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Grams Regional Park Picnic Shelter

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  1. Drinking Fountain
  2. Hiking
  3. Picnic Shelters
  4. Picnic Tables
  5. Rest Benches
  6. Scenic Views
  7. Wildlife Viewing

About the Park

Acquired in 2002 from Howard and Marvel Grams, the park preserves their commitment to community, family and the provision for future generations.  Covering well more than 100 acres, this property affords nearly 2 miles of trails and boardwalk that take visitors through open natural space, various wetland types, tamarack bog and lush oak forest. The steep topography offers scenic views of Lake Fremont and Blue Hill, 10 miles to the west.

The picnic shelter is an open-walled structure positioned on a concrete pad. Picnic table seating for up to 30 is available. To Reserve Grams picnic shelter use Calendar Reservation below.

Please contact us with any questions.

New Nature Play Space at Grams Park - Coming 2023

CONSTRUCTION UPDATE: The nature playscape is underway, the new shelter is almost complete and we look forward to the new, expanded parking lot in September!

Grams Park has been a busy place this past year as we work to improve the natural character and value for wildlife and people!  As the goats and sheep prepare to leave this week, our crew is preparing to start preparing the ground next week for the NEW NATURE PLAY AREA coming Summer 2023!  The existing nature play area will be dismantled and closed off beginning Monday November 7.  The area will remain closed through winter, spring and summer as the space is transformed to make playing in nature accessible and inviting for kids!

Also coming to Grams as part of this project you can expect to see a new, expanded parking area, additional picnic shelter with more seating, and a native landscape planting.  We anticipate project completion in early September!  Throughout the construction process the existing shelter will not be available for reservations or drop in use.  Construction areas will be fenced off and we ask that park users respect the safety boundaries and associated signs.

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Prairie Restoration Project Underway!

Sherburne County Parks is working with the Sherburne Soil & Water Conservation District, the MN Board of Water & Soil Resources, the US Fish & Wildlife Service, and the Xerces Society to restore 24 acres of native prairie at Gram’s Park!  The approach will use prescribed burning, conservation grazing with sheep and goats, and seeding with a diverse mix of native grasses and wildflowers.  Read more about the process on the project website:

Unlock It!

Sherburne County Parks & Recreation Department is thrilled to be the newest of 11 partners in the YMCA’s Unlock It Adventure Series!

Unlock It is a FREE self-guided, outdoor scavenger hunt-like experience. Participants download a map and clues customized to the participating park.  Families and groups enjoy following clues that unlock letters, that when unscrambled form a keyword.  

Adventurers can then submit the keyword to the YMCA Unlock It website to be entered to win fun prizes such as passes to the Science Museum of Minnesota and Minnesota Viking’s memorabilia.

Grams Park is one of the parks participating in the Unlock It! program. You can find the map and other information here.

This programming builds teamwork skills and contributes to healthy lifestyles by combining nature, human interaction, physical activity, and problem solving.

Financial support comes from Health Partners® Park Nicollet®


Park Rules and Ordinance

To ensure safety and enjoyment for all park visitors, the County thanks you for observing the rules of the park ordinance.

Please stay on designated trails

All pets must be on a leash not longer than 6 feet

Please pick up after your pets


  • Motorized vehicles
  • Hunting
  • Camping
  • Fires (unless in designated fire ring)
  • Digging, transplanting of plants or other soil disturbance
  • Littering or dumping

 Grams Picnic Shelter Calendar

NOTICE: Grams Park Shelter Reservations are not available through October due to the construction of park improvements. 

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