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Becker Park, 5501 Douglas Drive North, Crystal, MN, USA
763-531-0052
Becker Park is open from sunrise to 11 pm (City Code, 815.05)
Details:
Becker Park is a 13-acre park located in downtown Crystal. Built in 1948, it was the first park in the city. Today, in preparation for the future light rail station, the City of Crystal is re-imagining Becker Park as a community gathering space near bus lines, regional trails and light rail station. The updated park focuses on play with many free opportunities to be active, social.

Becker Park Crystal MN
The updated Becker Park was officially unveiled in May of 2020

7 Ideas for Family Fun at Becker Park

  1. Play a game of follow the leader in the park's large inclusive play area. See images of all the playground equipment here.
  2. Run through the Interactive Splash Pad Fountain on a hot summer day. Find our full list of Twin Cities Area Splash Pads here.
  3. Bring a picnic for an outdoor meal while you play or choose a Farmers Market day for your visit and purchase your picnic onsite.
  4. Enjoy a stroll along the paved walking paths. The outer oval is slightly less than a half mile, but paths weave through the park, so you can make your walk longer or shorter based on your family's needs.
  5. Participate in community events such as Fitness in the Park and entertainment on the Performance Stage
  6. Ice skate during the winter months.
  7. Participate in a FREE Fitness in the Parks Class. In the summer months, look for fitness classes for activities like yoga, hip hop dance, HIIT and walking. Class times can be found in the annual recreation brochure. (Pre-registration is required in 2021)

Crystal Farmers Market

Becker Park is the home of the Crystal Farmers Market held Tuesday afternoons from mid-June through late September. Stroll the market for homegrown produce, agricultural products and homemade crafts sold by individuals from the farms and small cottage businesses.

2021 Details:

Crystal's Vision for An Inclusive Gathering Space

According to the Becker Park project website, the goal of the re-imagined park space was to create a space that:
  1. Is an inclusive community gathering space regardless of age, ethnicity, culture or ability
  2. Promotes healthy living through outdoor play
  3. Is compatible with public transportation and trail options
  4. Supports the local economy in Crystal's central business district
The video below was created to give an overview of the plans for the new park:

 

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