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 small household group use. Organized team activities are not allowed under current executive orders.

Baseball/Softball Fields - City maintained fields are open for small household group use. Organized team activities are not allowed under current executive orders.

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

Beach (Lakeside Commons Beach) - The beach at Lakeside Commons Park is currently closed. Factors impacting the decision to keep the beach closed include the ability to hire staff, the financial impacts in the current economy, public health considerations, and public safety impacts. Once large gatherings of more than 250 people at non-critical or non-essential locations such as a beach are allowed, then the Blaine City Council will need to determine if the city can and should open the beach this summer.

Blaine Festival - The Blaine Festival committee has made the decision to cancel the 2020 Blaine Festival. For more information, visit BlaineFestival.org.

City Hall Facility - Closed to the public until further notice.

Community Gardens - Open to registered gardeners using social distancing guidelines outlined in registration email to renters.

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

Fireworks - The funding source for the 4th of July fireworks is not available at this time. Revenue from charitable gambling is the funding source and there is currently no revenue stream due to the closure of bars and restaurants. The Blaine City Council prioritized the available funds in the charitable gambling fund to fulfill scheduled donations to Alexandra House, local food shelves, organizations serving the homeless. If funding is identified and large group gathering restrictions are changed there is a possibility of a late summer or fall fireworks show.

Football/Lacrosse/Soccer Fields - City maintained fields are open for small household group use. Organized team activities are not allowed under current executive orders. For more information on the National Sports Center visit, NSCSports.org.