Richfield: a Nearby Destination for Affordable Summer Fun
Looking for some fun this summer? Richfield might have just what you’re looking for, with parks, pools, music, food and even a wilderness adventure. Richfield’s parks have a lot to offer.
Head south on Portland Avenue. Just past the Crosstown, turn left at 64th Street into the vast green space which is Veterans Memorial Park. There you’ll find Wheel Fun Rentals, a playground with equipment for climbing and a snack shack with a 10-hole mini golf course. Rent a golf club for a $9-game ($2 cheaper for those younger than 11, older than 62 and members of the military), and after that, grab one of the take-out restaurant’s excellent malts, cones or pizzas.
The mini golf course has just been renovated, adding some realistic features and making it accessible for disabled mini golf players. The course is shaded, with fountains and “ancient rock formations” installed between the greens.
“It’s a great location for dates, for kids and for families,” said Rachel Rademacher, the location manager. “And the ice cream is really good. We have a new combo special with a pizza, two drinks and two cones for $19.
“And you can rent bikes and ride them all around the park. Some bikes can fit up to six people.”
Sit on the patio with your meal, or if it’s raining, take a seat at a picnic table under the picnic shelter, except Saturday mornings throughout the summer, from 7 a.m. until noon, when up to 20 vendors, many who travel to the metro from faraway farms, sell their wares at the Richfield Farmers Market.
Written by Stephanie Fox