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Recreational opportunities abound in Woodbury. The park system features 3,000 acres of dedicated park land, 40 community and neighborhood parks, and a swimming beach. The city's municipal golf course, Eagle Valley, opened in 1998. Woodbury also operates Bielenberg Sports Center, which is one of the largest multiuse sports centers in the state, serving the community and region with high-quality indoor and outdoor facilities, including a 90,000-square-foot indoor field house, two indoor ice arenas, an outdoor refrigerated recreational ice skating rink, 36 outdoor athletic fields and a splash pad water feature. It is home to three local high school hockey teams and Madison’s Place, the Twin Cities East Metro’s first completely handicapped accessible inclusive playground.

In September 2002, the Central Park facility opened in the City Center area. The indoor park is the central space linking the R.H. Stafford (Washington County) Library on one end and the Southeast Area YMCA on the other end. Central Park houses Lookout Ridge indoor playground as well as School District 833's Early Childhood Family Education program.

Woodbury is the home of major employers, such as The Hartford, Assurant, Target.com, Fidelity National Information Systems, EcoWater Systems, Long Term Care Group, and Dean Foods, plus many smaller businesses and retail shopping enterprises. Woodbury is also home to Woodwinds Health Campus, which is anchored by a full-service acute care hospital.

Woodbury's greatest asset, however, is the people who live and work here. Hundreds of residents volunteer in city-sponsored programs and on advisory boards; many more take an active role in community life by donating their time through local churches, schools, civic and youth groups, and other organizations.