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Parks are open and we hope you are able to get out and recreate responsibly. You must follow proper social distancing guidelines, including not crowding on courts or gathering at venues, and using hand sanitizer when appropriate. If you are feeling sick or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, stay home and do not use the park amenities. Refer to the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines for social distancing.
Orchard Lake and Antlers Park beaches are open to the public. Please abide by all social distancing guidelines to ensure we are able to keep this amenity open for our residents during the remainder of the summer. Drinking fountains and restrooms are closed, portable restrooms are available. Bring personal hand sanitizer and water.
For the safety of you and your guests, we ask that you adhere to the COVID-19 Outdoor Recreation, Facilities and Public Guidelines as outlined by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and Minnesota Department of Health.
Currently playgrounds are open. Playgrounds are not sanitized - play at your own risk. Social distancing is required including maintaining a distance of 6 feet from anyone that does not live in your household and limiting the number of individuals playing at one time.
As we enter the summer months, the Mayor and City Council felt that easing some restrictions might allow park users, if they chose, to conduct a few open-air activities by taking personal responsibility for their well-being.
Portable restrooms will be placed in our parks with additional units and cleaning services at the high use parks. Permanent restrooms are not be open at this time.
We are currently registering for many of our summer programs. Additionally, there are a number of new programs available to help keep you active at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. These new options include both virtual classes and kits that can be completed at home. We are currently adapting our summer schedule; if a program is canceled due to COVID-19 you will not be able to register for that program online. If you have a question about a program, contact us at 952-985-4600.
The Heritage Center, Lakeville Area Arts Center and Lakeville Arenas are closed. Permanent restrooms are also closed at this time. Portable restrooms will be placed in our parks with additional units and cleaning services at the high use parks.
Lakeville Parks & Recreation strives to make your experience as safe and fun as possible.
Please take a few moments to read through a series of new procedures as noted below for our participants that have recently been implemented. If you are participating in multiple programs, keep in mind that procedures may evolve based on current recommendations. The procedures outlined below cover the majority of the programs offered, however, specific policies may be outlined for some programs in a welcome letter you would receive prior to the start of the program.
Please discuss these procedures with the participant enrolled. If you have any questions regarding this program, contact our office at 952-985-4600.
Currently our programs are canceled through May 31, 2020. The City is monitoring the COVID-19 situation and if a program is canceled we will contact participants via email. Refunds will be issued via the original form of payment.
We understand that times are uncertain right now, and if you decide to withdraw from a program due to COVID-19 you will be refunded for any program scheduled through August 31, 2020. We understand that it is hard to know how you will feel in future weeks as recommendations are continuously changing. Contact us at 952-985-4600 if you need to make a cancelation or have additional questions. We request a minimum of 48 hours advance notice of cancelations whenever possible.
Read our COVID-19 Refund Policy (PDF) for more information.
Existing shelter reservations are being honored. You must follow social distancing guidelines while utilizing shelters. We are currently taking new reservations beginning July 1, 2020 for the remainder of the year. Refer to the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines for social distancing.