Braemar Park Master Plan

At 500 acres, Braemar Park is the largest recreational space in the City of Edina. It is already home to Braemar Golf CourseBraemar Golf DomeBraemar ArenaBraemar FieldCourtney Fields Complex and the South Metro Public Safety Training Facility. 

What We Are Doing

While most of the land in Braemar Park already is in use, several opportunities for improvements were identified and explored starting in 2017 with the help of resident input at community meetings and through online surveys. 

The Edina City Council unanimously approved the Braemar Park Master Plan on Jan. 3, 2018.That plan, which balances the most-sought amenities with the park's environmental and natural resource needs, includes:

  • Walking trails
  • Mountain biking trails
  • Cross-country skiing trails
  • Natural resource restoration
  • Improved parking and access to Braemar Golf Course, Braemar Arena and Courtney Fields

See the Plan

Braemar Park Master Plan (PDF)
Map of Braemar Park Preferred Concept

Next Steps

The City is pursuing a local option sales tax as a way to fund the Braemar Park Master Plan, upgrade Braemar Arena, fund the Fred Richards Park Master Plan, create Weber Woods Park and help pay for street reconstruction.

The tax, proposed at 50 cents per $100 taxable purchase in Edina, would raise an estimated $4 million a year for 20 years. It must be approved by the State Legislature, the Governor and then by Edina voters before being enacted.  

The tax, if approved, is expected to raise $20.9 million for Braemar Park and Braemar Arena upgrades.

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