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HealthEast Sports Center and Madison’s Place Playground
Blast Indoor Playground, Eagan
Brookview Backyard Indoor Playground

HealthEast Sports Center and Madison’s Place Playground

HealthEast Sports Center (f/k/a Bielenberg Sports Center) is a multi-use sports centers with indoor and outdoor facilities. Amenities include a 90,000-square-foot indoor field house, two indoor ice arenas, an outdoor ice skating rink, 36 outdoor athletic fields, a splash pad, and Twin Cities East Metro’s first completely handicapped accessible inclusive playground. Public restrooms are available during day hours.

The recent name change from Bielenberg Sports Center is part of a sponsorship agreement in which HealthEast will be investing $126,000 into the center. The city is in the process of deciding how to use the funds.

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Madison’s Place Accessible Playground at HealthEast Sports Center

Madison’s Place is an outdoor all-inclusive playground. The playground equipment has been created to be wheel-chair accessible and to appeal to children of all abilities.

Splash Pad at HealthEast Sports Center

Also outdoors, a summer splash pad is open (weather permitting) from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day. This water play area is free and consists of two platforms to accommodate multiple ages. The larger platform, which is more appropriate for older kids, includes dumping buckets, flower showers and spray nozzles. Hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.

HealthEast Sports Center is available for Birthday Parties

HealthEast Sports Center is available for Birthday Parties

Birthday Parties at HealthEast Sports Center

HealthEast has space available to rent for birthday parties. Prices start at $25/hour and go up depending on the rental space. Set up by an event attendant can be added for $20/hour.

Open Sports Times at HealthEast Sports Center

Find Year-Round Ice Skating at HealthEast Sports Center

Year-Round Ice Skating

The sports center offers open times for practicing various sports. Skate rental is $6 per pair and skate sharpening is available for $6 per pair. Schedules are subject to change. Find current schedules online or sign up for their email updates.

  • Outdoor Refrigerated Ice Rink • FREE
  • Indoor Open Skating • $5 per time or $40 for a 10-pass
  • Open Freestyle • $7 per time or $50 for a 10-pass
  • Open Walk/Run • $3 per time ($1/age 5 and under), $20 for a 10-pass or $52 for a season pass
  • Summer Open Field – In place of specific sports times  • $7 per time
  • Youth/Adult Open Soccer • $7 per time or 650 for a 10-pass
  • Open Lacrosse • $7 per time or $60 for a 10-pass
  • Adult Open Hockey • $7 per time or $60 for a 10-pass

Outdoor Refrigerated Rink at HealthEast Sports Center

The facility maintains a refrigerated outdoor rink beginning in late November. This rink offers free drop-in skating Sundays-Thursdays from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays from 6 a.m.-to 10 p.m.  All open skate times are subject to weather, special events, maintenance or snow removal. Skates can be sharpened or rented for $6/pair.


Blast Indoor Playground, Eagan

Found in the Eagan Community Center, The Blast Indoor Playground has a space theme play area. It is aimed at children between 18 months and 12 years old. Playground rules include requiring socks and supervision and banning outside food. Food is available through the concession stand and vending machines.

The building is located inside Eagan’s Central Park, where families can find outdoor play equipment, a fitness obstacle course for older kids, and a splash pad.

The Blast Indoor Playground in Eagan

Birthday Parties at The Blast

Birthday Party packages start at $100/weekdays and $125/Friday-Sunday and include up to 15 kids, pop and ice cream. Additional children and hot dog or pizza meals can be added for additional fees. Birthday cakes can be brought in, but must be bought from a licensed baker. Call 651-675-5504 to schedule or for more information. For more Birthday Party ideas, check out FFTC’s Ultimate Guide to Birthday Parties in the Twin Cities.

Preschool Open Play at The Blast

Preschool Open Play is offered for kids ages 1-5 years in the Eagan Community Center, Monday-Friday mornings from 9-11:30 am. Admission is $4 per child and includes access to the Blast Indoor Playground. Ride-on toys and sports equipment are provided in the gym for unstructured play. During the fall of 2017, the preschool room is also included on Fridays. (Find this information in the Eagan Recreation Catalog for Sept/Oct/Nov 2017)

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Brookview Backyard Indoor Playground

Opened in December of 2017, Brookview Backyard is the west metro’s newest indoor playground. The Backyard is located on Brookview Drive near Wayzata Blvd and is a 3,000-square-feet of indoor play space with areas for kids ages 2-5 and 6-12. The play equipment rises three stories high with slides, cargo climbs, and interconnecting tunnels. Kids will also enjoy the bumper balls, log rollers and cave crawls. The Backyard is proud of its state-of-the-art cleaning system that keeps the playground sanitized daily. 

Brookview Backyard Play Structure

Image courtesy of City of Golden Valley

Because of their close proximity, family outings to the Brookview Backyard could be combined with a visit to the Brookview Golf Course. Children playing in the Backyard need to be supervised by an adult at all times, so you can’t just drop them off and go golfing. However, Brookview Golf Course offers a variety of family-friendly activities including family golf times, winter activities, lawn bowling and disc golf. A relaxing visit to an indoor playground and restaurant may be a good way to end an outdoor visit to the golf course.

Birthday Parties at Brookview BackyardBirthday Parties at Brookview Backyard

Book a party room for birthday parties and other private events up to nine months in advance for $120. Fee includes two hours in the party room and 10 indoor playground wristbands (extra wristbands may be purchased for daily rate). Up to 20 people per room. Party food may be pre-purchased from Brookview’s Three One Six Bar + Grill. Carry-ins allowed include cake and ice cream prepared in a commercial kitchen.

If you prefer a private party, families can also book the Backyard for two hours of exclusive use. Private reservations include use of both party rooms and can be scheduled for non-public use hours. The fee for this is $280 plus $100 per additional hour.

Reservations can be made online or by phone. 

Brookview Backyard

Image courtesy of City of Golden Valley

Concessions at Brookview Backyard

The playground has a full menu restaurant on-site that overlooks the Brookview Golf Course. The Three One Six Bar + Grill will be opening soon and more information is coming.

For a Complete List of Indoor Playgrounds in the Twin Cities, see our Twin Cities Indoor Playgrounds and Play Areas Guide.

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