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207 Nelson Street East, Stillwater, MN 55082
Hours of Operation:
Mon. 08:00 AM – 08:00 PM
Tue. 08:00 AM – 08:00 PM
Wed. 08:00 AM – 08:00 PM
Thu. 08:00 AM – 08:00 PM
Fri. 08:00 AM – 08:00 PM
Sat. 08:00 AM – 08:00 PM
Sun. 08:00 AM – 08:00 PM
The park is open mid-April to mid-October weather dependent.

Teddy Bear Park near downtown Stillwater is a Twin Cities must-visit park. With its giant teddy bear statues, playground, and vicinity to beautiful city of Stillwater shopping district, it might be the perfect place for a family picnic and fun day out.

Kids playing at Teddy Bear Park in Stillwater, Minnesota
Kids love sitting in the laps of the giant teddy bears and exploring the cliffs

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While it has the feel of a small amusement park, Teddy Bear Park is free to visit. The equipment is designed for children 7 years of age and younger. They will enjoy the train car play equipment, a climbing structure made to resemble the Stillwater Lift Bridge, and an engineered wall of cliffs to climb. Not a one of them will be able to resist the giant granite teddy bears residing in the park. The cobblestone trail and the resilient playground flooring that is designed to look like a river running through fields gives the whole park a wonderland feel.

Toddler Notes: (1) It can be difficult to keep an eye on a fast tot in this park when it is busy. You may want to visit at a less busy time or bring back up in the form of bigger siblings. (2) The slides can get hot on sunny days.

Destination Playground Notes: We list this park among our destination playgrounds in the metro area because it is a unique park and requires a drive for many visitors. However, unlike many of our other selections, it may not hold your children’s attention for a full day. As Anne mentions above, it is great to include in a full-day visit to Stillwater.

Anne’s Visit to Teddy Bear Park:

This article was originally published July 10, 2017

If your plan is to make a day of it in Stillwater with kids, make sure to include a stop at Teddy Bear Park. I did just that not long ago, expecting the park to appeal mainly to my preschooler. And yes, she very much liked the train car play equipment and the climbing structure made to resemble the Stillwater Lift Bridge. She also got as cuddly as one can get with a giant granite teddy bear.


Girl playing on playground at Teddy Bear Park in Stillwater Minnesota
The playground imitates a variety of natural habitats

The pleasant surprise was how much my 5 and 7-year-old daughters enjoyed the engineered wall of cliffs that forms the southern boundary of the park. They loved the scooped-out little seats, tiny stairs built into the rocks, and, of course, flinging themselves off the cliffs into the sand more times than I could count. My two ground rules: no jumping off anything higher than Mom’s head, and no sprained ankles before the Minnesota State Fair!

Teddy Bear Park in Stillwater
Climbing the rocks

Teddy Bear Park is Not Open in the Winter

Park hours are 8am to 8pm daily. Teddy Bear park opens from mid-April through mid-October, depending on weather and conditions.

Restrooms and Amenities

The indoor restrooms are accessible from the outside of the building and are available for use by all park patrons during open hours. There are picnic tables and benches available for visitor use. Special events are sometimes held at the park. There is an off-street parking lot located across the street. While normally there are plenty of places to park, keep in mind that parking can be harder to find on busy days.

Birthday Parties

The building at this park has space available for private rentals in season. The building is not available to rent during the winter. For more questions on reserving the building call the parks department at 651-430-8837.

Playground at Teddybear Park, Stillwater, Minnesota
A train just the right size for toddlers

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