Special Events

  1. Parks & Recreation


    Physical Address
    20195 Holyoke Avenue
    Lakeville, MN 55044

    Phone: 952-985-4600
    Fax: 952-985-4499


Fall Events



Haunted Forest


This annual Haunted Forest event includes a trick-or-treat maze, hayrides, puppet shows, and the haunted forest trail. Over 100 volunteers help with this event. Find out how your group can volunteer at this event.

"Who Done It?" Hike


Play Sherlock Holmes by collecting clues and solving the mystery while walking the trails at Ritter Farm Park during the "Who Done It?" Hike. When the end is near and you think you have it solved, you’ll have a chance to guess “who done it.”

Winter Events


Holidays at the Heritage Center

 
Santa's Secret Store is designed for children to purchase gifts for family and friends. Parents wait in the Holiday Bake Shop where they can purchase homemade holiday treats. Volunteers assist children with their purchases and gift wrapping. Find out how you can volunteer at this event. Don't forget to register kids for Cookies for Santa, happening during the event.

Letter from Santa and Phone Calls from the North Pole

 
With your help, a personal letter from Santa Claus can be arranged for your child. You can also have Mrs. Claus, Santa or the Elves to call your house. Register online or download a registration packet (PDF).

Youth Ice Fishing Contest

Fish through one of the many holes cut through the ice at this annual event. This free family event is one your child will never forget. Participants should bring their own fishing equipment and bait. Prizes will be awarded.

Ritter Fest

Enjoy dog sled and snowmobile rides and try snowshoeing at Ritter Farm Park. Pre-registration is required for dog sledding.

Spring Events

 

Easter Egg Scramble & Breakfast 

We’ll enjoy Easter activities and then an egg-stra special egg hunt through downtown Lakeville businesses! Children must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration for adults and children is required. 

Free Family Fun Fest


Bring your family and friends to enjoy a night of fun and free activities. The Family Fun Fest offers a wide variety of events including inflatables, open ice skating, children's activities and a popular children's movie on the turf.

Summer Events


5K Trail Run


South of the River Recreators hosts this off-road trail run at Ritter Farm Park.

Family Campout Adventure


Take part in s'mores, games, and activities in a fun family campout setting at Casperson Park.

KayBiRu Kids Triathlon

 
This youth triathlon includes a 1/2-mile kayak leg starting from the beach at Antlers Park on Lake Marion, 2-mile bike ride loop, and 1-mile run.

Pan-O-Prog Beach Bash


Antlers Park hosts the annual Beach Bash for ages 11 to 14. Live DJ, dance, games, and freebies.

Pan-O-Prog Youth Play Day


This event includes live entertainment and a ping pong ball drop.

Pan-O-Prog Run - 1-Mile & 4-Mile


Run along the beautiful west side of Lake Marion. Pan-O-Prog Run race lengths include a 1-mile and a 4-mile run, and a half-mile Fun Run for kids.

Puppet Wagon

 
Kermie the Frog, Chuck the Bunny, Myron and the whole puppet crew are waiting to entertain Lakeville children this summer.

Story Walks in the Park


Invite family and friends to take a walk in the great outdoors and read from giant picture book pages at various parks.