At 500 acres, Braemar Park is the largest recreational space in the City of Edina. It is already home to Braemar Golf Course, Braemar Golf Dome, Braemar Arena, Braemar Field, Courtney 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 starting in 2017 with the help of resident input at community meetings and through online surveys.
The Braemar Park Master Plan balances the most-sought amenities with the park's environmental and natural resource needs. It includes:
Mountain biking trails
Cross-country skiing trails
Pickleball and platform tennis courts
Baseball complex improvements
Wayfinding signs and trail connections
Natural resource restoration
Improved parking and access to Braemar Golf Course, Braemar Arena and Courtney Fields
The preliminary cost estimate, done in 2017, for the Braemar Park Master Plan was $8.1 million.
The City is pursuing a local option sales tax as a way to fund the Braemar Park Master Plan, significantly upgrade Braemar Arena, fund the Fred Richards Park Master Plan and other improvements citywide.
The tax, proposed at 50 cents per $100 taxable purchase in Edina, would raise an estimated $4 million a year for 20 years.
The tax, if approved by voters in November 2022, is expected to raise $8.1 million for Braemar Park improvements. Another $13.5 million would go to upgrade the Braemar Arena complex.
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