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Hyland Lake Park Reserve is part of the larger Hyland-Bush-Anderson Lakes Park Reserve, managed cooperatively between the City of Bloomington and the Three Rivers Park District. Richardson Nature Center is also found at Hyland Lake.
Chutes and Ladders Playground at Hyland Lake Park Reserve
Hyland Play Area is unofficially known as "Chutes and Ladders Park". Anne has written more about it in her article, 10 Things for Kids: Richardson Nature Center & Hyland Lake Park.
Disc Golf at Hyland Lake Park Reserve
The park offers a small 3-hole disc golf practice area near the Hyland Visitor Center. The practice area is free to use and does not require a pass.
Birthday Parties at Hyland Lake Park Reserve
During the warmer months of May through September, families can schedule Creative Play Parties in 2.5-hour blocks. They $80.00 fee includes use of the Hyland Play Area and 2 picnic tables for up to 24 guests. Parties can be scheduled on weekends from 9:30 a.m. to noon, 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. or 3:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. or on weekdays after 3:00 p.m. This is a DIY party. Brink your own refreshments and party accessories. Piñatas and grills not allowed. Reusable blue table cloths and onsite composting and recycle bins are available. Call 763-694-7687 to book a time or for more details.
Trumpeter Swans at Hyland Lake Park Reserve
The Three River’s Park District’s Trumpeter Swan Reintroduction Project began in 1966 with the Trumpeter Swan Society lending their support beginning in 1968. While Minnesota now boasts over 12,000 swans, before the program began with a single pair, there had been no Trumpeter Swans in the area for generations. Now these birds build nests in Hyland as well as other local parks. When visiting, the park district asks guests to respect the swans and their environment by following park rules, only using designated trails, and avoiding close contact or feeding of these wild birds.
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