News By Category: Parks and Recreation

Due to lingering COVID concern, Golden Valley Parks & Recreation is unable to stage its popular Puppet Wagon shows in City parks this summer. The quick transition into reopening did not allow for time to staff the program, and the City deemed it not ideal to have staff in the small confined workspace of the Puppet Wagon. The City looks forward to bringing puppet shows back to Golden Valley parks in 2022. Read More

The Golden Valley Parks and Recreation Department’s Mini US Open has been postponed to September 2021 in hopes of having less COVID-19 health and safety restrictions at that time. Read More

Do you know any responsible teenagers ages 16+ looking for summer work? Have them apply for a Golden Valley Parks and Recreation position to oversee a wide variety of summer programs. Read More

Start summer off on the right foot with the four-week Step To It Challenge. The free program runs May 1-28 and is open to everyone. Read More

The Schaper Park Challenge Course encourages active lifestyles, and the all-inclusive play area makes it possible for families of all ability levels to enjoy the park. Recently, some park visitors have been misusing the play structures causing them to break. Read More

The City of Golden Valley Parks & Recreation Department recently received two Awards of Excellence from the Minnesota Recreation and Parks Association (MRPA), for its work in 2020. Read More

Application deadlines have been extended for many seasonal jobs with the City. Don’t miss your chance to apply and work for the City of Golden Valley this summer. Read More

The City has recently received multiple reports of turkeys causing issues throughout Golden Valley, and it wants to ensure residents that it is following all guidelines and requirements of its Turkey Management Plan. Residents can also do their part by not feeding wild turkeys. Read More

Break out your tennis shoes, because registration for Step to it starts April 1. The free program offered by Hennepin County runs May 1-28 and is open to anyone. Read More

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. This includes several privately-owned properties open to public use under special partnerships between the City and property owner. One such property, the General Mills Research Nature Area, provides 1.36 miles of trail for public use in Golden Valley’s northwest corner. Read More