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Westwood Hills Nature Center Picnic Pavilion


8300 W. Franklin Avenue
This pavilion, located near the playground, has an open design which seats up to 25 people. Windows on three sides of this fully accessible building offer beautiful views of the Nature Center grounds and the state-of the-art playground.  The building also features restrooms, sinks, and drinking fountains.  It's a great place for meetings, parties and more!
Weekends & Weekday evenings: May 1 - Oct. 1
Weekdays: May 2 - May 26 & August 28 - Sept. 29
Holidays: Pavilion cannot be reserved on Memorial Day weekend, July 4 or Labor Day weekend.
$55 per hour (resident) / $65 per hour (non-resident)
(Two-hour minimum)
$300 damage deposit
For more information call 952-924-2544.
8300 W.Franklin Ave
Looking for a scenic location for a small wedding, photo shoot or outdoor meeting space? Enjoy watching the water flow over the top of the 6' high waterfall! From the accessible observation deck you can see the waterfall, water garden, Westwood Lake and surrounding woods.  This is an ideal location for small events for up to 20 - 25 people. Rent separately or consider adding this option to your Outdoor Water Garden rental.
Available May through September.
$50 per hour (resident) / $75 (non-resident)
$100 refundable damage deposit
For more information call 952-924-2544.
8300 W. Franklin Ave
The Westwood water garden is another exclusive and scenic location to add to your wedding, event or photo shoot.  This water garden features over 100 native Minnesota plants blooming throughout the summer season as well as streams, waterfalls and a pond with native Minnesota fish.  Stroll along the accessible crushed rock paths and gaze into the pond. Enjoy rock bench areas perfect for taking photos or relaxing. Rent separately or add this option to your Waterfall Observation Deck rental.  For reservations call 952-924-2544.
Available to rent May through September.
$100 per hour (resident) / $150 (non-resident)
$100 refundable damage deposit
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Westwood Hills Nature Center
8300 West Franklin Avenue
St. Louis Park, MN 55426
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