Outdoors

Outdoor activities for kids need not always be about typical team sports. Some kids and teens prefer more individual challenges like skateboarding.

Green grass may be the hallmark of the home, but terrific turf doesn’t just happen. Take charge. Armed with the right tools and proper plans, any homeowner can turn lawn-care duty into a stress-relieving hobby.

On any given summer night, Edina teenager Henry Adams lies in his hammock, watching hungry mosquitos buzz into the netting above.

Arbor Day has roots entrenched into history. The idea of planting and celebrating trees goes back centuries to Spain and migrated to the U.S. nearly 150 years ago. Forests were planted in Nebraska and the idea spread nationwide.

April nights are perfect for enjoying time with friends and family under the stars around a backyard fire pit, or pulling up a comfortable chair in front of an outdoor fireplace.

Mobility can be difficult for some people whether young or old. That’s why Edina’s first barrier-free playground, created by Minnesota/Wisconsin Playground, was installed at Rosland Park.

When most people think of winter sports, their minds usually go to hockey, skiing or even indoor basketball. For Kellen Chapuran, however, winter means snocross season. Kellen’s father, Mike, used to race snowmobiles back in his early 20s and had always hoped his son would want to race, too.

Some people consider camping strictly a summer activity. But since most Minnesotans aren’t afraid to get outdoors in the wintertime, camping should be no exception. Edina’s Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church Boy Scout Troop #123 knows how it’s done.

Looking for some great ideas to transform your already beautiful landscape into an ethereal dreamscape?

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