Medina is a city abounding in natural beauty and recreation. There are many natural resources accessible to our residents and visitors from the Lake Independence boat launch and Medina Lake’s boardwalk to Hamel Legion Park’s playground and ball fields. Click on the links to the left for details on each park.
Friends of the Park Program
The City of Medina’s Friends of the Park Program is a community effort organized to beautify, clean and maintain the City’s parks and open spaces for the benefit and enjoyment of present and future generations. Participants can become “Friends of the Park” by cleaning up garbage and litter, planting flowers, shrubs or trees, removing noxious weeds from these areas, or conducting other City approved park projects.
If you are interested in participating in the program and becoming a “Friend of the Park”, fill out an application and return it to Medina City Hall, 2052 County Road 24, Medina, MN 55340. If you have any questions contact Jodi Gallup at 763-473-8850 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Area Recreation & Athletics
The City’s trail system consists of a combination of city, county, regional, and private trails. Most of the City’s proposed trails have yet to be developed. The City is acquiring dedications and easements as development occurs. County trails are located along CR 24 and CR 19 and also include an extensive multi-use trail system within the Morris T. Baker Regional Park Reserve.
Athletic & Ball Field Use
The athletic fields within the City of Medina are provided for the recreational pursuits of Medina residents. The City of Medina’s goal is to maximize the use of all park venues, while preserving the park assets, as well as insuring all local users an opportunity to use the City’s facilities. Rules and regulations concerning the proper use of the facilities are established to ensure that the quality of the fields is sustained. Ball fields and the multi-purpose athletic field require a permit for users intending to reserve fields for team practice, games, and tournament usage.
- Ball Field & Recreational Field Permit Application
- Fee Schedule for Field Rental (scroll to the last two pages of the city fee schedule to find athletic field rental fees)
- City’s Recreational Field Use Policy
- Schedule for Ball Field Reservations
The Hamel Athletic Club provides youth baseball programs to Medina residents as well as to residents of surrounding cities. Hamel Baseball registration is now open for the 2016 season.
The Hamel Hawks are part of an amateur adult baseball league called the “Central Ridge Baseball League” which includes teams from Hamel, Elk River, Albertville, Monticello, Ramsey and Rogers.
The Pine Tar Academy uses the Hamel fields each fall. The Pine Tar Academy is an athlete skills development business, focusing on the sport of baseball.
Are you looking to introduce tennis to your child or wanting to increase their skill level? Steve and Carrie Agre are offering beginner, intermediate and match play tennis lessons for kids 6 years to high school at Hamel Legion Park (3200 Mill Drive). Take one week or sign up for all 5 weeks. For more information call Steve or Carrie Agre at 763-447-8811 or 763-447-8837.
Baker National Golf Course – is approximately 336 acres in size and is included in the Morris T Baker regional park. Many residents use this course and it is regarded as one of the best public courses in the Metro Area. It also has winter recreational activities including, skiing, snowshoing and a sliding hill. It is National Audubon certified golf course because of its wildlife-friendly management.
Medina Golf and County Club – is a 225 acre private golf course in the north eastern section of the City.
Spring Hill Golf Club – is a private golf course located primarily in the City of Orono.