Play Areas

Playing free in the outdoors is one of the greatest joys of childhood. Washington County Parks provide play structures, ball fields, open fields, beaches, and woods to keep youngsters moving and intrigued for many hours of play.

Play areas remain closed until completely thawed out in the springtime, and until they have been inspected by trained County staff.  Please call the Lake Elmo Park Office at 651-430-8370 for information.

  1. Big Marine Park Reserve
  2. Cottage Grove Ravine Regional Park
  3. Lake Elmo Park Reserve
  4. St. Croix Bluffs Regional Park

There is a large "destination" play area in the park that is actually two play areas installed in one general location. The gigantic creative playground is a favorite for children of all ages. The highly accessible playground features a towering 18-foot slide, a colossal climbing rock, and a 20-foot geodesic climbing web.

Big Marine Play Area