A new playground has opened at Sauk Rapids' Lions Park! The playground features fun obstacles and activities for kids of all ages.

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One of the first things my kid noticed was the springy, rubbery surface that covers the ground beneath the structures. "It feels like a trampoline dad!" It was also a nice touch to see the surface with green/gold flakes, the same color as Sauk Rapids-Rice High School.

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My son has always been a big fan of the big zip lines at Elm Creek Park in Maple Grove and now we finally have a cool one right here in our backyard!

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The main slide is pretty quick and is located next to a net-like climbing area, monkey bars and pedestals to hop around on.

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A smaller play structure with a smaller slide is located to the side of the main slide for the bigger kids.

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This "roller slide" was very popular. My kid went so far as to say it is "his favorite slide ever" before having me record a video to share with mom so she could see how fun it was.

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Kids, for some reason, love to spin around really fast until they get dizzy. None for me, thanks.

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In addition to the playground there is also an interactive water feature for kids to cool off with.

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We also spent a great deal of time finding rocks and chucking them into the river.

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As an added bonus, the train tracks are located right across the parking lot from the play area. What kid doesn't love watching the trains roll by?!

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