Playgrounds are some of the best ways to burn off energy in the summertime, but sometimes it can get a bit overwhelming for the little kids to hang with the big kids! Enter, toddler playgrounds! We’ve rounded up a great list of toddler playgrounds in the Twin Cities.
Don’t miss our top picks for BEST playgrounds in the Twin Cities!
Twin Cities Toddler Playgrounds
Rosland Park | 4300 West 66th Street, Edina
This park sits on 22 acres and has many baby-friendly things. From swings to slides to hands-on music stations, it is great for all ages from baby on.
North Loop Playground – James Rice Park | 402 W. River Parkway, Minneapolis
This is an amazing park on the edge of the North Loop in Minneapolis. There are plenty of benches and lots of large trees for shade. The park is situated just along the Mississippi with views of Boom Island. There are two playgrounds right next to each other. One especially for kids 2-5 and another for kids 5 and up.
Teddy Bear Park | 207 Nelson Street East, Stillwater
The park has a theme of, yes you guessed it, Teddy Bears. Play equipment for children 7 years and younger includes nets, slides, tubes, bridges, and a climbing wall.
Plymouth Creek Park | 3625 Fernbrook Lane North, Plymouth
This playground has many components to amaze: swing, balance, spin, slide, explore, and have fun. It features a Dynamo Quad Pod, a 14′ Tower with multiple slides, a hammock net, a team swing, and other amenities surrounded by trails.
Elm Creek Park | 12400 James Deane Parkway, Maple Grove
This is one of the largest playgrounds in Minnesota sitting on 4,900 acres surrounded by trails and offers multiple playgrounds for all ages and a sanded swimming pond.
Burnes Park | 301 2nd Street North, Hopkins
Burnes Park’s playground has a faux rock wall and a twisty ladder for children looking for a place to scramble up. It sits on a 7-acre park in Hopkins with family-friendly amenities that include a playground and splash pad, space for picnics and grilling, and sports courts and fields.
Miller Park | 8208 Eden Prairie Road, Eden Prairie
This park features accessible pathways and surface structures, giving non-mobile children and adults the opportunity to reach all levels of the play structure. The design allows children with physical challenges the opportunity to play alongside their peers.
Becker Park | 5530 Douglas Drive North, Crystal
Becker Park is on a 12.2-acre park near the intersection of Bass Lake Road and Bottineau Blvd.
The city’s goal was to have a destination park that offers people of all backgrounds and abilities a place to meet throughout the day and year. The new play area has a rubberized surface, which makes it easy for wheelchairs and strollers to navigate.
Lake Nokomis Triangle Park | Bloomington Ave & E 54th Street, Minneapolis
This outdoor-inspired playground features two play areas, one for children ages 2 to 5 and another for kids ages 5 to 12. It includes a structure with a “Double Swirl Slide”, “Wood Plank Wiggle Ladder” and engaging sensory panels near the ground welcoming tiny tots to the playground.
Hyland Play Area (Chutes + Ladders) | 10145 East Bush Lake Road, Bloomington
This award-winning creative play area has something for all. The structure includes platforms, hexagonal climbers, and slides up to 50 feet long. There is also a section designed just for children under five and those with disabilities.
Madison’s Place Playground | 4125 Radio Drive, Woodbury
The 16,000-square-foot inclusive playground offers covered play decks, swings, sensory play equipment, and ramps for wheelchair access. It serves as a regional gathering place for children of all ages and abilities.
West Medicine Lake Park | 1920 W Medicine Lake Drive, Plymouth
The bigger of Plymouth’s two beach parks on Medicine Lake, West Medicine Lake Park is over 70 acres and has family-friendly features that include a guarded beach, a playground, and trails for the stroller.
East Medicine Lake Park | 1740 E Medicine Lake Blvd, Plymouth
The second of the two-beach park on Medicine Lake features a sea monster and a turtle play structure in the sand. It has a playground that is reminiscent of Sesame Street in its glory days, with colorful orange, green and blue equipment.
Tamarack Nature Center | 5287 Otter Lake Road, White Bear Township
This center features floating boardwalks and woodland trails and helps children and adults connect with nature all year long and features its own playground within the center.
I also highly recommend checking out elementary schools and neighborhood parks. They are usually very toddler friendly. And when in doubt —wherever you are—GPS playgrounds near me, you’ll be surprised to see what’s around your friendly neighborhood!