Elm Creek Park Reserve & Eastman Nature Center12400 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 mileGet Directions
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
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.
- Waste reduction/reuse/recycling
- Accessible to disabled
- Can accommodate groups of 45 or more
Meetings & Conferences
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Based on 213 reviews
We love coming to this park. Its so big and lots of fun slides for the children to be apart of it. Always nice to get them out especially to a park with so many activities.
— milaniya b, March 3, 2021
Beautiful place to play outdoors. The weather was fabulous, the tubing hill and cross country ski trails were open. The snowmobile trail was not very good due to lack of fresh snow. Only...
— nancyb890, January 4, 2021
Visited for the first time this summer and found this a great place to do some biking. Extensive biking/walking trails. Trails in the southern portion of the park are busier with walkers but much...
— TravelingSoccerLoon, December 26, 2020
Excellent food made from scratch. Yummy sandwiches and tasty soup. Try the Raman its great. There is also a great selection of craft beers to choose from.
— kenalverson, August 13, 2020
The most beautiful place for a evening walk and to find some peace away from the media as well. Every night that I can I take a hike through the east side of the park between Champlin and Dayton...
— nancyb890, June 26, 2020