Braemar Park Master Plan

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:

  • Walking trails
  • 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

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Map of Braemar Park Preferred Concept (JPG)

Plan Amendments

Three amendments to the Braemar Park Master Plan, based on community requests and further studies, were made in 2022: 

  • Special Project Request for Braemar Ice Arena Expansion. This would add a fourth sheet of ice to Braemar Arena, with studies  showing rental revenue of this fourth sheet would exceed its costs.
  • Arena Complex Capital Infrastructure. The Arena has about $13.5 million of unfunded capital improvement needs, including refrigeration, electrical systems and ADA improvements. These were alluded to in the original master plan but are fully detailed now.
  • Facility Needs and Revenue Assessment Study. Demand for community programming space has increased since 2018. This would study the Braemar Golf Course Clubhouse and the Braemar Golf Dome for facility needs, community needs and future revenue potential.

Next Steps

The City is pursuing a local option sales tax as a way to fund the Braemar Park Master Plan, significantly upgrade Braemar Arena and fund the Fred Richards Park Master Plan.

The sales tax referendum will go before voters in November 2022. 

Visit EdinaatPlay.org to see detailed information about the referendum.