Homeward Hills Park in Eden Prairie has family-friendly amenities that include a playground, bike trails, sports courts and fields, and space for picnicking with an outdoor grill. In the winter, the city maintains an ice rink. This park has restrooms available.
Little Free Library at Homeward Hills Park
This park is one of six Eden Prairie parks that hosts a Little Free Library. This box is meant for youth books in particular. Borrow books or thin your own library by donating the books you no longer need.
Outdoor Skating Rinks at Homeward Hills Park
The city maintains an outdoor rink and warming house at this location when weather permits. Bring your own skates; there are no rentals at this location. The warming house is staffed and the rink is lit 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.
Homeward Hills Park Barn
In the center of the park, a heated and air-conditioned, two-level barn is available for Eden Prairie residents to rent for birthday parties and other private events. Rentals start at $145 for a half-day. Learn more here.
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Homeward Hills Off-Leash Dog Park
April through October, the hockey rink is turned into an off-leash dog park. Note that Eden Prairie dog parks are only open to dogs with an Eden Prairie license. Children under six are not allowed in the off-leash area. However, depending on your own comfort level, you could situate yourself in the dog area so that you could keep an eye on the playground. See all the rules and regulations here.