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Pioneer Park

515 North 2nd Street, Minneapolis, MN, USA

Dawn until Dusk



Exciting park and playground overlooking downtown Stillwater and the St. Croix River, featuring a bandshell and grills.

Kids will love exploring this large park at the top of a hill in Stillwater. With room to roam, kids can play on the playground or run about with a ball or frisbee. While kids are playing, parents and caregivers can find a bench to enjoy the views over the St. Croix River or grill up a storm on one of the many available charcoal grills. Covered and open-air picnic tables are widely available, making Pioneer Park a great place to host a birthday party or get together with other families.

Upon arrival, be prepared for street parking. You'll find street parking that flanks two sides of the park, along 2nd Street and Laurel Street. After parking, head into the park and make your home base at one of the many benches or tables available throughout the park. From there, kids can play at the huge playground or run around the open field. On the playground, kids will adore the many places to run, jump, swing, and play. Encourage kids to play a round of follow the leader or race down the twin slides. Expect the playground to be a flurry of activity, this park is popular among the locals. Your kids are sure to adore making new friends - I know mine did!

Afterward, enjoy a picnic lunch together with a great view! Indoor restrooms are also available on-site for families to use. Additionally, the large picnic shelters are equipped with electricity. There is also a bandshell on the riverside of the park.


Restrooms Outdoor Seating Playground Baby Swings Covered Pavilion Picnic Tables slides Great Views
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Antonia Grant
Antonia Grant is a life-long learner and avid adventurer based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She loves equipping families with the tools and confidence they need to travel and adventure together. Antonia is also a strong believer in the beauty of multigenerational relationships and travel. Her main adventure buddies are her husband and young daughter. As a family, they love trying new restaurants, hiking, and traveling the world! By day she works at Carleton College, by night she is a Minneapolis ambassador for happyly. She’s always seeking new adventures to write about and share. Connect with Antonia on Instagram @knead.to.roam!
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