The Eagles Nest Indoor Playground is found in the New Brighton Community Center. Its equipment includes a ball pit, an 8 foot climbing wall, a triple slide, a wiggle waggles and a foam forest. The Eaglets Aerie is a tot space for children aged 3 and under and contains developmentally appropriate activities, including a ball pit and climbing structure, as well as a reading corner. The City of New Brighton completely renovated the indoor playground in the fall of 2017.
Children are required to wear socks. If you forget them, socks be purchased for $3 per pair.
Eagles Nest Prices and Discounts
Admission is currently $6.50 per child. This price went into effect on January 1, 2020. Any increases tend to happen with the new year.
Discount opportunities we have found include:
- Membership to the New Brighton Community Center includes unlimited play at the Eagles Nest. Youth and family memberships available.
- Discounted twilight admission on weeknights (Monday-Friday) after 6pm for $4.00.
- Frequent visitors may want to purchase a punch pass to get 12 visits for the price of 10.
- Twin Cities Kids Club members can use their membership to get 2 for 1 admission
- Discounted passes are sometimes available on Groupon.
See the venues website for group deals, punch passes and membership information.
Food at the Eagles Nest
Families may bring food and eat it in the picnic area or purchase it from vending machines. No food is allowed in the play area. The family picnic area is not meant for parties.
Eagles Nest Age Guidelines
Note that this play area is geared toward children ages 1 to 12. Children under 1 are welcome and free. Children older than 12 may not play, but are allowed in the spectator area with their parents. However, teenagers who come with their families have other options, including the community center’s gym and library. All children inside the Eagles Nest (whether playing or spectating) must be accompanied by an adult.
Birthday Parties at the Eagles Nest
Birthday Parties range from 5-child Weekday Birthday Blitz to an Exclusive Use party for up to 25. All parties have options for paying for extra children if you exceed the limit. Some party packages include refreshments and cake, while others are bring-your-own.
Drop in parties are not allowed. If you plan to bring gifts, favors, balloons, cake/cupcakes or other accessories, you must make a birthday party reservation.