Family Fun Directory: Things To Do with Kids

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Central Park, Maple Grove

12000 Central Park Way, Maple Grove, MN
Admission: $0.00
Concessions Available

Maple Grove Central Park is only the second community park in the Maple Grove and it's a doozy.  It includes a huge and beautifully designed playground, a garden, a splash pad, space to rent for birthday parties, a big outdoor skating loop and trails and green space. Note that dogs are not allowed in the green spaces or in the playground. This is probably a park to come to with the purpose of dog walking or leave the dog at home.

Maple Grove Central Park Playground

The playground is beautifully designed to maximize play. The ground is covered with a rubberized surface. It is divided into seven separate play areas that includes 24-foot climbing tower and a 120-foot long climbing wall along with slides, swings and sand areas. 

The Splash Pad - Central Park Interactive Fountain

The Fountain is free to play for people of all ages. In the evening, the park lights the water sprays, making it both beautiful and fun. Changing rooms and restrooms are available inside the park building. The splash pad boasts 49 jet sprays and 18 arching sprays, and uses recycled water filtration system.

Central Park Skating Loop

Take a serpentine spin on an LED-lit, refrigerated ice loop through the park. The ice designed for leisure skating; no hockey sticks or pucks are allowed. There is no charge to skate. Bring your own skates or rent from the Phenow Pavilion - which also has a fireplace for warming up.

Maple Grove Central Park Garden

The garden, designed by Lisa Gidlow Moriorty, is designed as a labyrinth. It would be a beautiful place to just walk and talk as a family.

Maple Grove Central Park Garden

Image courtesy City of Maple Grove

Birthday Parties at Maple Grove Central Park

The Park building and other areas are available for rent for birthday parties and other private events at the prices below, plus sales tax. For more information, see the City of Maple Grove's website.

Space Resident Rates Non-Resident Rates
Park Building $50 per hour

3 hour minimum on Fri/Sat/Sun

$100 per hour

3 hour minimum on Fri/Sat/Sun


Garden Lawn

$100 per hour                     

3 hour minimum on Fri/Sat/Sun

$50 per hour, available only with Garden rental

$150 per hour                      

3 hour minimum on Fri/Sat/Sun

$100 per hour, available only with Garden rental

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