Let’s Get Outside, Edina

by | May 2023

Centennial Lakes Park mini golf

Centennial Lakes Park offers a variety of activities throughout the spring and summer. Photo: Jennifer Bennerotte

It’s finally time to take the wool coats out of the front closet, move the Sorels from the mudroom and run outside to play—and in Edina, that’s easy, with plenty of activities to welcome the new season and enjoy the outdoors.

According to the Global Pickleball Network, there are now 45 pickleball courts in or near Edina, including the popular Mooty Pickleball Court in Rosland Park. Tennis courts are located throughout the city, and you might even have a chance to play if you manage to get a court between pickleballers!

Centennial Lakes is an excellent destination for a first date or a family affair: With miniature golf, public art, walking paths, a farmers market, the amphitheater and several restaurants with patios, there are good al fresco options for everyone.

Braemar Golf Course offers a more challenging course, along with a driving range, dining on the deck at Red River Kitchen and yoga on summer mornings.

However, the best place for a breath of fresh air might be right at home. After a trip to Arneson Acres Park for the Edina Garden Council’s annual May plant sale, return home to dig in the dirt, plant veggies, pot flowers or just sit outside and smell the lilacs. We survived another Minnesota winter, and we deserve every delightful moment in the spring sunshine.

Check out the city’s activities directory at edinaparks.com for all the events available for kids, adults and families in our parks.

Contributed by Laura Westlund, a tour guide at the Weisman Art Museum and an Art Hound for Minnesota Public Radio.

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