Park Picks to Celebrate National Picnic Day

by | Apr 2023

Park Picnic

Photo: Chris Emeott

Celebrate spring by having a picnic at a Plymouth park.

It is out with the cold and in with the open-toed shoes. Spring is finally here, and everything feels new. Celebrate springtime by having a picnic on National Picnic Day. This year, it falls on April 23. Pick out some snacks, grab a blanket and go lounge about outside with family or friends. These days, people are increasingly curating their picnics, bringing cake, wine*, charcuterie and the works, but you can do it however you want. Bringing sandwiches and simple snacks can still make for the perfect picnic.

If you don’t know where to go, try a local park in Plymouth. Jessie Koch, a recreation supervisor for the City of Plymouth, recommends going to East Medicine Park, Hilde Performance Center, Northwest Greenway or Parkers Lake Park for the best picnic experience. “These are some of our most popular parks for picnics,” Koch says.

Because the Hilde and Northwest Greenway host rental and special events, Koch advises checking in advance if there are scheduled times when those parks will be unavailable. To see if park hours have changed, call 763.509.5200, or go to

*Please note that Plymouth parks are alcohol free unless tied to a shelter rental or special event permit, in which case an Alcohol in Parks Permit Application is required.


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