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St. Louis Park, Minnesota: Roller Garden with Dinosaur

Roller rink and thunder lizard, an unusual couple. Closed in 2021, but a mural tribute to dinosaurs and rolling skating remains on the outside wall.

5622 W. Lake St., St. Louis Park, MN
Roller Garden. Hwy 100 and W. Lake St.
May 2021: Rink closed. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Roller Garden with Dinosaur

Sadly, Roller Garden has closed due to a combination of COVID and the owners wanting to retire. The dinosaur has been moved to the Minnesota State Fairgrounds, where it was displayed underneath the grandstand during the Fair of 2021.

[Tim Fischer, 06/08/2022]
Roller Garden with Dinosaur

The owners are retiring, so the rink closed permanently on May 8, 2021.

[AmyC, 05/11/2021]

Hoping the new building owners keep the dinosaur mural on the outside wall, and move the indoor dinosaur back onto the roof.

Roller Garden's Dinosaur

The Roller Garden does still have the dinosaur that helped make it so famous, but it is inside the skating rink watching over the kids as they skate.

The dinosaur was on top of the building for approx. 40 yrs, but had to be brought inside when some kids removed him from the roof and brought him to school for a prank.

Over the years, he has been many different colors, and the kids always look for him.

[K. Swenson, 08/06/2010]

Roller Garden.

Roller Garden with Dinosaur

Stopped to look for the dinosaur. He is no longer there. Not sure where he went. He must have been popular because they now have a painted mural of him instead.

[Chris Gemlo, 04/15/2010]
Roller Garden with Dinosaur

We were there on 5/17/2009 and could not find the dinosaur. The roller rink is there. We ask a group of locals where the dinosaur was. They looked at us with blank faces and said they had no idea what dinosaur we were talking about.

[Alan, 05/18/2009]

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