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Parks and Recreation

Parks and Recreation

Richfield is located in Hennepin County which supports bicycle use as a choice for general transportation and provides bicycle planning services, bicycle facilities and other bicycle amenities. There are 200 miles of bike trails in Hennepin County, and Richfield’s existing bike trails are depicted on the map by the red and green lines. Download your favorite section of Hennepin County’s bike map and learn more about their biking-related activities by visiting

City Amenities
The City of Richfield boasts 450 acres of park land over 23 different parks, a nature preserve, more than 11 miles of walking paths, playgrounds, a two-sheet ice arena (home to the NAHL Minnesota Magicians junior hockey team), outdoor ice rinks, an outdoor swimming pool with two waterslides, a skate park and tennis courts.

In addition, the city offers an art center, community center, community gardens, miniature golf course, tennis courts, softball fields and two farmers’ markets!

Wood Lake Nature Center has over two miles of crushed limestone walking trails, floating boardwalk and groomed cross-country ski trails (weather-permitting). The trails wind through three different habitats: cattail marsh, mixed lowland forest and restored prairie.

Veterans Memorial Park is yet another gem in Richfield and home to the Honoring All Veterans Memorial. This community park offers amenities such as a huge picnic shelter, open-air tables, playground equipment and a miniature golf course. The park is also a center point for the city’s Fourth of July celebration.

Dedicated in 2008, the “Honoring All Veterans Memorial” is a memorial to current and honorably discharged U.S. veterans. It is funded by the sale of engraved names on granite tablets that face a bronze statue of one of the first flag-raisers at Iwo Jima, longtime Richfield resident Charles Lindberg. Each granite tablet has the names of 120 veterans. Cpl. Lindberg, along with four other Marines, raised the first flag on February 23, 1945. The other Marines were Lt. Harold Schrier, Platoon Sgt. Ernest Thomas, Sgt. Hank Hansen and Pvt. Louis Charlo. Although we spotlight these individuals, we acknowledge members of all six branches of service: Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines, Merchant Marines and Navy.

The Minnesota Magicians Richfield is home to the Minnesota Magicians junior hockey team; the team plays out of Richfield Ice Arena — a two-sheet facility with seating for 1,800 in the main arena. Team ownership chose Richfield due to its centralized location — there are over 70 area high schools from which potential players can be scouted. The team’s strategic location in Richfield will also help the NAHL continue the growth of their central footprint and will open up more opportunity and exposure to NCAA and professional scouts.

What is Junior Hockey? Celebrating its 38th season in 2013-14, the North American Hockey League (NAHL) is the oldest and largest USA Hockey-sanctioned Junior A circuit with 24 teams representing some of the nation's emerging hockey markets as well as traditional hot beds in 11 states.

What once offered a fleeting chance at a collegiate scholarship and a trip to the “Red Barn” — Olympia Stadium, where the NHL Detroit Red Wings played their home games — the NAHL has evolved into a proven pathway for young adults between the ages of 16-20 to develop into outstanding collegiate and professional players while playing in some the nation's state-of-the art facilities.

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