Summer

Tired of heading out to the same old swimming spot? Culled from reader suggestions, our own summer jaunts to the beach, and other fun attractions we’ve been visiting over the past month, we’ve assembled 20 of the best Twin Cities beaches and swimming holes we think are worth checking out. But hurry; as we know all too well here in Minnesota, beach season won’t stick around much longer.

20 Twin Cities Beaches, Parks & Playgrounds to Try This Summer

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10 of the Best Twin Cities Playgrounds

Summer is the perfect time to leave the beaten path around the neighborhood park and explore some of the more unique playgrounds in the Twin Cities. We’ve been trekking to all corners of the metro to find and share new places to climb, slide, splash, swim and entertain your little bundles of energy this summer. Here’s our list of the 10 Best:

Round Lake Park | Eden Prairie

Family Fun Twin Cities' Best Twin Cities Playgrounds - Round Lake Park

Our kids have enjoyed being able to run freely between the marine-themed splash fountains and the treehouse-ish play structure adjacent at the Round Lake Play Area. The playground also features quite the unique merry-go-round. Makes us sick just to look at it, but it probably won’t faze your older kids. Those older kids also might find it fun to rent youth kayaks ($5/hr), stand-up paddleboards ($8/hr) or bike ride the one-mile path around the lake. Nearby is plenty of shaded picnic space, a sandy beach and the new Round Lake Skate Plaza. Read More

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