Lyndale Park is located along the Minneapolis Chain of Lakes between Lake Calhoun and Lake Harriet and is made up of four distinct gardens. The park has walking paths that make it a nice place to visit for a family stroll. The gardens include a flower garden with both annuals and perennials, a butterfly and hummingbird garden, a peace garden, and a rose garden. Along your walk, you can visit the decorative fountains and view public art. Nestled among the garden is The Thicket -- a nature play structure made from woven willow branches.
Lyndale Park Annual-Perennial Garden
The Phelps Fountain is the accent of this garden. Children love this fountain because the water is sprayed out of the mouths of bronze turtles. The garden is made up of two long perennial borders around six annual flower beds.
Lyndale Park Butterfly and Hummingbird & Perennial and Border Gardens
Who doesn't love to sit quietly and watch hummingbirds and butterflies? This garden peaks in mid-June until the first frost. So, it makes a fun anytime summer destination. This garden is the site of the annual Pollinator Party in July.
Lyndale Park Peace Garden
Follow the Pathway of Peace to the Peace Garden. Cross the zigzag Peace Bridge and examine the rocks for prehistoric fossils. The rocks in this garden pre-date the dinosaurs and have fossils of snails, clams, and other shells.
Lyndale Park Rose Garden
The rose garden is 1 and a half acres of roses. It's one of the oldest rose gardens in the U.S. It is the home of the Heffelfinger fountain, which has cherubs dancing around on it.
Roberts Bird Sanctuary
Roberts Bird Sanctuary is a woodsy area with a boardwalk path. April and May are good months to visit to see the migratory birds.