Outside HealthEast Sports Center in Woodbury, a splash pad and Madison's Place Playground combine to create one of the most popular playgrounds in the Twin Cities metro. The city of Woodbury hosts several community events at this location each year, including four egg hunts, a 4th of July celebration, and a coin carnival. New for 2019, look for Splash Pad storytimes and pop-up events. Follow Woodbury Parks on Facebook to get alerts for these pop-up events.
Madison's Place Accessible Playground at HealthEast Sports Center
Madison's Place is an all-inclusive playground with sun-shaded play decks, swings, sensory play equipment and ramps for wheelchair access. The playground was brought to life through the Madison Claire Foundation whose continuing mission is to set a standard for how people think about and plan for inclusive play. They hope this will be the first of many inclusive playgrounds.
Splash Pad at HealthEast Sports Center
During the summer season (Memorial Day to Labor Day), HealthEast has a free splash pad with two platforms -- a larger platform with dumping buckets, nozzles and flower showers, and a smaller platform for smaller children. The splash pads have automatic shutoffs, but users can reactivate the system by simply touching a button located near each splash pad. Excess water is used to irrigate the sports fields. In season, the splash pad is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. Nearby restrooms are available during these hours.