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French Regional Park, along the north shore of Medicine Lake offers a variety of opportunities for outdoor exploration including a play area, beach, fishing and lighted trails.
French Regional Park's Upgraded Playground
Construction is complete on the park's new creative play area. The new playground was designed with help and input from a "Kids Task Force" at Park Brook Elementary School in Brooklyn Park. To the great relief of some of our Facebook community members, the new park has continued its 30-year tradition of a cargo net play area with 47 cargo nets to climb. The new playground also features a 29-foot tower, six slides, and spraying misters. The playground also has features for the smaller kids and ADA accessible decking throughout the second level. Find a video of the new park on Twin Cities Frugal Mom's Facebook page.
The play area is open daily from 9 a.m. – sunset through the end of October, weather permitting.
French Regional Park Beach
The beach is free, but unguarded, and is open between Memorial Day and Labor Day from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
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