Passport Program

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What is the Passport Program?
Passport is a program that enables people to participate in City of Richfield Recreation programs who may otherwise be unable, due to financial constraints.  To apply, complete the application and return to the Community Center, 7000 Nicollet Ave.

How Does the Program Work?
Participants may use their Passport card to receive discounts on the following programs: 

  • Richfield Older Adult programs 
  • Richfield Recreation programs 
  • Wood Lake Nature Center programs 
  • Richfield Ice Arena programs 
  • Richfield Outdoor Pool passes 
  • Richfield Youth Athletics (each association determines their own discount)

Participants may use up to $75 per person in discounts for Richfield Recreation Services programs (Community Center, Recreation and Wood Lake).  Other participating agencies will set their own discount limits;  consult with them if you have any questions.  Some programs may not be eligible for a discount; please inquire about specific programs before registering.  YouthNet provides additional financial assistance. Please ask when you register. 

How Often Must I Apply? 
Each year, Passport participants must reapply for eligibility.

Why is the City Offering this Program?
It is the City’s belief that all people should be encouraged to participate in recreation programs; the City is committed to helping people overcome financial limitations that may make participation difficult.

Who’s Eligible to Participate in Passport?
To qualify, participants must be Richfield residents and must meet one of the following: 

  • Participation in Free or Reduced Lunch program through the Richfield School District. 
  • Eligibility to receive financial aid from Hennepin County. 
  • Eligibility to receive Social Security disability. 
  • A financial hardship that prevents full payment of a program fee.

How Do I Apply?
Fill out the form on this brochure and mail or fax to 
Richfield Recreation
7000 Nicollet Ave
Richfield, MN 55423
612-861-9388 (fax)

When your eligibility has been verified (usually within a week), you will receive a letter of notification and your Passport card. This card should be presented at the time of registration for any of the participating recreation
programs. For more information about the Passport program, please call Recreation Services at 612-861-9385.

Richfield READY Financial Assistance
Passport is not accepted for all programs, particularly field trips and events for which tickets are purchased.  For information about financial assistance for these programs, you may be eligible to receive Richfield READY assistance.  For more information, download the Richfield READY application.