Parks, Trails & Recreation

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.

Golden Valley's Parks & Recreation Division provides a variety of recreation programs for people of all ages and administers the use of the City's parks and other recreation facilities.

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).

Things To Do

+ Adaptive Recreation

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 here).

Other Adaptive Agencies

Northwest Community Support Program

A free service provided by Hennepin County for Adults with a serious mental illness. Located at 5510 West Broadway in Crystal. Call 612-752-8300 for more information.

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, or visit for more information.

+ Adult Programs & Activities

+ Community Events

Places To Go:

+ Find A Park Or Amenity (Map)

+ Seasonal Off-Leash Pet Areas

+ Trail/Sidewalk/Street Map

illustration of park and rec in Golden Valley