Park and Recreation Facility and Program Status

The City of Blaine is responding in many ways to the COVID-19 pandemic. The City has had to implement some changes to normal park and recreation operations. Read below to learn about the current status of park facilities and recreation programming. This information could change frequently, please check back for the latest information. Please direct any additional questions to Recreation@BlaineMN.gov.

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Athletic Fields - City maintained fields are open for use. All youth sports organizations using city fields must have a safety plan reviewed by the City prior to field use and must adhere to the youth sports guidelines developed by the Minnesota Department of Health.

Baseball/Softball Fields - City maintained fields are open for use. All youth sports organizations using city fields must have a safety plan reviewed by the City prior to field use and must adhere to the youth sports guidelines developed by the Minnesota Department of Health.

Basketball/Tennis/Pickleball Courts - Basketball, tennis, and pickleball courts remain open for small household group use.

Beach (Lakeside Commons Beach) - Lakeside Commons Beach is scheduled to open for the season on June 1, 2021. At this time it is anticipated that all beach amenities will be available this season. When visiting the beach please follow all posted COVID-19 guidelines as well as any directions from beach staff.

When using the beach and park please remember to maintain six feet of distance between other park users. Also please remember to pick up after your group when using the park. There have been several reports from park users and neighbors about large amounts of trash left in the park. Please help by picking up trash and putting it in the garbage and recycling cans.

The police department receives many calls each summer about individuals jumping off the nearby bridge into the lake. Jumping off the bridge is not allowed. Please make sure to report any jumping you see by calling the police.

Blaine Festival - The Blaine Festival committee is busy planning for the return of the Blaine Festival in 2021. For more information, visit BlaineFestival.org.

City Hall - Open for walk-ins and appointments. If you want to make an appointment visit, BlaineMN.gov/ByAppointment.

Community Gardens - Open to registered gardeners, during the gardening season, using social distancing guidelines outlined in registration email to renters.

Courts - Basketball, tennis, and pickleball courts remain open for use.

Fireworks - A fireworks show is scheduled for July 4, 2021 at 10PM. The fireworks show will take place at the National Sports Center. Any COVID-19 related safety items will be posted prior to the event.

Football/Lacrosse/Soccer Fields - City maintained fields are open for use. All youth sports organizations using city fields must have a safety plan reviewed by the City prior to field use and must adhere to the youth sports guidelines developed by the Minnesota Department of Health. For more information on the National Sports Center visit, NSCSports.org.

Ice Rinks - The City of Blaine ice rinks and warming houses are now closed for the season. Check back in November 2021 for information about next season.