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Twin Cities Family-Friendly Community Centers, Waterparks, Pools, Indoor Playgrounds, Gyms & Batting Cages

We have some really cool places to visit in the Twin Cities area for family fun and community education. These community center spaces, waterparks, pools, indoor playgrounds, gyms and batting cages are just a few ways to entertain a family in an inclusive and welcoming environment.

12 of the Best Community Centers in the Twin Cities Metro

All of these neighborhood and municipal facilities welcome families with kids and offer day prices or guest passes:

  1. Apple Valley Comm. Center – Families will enjoy open gym times, recreation programs and  reservable meeting rooms for private events like birthday parties.
  2. Brookview Community Center – Family Friendly amenities include the Brookview Backyard Indoor Playground, onsite dining, and Brookview Golf Course.
  3. Crystal Comm. Center & Crystal Cove Aquatic Center – This family-friendly community center has an aquatic center, skate park, edible courtyard and open gym times.
  4. Maple Grove Community Center – Maple Grove offers a waterpark, indoor playground, skate park, and indoor ice arena.
  5. Maplewood Comm. Center and Swimming Pool – Managed by the YMCA, Maplewood has an indoor pool and fitness center as well as facilities for community events.
  6. Minnetonka Comm. Center
  7. New Brighton Comm. Center
  8. Plymouth Community Center and K.U.B.E Indoor Playground
  9. Richfield Comm. Center
  10. Shakopee Comm. Center
  11. Shoreview Community Center, Indoor Playground and Waterpark – Family Friendly amenities include an indoor playground, a waterpark complete with slides, sprayers and dumping buckets and open gym opportunities.
  12. Veterans Memorial Comm. Center, Inver Grove Heights

Family Exercise Fun: Twin Cities Indoor Waterparks and Pools

Twin Cities Indoor Waterparks and Pools

Want to find the absolute best Indoor Waterparks and Pools in the Twin Cities or find a place to swim with a pool schedule that fits your family schedule? We’ve rounded up our favorites here: Family Exercise Fun: Twin Cities Indoor Waterparks and Pools.

Splash Pads

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We share a growing list of the Best Twin Cities Splash Pads & Wading Pools. Most of these splash pads and pools are free to the general public and all are welcome.

Tot Times, Playrooms and Open Gyms

Oplen Play, Gym & Swim Spots for Tots in the Twin Cities, Minnesota - Family Fun Twin Cities

Batting Cages

Find both year-round and seasonal batting cages that welcome the public: Twin Cities Batting Cages

Community Center Ice Rink & Other Ice Skating Opportunities

Indoor Rinks:

Many of these community ice rinks offer open skate times, perfect for a family skate.

Outdoor Rinks

In December through February, there is no need to go inside to find Ice. Skate the Twin Cities at Free Outdoor Ice Rinks.

Skate the Twin Cities - Where to Find Free Outdoor Ice Rinks

Community Center Birthday Party Venues

We list all the best community centers for throwing a birthday party in our Annual Birthday Party Guide. Find a venue close to you here: Twin Cities Birthday Parties for Kids: Party in the Park.

Family Fun Twin Cities Guide to Birthday Parties in the Twin Cities Banner

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