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.

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.

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.

  1. Adaptive Recreation
  2. Adult Programs & Events
  3. Community Events
  4. Employment & Volunteer Opportunities
  5. Youth Programs, Events, & Activities