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Elm Creek Park Reserve

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Fun for the whole family

There are many activities to do in this county park. Everything from bike trails, to an amazing... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
1st visit

And I must say I loved it !!!! Great trail with lots of ups and downs good workout I even took a... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2018
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“nature center”(17 reviews)
“swimming pond”(14 reviews)
“tubing hill”(7 reviews)
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12400 James Deane Pkwy, Maple Grove, MN 55369-4726
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 20 May 2015 via mobile

I've lived in several states and have been to many children play parks. The park here is the best I've ever seen by a landslide. I can't believe so much fun is free

2  Thank Tanya S
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

I had heard so much about this place that I was excited to get to go there. It was nice that they didn't charge a parking fee. The first thing I saw was a historical house (but it was locked). I expected to be walking...More

1  Thank Ann S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are many activities to do in this county park. Everything from bike trails, to an amazing playground for children up to the ages 12. There’s also swimming available. There is also Frisbee golf and in the winter there is tubing available. I have been...More

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Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

And I must say I loved it !!!! Great trail with lots of ups and downs good workout I even took a minute to take a slide on the sliding board I will be walking here more often this is pretty close to my home

Thank QueenieRoss75
Reviewed 7 August 2018

If you're looking for a great place to take your family, this is it! Lots of well maintained playground equipment, a sand-bottom swimming area and space for busy families make this a gem.

Thank mncarolyn
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

The kids had a blast. There are steep hills which are great for climbing. Lots of different playground equipment that is unique. Very enjoyable experience. Also a small playground for the little ones.

Thank 711kileyf
Reviewed 6 July 2018

Went to visit friends for picnic. Stayed for a couple of hours then left after the rain showers. Enjoyed the atmosphere.

Thank upchuck50
Reviewed 3 July 2018

Great park for kids...playgrounds, a beach and man made lake, biking and nature walks. A great park for any age all year long. Hiking, snowshoeing, cross country skiing in winter. Tubing and small downhill ski and boarding area. Beautiful chalet for warming up in the...More

Thank bgkmrus4
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

The park itself is great. My boys, ages 7, 5 and 4 all love it. There's lots of activities for kids of all ages. The biggest downside is there is always a ton of people there. LOTS of people, then a bus pulls up with...More

Thank lindseyr138
Reviewed 19 June 2018

We have brought our boys there many times to play when they were young and also watched many high school cross country meets when one of our sons was involved.

Thank robertsmith1950
Reviewed 6 May 2018

The playground is one of the best and largest in the area. It's so much fun for children of ALL ages.

Thank michaelparkguy
Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Wednesday’s are half price- I’d go then! It was a blast! All 4 of my kids had a great time- between ages 6-14. They have a very nice chalet and fireplace- tubing hill was well groomed and plenty of workers to help. Great experience!

Thank Sally B
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Mandy B
24 July 2018|
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Response from 465jonw | Reviewed this property |
Yes. The area has plenty of large trees providing shade and there are picnic tables but especially on the weekends, they fill up quick, first come. If there are no tables there is still plenty of room for a picnic if you... More