Hidden gems: Northcrest Park

Slipped away in a residential neighborhood, Northcrest Park is a hidden gem. At just over 12 acres, it’s easy to miss the 3500 West 81st Street location. Maybe you’ve noticed a park bench on the hill near Southtown Drive and Xerxes Avenue South? That bench marks the north edge of the park and is just one of the many amenities available.

Northcrest Park offers picnicking, off-street parking, seasonal restrooms and tennis courts dual-striped for pickleball, along with a playground, basketball court and softball field. Stop by and prepare to relax in a small but scenic park with an abundance of trees. For more information, visit blm.mn/Northcrest or call 952-563-8877.

What would you would like to see in Bloomington parks? Tell us! Park system master plan community input opportunities begin soon. Stay informed at blm.mn/park-master-plan.