Richfield is a first-ring suburb to Minneapolis. Richfield offers homes which are located close to over 20 parks, a nature preserve, one of the first municipal nature centers in Minnesota, two full size indoor skating rinks, and one of the best 4th of July fireworks displays in Minneapolis. Even lying as it does in the middle of an urban area (only ten minutes away by freeway from downtown Minneapolis), Richfield retains a small town flavor. The pace is easy, the streets are clean, City government is accessible, and community spirit runs high. Strong residential neighborhoods, an excellent public school system, an established infrastructure and amenities like Wood Lake Nature Center make it a community attractive to all ages.