Shakopee's Lions Park is home to the Fun for All Playground, an inclusive playground with sensory activities for all ages. It is also the home of SandVenture Aquatic Park. Other family-friendly amenities include a splash pad, space for picnics and grilling out, hiking, a disc golf course, sports courts and fields. In the winter, the park has an ice-skating rink with a warming house.
Fun For All Playground at Shakopee Lions Park
Finished in October of 2016, the Fun For All Playground at Lions Park was built to be inclusive and welcoming to everyone. It surpasses ADA requirements for accessibility and strives to meet the social, sensory, cognitive, and emotional needs of children of all ages and abilities. Thought was put into, not only, playground features, but in details such as a shade structure, wheelchair-friendly paths, and deliberate elevation changes across the playground. All of this is accomplished with an aesthetically pleasing design. You can see the equipment on this video when KSTP featured the Fun For All Playground on July 17, 2018.
Lions Park hosts a free, 18-hole disc golf course. This course is complete with open grassy areas, mid-sized trees, and water holes.
Birthday Parties at Lions Park
Lions Park has several options for birthday parties. Read more about SandVenture Water Park's birthday packages here. Other rental options are a log cabin Youth Building and two open-air shelters with electricity. Learn how to rent a Lions Park picnic shelters here.
Lions Park contains an outdoor rink. Ice is maintained as weather cooperates from mid-December to late February. Bring your own skates; this park does not offer rentals. Shakopee ice rinks close when temperatures drop below -10 degrees, when windchills hit -15 degrees or when the weather is too warm to maintain the ice. Call the Weather Hotline at (952) 233-9502 for up-to-date closure information.
Note: In 2017, the city tore down the old warming house and sought, but rejected all bids for building a new warming house. Currently, this park is without a warming house. If a new warming shelter is built, the city expects it to be used for year-round programming.