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7640 Parklawn Ave, Edina, MN 55435
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Fred Richards Park in Edina was formerly Fred Richards Golf Course. Nine Mile Creek Regional Trail winds through the park, offering waking, hiking and biking opportunities. The playground and picnic shelter were built in 2019. The old golf clubhouse is sometimes used for classes.

According to the City of Edina, the 43-acre park is almost double the size of Centennial Park and it will become a multi-use park for a variety of year-round activities. It is currently still under construction, but you can follow the progress at the Park’s Master Plan page.

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Playground at Fred Richards Park

The playground is located near the east entrance of the par and was most-recently updated in 2019, along with walking paths and pond vegetation restoration. It offers plenty of opportunities for climbing, sliding, swinging and balancing during play.

Coming Amenities

Edina has big plans for this park. At the cost of nearly $18 million dollars, updates are rolling out in stages. Future phases hope to include:

  • A bike playground
  • Sports courts
  • A lawn games area
  • A stage and pavilion area
  • Renovations to the old golf clubhouse
  • Play nodes along the nature bank
  • A boardwalk, trails and restored pedestrian bridge
  • More parking areas

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  1. Philip Johnson

    Good event June 3, 2018 for trail opening as this participant would say, and as must be to be forward looking and to appreciate the park and inclusion of Edina on the bike trail map, as well as kudos for the creek and protected environs and those who would like Nine Mile to be perhaps nearing Minnehaha status all the way to the Minnesota River, but what the heck was the name of the golf course before it was Fred Richards where I got my first real golf clubs after my ChiChi Rodriguez junior set?
    Thanks and go Three Rivers and the park community in attendance this 6-3-18 for the trail ribbon cutting. My parents have those clubs if not sold at a garage sale up north. I am forward looking about developments in the area. Thank you. What was that old GC name? Thanks.

    1. We’re glad you enjoyed the trail opening. While it sounds like a lot of people still miss the golf course, I’m excited to see what comes of this new park, too.

      Hope you have some luck finding those old golf clubs!

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