Bloomington's beautiful wooded setting with pavilion, playgrounds, and accessible walkways. It is connected to miles of hiking trails and bridges along Nine Mile Creek.
From Old Shakopee Road:
Go south on either Thomas Ave. or Sheridan Ave. and turn left on 105th St.
Turn left on Penn Ave. and right on 104th St.
Moir Park will be on the left.
Parking is available in two lots - one on 104th St. and one on Morgan Ave. On-street parking is also available.
Bike racks are available in the parking lot near the entrance of the park.
Moir Park can be reached by bus on Route 546/546A on Old Shakopee Road or Route 18 on Humboldt Ave. Both require some amount of walking from the bus stop to the Park.
Paved trails from both parking lots (104th St. and Morgan Ave) lead to Shelter #1, where the event will be held. The path from the 104th St. parking lot goes past Shelter #2 and curves around past the restrooms to avoid a small set of stairs.
Restrooms at the pavilion will be open for the event. A portable outhouse may also be available near the Morgan Ave. parking lot.
Presenters will speak under the covered pavilion with a voice amplifier. Large blue picnic tables are also under the pavilion for seating, the children's activity area, and a few educational booths. Most of the educational booths will be near but outside of the covered pavilion.
The Beings on the Move activity and the Soft Landing Demonstration will take place outside of the pavilion area, where the terrain is grass and may have some sticks or bumps.
Playgrounds are on either side of Shelter #1. One playground has a small set of stairs going up to it directly from the shelter.
Part of the Nine Mile Creek Trail is located below the park and can be accessed by a staircase or by a paved, sloped path further north of the shelter. It can also be accessed by driving to the end of Morgan Ave.
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