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Round Lake Park has amenities that include playground equipment, a splash pad, a swimming beach, biking and hiking trails, a skate park, an ice rink, picnic areas, and sports fields.
Round Lake Park Playground & Splash pad
The free splash pad is a unique sprinkler-like fixture. Unlike some splash pads, it does not operate continuously. Instead, users can turn it on by pressing a button that is located on the back of the red megaphone sprayer. It will automatically turn itself off again after a certain amount of time. Families can find the splash pad in the playground area. Splash pads hours are daily from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., between Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day.
Our kids have enjoyed being able to run freely between the marine-themed fountains and the treehouse-ish play structure adjacent. 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. In May of 2019, the City resurfaced the rubber play surface of this playground.
Round Lake Park Beach
The beach season starts mid-June and runs through late August. The beach is guarded from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. daily. Families can also rent water crafts by the hour, between 10:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., with prices as follow:
|Canoes||$5 per hour|
|Stand-up Paddleboards||$8 per hour|
|Youth Kayaks||$5 per hour|
Round Lake Skate Plaza
The skate park has concrete ramps, hubba and grind ledges, china bank, stairs, hand rail, flat bar and more. Skateboarders, in-line skaters and BMX bikers may all use this park.
Birthday Parties at Round Lake Pavilion or Building
Eden Prairie Residents may rent the park's building or pavilion between April and October. The pavilion holds up to 200 people and the building has a capacity of 60. The pavilion's amenities include 12 picnic tables, electricity, and a drinking fountain. Residents can rent a half-day for $125 or a full day for $165. The city requires a $200 damage deposit.
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