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Powers Lake Park, Woodbury

Powers Lake Park, 10000 Brookview Road, Woodbury, MN
Powers Lake East, 1407 St Johns Dr, Woodbury, MN, USA
(651) 714-3500
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Hours of Operation:
Mon. 06:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tue. 06:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wed. 06:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thu. 06:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Fri. 06:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sat. 06:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sun. 06:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Powers Lake Park in Woodbury is a local favorite for nature walking. A paved trail circles the 58-acre lake and offers spectacular seasonal views. The playground and off-street parking are just behind the Woodbury Fire Department on Brookview Road.The developed portion of the park offers plenty of green space, space to picnic and restrooms, but the full park follows the walking trail all the way around the lake. There is off-street parking for about 20 vehicles and restrooms available.

Powers Lake East is slightly more than half a mile away from the playground on the trails. It has a second playground plus tennis and basketball courts. The courts at Lakeview Knolls Park are actually a little closer to the main Powers Lake Park.

This park participates in Woodbury's Puppet Wagon Program.

10 Ideas for Family Fun at Powers Lake Park

If you are going to Powers Lake for a family day, pack a picnic and bring along your fishing gear and walking shoes. You may also want to bring a basketball and tennis gear and/or a kite or yard games.

  1. Go fishing. This park is a great fishing park with a well-stocked lake.
  2. Go pond dipping. Maplewood Nature Center explains how to do it in this video
  3. Fly a kite. There is large open green space perfect for getting a kite up in the air. This would also be a nice space for playing yard games that need space to play.
  4. Pack a picnic. There is a small picnic shelter and green space to spread a blanket.
  5. Play. The small playground is brightly colored and modern with a wood-chip floor.
  6. Get out on the lake. There is a small boat launch area where you could take out a canoe or kayak. Note that motorboats are restricted to electric motors only.
  7. Stroll around the lake - the paved paths have views of the lake, beautiful wooded areas, flower gardens and even a picturesque boardwalk bridge. The whole loop is just under 2 miles. Or you can follow the path across Woodbury Drive to Lakeview Knolls Park, where you'll find more walking paths and two more playgrounds.
  8. Watch wildlife. This is a good park for birdwatching.
  9. Take a family bike ride. Trails from this park connect with other parks, like Lakeview Knolls, Colby Lake and Powers Lake East.
  10. Visit Powers Lake East or Lakeview Knolls to play Basketball or Tennis.

Fishing at Powers Lake Park

This park has a fishing pier and the DNR considers Powers Lake to be one of the best fishing lakes in Woodbury. It is listed as a Fishing in the Neighborhood pond because it is an ideal lake for beginners and children. Powers Lake is stocked with Bluegill, Black Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike, Walleye, Yellow Perch, Bullhead.

Find more Favorite Fishing Holes in the Twin Cities.

Birthday Parties at Powers Lake Park

This park has a shelter with 8 picnic tables that is available to rent between April 14th and October 14th for private events like birthday parties. The shelter has electricity and a charcoal grill. Rentals are available for both half day and full day with prices for both residents and non-residents. For more birthday party ideas, we have created our Ultimate Guide to Birthday Parties in the Twin Cities.

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