Colby Lake Park in Woodbury is adjacent to Valley Crossing Elementary School. This community park is just over 67 acres and incorporates wetlands and green spaces. Family-friendly amenities include an accessible playground, picnic areas with nearby restrooms and portable toilets, and various sports fields and courts. In the winter this park has lighted skate rinks and a warming house.
8 Ideas for Family Fun at Colby Lake Park
Play Follow The Leader on the Playground. Some playgrounds just lend themselves well to this game and this is one of them. If you would rather read on a nearby bench while the kids run off energy, encourage them to design an obstacle course. They could even bring a timer and see how fast they can get.
Practice Baseball Drills on the field or bring a playground ball for a game of kickball.
Take A Stroll through the park. Enjoy the seasonal beauty of the wetlands. Maybe search for pine cones, leaves and other treasures.
Pack A Picnic and dine outside.
Go Fishing. Colby Lake is one of the Minnesota DNR’s Fishing in the Neighborhood Ponds. Fish you may find in this lake include Bluegill, Black Crappie, Channel Catfish, Northern Pike, Yellow Perch, Bullhead.
Lace of Your Skates and enjoy the seasonal outdoor ice rink – usually open from mid-December to mid-February.
Birthday Parties at Colby Lake Park
This park has a park building that can be rented year round for birthday parties and other private events. The party space holds up to 45 people. Rentals are available at both resident and non-resident rates.
Colby Lake is one of five Woodbury parks that has a public skating/hockey rink with a warming house. Rinks operate between the end of December and the end of February, weather permitting. Call the City of Woodbury weather line at (651) 714-3569 for up-to-date details.
Rink hours are from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. on school days and from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. on weekends and school release days.