Elm Creek Park Reserve & Eastman Nature Center

Contact Information

Elm Creek Park Reserve & Eastman Nature Center
12400 James Deane Pkwy
Maple Grove, MN 55369

From I-94 exit at Maple Grove Parkway, turn right/N. Turn R on Co. Rd 81 for 1/3 mile. For rec area, go east for 1 mile, go left on Elm Creek Blvd. For Eastman, Turn L on Co Rd 121/Fernbrook Ln Turn R on Elm Creek Rd. Nature Center is 2/3 mile

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About

The park features more than 20 miles of paved hiking and biking trails, miles of turf hiking trails, a chlorinated swimming pond, children’s play area, nature center, picnic pavilions and picnicking sites, archery course, an off-leash pet exercise area, 18K of cross-country ski trails (including lighted trails and a trail with snowmaking), a lighted tubing hill with tube rental and snowmaking, a beginner-level downhill ski/snowboard area with snowmaking and skijoring trails.

Eastman Nature Center in Elm Creek Park Reserve, features; quiet reading and observation rooms, larger classrooms, an exhibit area with wildlife watching, all-new professional exhibits, an open-air deck, a small coffee service, public wi-fi signal, and an after-hours restroom.

Hours & Dates

Nature Center Hours (January 1 - December 31)

  • Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Sunday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm

Park Grounds (January 1 - December 31)

  • Monday: 5:00am - 10:00pm
  • Tuesday: 5:00am - 10:00pm
  • Wednesday: 5:00am - 10:00pm
  • Thursday: 5:00am - 10:00pm
  • Friday: 5:00am - 10:00pm
  • Saturday: 5:00am - 10:00pm
  • Sunday: 5:00am - 10:00pm
Year round. Nature Center open M-SAT 9am-5pm, SUN noon-5pm. Park grounds: 5am-10pm.

Rates

No parking fee. Private naturalist programs and birthday parties can be arranged for a separate fee. Fee for most family nature programs. Some free classes or demonstrations.

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