Braemar Park Master Plan

Developing plans for Edina's largest park.

At 500 acres, Braemar Park is the largest recreational space in the City of Edina. It is already home to Braemar Golf CourseBraemar Golf DomeBraemar ArenaBraemar FieldCourtney Fields Complex and the South Metro Public Safety Training Facility. 

What We Are Doing

While most of the land in Braemar Park already is in use, several opportunities for improvements were identified and explored:
  • Finding ways to better connect the facilities inside the park
  • Improving access into the park
  • Adding trails
  • Natural resource improvement
  • Better stormwater management
  • Updating and improving the entrances to Braemar Golf Course and Braemar Arena and improvements to Courtney Fields.
In June 2017 the City began the process to develop a Master Plan for Braemar Park. Input from residents at community meetings and from online surveys helped determine what amenities were most sought along with balancing the park's environmental and sustainability needs. 

Where We Are

The Edina City Council unanimously approved the Braemar Park Master Plan on Jan. 3, 2018.That plan includes:

  • Walking trails
  • Mountain biking trails
  • Cross-country skiing trails
  • Natural resource restoration
  • Improved parking and access to Braemar Golf Course, Braemar Arena and Courtney Fields
Map of Braemar Park Preferred Concept

Next Steps

In approving the Master Plan, the City Council directed the Parks & Recreation Commission to develop phases for the plan. Mayor Jim Hovland and other council members want some of the most-sought amenities, such as trails, developed as early as possible. 

The Parks & Recreation Commission is working on recommendations for project phases, balancing natural resource needs, amenities and costs.

Also in 2019, the City will pursue funding options. The full project price is estimated at $8.1 million. Costs of phases will be better developed as work begins on the Design Phase, where the concepts of the Master Plan are refined and detailed plans to execute them are developed.

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