Located in the same building complex as Eisenhower Elementary in Hopkins, Eisenhower Community Center hosts community events. It is home to the historic Eisenhower Observatory and a community pool.
Playground at Eisenhower Elementary
The playground was updated in 2013. Learn more here. The brightly colored structure is designed for grade school children and a little more challenging than park playgrounds geared toward preschool and toddlers.
Observatory at Eisenhower Community Center
Best suited for children in grades 2+ with an adult, an experienced guide leads the public in viewing stars, planets, and the night sky during viewing nights at this dome-enclosed telescope. The observatory is located in Room 347 of the community center. Viewing sessions are free, but reservations are required and can be made online or by calling 952-988-4070.
- Dress for the weather, the dome is open to the outdoors.
- In case of inclement weather on your viewing night, call 952-988-4114 two hours prior to your viewing time for cancellation information.
- It is necessary to climb a tall metal staircase to gain access to the Observatory dome.
- Although viewing sessions are free, a $2 donation for adults, $1 for students is requested.