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207 Nelson Street East, Stillwater, MN 55082
Hours of Operation:
Mon. 08:00 AM – 08:00 PM
Tue. 08:00 AM – 08:00 PM
Wed. 08:00 AM – 08:00 PM
Thu. 08:00 AM – 08:00 PM
Fri. 08:00 AM – 08:00 PM
Sat. 08:00 AM – 08:00 PM
Sun. 08:00 AM – 08:00 PM
The park is open mid-April to mid-October weather dependent.

Teddy Bear Park near downtown Stillwater is a Twin Cities must-visit park.

Kids playing at Teddy Bear Park in Stillwater, Minnesota

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While it has the feel of a small amusement park, this park is free to visit. The equipment is designed for children 7 years of age and younger. They will enjoy the train car play equipment, a climbing structure made to resemble the Stillwater Lift Bridge, and an engineered wall of cliffs to climb. Not a one of them will be able to resist the giant granite teddy bears residing in the park.

Toddler Notes: (1) It can be difficult to keep an eye on a fast tot in this park when it is busy. You may want to visit at a less busy time or bring back up in the form of bigger siblings. (2) The slides can get hot on sunny days.

Anne’s Visit to Teddy Bear Park:

This article was originally published July 10, 2017

If your plan is to make a day of it in Stillwater with kids, make sure to include a stop at Teddy Bear Park. I did just that not long ago, expecting the park to appeal mainly to my preschooler. And yes, she very much liked the train car play equipment and the climbing structure made to resemble the Stillwater Lift Bridge. She also got as cuddly as one can get with a giant granite teddy bear.

Destination Playground Notes: We list this park among our destination playgrounds because it is unique and requires a drive for most visitors. However, unlike many of our other selections, it may not hold your children’s attention for a full day. As Anne mentions above, it is great to include in a full-day visit to Stillwater.

Girl playing on playground at Teddy Bear Park in Stillwater Minnesota

The pleasant surprise was how much my 5 and 7-year-old daughters enjoyed the engineered wall of cliffs that forms the southern boundary of the park. They loved the scooped-out little seats, tiny stairs built into the rocks, and, of course, flinging themselves off the cliffs into the sand more times than I could count. My two ground rules: no jumping off anything higher than Mom’s head, and no sprained ankles before the Minnesota State Fair!

Teddy Bear Park in Stillwater

Teddy Bear Park is Not Open in the Winter

Park hours are 8am to 8pm daily. Teddy Bear park opens from mid-April through mid-October, depending on weather and conditions.

Restrooms and Amenities

The indoor restrooms are accessible from the outside of the building and are available for use by all park patrons during open hours. There are picnic tables available for visitor use. Special events are sometimes held at the park. There is an off-street parking lot located across the street. Keep in mind that parking can be harder to find on busy days.

Birthday Parties

The building at this park has space available for private rentals in season.  The building is not available to rent during the winter.  For more questions on reserving the building call the parks department at 651-430-8837.

Playground at Teddybear Park, Stillwater, Minnesota

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