Parks & Recreation
- Are parks open?
- Are the beaches open?
- Are the playgrounds open?
- Are the bathrooms open?
- Can I still register for recreation programs?
- Which recreation amenities are closed?
- What safety procedures are in place for in-person programming?
- Will I get a refund if I cannot attend a program I've already registered for?
- Can I still have my shelter reservation at a park? Can I reserve a shelter?
The Parks & Recreation department strives to provide exceptional parks, trails and recreational opportunities. We offer 62 parks, 118.4 miles of pedestrian and bike trails and diverse recreational opportunities for all ages.
With all Lakeville has to offer, it’s no wonder so many special events take place in its parks and recreational facilities.
Limited Park Amenities to Reopen in Lakeville
May 6: The Lakeville City Council held discussions and a vote about specific park amenities during its regularly scheduled meeting Monday, May 4. As a result, the City will be opening a limited number of park facilities, with proper social distancing guidelines and recommendations. Those include tennis courts, four of six pickleball courts, disc golf, mini golf and playgrounds.
It is recommended that everyone follow proper social distancing, not crowd on courts, gather at venues, and ensure they use hand sanitizer when appropriate, while taking extra precautions to continue following guidance provided by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). If you are feeling sick or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, please stay home and do not use the park amenities.
Portable restrooms will be placed in our parks with additional units and cleaning services at the high use parks. Permanent restrooms at the following parks have re-opened: Antlers, Aronson, King, Steve Michaud and Valley Lake.
The Council believes that park users can use facilities safely and with proper caution, if they choose, by taking personal responsibility for their well-being. The guidance continues to be no gatherings of 10 or more people and to continue social distancing and reduce activities for our higher-risk older adult population and those with underlying medical conditions. Our Community Service Officers will be available to continue assisting in coaching and educating the public.
We continue to evaluate our community events and facilities. Check back to this website for the latest updates.
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