Edenvale Park is a small park in Eden Prairie with family-friendly amenities that include a small playground with a woodchip base, a hiking trail, space to picnic and sports courts and fields. There is also an off-leash dog area April through October and ice skating in the winter.
This park also has a Little Free Library, so plan unload some old books when you visit.
Edenvale Off-Leash Dog Area
From April through October, the hockey rink at Edenvale is converted to an off-leash dog area. Note, however, that this area is only for dogs licensed in Eden Prairie and children under six are not allowed inside the off-leash area. Because the playground is located on the other side of the shelter from the hockey rink, this may not be an ideal family outing with your preschooler - unless you are bringing back up ore are particularly free range in your parenting style.
Birthday Parties at Edenvale Park
For a DIY Birthday party, this park has a facility large enough to accommodate 40 guests that is available for rent to Eden Prairie residents. The daily rate $100 a day (8am - 10 pm). During warming house season, you can also rent by the hour for $30/hour. Find more details here.
Ice Skating at Edenvale Park
During ice-skating season, Eden Prairie maintains an outdoor ice rink at this location. While Eden Prairie parks do not offer loaner skates, they do light their rinks after dark and staff their warming houses on weekdays between 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. and on weekends from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Find more Twin Cities outdoor rinks here.