Parks, Trails, & Recreation

There is no shortage of places to go or things to do in Golden Valley. From our bountiful parks and nature areas to our recreation programs, there's something for everyone.

Winterfest for Jan 24, 2024 is canceled

Places To Go

Fifteen percent of Golden Valley (more than 1,035 acres) is dedicated to parks and open space, and the City maintains nearly 50 miles of trails, as well as numerous ball fields, courts, and activity areas. City parks are open from sunrise to 10 pm daily.

Based on the accessibility of City parks and trails as well as additional factors, the National Parkinson Federation of Minnesota has designated Golden Valley a Parkinson Friendly Community. Learn more by viewing our Parkinson Friendly Community page.

Program Fee Assistance

Fee assistance is available to residents of Golden Valley for most recreational programs, classes, and events sponsored by Golden Valley Parks & Recreation. For more information view the Fee Assistance Application (PDF) or call the Parks & Recreation office at 763-512-2345.

Golden Valley Adaptive Recreation

The City of Golden Valley offers adaptive programming that encourages socialization and fun with peers. 

For more information, contact the Recreation Coordinator Maddy Champa at 763-512-2341 or email at

REACH for Resources

The City of Golden Valley is a member of an eight-city cooperative agreement that provides leisure services through REACH (Recreation, Education, Advocacy, Counseling, and Health) for Resources, Inc. REACH serves individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. Services include information and referral, advocacy, and counseling. Programs include social/recreation groups, support groups, and education classes (register online).

Other Adaptive Agencies

Northwest Community Support Program

The Northwest Community Support Program is a free service provided by Hennepin County for Adults with a serious mental illness. The Northwest Community Support Program is located at:
5510 West Broadway
Crystal, MN 55428

Call 612-752-8300 for more information.

Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute

The Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute offers programs for people with physical disabilities of all ages and abilities, including social activities and competitive and recreational sports. Call 612-775-2277, email Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute, or visit the Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute website for more information.

Things To Do

Golden Valley's Parks & Recreation Department provides a variety of recreation programs for people of all ages. For an overview of seasonal programming, view current and past Parks & Recreation Activities Catalogs.