Parks & Rec

Youth Activities

The City of Fridley offers a variety of programs and activities for children.  Click on the images below to see our current offerings for your kids.  For further information, please call 763-572-3570. 

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Fee Assistance for select activities is available for Fridley Residents on the Free/Reduced Lunch ProgramContact us for further information.

Recreation Office: 763-572-3570 - 6431 University Avenue NE

 

Youth Special Events

The City of Fridley offers a number of trips and special events throughout the year.  Trips are offered on most school-out days, and weekly throughout the summer.

Click here  for a PDF file containing more program details, call 763-572-3570 for further information.  To register online click here.

Summer Trips & Special Events

Date Grades K-3

                 Grades 4-7

June 15 Hyland Park & Cinema Grill Sky Zone Trampoline Park
June 22  Springbrook Nature Center & Canoeing Valleyfair
June 29 MN Zoo & IMAX Biking & Swimming at Elm Creek
July 6: 4th of July week. No trip, children will attend ROCKS classes on Wed.               
July 13 Wet & Wild Water Party Wet & Wild Water Party
July 27 Bunker Beach Bunker Beach
August 3 Nickel Jamboree Nickel Jamboree
August 10 Nickelodeon Universe Vertical Endeavors
August 17 Cascade Bay Cascade Bay

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Contact us:

Recreation Office: 763-572-3570 - 6431 University Avenue NE

Youth Program Coordinator:  763-572-3574 - 6431 University Avenue NE

Moore Lake Park & Beach

One of the most visited parks in Fridley - located just north of I694 on Highway 65 (Central Avenue). Moore Lake offers park users many opportunities for recreation and leisure activities. The beach is open mid-June through mid-August. The beach house has outdoor shower facilities and indoor restrooms for all to use during the swimming season. Outdoor restroom facilities are also located throughout the park. The park has five open-air picnic shelter which have  tables, grill and garbage receptacle. Electricity is not available at these shelters. Other ameneties include play equipment, tennis and basketball courts, sand volleyball courts, and two fishing piers.This is a great place to gather on a hot summer day.  Get Map

Skating Locations

The City of Fridley provides 12 general skating rinks and 7 hockey rinks throughout the city.  There will be one warming house facility located at Commons Park.  Hours are weekdays 3:00 - 9:00 p.m.; weekends, holidays and school-out days 12 noon - 9:00 p.m.; and Holidays (Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's) from 12 noon - 4:00 p.m.

 

The City of Fridley attempts to have safe, skateable ice available in mid-December; however, it requires 7 - 10 consecutive days of temperatures below 32 degrees while putting the water down to get a safe 3-4" layer of ice.  Please remember that warm conditions, freezing rain and even snow can slow down this process.

 

Cold Weather Guidelines

As a guideline for outdoor winter activities, we suggest cancelling your activities if the temperature is below 10 degrees Fahrenheit or there is a wind chill of -25 degrees.

 

LOCATION

GENERAL

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Briardale Park
6171 Rice Creek Dr.
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Commons Park
555 - 61st Avenue NE
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Flanery Park
1487 Onondaga Street
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Hackmann Park
1071 Hackmann Circle
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Hayes Elementary
615 Mississippi Street
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Logan Park
155 Logan Parkway
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Madsen Park
7358 - 73rd Avenue
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Ruth Circle Park
9160 Ashton Avenue
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Stevenson Elementary
6050 East River Road
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Summit Square Park
5201 Capitol Street
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Sylvan Hills Park
6205 Jupiter Drive
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Park Shelters

The City of Fridley issues park shelter permits to residents or organizations wishing to use picnic shelters at Moore Lake Beach, Commons Park, Flanery Park or Springbrook Nature Center. Fridley residents who submit a park Shelter Reservation Application between January 1st and February 28th will receive priority for the summer. Non-residents may begin reserving the facilities on March 1st. Rental fees (not including tax) for Fridley residents are $55 for an enclosed shelter at Flanery or Commons and $33 for an open-air shelter at Moore Lake. Visit our park facilities site to see where shelters are located within the parks.


Moore Lake Park & Beach

One of the most visited parks in Fridley - located just north of I694 on Highway 65 (Central Avenue). Moore Lake offers park users many opportunities for recreation and leisure activities. The beach is open mid-June through mid-August. The beach house has outdoor shower facilities and indoor restrooms for all to use during the swimming season. Outdoor restroom facilities are also located throughout the park. Each open-air picnic shelter has three tables, grill and garbage receptacle. Electricity is not available at these shelters. This is a great place to gather on a hot summer day.  Get Map


Commons Park

Centrally located at 555-61st Avenue NE, Commons offer a variety of year-round recreation and leisure opportunities. This facility is located near the Fridley Middle School, Fridley High School and Fridley Community Center. Athletic facilities include soccer fields, football fields, softball/baseball fields, and lighted tennis courts. The City's largest children's playground is located at this park. In the winter Commons offers a large sliding hill, a warming house, hockey rinks and a skating oval for general skating. The enclosed picnic shelter also has an attached open-air shelter - ideal for all weather conditions. It has indoor restroom facilities, running water, heat and electricity. Inside capacity is approximately 30. Grill and waste receptacles are available. Get Map


Flanery Park

Flanery Park is located at 1487 Onondaga Street in the northeast portion of the City. It has an enclosed picnic shelter with indoor restroom facilities, electricity, heat and running water. The park also has play equipment, a ball diamond, basketball court and lighted tennis courts. Get Map

Sprinbrook Nature Center

Springbrook Nature Center offers a variety of year-round opportunities to bring you closer to nature. Enjoy three miles of hiking trails through the forests of trees, past prairies and through the wetlands with floating boardwalks. Inside the Interpretive Center, you can get a close-up look at live snakes, frogs, fish and more! Let the City of Fridley Springbrook Nature Center be your choice for a family adventure to learn about and enjoy the beauty and diversity of nature. Springbrook is located at 100 - 85th Avenue NE (near Northtown Shopping Center).  Get Map

Facilities

The City maintains 38 city parks totaling 316 acres of land, which include amenities such as baseball, football and soccer fields; softball diamonds; basketball and tennis courts; outdoor skating rinks; playground

equipment; and picnic shelters. We have a complete list of parks and facilities listing addresses and amenities for you to view. You can also visit our park system map to locate a park near you.

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Participant Code of Conduct

All participants are expected to exhibit appropriate behavior at all times while participating, being a spectator, or attending any program or activity conducted or sponsored by the City of Fridley Parks & Recreation Department. The following guidelines are designed to provide safe and enjoyable activities for all participants:

1. Show respect to all participants and program staff.

2. Take direction from program staff/supervisors.

3. Refrain from using abusive or foul language.

4. Refrain from causing bodily harm to self, other participants, or program staff/supervisors.

5. Refrain from damaging equipment, supplies, and facilities.

Failure to follow these rules may result in a suspension of participation. The City of Fridley Parks & Recreation Department strives to make your participation fun-filled, rewarding, educational and safe. Thank you for your cooperation.

 

Bike Trails

The Anoka County Park System contains miles upon miles of trails thoughout the county -- many in Fridley.  Enjoy the trail system year-round! Paved trails are designed for bicycling, rollerblading, jogging, and hiking. Limestone aggregate trails are designed for bicycling, jogging, and hiking. The natural surface trails are for hiking/jogging only (no bicycles).

For information on trails in a specific park, please visit the Anoka County Parks web site.

Below is a link to the Anoka County Bike Map. The map was created in collaboration with local municipalities and the Anoka County TMO. It shows all local and regional trails in Anoka County.
 

SNC Volunteer Opportunities

VolunteersSpringbrook Nature Center is a thriving facility due, in large part, to the tireless hours put in by our faithful volunteers. Without volunteers, this nature center and its events would not be as much fun, or as successful. Below is a list of the many tasks and skills we need help with through the year.  Click on the button below for a volunteer application.
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Publicity & Outreach Events
*             distribute flyers for events & programs
*             staff informational booths at outreach events
*             technical help with website & electronic media
*             design promotional materials 

Events

*             planning/coordination
*             set up/clean up
*             parking attendants
*             registration
*             refreshments/food tent
*             pickup/delivery of items
*             prop/costume making
*             station acting/entertainment

 Land Management

*             remove exotic species
*             litter pick up
*             weed landscaped areas
*             bird feeding area maintenance
*             habitat restoration

 Maintenance help

*             woodworking skills
*             electrical skills

Volunteer Recruiter

*             recruit and manage volunteers for events

 Office Assistant

*             run errands and do odd jobs
*             assist with mailings
*             answer phones
*             weekend desk attendant

 Exhibit Animal Care

*             feeding exhibit animals
*             cage cleaning
*             animal exercise
*             aquarium care/revitalization

 Interpretive Tasks

*             program assistant
*             exhibit room supervisor
*             exhibit upkeep/upgrades

 Birding

*             bluebird trail monitors
*             bird banding research
*             project feederwatch

 Other

  • photography, painting, etc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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