Let’s Enjoy Centennial Lakes Park
Summer sure can be fleeting, so we’re spending these waning weeks soaking up as much sun as we can. Catch us poolside or out in Edina—we’ll be making the most of the warm days ahead!
Whether you’re a longtime resident or are new to the city, you’ve surely heard of Centennial Lakes Park and its range of fun. From model boats to mini golf, live performances, and more, it’s the ultimate urban escape. Still, if you’re like us and spending extended time out of the house these days, it never hurts to mix up the landscape. And fortunately for us, we’re in the thick of great company with a range of Minnesota’s best parks just a short ride—even a bike ride—from home.
Canoe, kayak, and other watersport rentals are available, and there’s plenty of open, green space to stretch out and sun. Pack a picnic for a day of it, or grab a bite at Bread & Pickle, featuring locally farmed picnic foods, craft beers, and wine.
Travel about 7-miles west for a day spent in Bryant Lake Regional Park where woodlands, grasslands, and wetlands, come together in 170 fantastic acres, jam-packed with activities. You’re sure to spot cool wildlife if you head out exploring, or you can dip into the sand-bottomed lake, play a round of 18-hole golf—there’s even disc golf, volleyball, geocaching, and more. Pups are welcome throughout, plus there are 9 off-leash acres, too. How about that for whole family fun?
If the thought of a park puts pooch by your side, Edina provides its own off-leash option. Beyond bounds of our own dedicated pet-area, get your pup and his crew out and into the fields of Van Valkenburg Park. Open daily from 6:00 AM-10:00 PM, you’ll want to pick up a special collar and permit from City Hall in advance—a small chore but added safety for what might become hours and hours of play.
We know many of our newest residents are still settling into their new Onyx homes, and we’re so happy to have you! As it comes time to venture further and further out into Edina and beyond, stop by, say hi, and let’s share some favorite spots!
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Area Events & Happenings
Whether you find beauty in getting your hands dirty or by the sparkle of designer jewelry, you can have the best of both right here in Edina. You can find artistry on-screen with open-air movies, or you can enjoy live music on the deck of one of the nation’s top public golf courses. The good life is easy to discover all around Onyx, so we hope you’ll make time to explore and enjoy!
- Singer Estate Event – 11:00-7:00 PM, Wednesday, August 16 at Scheherazade
- Yoga by the Fountain – 6:30 PM, Thursday, August 17 at 50th & France (Happy Hour follows at Beaujo’s)
- Movie in the Park: Inferno – 8:15 PM, Thursday, August 17 at Centennial Lakes Park
- Beginning Pottery on the Wheel – 9:30 AM-12:30 PM, Friday, August 18 at Edina Art Center
- Music on the Deck – 6:00-8:00 PM, Saturday, August 19 at Braemar Golf Course Clubhouse
All I need to make a comedy is a park, a policeman and a pretty girl.