The Eagles Nest Indoor Playground is found in the New Brighton Community Center. Its equipment includes a ball pit, an 8 foot climbing wall, a triple slide, a wiggle waggles and a foam forest. The Eaglets Aerie is a tot space for children aged 3 and under and contains developmentally appropriate activities, including a ball pit and climbing structure, as well as a reading corner.
Families may bring food and eat it in the picnic area or purchase it from vending machines. No food is allowed in the play area. The family picnic area is not meant for parties.
Children are required to wear socks. If you forget them, socks be purchased for $2.50 per pair.
Eagles Nest Age Guidelines
Note that this play area is geared toward children ages 1 to 12. Children under 1 are welcome and free. Children older than 12 may not play, but are allowed in the spectator area with their parents. However, teenagers who come with their families have other options, including the community center's gym and library. All children inside the Eagles Nest (whether playing or spectating) must be accompanied by an adult.
Birthday Parties at the Eagles Nest
Birthday Parties range from $50 for a 5-child Weekday Birthday Blitz to $210 for an Exclusive Use party for up to 25. All parties have options for paying for extra children if you exceed the limit. Some party packages include refreshments and cake, while others are bring-your-own.
Drop in parties are not allowed. If you plan to bring gifts, favors, balloons, cake/cupcakes or other accessories, you must make a birthday party reservation.
Possible Updates and Renovations to the Eagles Nest
The City of New Brighton is to replace the indoor playground in the fall of 2017. The city expects to close the Eagles Nest for about 6 to 8 weeks beginning in September for installation. The Community Center always closes for maintenance the first week of September, but the Eagles Nest will remain closed until installation is complete. Stay tuned for details.