Arden Park will be under construction through fall 2019 to restore Minnehaha Creek, improve recreational opportunities and replace the park shelter and playground.
Heavy equipment will be brought in for work on the creek, tree removal and replacement, earth moving and demolition. For safety, most of the park will be closed during intense construction, including the playground.
The hockey rink and skating area will be closed for the 2018-19 season.
Nearest Outdoor Rinks
Nearby Park Playgrounds
Pershing Field Park (Minneapolis)
The current playground will be replaced with new equipment. In addition, the playground will be getting a new ADA-compliant engineered wood fiber surface. The new surface will be similar to wood chips and will allow access for children of all abilities.
A new park shelter building will better fit in with the character of the Arden neighborhood. It features lots of window to provide natural light indoors, covered outdoor areas for picnic tables and sustainable features.
The building will offer views of the creek, playground, large lawn and skating areas.
Some of the Improvements being made by the project, a joint of the City of Edina and the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District:
New and improved trails
Increased fishing areas
Regional stormwater management
Better creek water quality
Expanded biodiversity in the park
Removal of invasive buckthorn
Contact Project Leaders
Laura Domyancich, Planner-Project Manager, Minnehaha Creek Watershed District. Email
Ross Bintner, Engineering Services Manager, City of Edina Email Phone: 952-903-5713