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Centennial Park, 6301 Shingle Creek Pkwy, Brooklyn Center, MN 55430
Hours of Operation:
Mon. 05:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Tue. 05:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Wed. 05:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Thu. 05:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Fri. 05:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Sat. 05:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Sun. 05:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Centennial Park is a large park in Brooklyn Center with a variety of family-friendly amenities, including a softball field, soccer fields, a playground, a picnic shelter, and a paved pathway that connects to Palmer Lake Nature Area. The park is also home to the Shingle Creek Trail, which is part of the North Hennepin Regional Trail Corridor and is located near enough the the library to walk. The park often hosts community events like the annual Juneteenth celebration, Brooklyn Center’s Halloween Party, outdoor movies and concerts.

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Brookdale Library is located within Centennial Park.

10 Ideas for Family Fun at Centennial Park

  1. Combine play time with a visit to Brookdale Library. Park trails lead from the park to the library.
  2. Run wild on the playground.
  3. Plan your visit around a monthly summer concert or a outdoor movie screening.
  4. Walk to Palmer Lake Nature Area
  5. Explore shingle creek.
  6. Take a walk. The park offers both stroller-friendly paved trails and more rustic woodchip trails.
  7. Pack a picnic. The park does have a couple grills for patron use.
  8. Bring a playground ball to play kickball on a softball field
  9. Use the soccer field for running games, like dodgeball.
  10. Ice Skate in the Winter. This park offers a warming house.

Centennial Park with plenty of opportunities for families to get active.

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