Woodbury plans new neighborhoods with a designated park space. However, the city waits to develop the park for a couple of years until the neighborhood evolves. The parks department then designs a unique park based on the specific needs and complexion of the neighborhood. This has resulted in a lot of small parks with individual personalities throughout Woodbury. While each park is really built for its small community, there is a connecting trail system running through the city bridging the parks into a cohesive whole. This makes it hard to pick just 10 parks. Instead, we’ve highlighted 5 more community-oriented parks and mapped several others that could be combined into a bike tour.
Woodbury parks are open, but the City is not cleaning the playgrounds and discourages using them at this time.
1. WATCH A FILM AT OJIBWAY PARK
Ojibway Park building is closed at this time.
Starlight Cinema summer movies begin July 9th this year and run through August on select Thursdays. Find the lineup here or on our calendar. This park is also home to a new accessible playground and a skate plaza.
Learn More: 9 Ideas for Fun at Ojibway Park
2. VISIT MADISON’S PLACE PLAYGROUND AT HEALTHEAST SPORTS CENTER
The splash pad remains closed and may not open in 2021. The Indoor Sports Center is also closed at this time.
This all-inclusive playground is so popular that we’ve had complaints from residents that it is too busy. Who wouldn’t love its fully accessible, sun-shaded play decks, swings, and sensory play equipment?
Learn More: Learn more about HealthEast Sports Center Here.
3. BIKE AT CARVER LAKE PARK
Carver Lake Park has a 5-mile off-road bike trail and a “bike playground” where people can develop off-road biking skills in a safe environment. It has loops for various ability levels, including a tot track, pump track, and an advanced loop with challenging features.
Learn More: 10 Ideas for Fun at Carver Lake Park
4. FISH AT POWERS LAKE PARK
The DNR lists Powers Lake in its FiN Guide because it is a good pond for fishing. It has a good stock of fish, including Bluegill, Black Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike, Walleye, Yellow Perch and Bullhead. The park has a fishing pier and nearby restrooms – both amenities the DNR looks for when determining a lake is a “Kids Pond”. For more fun, print the guide before heading out. It contains pictures of the various fish species, tips for beginners, and an Anglers Diary people can fill out.
Learn More: 10 Ideas for Fun at Powers Lake Park
5. HIKE TAMARACK NATURE PRESERVE
Not to be confused with Tamarack Nature Center in White Bear Lake, this natural preserve is a great place to get close to nature. This 169-acre rich-fen wetland is surrounded by woodlands and home to the rare Tamarack trees for which it is named.