Patrick Eagan Park is a large, mostly natural park. It stretches over more than 100 acres on the north side of Eagan. Families will enjoy the nature play area, hiking the unpaved trail system and viewing natural wetlands and woods. Stop off for a visit to the Eagan Art House during open hours.
5 Fun Things for Families at Patrick Eagan Park
- Engage in open-ended play on the Nature Playground
- Take a ride on the zipline
- View some locally created art at Eagan Art House
- Bring a picnic. The park has a charcoal grill for use by visitors
- Hike around the lake and other natural areas. The park trail is approximately 1 1/2 miles around.
The Nature Playground at Patrick Eagan Park
In response to Eagan residents' desire for a natural place where kids could climb trees and play in nature, the city created its first nature playground. This park combines elements of traditional playground equipment -- like a zipline and climbing webs - with natural elements found in other local nature play areas. Watch a video of Anne's visit to the nature playground below:
Eagan Art House
This park is home to a the Eagan Art House. Look for a small mid-century rambler. In it you'll find exhibits of local art and art classes. The Art House hosts public events throughout the year as well. Find more arts and craft studios for kids here.
The sun shelter, which overlooks McCarthy Lake, is available to rent for private parties and can accommodate up to 25 people. It includes a charcoal grill and non-exclusive use of the park.
Coming Updates to Patrick Eagan Park
The city will be continuing its Art Bench initiative in 2021 and the nature play area at this park is on the list of places to receive a bench. Stay tuned for more details.