Call for Nominations: Category 4: 2013 Best Playground

Category 4: 2013 Best Playground in Minnesota


You can’t do a day trip.

Spend only a small part of the day

It’s just a short time, zip,

Where are the best grounds for play?


Use the comments to argue in favor of a nominee for the Best Playground in Minnesota where Kids may exorcise their need to exercise.

. is a non-profit and is volunteer run. We rely on your support to keep the servers running. If you value what you read, please consider becoming a member.

5 Responses to Call for Nominations: Category 4: 2013 Best Playground

  1. Brian November 12, 2013 at 11:43 am #

    I’m sure some of the affluent burbs have some epic humongous playgrounds, so I can’t speak for the entire state…

    My favorite is the one by the Lake Harriet Bandshell. very big and interactive, appropriate stuff for several age groups. And the proximity to the lake/bandshell/Bread & Pickle restaurant make it a great place to spend an afternoon.

  2. Paula Pentel November 12, 2013 at 1:26 pm #

    Stockholm, Wisconsin — on the river, merry-go-round from the past –also the sweetest campground ( except for the trains that pass-by every 45 minutes or so at night….).

  3. Moe November 13, 2013 at 9:41 am #

    Lake Hiawatha Park. 3 play areas for different age kids, and a great wading pool. Paths for biking and walking, and A Baker’s Wife is close!

    Chutes and Ladders in Bloomington is awesome, but my kid is overwhelmed by the size right now.

  4. Joe November 13, 2013 at 10:49 pm #

    For a central location Expo Elementary’s ‘Treasure Island’ playground has to be up there. Unfortunately not ADA in any sense, but it’s a wonderful little thing, and Cretin’s JV fields make for great open spaces for kids to just run if an open space tag is more accepted. A monarch garden nearby means that there’s always some sort of butterfly making the rounds. Within walking distance of the 74 and 84.

  5. Reuben Collins
    Reuben Collins November 16, 2013 at 9:35 pm #

    My family keeps going back to Lynnhurst Park. Not sure why because it’s not particularly noteworthy, but something keeps us coming back.

    Todd Park has great sand right now.

Note on Comments welcomes opinions from many perspectives. Please refrain from attacking or disparaging others in your comments. sees debate as a learning opportunity. Please share your perspective in a respectful manner. View our full comment policy to learn more.

Thanks for commenting on!