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Bunker Hills Regional Park, Andover

550 Bunker Lake Blvd NW, Andover, MN 55304, United States
(763) 757-3920
Admission: $0.00
Parking Permit: $7/Daily; $30/year - Includes all Anoka County Parks plus Washington & Dakota Counties.
Concessions Available
Park Hours: 6:00 am - 1/2 hour after sunset

Bunker Hills Regional Park has a good size playground with a (very) small splash pad, a tot lot, and mostly standard equipment, except one loopy, climby structure. There are paths for biking, hiking and cross country skiing. There are five picnic pavilions and plenty of green space for ground picnics spread throughout the park. Bunker Hills is an affordable and nearby option for camping

Bunker Hills Playground

Disc Golf 

The 9-hole disc golf course is free (other than parking of course). It is located near the picnic and playground area. For more disc golf courses: Disc Golf in the Twin Cities.

Family Archery

Bunker Park's outdoor archery range includes several different types of ranges. The cost is $3 per person. For more archery ideas, we have a roundup of local archery ranges.

Bunker Hills Beach and Water Park

This park is home to Minnesota's largest outdoor water park, including a wave pool, lazy loop, twisted towers and adventure pool. The  beach season runs from early June - Labor Day. Beach hours are 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., daily. This water park is not one of the cheaper parks with admission running from $9.00 to $15.00 per person plus the park's vehicle fee and extras for use of lockers or float tubes. Concessions are available at the water park.

Bunker Hills Water Park Coupons and Discounts

While the water park's prices may be a bit high for bigger families, there are some ways to find discounts, including promotional days, group rates and season passes. Watch for the lowest prices on season passes in January and February.

  • Printable $3.00 Off Tickets are available through ValPak through the 2019 season.

Tot Time at the Water Park

Parents can bring their pre-k's on Wednesday's before the park opens for the day (9am-10am) for a reduced rate of $3.00 for parent/child pair. This time is set aside as an exclusive opportunity for guardians and tots to avoid the crowd. Find more preschool swim times: Tot Time Open Swim at Twin Cities Pools & Aquatic Centers.

Bunker Hills Stable

Bunker Park has riding stables with educational and recreational activities. Appointments are required. A few years ago, Gianna reviewed several Twin Cities stables. Bunker Stables was one of them. You can read the review at Twin Cities Stables: Bunker Park Stable.

Having fun at Bunker Hills Stables

Birthday Parties

Bunker Hills Birthday PartiesBunker Hills has a couple options for birthday parties. One is the water park. Discounts are offered for groups, but a $100 deposit is required for group reservations. Groups can purchase box lunches Box at $5.00 per lunch with options that include a hot dog, corn dog, hamburger or vegetarian entree along with chips, small pop and treat. 

The Campground Visitor’s Center has seating for up to 40 with a Northwood’s cabin feel and a fireplace. The visitor's center costs for $40/hour, and requires a $200 deposit.  The Activity Center also has four rentable rooms ranging in hourly fees from $45 to $65 and requiring the $200 deposit. Picnic Pavilions are also available, starting at $45/hour.

Bunker Hills Regional Park

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Twin Cities parks are great for hiking, biking, rollerblading, kayaking, canoeing and other fun physical games. But, they are also just great for hanging out in a hammock and picnicking while the kids explore and enjoy some of the best playgrounds in Minnesota. Let's enjoy our parks:

Inside Parks and Indoor Waterparks

In Minnesota indoor playgrounds are a necessity! I know we think of outdoors when we think of parks, but with our long, dark and cold winters, some indoor active games are a must. You can even have indoor picnics at these parks. This such a great way to stretch the summer feeling into the winter! Check out some of the best indoor playgrounds in the Twin Cities this winter.

Outside Parks and Outdoor Waterparks

Minnesota has these, too! And during our short summer, we want to take advantage of them as much as possible! best In fact, the Minneapolis and St. Paul Parks are some of the best outdoor playgrounds twin cities - actually in the country. They win awards - every year! Look and See. Every. Single. Year. So get out to our area parks, make up some fun games to play.


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Shakespeare in the Park at Twin Cities Parks

One of my favorite ways to enjoy our parks is with a play or musical in a park. It doesn't really have to be Shakespeare, it can be the latest Disney princess musical or even a puppet wagon. In fact, sometimes Open Eye Figure Theatre's driveway tour has some park stops. Watch our Performing Arts page each summer to find these fun, free park events.

Music in the Parks - Minneapolis, St. Paul, Suburbs

Nothing says easy summertime fun like music in the parks! The best thing is, there is seriously a concert every night of the week from Memorial Day until Labor Day. Obviously, some get cancelled due to weather, but pick any nice night, take a look at the Family Fun Twin Cities calendar and you can find music in a park. No sign up, no tickets, no money, no commitment. Show up, bring a picnic, play at some of the best playgrounds in Minnesota and relax to great music.

Movies in the Parks at Twin Cities Parks

One thing I love about Movies in the Park is that they tend to screen at some of the best playgrounds in Minneapolis and the greater Twin Cities. I love to make it a full evening with a picnic and some fun outdoor kid games and Park Games for Kids. This is a good time to see newer kids movies that you didn't catch in the theater or to introduce your kids to your own childhood favorites without having to gamble on library DVD quality.

Tot Times

Active indoor games for preschoolers are something we are always on the search for when the weather is uncooperative. The parks have a lot to offer with their tot times and open gym slots. For instance, they often offer riding toys, hula hoops, games to play with preschoolers, balls of all kinds, climbing structures, fun games for toddlers, etc.

Looking for the Best Playgrounds and Parks Beyond the Twin Cities?

If you are traveling outside the metro, you'll want to check out some of our favorite day-trip parks. If you are going further than that, we have a list of great family-owned websites to direct you to the best parks around the country so you don't have to depend on national websites or random internet searches.

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