Since the Minnesota Vikings don’t play this weekend, why not get back to nature and visit Oxbow Park & Zollman Zoo, located in Byron?

Of course, there are the regular furry friends to visit, but now this season, a new natural playscape has opened.

According to the website,, this new natural playscape is called a “Path of Imagination.”

It offers a natural elements playground and an outdoor education area.

A few interactive activities include a sand pit, a maze, a rolling hill, a running hill, a rock tunnel and many more...

(Visit the website for pictures of the new playscape.)

“Nature has so many opportunities to offer children of all ages to play and have fun while gaining a greater appreciation of the natural world.  Kids are able to run and feel more freedom, while parents can easily watch from a distance and have a better sense of safety.  Most features will be easily accessible to young children and disabled individuals.”

The Hours:
Park Open Daily - 7 am to 10 pm
Zollman Zoo Hours: Open Daily - 10 am to 4 pm

Enjoy the outdoors, while relaxing and watching the kids use their imagination!