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Address: 3300 11th Avenue South, Grand Forks, ND
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I'm not sure why this is called a Japanese park as there's only a small section toward the back with a few Japanese looking decorations. Otherwise it's just a regular neighborhood... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Heather R
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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319 reviews
182 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm not sure why this is called a Japanese park as there's only a small section toward the back with a few Japanese looking decorations. Otherwise it's just a regular neighborhood park. It's a nice park with some walking paths and a large playground, I just don't know why it's called a Japanese park.

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Thank Heather R
Grand Forks, North Dakota
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91 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

This park is a hidden gem in Grand Forks. a very nice playground with better than usual features for young ones. The japanese gardens are very nice for this area, large rocks and a lovely pond with ducks at times. 2 bridges and winding well maintained paths which are fine for wheel chairs as well. Stepping stones over water to... More 

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Thank steveokg5
Winnipeg
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 August 2016

Had a bit of difficulty finding the location due to lack of signage. The grounds provide a pleasant, calm atmosphere for a short stroll but there really isn't much to see in the way of "gardens". There is a play structure area for children. Nice for a quick stroll but that's about it.

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Thank 645marthar
Grand Forks
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 July 2016

This garden is a great place to get your steps in. It's quiet and peaceful and offers paved trails to walk around in. The park is great for little kids and even has a nice area for a picnic.

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Thank brand0njb
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 July 2016

Not sure that this is a true Japanese garden but it is very nice. Great playground for kids and nice walking paths.

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Thank Barb B
Las Vegas
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24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2016

A couple stone pagoda style monuments and a couple boulders and a pond do not make a Japanese Garden. The pond is algae clogged and bad smelling

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Winnipeg, Canada
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 July 2016

Always try make it to Sertoma Park Japanese Gardens when we travel to GF, weather permitting. Beautiful, spacious, and un-crowded. Great playground for kids. Paved walking trails. Small parking lot, but plenty of free parking available on adjoining streets. Nice break from shopping!

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Thank Larry R
Grand Forks, North Dakota
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53 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2016

Great place to get away from things. Relax, walk around or bring your family or friends for whatever. Well maintained and easy to get to. There is a playground for the little ones, a shelter and restrooms. Located near Ray Richards golf course. Smaller parking lot, but you can park on the north side it appears on the street. I... More 

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Thank Mike H
Grand Forks, North Dakota
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016

Great place to relax and enjoy the outdoors, while not having to go far. My daughter loves to run around and look at all the different wildlife. We have seen baby snakes, bunnies, and frogs just to name a few. Would also make a wonderful spot to meditate or do yoga.

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Thank Christen C
Aberdeen, South Dakota
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76 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016

We did not go to the Japanese Gardens part of the park, but went to Sertoma Park (same park). They have wonderful, well maintained playground equipment there for kids of a variety of ages! Our 1 year old and 4 year old were both equally entertained. I would definitely go again!

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