Central Park of Maple Grove is a 44-acre park that can be enjoyed all day long. This award-winning park offers many amenities! Come visit at 12000 Central Park Way, Maple Grove, Minnesota, 55369.
Please remember to keep your pet leashed and on the trails.
Phenow Pavilion is a beautiful park facility built for multiple use throughout the year.
10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
The interactive fountain is a 2,100 sq. ft. plaza with 49 jet sprays and 18 arching sprays.
It’s free to play in the fountain; children and the young at heart are all welcome.
Fountain water is recycled through a filtration system and the water is reused just like in a swimming pool. Beautiful LED lights turn the fountain into a light show once the sun goes down.
- No lifeguard is on duty, all children must be actively supervised by an adult.
- In case of emergency, call 911.
- Children who are not toilet trained must wear swim diapers, which are for sale in the park building, or plastic pants with tight fitting elastic. Regular disposal diapers are not allowed.
- Footwear is recommended.
- All users must exit the fountain area for 30 minutes if thunder or lightning are present.
Prohibited in the interactive fountain area
- Food, beverage, tobacco products, and gum.
- Glass, metal objects, soap, or other materials that could create hazardous conditions.
- Animals, with the exception of service animals.
- Skateboards, inline skates, roller skates, scooters, bicycles, and other wheeled vehicles.
- Running or rough play.
- Spitting or spouting of water and nose blowing.
- Use by persons with, or suspected of having, diarrhea or a communicable disease which could be transmitted through the fountain.
- Persons with large cuts or scrapes are advised not to use the fountain.
Reservations will open up in early January for the 2024 summer season.
Bringing a group to Central Park?
Group permits are required for all bus and van groups that visit as a field trip, break from their daycare center, or other private group .
Available for online rental only & request must be made at least 3 days in advance.
Requests are not accepted in-person, by email, or phone.
Permits are available May 1 to September 1, Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Permit availability is limited, and groups that do not have a permit will be turned away.
Groups must check in with the Central Park staff upon arrival. All buses must be parked in the west parking lot near the pickleball and basketball courts.
Each large group permit has a maximum of 50 people. For groups between 51 to 100 people, you must purchase and reserve two large group permits. There is a maximum of two large group permits at a time.
Groups of up to 15 need a small group permit. For groups between 16 and 30 people, reserve two small group permits. There is a maximum of two small group permits at a time.
For those who are tax exempt, set up an account before purchasing online. To qualify for tax exempt status, email your ST3 form to the rental coordinator.
For further questions email the rental coordinator.
Large group permit fee
- Max 50 people per group fee
- $75 residents
- $125 non-residents
- Max two large group permits a day
Small group permit fee
- Max 15 people per group fee
- $25 residents
- $50 non-residents
- Max two small group permits a day
6 a.m. to 11 p.m.
- Seven play zones
- 24-foot climbing tour
- Four slides
- Unique swings
- 120-foot climbing wall
- Accessible, rubberized surface and some sand areas
Please note dogs are not permitted in the playground area.
This labyrinth pattern is called partner stroll and was designed by Lisa Gidlow Moriorty. Find out what a labyrinth is and how to walk it (PDF).
Enjoy the beautiful Central Park garden areas. The gardens provide thousands of perennials that provide color all summer long.
This 2.5 acre green space serves two purposes:
- Casual non-programmed green space for the community to gather
- Venue to host large special events for local and regional gatherings
During the majority of days, the lawn is a perfect place to bring a blanket, have a picnic, fly a kite, or throw a frisbee. Come out to enjoy special events and festivities like Wonders of Winter in February.
A .83-mile trail loop on the north side of Central Park circles the storm pond and connects to the 55 miles of Maple Grove trails. From here, continue on to the trails around the three lakes in the immediate area -- Arbor Lake, North Arbor Lake, and West Arbor Lake.
Fishing and swimming are not permitted at the storm pond or the three lakes mentioned. During the winter, the trail loop and major walkways are plowed.
You can also use the trail tunnel under Weaver Lake Road near Jonquil Lane to access Maple Lakes Park.
The ice skating loop is closed for the season. See you next winter!
The ice loop is a 810 foot long and 20 foot wide trail designed for pleasure skating. The loop has refrigerated ice. If you stay long enough, you might get a chance to see the Zamboni drive by.
The loop is open as scheduled. Follow parks and recreation on Facebook for any closures.
- Leisure skating only.
- No hockey sticks or pucks are allowed.
- No power skating, training, or tag games.
- Food and drink are not allowed on the ice.
- Skates must be worn on the ice.
- No reservations are needed.
- PVC skating assistance devices are allowed but not available to rent.
Skate loop (weather permitting)
Open daily: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Approximate resurfacing every two hours
Phenow Pavilion warming house and skate rental
Monday through Friday: 4 to 9 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday, and District 279 non-school days: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
$7.50 per pair. Sizes youth 8J to adult 12 and hockey skates youth 12J to adult 15. Available first come, first served.
$7.50 per pair
For current weather related information, call 763-494-6474 or follow on Facebook.
What is Crokicurl?
This game is a large-scale hybrid of curling and the board game Crokinole, which was first played in Winnipeg, Canada. In Crokinole, the players take turns to flick a small disc on a circular board into the center hole. For Crokicurl, rocks similar to a curling stone are used instead of discs, and the game is played on an octagon-shaped sheet of ice.
Crokicurl is a game for all ages and is free to the public. The first in Minnesota, the rink in Maple Grove is located next to the great lawn at Central Park. Users are welcome to stop by anytime and play. The rules and the hybrid curling rocks are available on site.