Highland Park has two playgrounds, an outdoor water park, both a foot golf and a disc golf course and picnic space with grills. In the winter there are cross country ski trails and a sledding hill.
Note: Highland Park Community Center is NOT a part of this park. It is 2 miles away and located within Hillcrest Park (but not Hillcrest Knoll park; that is a different park). Also note that the aquatic center is located kitty-corner from the rest of the park, across the intersection of Hamline (aka Edgcumbe) and Montreal. Confused? Me too.
Disc Golf & FootGolf Highland Park
The disc golf course is free and open from sunrise to sunset. According to reviews, this is somewhat of a beginner's course, but is well maintained. For families with small children, the beginner course would be a plus, as you won't need to worry that you are holding up more serious players.
Highland 9's FootGolf course is open from mid March into the fall for ages 7 and up. All skill levels are welcome. Bring your own soccer ball or rent one for $3. Dress for activity, but cleats are not allowed. Nine holes costs $9/person and $5 for a second round.
Highland Park Aquatic Center
The Aquatic Center's season runs from early June - Labor Day, with Open Swim times as follows:
- Weekdays 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
- Weekends 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m
Admission is $6-$7/pp with a family rate of $24 for up to 5 people. See our Highland Park Aquatic Center entry for more details.
This Park has a shelter and a pavilion that are available for rent in blocks of time in the morning or afternoon into evening. Rent starts at $70/block for the shelter and $240/block for the pavilion. The water park also has birthday party packages starting at $11/person.