Parks & Recreation

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 to the pickleball courts at Hunter Lions Park.  Click on the links to the left for details on each park.

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 101, CR 116, CR 24, and CR 19 and also include an extensive multi-use trail system within the Morris T. Baker Regional Park Reserve.

Community Programs

Medina residents have access to community education programming, lessons, sports, camps, arts, youth & adult enrichment programs, and more through the area school districts, Three Rivers Park District, and non-profit organizations.

Additionally, residents can enroll in area cities’ programming at a non-resident rate or take advantage of area businesses* that provide youth programs, lessons, and adult fitness:

*Email to inquire about getting your business added to this list.

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 ensuring 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.


The Hamel Athletic Club provides youth baseball programs to Medina residents as well as to residents of surrounding cities. Hamel Baseball registration typically opens in mid-January for the spring season. Please visit for more information and to register.

Orono Baseball provides youth baseball programs to Medina residents living within the Orono school district.

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.


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). For more information visit their website at: or 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.


First Tracks Ski Scholarships – Three Rivers Park District

To help everyone experience downhill skiing and snowboarding, Three Rivers Park District offers a scholarship program at Hyland Hills Ski Area called First Tracks. People who are enrolled in a county, state or federal economic assistance program qualify, and we also offer scholarships to schools and agencies serving youth with financial need. Individuals/families and groups who are interested can visit and click on the Fee Assistance link.

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.

Friends of the Park Program Description

Friends of the Park Program Application

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 Lisa DeMars at 763-473-8852 or by email at