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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Below is a list of frequently asked questions pertaining to the Parks and Recreation Department.

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  • Adult Athletics

    • How can I find out if my game is canceled due to weather?

    • How can I join an adult athletics league?

    • Where can I find an item that I lost in an Eden Prairie City park or at the Eden Prairie Community Center?

  • Art Center

    • Where can I find an item that I lost in an Eden Prairie City park or at the Eden Prairie Community Center?

    • Where can I find information about the Art Center?

  • Community Center

    • Can I host a birthday party at the Community Center?

    • Can I pay my Community Center membership up front for a year?

    • Can I rent a meeting room at the Community Center?

    • Can I suspend my membership if I go away for the winter?

    • Do I have to be an Eden Prairie resident to use the Community Center or become a member?

    • Does the Community Center offer insurance reimbursement programs?

    • How can I pay for my Community Center membership?

    • How do I view my membership visits and billing receipts?

    • Is there an extra fee to add someone to my membership?

    • What are the Community Center membership rates and benefits?

    • When becoming a Community Center member, am I required to sign an agreement?

    • Where can I find an item that I lost in an Eden Prairie City park or at the Eden Prairie Community Center?

    • Why do I have to pay an enrollment fee to become a Community Center member?

  • Community Center Room Rentals

    • Am I allowed to arrive early to decorate?

    • Am I allowed to decorate the room I have rented?

    • Am I allowed to play music at my event?

    • Am I allowed to serve alcohol at my event?

    • Are outlets available in all of the rooms?

    • Are there any restrictions regarding candles at birthday celebrations?

    • Can I rent the Prairie Play Zone?

    • Can I tour the room before making a decision?

    • How are the rooms arranged?

    • How do I gain access to my room rental the day of the event?

    • How do I secure a Community Center room reservation?

    • Is there a list of approved caterers which must be used?

    • What are the room rental restrictions, set up times and clean up requirements?

    • What is included with my room rental?

    • What is the Community Center room rental cancellation policy?

    • Where can I find an item that I lost in an Eden Prairie City park or at the Eden Prairie Community Center?

  • Community Events

    • Does the City set hours for trick or treating on Halloween?

    • How can I find out if a community event is canceled due to weather?

    • Where can I find a calendar of upcoming events and meetings?

    • Where can I find an item that I lost in an Eden Prairie City park or at the Eden Prairie Community Center?

    • Where can I find information about the Eden Prairie Players?

    • Where can I view a schedule of children's performances at Staring Lake Amphitheatre?

    • Where can I view a schedule of musical performances at the Staring Lake Amphitheatre?

  • Community Gardens

    • Am I allowed to use pesticides or weed killer?

    • Are bathrooms available at all Community Garden sites?

    • Can I find out who is gardening next to me?

    • Can I request a specific garden plot, or a specific area within the garden?

    • Do I need to put up a fence around my garden plot?

    • Does the City provide equipment or seeds?

    • How can I be added to the wait list for next year?

    • How can I rent a community garden plot?

    • How likely is it that I will get a community garden plot?

    • How many plots are available at each location?

    • How much does it cost to rent a garden plot?

    • Is there a type of plant that most gardeners grow?

    • Is water available at all locations?

    • The garden next to me appears to be abandoned. Can I take it over?

    • What community garden plot sizes are available?

    • What do most people grow at their community garden plot?

    • What if I don't like the size or location of the garden plot I've been assigned?

    • What if I only want Pioneer Park community garden plot?

    • What is a community garden?

    • When am I notified of my Community Garden plot location?

    • When can I start planting in my Community Garden plot?

    • When do I need to clean up my garden?

    • When is my check cashed or my credit card payment applied?

    • Where are Eden Prairie community garden plots located?

    • Where can I find information about renting a community garden plot?

    • Who are community gardeners?

    • Who can rent a community garden?

    • Who is considered a returning gardener?

    • Will my garden plot be tilled?

  • Outdoor Center

    • Where can I find an item that I lost in an Eden Prairie City park or at the Eden Prairie Community Center?

    • Where can I find information about the Outdoor Center?

    • Where can I find more information about the Staring Lake Observatory?

  • Park Facilities

    • Where can I find a list of parks and park amenities in Eden Prairie?

    • Where can I find a map of walking and biking trails in Eden Prairie?

    • Where can I find an item that I lost in an Eden Prairie City park or at the Eden Prairie Community Center?

    • Where can I find information about dog parks in Eden Prairie?

    • Where can I find information about groomed ski trails in Eden Prairie?

    • Where can I find information about outdoor skating rinks in Eden Prairie?

    • Where can I find information about renting a park facility for private use?

    • Where can I find information about the Staring Lake Sledding Hill?

    • Where can I find more information about the Staring Lake Observatory?

  • Park Facility Rentals

    • Am I allowed to serve alcohol?

    • Are outlets available?

    • Are there any restrictions to cooking at my park facility rental site?

    • Are there restrictions regarding candles, flames or decorations?

    • Can I choose my own caterer or must I choose from a list of approved caterers?

    • Can I get a refund for my park facility reservation if the weather is poor?

    • Can I reserve an athletic field such as a baseball diamond, soccer field, and tennis or volleyball court?

    • Can I schedule a tour of a site before making a reservation?

    • Can I use a propane or electrical heating device at my park facility rental?

    • Can we have a DJ or band play at our event?

    • How are the rental sites arranged?

    • How do I secure a park facility reservation?

    • How late can my guests and I stay at the facility?

    • Is sound equipment available for rent at any of the park facilities?

    • Is the park facility site heated or air conditioned?

    • What are the rental rates? Is there a security or a damage deposit?

    • What are the requirements for the use of tents at parks?

    • What are the restrictions, set-up times and clean-up requirements for a park facility rental?

    • What is included in my rental?

    • What is the cancelation policy for park facility rentals?

    • What types of tables and chairs are available with my park facility rental?

    • Where can we park our vehicles or large cooking devices?

    • Who will be my contact and how will I get into my rental site?

  • Park Maintenance

    • How can I volunteer to help clean up a City park?

    • Who handles snow removal on sidewalks and trails?

  • Park Property

    • What regulations apply to park land abutting my private property lines?

    • Who handles snow removal on sidewalks and trails?

  • Program Registration

  • Senior Center

    • Where can I find an item that I lost in an Eden Prairie City park or at the Eden Prairie Community Center?

    • Where can I find information about the Senior Center?