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Eden Prairie, MN is an Outdoor Lovers Paradise

Eden Prairie boasts many fun things to see and do. But top of the list is the endless parks and outdoor spaces surrounding the town. If you are an outdoor lover, no doubt you will find several options of open space to spend time. The choices may be endless, but below are some of the top areas you should not miss spending time in while in Eden Prairie.

Boating at Lake Riley Park

Lake Riley was where Prince built his home in the ’80s and used it as his studio to record and write music. His official residence was on the Chanhassen side of the lake. Looking at the lake, you can see why he chose the property. The primary public access is on the Eden Prairie side. The park has a grand boat launch, beach, and playground for the kids. It rivals Start Lake in the number of things to do there.

Round Lake Park

Round Lake Park is a great smaller park for families. But what makes this park so much fun is the Splash Pad. Every summer, families flock to this place to cool off. They also have a beach, playground, and skate park. The paved path is about a mile long and goes all the way around the park. Round Lake is also where the city throws its 4th of July celebration, and the town’s Schooner Days carnival is held. It is a fun place to hang out during the summertime.

Staring Lake Park

Staring Lake Park is where anyone goes to have a good time in Eden Prairie. It has some of the best features all in one park. A paved walking path around the lake. Dog Park, Frisbee Golf, Amputheatre with performances running all summer long, giant playground, and an outdoor center. That just the summer run down. There is an epic sledding hill, cross-country ski trails, ice skating rink with a warming house when the snow falls.

Purgatory Creek Park

Purgatory Creek Park is a playground for grownups. In the middle of downtown Eden Prairie, you wouldn’t expect to find a park as beautiful as this. Part some of Purgatory Creek that runs through most of Eden Prairie, its paved paths and open gazebo make it a popular place for 5Ks and other events. The trails are used for walking, hiking, and bike riding. A small walking bridge goes over water where locals love to fish. Its green landscape and freshwater make it a perfect retreat. It’s also home to Veterans Memorial Park.