Parks and Recreation

Following the safety guidance of the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) to slow the spread of COVID-19, all recreation facilities are closed and all in-person, staff-led programming is suspended until further notice. Walking trails at Wood Lake Nature Center will remain open. Please refer to the City's Facebook page for announcements about self-guided and virtual programming.

Recreation Services Director
Amy Markle



Richfield Community Center
7000 Nicollet Avenue, Richfield, MN 55423
P 612-861-9395 | F 612-861-9388
711 MN Relay Service         
Business Hours (currently closed to the public due to COVID-19)
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
(closed on Federal and State holidays) 

Program Status Update

The City of Richfield continues to monitor the situation surrounding the pandemic in order to protect the health and safety of our community and staff. Richfield is following the guidance of the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) on implementing community measures to help slow the spread of COVID-19, including the order from Governor Walz to put a pause on adult and youth sports. As a result, the City will be closing its recreational facilities . Indoor programming will not be offered and all rentals and reservations will be cancelled.

The closures impact the upcoming City activities and reservations:

  • All athletic programming at the Richfield Ice Arena will be cancelled.
  • All recreational programming at Wood Lake Nature Center will be cancelled.
  • The indoor programming at the Richfield Community Center will be cancelled including the Richfield Farmer’s Market.
  • Outdoor rink reservations will not be accepted at this time; warming houses will be closed.

The community has been following COVID-19 safety guidance when using these facilities, but conditions have changed so much that those plans are no longer sufficient. Because the pandemic continues to evolve, the reopening of facilities will be reevaluated on an ongoing basis and with guidance from MDH.

When using outdoor rinks or taking part in activities in Richfield parks, please remember to follow these important safety guidelines: stay home if you are sick, maintain at least 6 feet of distance from others, wear a mask when close person-to-person interaction is possible, avoid large group gatherings, avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

The City of Richfield Recreation Services Department will be announcing new virtual programs and self-guided opportunities, please monitor the City website and social media for more information. All Richfield parks will remain open.

Online Registration for Programs & Events
If you are an existing customer and haven't reset your password in the new system, follow the instructions on the main registration page.

Our Mission & Vision
To provide enriching health, leisure, and educational experiences for members of the community, maintain quality parks and facilities that improve quality of life for residents, and to enhance the value of the community for people who live, work, visit, and do business in Richfield.

Parks Master Plan
Updated over a two-year period in 2017-2018 with input from residents, Community Services Commission members, and staff, the Parks Master Plan provides a roadmap for future projects and improvements.

Public Advisory Boards
Recreation Services Department staff members serve as staff liaisons to two Council advisory Commissions: the Community Services CommissionFriendship City Commission, and the Arts Commission.  Recreation Staff also works with a number of subcommittees of the CSC, project task forces, neighborhood groups and fundraising boards (such as the Friends of Wood LakeHonoring All Veterans Memorial, Inc. and the Senior Advisory Board).