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Shawnee Park is a 15 acre neighborhood park in Woodbury. Family friendly amenities include an accessible play structure, an open air shelter with 4 picnic tables, paved trails and sports courts and fields. In the winter, the city maintains an outdoor ice rink and warming house. This park has a building with restrooms as well as portable restrooms. It also provides offstreet parking. There are two parking lots, the one off of Scheel Drive is close to the playground, while the parking lot is near the lake and pier.
Shawnee Park's Playground
The playground is small and shaded with benches near enough that parents can jump quickly if assistance is needed but do not need to hover. The playground is placed at the opposite end of the park as the pier and lake.
Winter at Shawnee Park
The City of Woodbury maintains Outdoor Rinks with Warming Houses at five parks, including Shawnee. The warming house at this location is open on weekdays (including school release) from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. and on weekends from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. The rink and warming house open, weather permitting, from the end of December through the end of February.
Birthday Parties at Shawnee Park
Families can rent some Woodbury buildings/shelters for birthday parties. This park's building has space available for up to 45 people starting at $100 for residents and $155 for non-residents. The buildng is air conditioned and has restrooms, four tables and 24 chairs. A personalized rental-day-only door pin code will be provided to the user for the park building.
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