Purgatory Community Preserve is 155 acres, which makes it the largest of Minnetonka's five community parks. It's known for its trails which wend around Purgatory Creek. As for the unusual name, legend has it that the early settlers were faced with mosquitoes and swamps while hiking the trail and one said it was worse than hell, it was purgatory. There's nothing hellish about it now that it's filled with lush greenery and plenty of flora and fauna to explore. In addition to the plethora of trails, there is a picnic area, a picnic shelter, and grills when you want to take a break from hiking/biking and relax.