All About Edina
Situated immediately southwest of Minneapolis in Hennepin County, Edina has a population of 47,941. It is a first-ring suburb known for its shopping and dining, its parks and recreational facilities and the excellent quality of life for residents.Edina is just a few minutes’ drive from downtown Minneapolis and easily reachable from multiple highways and freeways. The City is conveniently divided into four sections by Minnesota State Highways 62 and 100. Metro Transit offers bus service to parts of Edina. Source
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Things To Do In Edina:
Come Spend A Day In Edina!
Whether you’re looking for a garden to stroll through, an ice rink to skate on or a course to play golf, Edina has a place for that. The City operates and maintains nearly 40 parks and recreational facilities including a dozen warming houses. Planning an event? Reserve or rent space at some of our facilities.
Our mission is to build a vibrant community by fostering common bonds, nurturing talent and creating venues for expressing and appreciating art and culture in Edina.
The Edina Art Center provides the community with a place to view exciting exhibitions, enjoy artistic and cultural events and a place to learn how to express their creativity through art-making.
Explore the Margaret Foss Gallery and view the Gallery Exhibition Schedule . Purchase hand-crafted artwork created by local and regional artists in the Clark Gift Shop. Let your creative wings soar and participate in a class. We offer classes and workshops for youth and adults. Become a member and enjoy the benefits of Membership including discounts on classes and supplies. Source
Education in Edina
About Edina Public Schools
Edina Public Schools is a nationally recognized suburban public school district serving approximately 8,500 students. The District includes six elementary schools (gr. K-5), two middle schools (gr. 6-8), and one high school (gr. 9-12). The District also includes the award winning Early Learning Center, providing early learning opportunities for children age 0-5 and their families, and Community Education Services providing programs and services for learners of all ages, from birth through age 85+. Edina Public Schools serves a large portion of the City of Edina, a first-tier Minneapolis suburb of approximately 47,900 residents.
Mission and Values
The mission of the Edina Public Schools, working in partnership with the family and the community, is to educate all individuals to be responsible, lifelong learners who possess the skills, knowledge, creativity, sense of self-worth, and ethical values necessary to thrive in a rapidly changing, culturally diverse, global society. Source
Historical Society of Edina:
Check out Edina’s Historical Society
The Society operates the Edina Historical Center at Frank Tupa Park, 4918 Eden Avenue The site includes two restored historic buildings: the one-room Cahill School built in 1864 and the Minnehaha Grange Hall built in 1879. The park and buildings are open by appointment and on special occasions. In addition, the Cahill School provides a living museum for elementary students who come daily during the school year to experience life in a turn-of-the-century country school.
The Society also operates a historic museum at Arneson Acres Park, 4711 West 70th Street. The museum is open 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays and by appointment. Displays cover topics such as the Edina Mill, archaeological exploration of the former Edina Mill and the history of Edina schools.
The Society holds meetings throughout the year that cover local and state history, antiques and pioneer handicrafts. Members of the Society are also available to speak in classrooms and at civic meetings. In addition, the group has prepared a slide and tape presentation as well as a new “History of Edina” video on the history of the City. Source
Edina’s Neighborhood Initiative
Check out Edina’s Neighborhood
Recognized Neighborhood Associations
Recognized neighborhood associations build community by organizing voluntary projects based on community interests, supporting other City programs, promoting social activities and ensuring neighborhood safety.
Adopt-a-Park is an Edina volunteer public service program that encourages Edina organizations and individuals to make significant contributions toward maintaining high-quality parks by keeping them litter free and identifying safety hazards.
The Edina Crime Prevention Fund supports several programs to help neighborhoods prevent crime including Neighbors Home Watch and Night to Unite.
Night to Unite
Edina neighborhoods join forces with communities statewide for the “Night to Unite” crime prevention event. Register your party and request a visit from the Edina Police or Fire Department.
Master Water Stewards
The new Master Water Stewards certifies and supports community leaders to install pollution prevention projects that educate community members, reduce pollutants from urban runoff, and allow more water to soak into the ground before running into storm sewer systems. Learn more including how to become a master steward here. Source
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