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Bunker Hills Regional Park has a good size playground with a (very) small splash pad, a tot lot, and mostly standard equipment, except one loopy, climby structure. There are paths for biking, hiking and cross country skiing. There are five picnic pavilions and plenty of green space for ground picnics spread throughout the park. Bunker Hills is an affordable and nearby option for camping.
Bunker Hills Beach and Water Park
This park is home to Minnesota's largest outdoor water park, including a wave pool, lazy loop, twisted towers and adventure pool. The beach season runs from early June - Labor Day. Beach hours are 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., daily. This water park is not one of the cheaper parks with admission running from $9.00 to $15.00 per person plus the park's vehicle fee and extras for use of lockers or float tubes. Concessions are available at the water park.
Bunker Hills Water Park Coupons and Discounts
While the water park's prices may be a bit high for bigger families, there are some ways to find discounts, including promotional days, group rates and season passes. Watch for the lowest prices on season passes in January and February.
- Printable $3.00 Off Tickets are available through ValPak through the 2019 season.
Tot Time at the Water Park
Parents can bring their pre-k's on Wednesday's before the park opens for the day (9am-10am) for a reduced rate of $3.00 for parent/child pair. This time is set aside as an exclusive opportunity for guardians and tots to avoid the crowd. Find more preschool swim times: Tot Time Open Swim at Twin Cities Pools & Aquatic Centers.
Bunker Hills Stable
Bunker Park has riding stables with educational and recreational activities. Appointments are required. A few years ago, Gianna reviewed several Twin Cities stables. Bunker Stables was one of them. You can read the review at Twin Cities Stables: Bunker Park Stable.
Bunker Hills has a couple options for birthday parties. One is the water park. Discounts are offered for groups, but a $100 deposit is required for group reservations. Groups can purchase box lunches Box at $5.00 per lunch with options that include a hot dog, corn dog, hamburger or vegetarian entree along with chips, small pop and treat.
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