Oakdale Recreation Monthly News

February 2020

Spring 2020 Program Guide

New! Spring 2020 Program Guide

Get active with programs designed for your interests and never miss out on a special event in your community! Oakdale Recreation's program guide has something for everyone in the family to enjoy this Spring 2020. Get registered for the activities to fill your family's calendar with fun!


Family Fun Activities

Dog Sled Day`

Dog Sled Day

Saturday, February 29 | 10:30 AM  | Discovery Center
The Samoyed - not just another pretty face. Did you know that the Samoyed is a working dog, bred for sledding and herding reindeer? Join us as we welcome the Samoyed Association of Minneapolis - Saint Paul to the Discovery Center for Dog Sled Day. This free, informational program will include a meet and greet with the dogs. Limited spots for dog sled rides (age 12 and under) have all been reserved! You can still come for the information and meet the dogs!

Family Snowshoe Rental

Oakdale Nature Preserve Snowshoe Rental

Rates are $5 per person for a two hour rental during Discovery Center hours. Youth and adult sizes available.

Snow Sculpture Contest

Snow Sculpture Contest

Submit your snow sculpture now through March 31 | Oakdale Residents (Any address in Oakdale, MN 55128)

Winner receives a $100 Marcus Theaters Gift Card! Calling all creative Oakdale residents. Do you have what it takes to create the best snow sculpture in town? If so, head outside any time after a snowfall, and start constructing your masterpiece. All sculptures are judged on appearance, relative to the season’s theme. This year’s theme is “Everything Disney.”

Ice Skating Rinks

Ice Rinks

Northdale, Walton, and Eastside Parks

Rinks are scheduled to open late December and close the end of February (weather permitting).

Programs for the Kids

Story Time for Preschoolers

Preschooler Story Time: Things that Go

Wednesday, February 26 | 10:30 AM | Discovery Center

A librarian from the Oakdale Library will be visiting the Discovery Center for a special preschool story time! We will have fun talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing together.  We will focus on concepts such as counting, colors, sharing, emotions, patterns, and the alphabet. A simple craft will follow.  A free program recommended for developmental ages 0 to 5 and their grown-ups. Free. Please call 651-747-3860 to reserve your spot!

Curious Critters Club

Curious Critters Club (Ages 3 to 6)

Select Friday mornings | 9:30 – 11 AM | Discovery Center

Children participate in discussions, play games, watch DVDs, and create projects. Register one week prior to class! $8 per class.

  • Friday, February 14: Hibernation Happens
  • Friday, February 28: Ponds in Winter


Kidcreate Studio My Messy Valentine

Kidcreate Art Class (Ages 18 months to 6 years)

My Messy Valentine
Thursday, February 13 | 9:30 – 10:30 AM | Discovery Center

Join us for a Valentine’s Day gift making party. Let your young artist show their favorite Valentine how much they love them by getting messy! We'll throw and splatter paint on a canvas board to create a one-of-a-kind masterpiece. Nothing says “I love you” better than a hand-made gift! This is a great class for siblings to attend together. Children need to be accompanied at class by a caregiver. Register by February 6. $18 per child.

Activities for Adults

Indoor Market

Indoor Market

Saturdays, February 8 & 22 | 9 AM – 1 PM | Discovery Center

Over 20 local vendors offering a unique variety of items including baked goods, jams, cheeses, meats, canned goods, sweets, salsas, strudels, jewelry, micro greens, and much more! Check out the Community Booths to see what is happening locally, and enter your name for a chance to win the Vendors Variety Gift Basket. This is the vendors' way of saying thank you for supporting the community and local businesses.

Snowshoe, Sip and Sample

SOLD OUT! Valentine's Day Snowshoe, Sip and Sample (Ages 21+)

Friday, February 14 | 7 – 10 PM | Discovery Center

Celebrate Valentine's Day with a night of snowshoeing along a candlelit luminary trail, a vintage game room, prizes, music, food, beer and wine samples! Plenty of chocolate too. This event is great for friends, couples, or even if you are not a Hallmark Holiday supporter! Enjoy this community event that is always a seasonal favorite. Includes snowshoes, or bring your own. Register by February 1. $39 per person.


Discovery Center
ViniYoga is a therapeutic style of yoga which adapts to the needs of each student. Classes will include a blend of gentle yoga postures, breathing, and simple meditations to help the body build strength and flexibility while remaining steady and comfortable. Beginners are welcome as are those who have practiced yoga before and all students are encouraged to move at their own pace. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat.
Tuesday Morning Yoga
February 4 to March 31 (no class Feb 25 or March 10), 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM. $61.

Wednesday Evening Yoga
February 5 to April 1 (no class March 11), 5:30 to 6:30 PM. $69.

Follow Oakdale Recreation on Facebook

To register for activities, please visit www.oakdalefun.com. If you have any questions

about the listings, please call us at 651-747-3860 and we will be happy to assist!

Powered by
CivicSend - A product of CivicPlus