The Edina Parks & Recreation Department oversees 40 parks covering more than 1,550 acres. It maintains 8 miles of scenic pathways, operates 10 facilities and works with 14 different local youth sports associations. The department also maintains many year-round programs for people with disabilities.
Connecting With Kids
Connecting with Kids is a community-wide initiative to support asset development in the youth of Edina. Its mission is to connect individuals, families, organizations and other resources in Edina to help them fulfill their responsibility to raise healthy children and develop a healthy community.
The City of Edina currently oversees and helps facilitate more than a dozen athletic associations. These athletic associations are all independently incorporated and organized by volunteers.
- Edina Baseball Association
- Edina Boys Flag Football
- Edina Basketball Association
- Edina Girls Athletic Association
- Edina Hockey Association
- Edina Soccer Association
- Edina Soccer Club
- Edina Swim Club
- Edina Football Association
- Edina Youth Softball Association
- Edina Girls Fastpitch Softball Association
- Edina Lacrosse Association
- Braemar City of Lakes Figure Skating Club
- Edina Volleyball Association
- Edina Boys Rugby Club
The Edina Athletic Booster Club is a non-profit volunteer organization that provides services, events and financial support to the Edina High School athletic community. The mission of the Boosters is to enhance the athletic environment for all student athletes and coaches so that they may have a positive, rewarding and fulfilling experience. The Boosters are responsible for Athletic Hall of Fame inductions, team programs, three annual athlete Bean Feeds, Spirit Store sales, game day concessions and the Scholar Athlete Breakfast. Through the sale of memberships and corporate sponsorships the Boosters raise funds that are distributed to projects and individual sports that have been prioritized by the Edina High School Athletic Department. Over the years the Boosters have funded major scoreboard initiatives, web site enhancements, high school trophy cases as well as major equipment purchases.
The mission of the Edina Chamber of Commerce is to make Edina the optimum place to do business by providing opportunities for business growth and development, community involvement and enrichment, and personal and professional growth. Chamber of Commerce members represent many industries of diverse size, and are from all over the Twin Cities Region.
The mission of Edina Chemical Health Partners is to reduce alcohol abuse in Edina by promoting collaborations within the community. Edina Chemical Health Partners meet the third Thursday of each month at 8 a.m. at Davanni's restaurant, 5124 Gus Young Lane in Edina. The public is welcome to attend.
Current members include individuals from: City of Edina administration, Edina Public Schools administration, Edina Police, the Edina Human Relations Commission, Edina Rotary and Edina Morningside Rotary Clubs, Edina Parent Communication Network, Fairview Southdale Hospital, and concerned citizens.
The Edina Community Foundation exists to advance our community as a premier place for living, learning, raising families and nurturing leadership through the development of a strong program of philanthropy.
The Foundation envisions a future in which: the philanthropic interests of all citizens and organizations in our community are actively encouraged and served; the Foundation is a creative source of new ideas and strategies that assist the community in meeting ongoing and emerging needs; and the Foundation is a strong and effective source of leadership in the mobilization and coordination of the multitude of resources and skills of our citizens.
The Edina Historical Society has worked since 1969 to collect, preserve and tell the history of our community as it has grown from a mill town to a mall suburb. The Edina Historical Society operates the Edina History Museum at Arneson Acres Park and living history programs at two of Edina's oldest buildings, Cahill School and Minnehaha Grange Hall No. 398, located at Tupa Park.
The Edina Community Library and Southdale Library are part of the greater Hennepin County library system, which serves more than one million residents, offering more than 5 million books, CDs and DVDs in 40 world languages. The libraries are committed to serving as Hennepin County’s partner in lifelong learning with programs for babies to seniors, new immigrants, small business owners and students of all ages.
Edina PCN serves the community by providing education and dialogue opportunities for families and educators of children grades K-12.
PCN's Mission Statement:
- To provide an array of information for families and educators about topics related to personal, social and academic development of students K-12.
- To deliver compelling educational forums that address issues relevant to the community.
- To provide opportunities for educators and families to dialogue with experts and parents in a non-threatening environment.
- To facilitate the building of assets and life skills for children.
The YMCA is a cause-driven organization that promotes youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. YMCA Southdale partners with the City of Edina, Edina Public Schools and other local community organizations to support and maintain the health and wellness of the community.