Parks and Recreation

Recreation Services Director
Amy Markle


Richfield Community Center
7000 Nicollet Avenue, Richfield, MN 55423
P 612-861-9385 | F 612-861-9388
711 MN Relay Service

Business Hours
Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
(closed on Federal and State holidays) 

Upcoming Permitted Events

The Recreation Services Department considers special event permit applications for larger events in the parks. Approved special events for 2023 are listed below, so visitors and neighbors are aware of what's happening in the park on these dates.

Hope in Motion 5K
Sunday, June 4, 8:00-9:30 am
Veterans Park
(6335 Portland Ave)
Park trails will be in heavy use.

Best Buy 5K
Thursday, June 29, 8:00-9:30 am
Donaldson Park
(7434 Humboldt Ave)
Park trails and adjacent neighborhood roads will be used (course map)

Sunday, October 7, 8:00-11:00 am
Donaldson Park
(7434 Humboldt Ave)
Park trails and adjacent neighborhood roads will be used (course map)

2023 Spring/Summer Recreation Program Guide (April through August)
ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR SPRING/SUMMER PROGRAMS OPENS MONDAY, MARCH 13, 9:00 AM, AT or in person/by phone at each program location:
Community Center, Wood Lake Nature Center , or the Ice Arena).

Many program, event, and facility descriptions in the brochure are listed in English and Spanish. We also keep up-to-date information in Spanish at

¡El registro para programas!
Aquí se puede encontrar información en español acerca de programas y eventos para niños y familias. O también se puede bajar un folleto más corto mostrando algunos programas y eventos de destaco en español.

Online Registration for Programs & Events
We recently updated our online registration system. If you have been a customer with Richfield Recreation in the past, visit, click Sign In and Forgot Password.

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).