Fred Richards Park is being created from the former Fred Richards Golf Course, which closed in 2014. The 43-acre site, almost double the size of Centennial Lakes Park, will become a multi-use park for a variety of activities year round.
Fred Richards Park will subtly divide into sections, providing different experiences for people and nature. It also includes what was formerly known as Lake Edina Park.
Phase I - Complete
This portion of the master plan made multiple improvements to the east end entrance area in the Parklawn neighborhood at 4400 Parklawn Ave.
Please note there is no parking lot for this area of the park. Street parking is available.
The City is pursuing a local option sales tax as a way to fund other phases of the Fred Richards Park Master Plan. The tax also would be used to fund the Braemar Park Master Plan and upgrade Braemar Arena.
The tax, if approved by Edina voters in November 2022, is expected to raise $17.7 million for Fred Richards Park improvements.