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Braemer Park is Edina's largest park. Family-friendly amenities include hills and lakes and mature trees. It offers a variety of sports including cross-country skiing (PDF Map). It is 500 acres and incorporates Braemar Golf Course, Braemar Arena and the Courtney Fields Complex. Braemar Field is a year-round sports field. It is covered from November through April. Amenities include a turf field and public track.
Tot Time at Braemar Field
Tot Times historically run November through April, offering a covered area where kids can run and play safely. In 2018-19, tot times areoffered on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., with equipment available for check out. Toys from home are also allowed. Cost: $5/child. More Twin Cities Tot Times.
Note: While we do everything we can to keep updated information, Tot Times are subject to change based on facility availability. We advise calling ahead to verify times.
Updating Braemar Park
The City is starting to plan for additions to Braemar Park. In particular, they would like to develop under used for possible trails or other year-round uses. Most recently, in September of 2018, the South Arena walls and doors were freshly painted, the floor trim replaced and the rink boards adjusted. Follow the process on the City of Edina's website.
Sledding at Braemar Park
With its Rolling Hills, Braemar offers options for sledding at various levels. While the City of Edina has expressed a desire for sledding hills in its April 2016 staff report; currently, the closest I've seen to an official endorsement of sledding was a 2016 invitation to visit the Tin Fish Restaurant to enjoy the Toe Warmer Special after sledding at Braemar Park. (The Tin Fish closed in 2017).
Braemar Golf Course, Driving Range and Dome
Braemar Golf Course’s driving range and Dome have both repeatedly been named among the nation’s top 50 by the Golf Range Association of America (GRAA). Braemar Golf Dome is open throughout the winter. The Braemar Golf Course and Driving Range are open spring to fall.
The perimeter path around the golf course is 2.4 miles and open to walkers.
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