The City of Edina developed a comprehensive Park, Recreation and Trails Systems Strategic Master Plan in 2015 to provide a clear vision for Edina's park system and guide decision making regarding the development and redevelopment of parks, trails and recreational opportunities as well as the associated funding.
The plan encompasses a 20-year period (2015 to 2035) and includes both short- and long-term recommendations.
Sections of the plan were updated as part of the Comprehensive Plan update in 2020 and included in the Parks chapter of that plan.
Master Plan Purpose
Establish clear and realistic goals, objectives, and implementation strategies that can guide Edina's decision making for the next 10 to 15 years.
Provide system-wide recommendations which incorporate any detailed studies completed to date as well as ongoing planning and design initiatives
Provide a strategy to preserve and maintain open space and significant natural resources in Edina
Evaluate current facilities and programs to determine if the recreation and leisure needs of Edina's citizens are being adequately met
Identify and evaluate potential cooperative local community, nonprofit and private sector ventures that can aid in meeting recreation needs
Assist the community in establishing a vision for the future of their park and recreation system
Provide a user-friendly roadmap to guide the implementation of the community's vision for a sustainable 21st century Parks and Recreation system