Oakdale Recreation Monthly News

April 2018


Free Family Fun Activities

Community Walk

Oakdale Nature Preserve Community Walk

Now - October 31 | park hours | Oakdale Nature Preserve

Oakdale residents can earn rewards for walking in the Oakdale Nature Preserve. Register inside the Discovery Center to get started and find more information. Maximum reward is a $40 gift card for walking 200 miles over the season!


Park Clean Up

Park Clean Up

April 23-27 | park hours | Parks within the City of Oakdale

Help rid our parks of the debris and clutter that has accumulated over the winter months by volunteering during Park Clean Up Week! Businesses, scout groups, schools, daycare centers and civic groups are encouraged to participate.  Parks may be cleaned anytime April 23 - 27. Garbage bags are provided and each participant will receive a complimentary thank you gift.  To volunteer, please call Oakdale Recreation at 651-747-3860. Register by April 20.

Programs for the Kids

Summer Rec Programs

Early Registration for Summer Recreation Programs

Thursday, April 26 | 8AM – 4:30PM | Discovery Center

Summer program information will be available online and in house in early April. Register in person at the Discovery Center, or online, with no extra fees, at www.oakdalefun.com

Curious Critters Club (Ages 3 to 6)

select Friday mornings | 9:30AM - 11AM | Discovery Center

Children participate in discussions, play games, watch DVDs, and create projects. $7 per class. Register one week prior to class!

  • Friday, April 13: Celebrate Earth
  • Friday, April 27: Seashore
  • Friday, May 4: Dig into the Desert


Junior Master Gardeners: Seed Starting (Ages 12 and under

Saturday, April 7 | 10 AM - 11AM | Discovery Center

Kids ages 12 and under are invited to this free class! Learn new techniques for growing your own flowers and vegetables from seed. Decorate a flower pot, select the seeds to plant, and then bring your plant home to watch it grow! Presented by Master Gardener of Washington County Jane Klein. Free.


Activities for Adults

Wellness 50+ A Matter of Balance

Wednesdays, April 11 – May 30 | 9AM – 11AM | Discovery Center

Fear of falling can be just as dangerous as falling itself. People who develop this fear often limit their activities, which can result in physical weakness, making the risk of falling greater. Many older adults also experience increased isolation and depression when they limit their interactions with family and friends. A Matter of Balance can help you improve your quality of life and remain independent. A Matter of Balance is designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels among older adults. You’ll learn to set realistic goals to increase activity, change your environment to reduce fall risk factors and learn simple exercises to increase strength and balance. Register by April 6 at 4 PM. $15.

Wellness 50+ “Time to Get Outdoors"

Saturday, April 14 | 10:30AM - 12PM | Discovery Center

Spring is here so this event focuses on how the outdoors affect the mind, body, and soul of those age 50 and older. Nurturing and restorative, turning to nature is great for all generations. We will also find ways to connect with multi-generations in the great outdoors. Information will be available on Washington County and state parks, paths, and outdoor activities. Presenter: Randall Thoreson, Department of the Interior Outdoor Recreation Planner, National Park Service. Free.

Chicken Keeping

Thursday, April 26 | 6:30PM - 8PM | Discovery Center

Learn everything you need to know about keeping chickens, such as coop construction, chicken comfort, safety, sanitation, and doing it all with minimum expense by using ordinary materials and equipment. This is a great program for those considering raising chickens as well as those who are already raising them. Instructor Les Larson has raised chickens, pigeons, and doves for many years. Free.

Road Trip "That’ll Be the Day" at Le Musique Room

Wednesday, May 9 | 10:55 AM – 5 PM | Departs from Walton Park Bandshell Parking Lot

Le Musique Room, in St. Michael, proudly presents “That’ll Be the Day,” featuring the talented Wayne Luchau, Colleen Raye, and Debbie O’Keefe, with the Echoes Rock and Roll Band. You’ll hear your favorites from Roy Orbison including “Pretty Woman,” “You Got It,” and “Crying.” Gene Pitney familiars include “Town without Pity” and “24 Hours from Tulsa.” You will also hear Linda Ronstadt’s “Blue Bayou,” “That’ll Be the Day,” “When Will I Be Loved,” and more. Before the show, lunch is at D Michael B’s in Albertville. Order your desired entrée when registering. Register by April 18! $76.

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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!

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