In September 2015, the City and the 50th & France Business Association held the first “Open Streets on 50th” event, closing streets in the area to focus on non-motorized use of Edina’s streets. Organizers estimate nearly 9,000 people attended the four-hour event. More than 100 businesses, community organizations, service clubs and athletic associations provided food, entertainment, information and more. The mission of Open Streets on 50th is to get outside, get active and to make connections. Organizers are planning the second Open Streets on 50th for Sunday, Sept. 25.
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Open Streets on 50th
In 2015, City Council approved the Braemar Golf Course master plan. The plan left some golf course property to convert to park land for all residents to utilize for a variety of recreational pursuits. In May 2016, staff presented a preliminary proposal to add cross country ski trails and snow tubing with man-made snow at Braemar Park. Braemar Park has the potential to be a popular winter recreation area with tubing, sledding, walking, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, skijoring and fat tire biking on both man-made and natural snow, while utilizing the beauty and varied terrain of the park.
The City Council in May authorized a financial and trail feasibility study. The City hired Minnetonka-based engineering firm SEH to lead the study, along with Morton Trails and RRC. An open house for the public was held July 13 to solicit feedback on the project. Written comments are still being accepted.