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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 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 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.
Tri-City Partners is a coalition of Bloomington, Edina, and Richfield members who care about the health of our communities. Funding for the coalition is provided by a grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Support is provided by Bloomington Public Health.
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 organizatons to support and maintain the health and wellness of the community.