The City of Edina wants to ensure all residents and those who attend school here have an opportunity to participate in classes and activities for fun and education.
Two local programs help remove financial barriers: Connect Card and Edina Give and Go.
Accepted by: Edina Parks & Recreation, Southdale YMCA, Edina Basketball Association, Edina Baseball Association, Edina Football Association and the Edina Girls Athletic Association. Contact each agency for their discounts.
Covers: Free enrollment or a variety of discounts are available, based on each association’s standards. Open to all adults and children.
Parks & Recreation programs: Currently the card gives each family $300 per year for Parks & Recreation programs, which include everything from Edina Art Center classes to Playground Programs to Edina Aquatic Center season passes.
Other programs: Using that credit does not lower the amount available for another partner program, so people can still access the full discounts offered by the participating athletic associations.
Eligibility: Families with children who qualify for free or reduced-price meals at schools or people whose financial hardship prevents full payment of a program. This can apply to people with a short-term financial crisis such as medical expenses.