Going to the Dogs

 Article Nancy Renneke | Photography Genét Jean-Pierre  Dogs rule in this little corner of Eden Prairie. They exercise on nearby Three Rivers trails when they’re humoring humans with civilized runs and walks on leashes. They romp free-style at the off-leash park just down the street. They ponder life as a dog, gazing at lakes and wetlands while neighbor friends chat.…

The Magic of Children’s Theatre Company

 Article Alex Ramey | Photography Provided by Children's Theatre Company  Children and adults alike have heard tell of the wonderland that is the Children’s Theatre Company. The transformative Midwestern magic that teleports attendees is known far and wide - but those of us in Eden Prairie are lucky enough to live just a stone’s throw away.  Filling the role of…

Where the Pets Go

 Article Andy Stavast | Photography John Wagner  One of the benefits and true joys of publishing Eden Prairie Lifestyle is that occasionally I can write about something that I am particularly passionate about. Our August Pets and Kids issue allows just that. I would think all would agree that we are truly passionate about our children. We love kids! I…

Final Days of Summer Gardening

 Article Mary Walcker  Even though summer is winding down, your garden still needs attention. Here are some important tips for August gardening to keep it looking its best into fall and winter.  Water, water, water! Make sure everything is getting enough water, about an inch per week for most plants. The best time to water is always in the morning…

Hot Times in the Summer

 Article Nancy Renneke  Grab your sunscreen. Hydrate. And enjoy your Minnesota Summer! Try a game of disc golf or rent paddle boards at Bryant Lake Regional Park. Explore over 120 miles of Eden Prairie’s bike paths and hike the conservation area trails. Summer is also a fun time to explore different neighborhoods. These four “hot dates” take you just a…

Hiking the EP Trails

 Article Nora Johnson | Photography Tanner Chergosky  Lace up your hiking boots and explore over thirteen miles of nature trails that Eden Prairie has to offer.  Easy, moderate, and difficult trails can be taken at Richard T. Anderson Conservation Area, perfect for beginners and highly skilled hikers alike. Or enjoy scenic views at Edenbrook with two designated picturesque lookouts. Bringing the whole family…

Flowers

Full of beautiful colors and bright blooms, spring is a flower lover's dream come true. 

Where to Play A Round

 Article Jay Smith  As the spring sun melts away the remnants of another Minnesota winter and the once barren trees start to bud and lawns slowly begin to transform from brown to green, Minnesotans are called to the outdoors. For some, this means swapping out their tactical arctic gear for a lightweight fleece and (dare I say it?) a pair…

Summer Bucket List

 Article Cindy Mennenga  Summers in Minnesota are short-lived: To get the most out of summer this year, make a plan—a bucket list, if you will—of those activities you’d like to squeeze into this summer. You may discover some new favorites! We’ve assembled a list of suggestions to get you started.  Bryant Lake Regional Park

Men to Know

 Article Nancy Renneke  Mike Gruidl, Recently Retired Investment Broker  Mike and his wife, Cathy, raised two kids in Eden Prairie. Even when he was working as an investment broker, Mike dedicated countless hours volunteering in the community. In addition to serving as a leader in the local Lions Club, he organizes drives to collect and distribute winter gear, “energy packs”…