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Need a new place to frolic this spring? Check out these two stops in Golden Valley:
It includes a main area designed for ages 2 to 12, plus a separate spot for 2- to 5-year-olds. Admission is $4–$5 (free for kids younger than 2).
Just down the hall sits the family-friendly sports bar and grill, Three One Six, offering breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night menus.
Billed as the first park of its kind in Upper Midwest, it’s a playground version of the American Ninja Warrior course in which all ages — yes, parents and kids — can compete for the best times.
You press a button, wait for a green light, then race through the course, navigating over, under and around obstacles, ending with a slam of the finish button to stop the timer.
Pro tip: It can be tough to keep all the other kids off the course structures, so if you want to race freely, avoid peak play times.
There’s also a 40-yard-dash area with two lanes and in-ground start and finish timers if you want a side-by-side competition.
Designed and built by Golden Valley-based Minnesota Wisconsin Playgrounds, the park features accessible synthetic turf surfacing throughout as well as a smaller fully inclusive play structure for all ages and abilities.
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