RecConnect

The Recreation Connection is a seasonal brochure of all program offerings published online three times per year. All brochures are mailed to all businesses and residents in the City of Blaine.

Due to COVID-19, the RecConnect program catalog will be emailed monthly to subscribers to the Notify Me group called Parks and Recreation. To stay connected, please subscriberto this list.

For more information about current program openings and to register, visit the RecConnect Online Catalog.

  1. COVID-19 Small Business Relief Grant Program

    Blaine Launches Round Two of the COVID-19 Small Business Relief Grant Program

    Posted to News: Blaine on September 23, 2020

    The application portal for round two of the City of Blaine COVID-19 small business grant program is now live. Nonprofit organizations are now eligible for this program. Read More
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    Fall Leaf Season Is Here

    Posted to News: Blaine on September 21, 2020

    Please do not rake leaves into the street, instead mulch them, bag them, or compost them. Read More
  3. Elections Information - 300

    Absentee Voting Now Open

    Posted to News: Blaine on September 18, 2020

    Vote by mail or vote in person. Both are now available through the Minnesota absentee balloting system. Read More
  4. Elections Information - 300

    Blaine Prepares for 2020 Elections During a Pandemic

    Posted to News: Blaine on September 14, 2020

    In the August 11 primary election, 53 percent of Blaine voters who participated in the election voted absentee, either in person or by mail. This trend is expected to continue for the November 3 general election. Read More
  5. Photo of new house

    Housing Growth Remains Strong

    Posted to News: Blaine on September 9, 2020

    Over the last 20 years, Blaine has continually ranked in the top 10 in the Twin Cities metropolitan area for new housing construction. Read More
  6. Highway 65 Study Feedback Needed Image of Traffic on Highway 65

    Highway 65 Study in Final Phase

    Posted to News: Blaine on September 8, 2020

    The study team has identified three potential corridor options that will move forward into the final study report. But first they want to hear from those who travel the corridor. Read More
  7. RecConnect Online Fall 2020

    RecConnect Online August/September 2020

    Posted to News: Blaine on August 31, 2020

    Check out the latest program offerings from Blaine Parks and Rec. Fall Registrations begins on August 31. Read More
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    New Online Registration System

    Posted to News: Blaine on July 22, 2020

    The City of Blaine Parks Recreation Department will be launching a new online registration system at the beginning of the fall season. Read More
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    Blaine Development Continues

    Posted to News: Blaine on July 17, 2020

    During a pandemic, it would be easy to assume that development activity grinds to an abrupt halt. That scenario is not what the city is currently experiencing as you can see in the latest Blaine Planning Commission and Blaine City Council meeting agendas. Read More
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    Neighborhood Meeting Policy for Development Projects

    Posted to News: Blaine on July 14, 2020

    The residents of Blaine may have noticed that some of the more recent land use applications within the city have garnered a lot of attention, and more specifically, a lot of attention from residents immediately adjacent to certain developments. Read More
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    Announcing the Winners of the Impressions of Blaine Spring Photo Contest

    Posted to News: Blaine on July 10, 2020

    The results are in for the Impressions of Blaine Spring Photo Contest! Read More
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    Summer Pet Reminders

    Posted to News: Blaine on July 10, 2020

    Dogs must be leashed when out for a walk. Read More
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    Interactive Development Resources

    Posted to News: Blaine on July 9, 2020

    Want to know what development activity is occurring the community? Read More
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    Adopt a Park

    Posted to News: Blaine on July 7, 2020

  15. CivicReady App

    Sign Up for CivicReady

    Posted to News: Blaine on July 6, 2020

    Emergency Business Notifications Read More
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    Blaine Moves to In-Person Optional City Meetings

    Posted to News: Blaine on July 2, 2020

    Starting in July, City of Blaine public meetings will again be held in the city council chambers at Blaine City Hall. These meetings will be a hybrid of Zoom meetings and in-person meetings. Read More
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    2020 Brings Big Changes to Summer in Blaine

    Posted to News: Blaine on July 1, 2020

    Due to COVID-19 many large events are being canceled and the impact will be felt far beyond the field, course, or stage. Read More...
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    How to Help Local Businesses

    Posted to News: Blaine on June 26, 2020

    Blaine businesses, whether large or small, are an integral part of the economic health of the community. Read More
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    Community Development Operations During the Pandemic

    Posted to News: Blaine on June 22, 2020

    The city’s Planning and Economic Development Department has been working remotely during the COVID 19 pandemic. Read More
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    Blaine’s Emergency Operations Center

    Posted to News: Blaine on May 29, 2020

    In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Blaine opened the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) on March 13. Read More
  21. Temporary Outdoor Dining Policy Now in Effect

    Blaine City Council Passes Temporary Outdoor Dining Policy

    Posted to News: Blaine on May 27, 2020

    The Blaine City Council passed a new temporary outdoor dining policy to allow restaurants flexibility as they open under new COVID-19 guidelines. Read More
  22. Blaine elections logo and text saying that absentee ballots are now available

    Absentee Ballots Now Available by Mail

    Posted to News: Blaine on May 26, 2020

    By filling out the online application you can have your ballot for the August primary and the November general election mailed to you. Read More
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    Stormwater Pond Rules

    Posted to News: Blaine on May 22, 2020

    Stormwater ponds are manmade bodies of water designed for the purpose of treating stormwater runoff. Read More
  24. American Wetlands Month - 300

    Celebrate American Wetlands

    Posted to News: Blaine on May 21, 2020

    Since 1991, each May is recognized as American Wetlands Month. Read More
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    COVID-19 Business Resources

    Posted to News: Blaine on March 25, 2020

    Blaine businesses are an integral part of the economic health of the community. BlaineBizMN has posted a business resources page containing information related to emergency loan programs, changes in city policy, and how to stay informed. Read More
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    Election Judges Needed

    Posted to News: Blaine on January 20, 2020

    Get Involved in Your Community Read More
  27. Impressions of Blaine - Photo of the Year - Hilltop Sunrise by Tom Stuart

    Announcing the Impressions of Blaine Photo of the Year

    Posted to News: Blaine on October 28, 2019

    Congratulations to Tom Stuart with Hilltop Sunrise Read More
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    Online Permitting Coming in 2020

    Posted to News: Blaine on October 10, 2019

    Earlier this year the city selected Intuitive Municipal Solutions to develop an online permitting tool that would integrate with the City of Blaine website. Read More
  29. Impressions of Blaine - Randy Ripley - Birds in a Nest

    Congratulations to the Winners of the Impressions of Blaine Summer Photo Contest

    Posted to News: Blaine on October 4, 2019

    The results are in for the Impressions of Blaine Summer Photo Contest. Read More
  30. BizConnect Online

    Blaine BizConnect - September 2019

    Posted to News: Blaine on September 18, 2019

    Blaine BizConnect is a monthly update on development happenings in the City of Blaine. Read More
  31. Impressions of Blaine - Spring Photo Contest Winners

    Announcing the Winners of the Impressions of Blaine Spring Photo Contest

    Posted to News: Blaine on July 5, 2019

    The results are in for the Impressions of Blaine Spring Photo Contest! Read More
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