Hyland Lake Park Reserve, Bloomington

4.7
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1,000+ acre park reserve with actives for every season. The Visitor Center is open daily (hours vary by season) but restrooms are available inside from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Summer amenities include more than 9 miles of hiking trails and 8 miles of paved biking, running, and dog friendly trails. A popular creative play area will keep the kids engaged. Picnic areas with charcoal grills are available throughout. Canoe, kayak, and paddle boat rentals are available Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. Winter amenities include classic and freestyle cross county ski rentals with 3.3 miles of manufactured snow trails and more than 6 miles of natural snow trails. 5 miles of ski trails have trail lights for early morning and evening skiing.
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  • We go to Hyland on a regular basis. The play area is huge. It has tables and sitting areas for watching your kids was they climb run and slide. At the lake they have canoe, paddle boats and kayak rent...  more »
  • Way too over-policed! There are too many other places to go and have fun and relax than this place. However, if you liked being yelled at by a 17-year-old with a megaphone and a power trip, then this ...  more »
  • I stay in Edina. It was great to discover this wonderful lake and the nice trail good for few hours of hike. Got a chance to see the colors of autumn and their quiet reflection in the tranquil lake. S...  more »
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  • Hyland Lake Playground has to be one of the biggest and best in the Twin Cities metro area - at least, I haven’t found anything to top it. Locals call it “Chutes and Ladders park” and that’s not far from the truth. There is a massive interconnected, multi-level jungle gym that can support children and adults. They have a smaller play set for little kids, and several other attractions. Seating is at a premium on busy days and if you want a shady spot, better get here early. Hyland Lake also sports a rare outdoor “gym” that has body weight exercise machines. There is of course a boat landing, covered pavilions, and lots of trails too. Hyland Lake is a must see destination if you’ve got young kids.
  • What a thoroughly amazing park and recreation center. From lake, to trails, to nature, to amazing playground equipment and children's climbing challenges, a place an entire family can enjoy for hours. My children, ages 1, 3, 5, 7 were all accommodated, for absolutely no cost. This is a free, family friendly destination sure to please nearly everyone. A wonderful resource!
  • Fantastic spot for all types of recreation! I personally frequent the trails and paved paths when running or roller blading. Great spot to bring your pup for a long or short walk with tons of wildlife to see. Highly recommend this location for all ages as a fun natural space in Bloomington.
  • I would say it's one of the best parks in the twin cities. Kids loved the place and had great fun. The play area is huge and is safe for kids of all ages. There have water spray area so recommend you have extra pair of clothes. There are tables with shleter and can be reserved for celebrating Birthday parties. Very neatly maintained.
  • This is a really cool place for kids 2-10 yrs old(play area)! The kids get a lot of large muscle movement as well as hand and eye coordination. The climbing equipment is netted in but very high up! I would make sure all kids wear sneakers! They even have a water spritsing area!!! Lots of picnic space and they have public restrooms, drinking water, grills and a food vendor on site! This park also has walking trails! Enjoy
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