The Parks and Recreation Department offers a variety of adult sports opportunities for residents and individuals who work in the city. These sports programs are provided through safe, fun and competitive leagues. Different leagues are offered throughout the year for:
- Softball (summer and fall)
New to the community and want to join a league? Contact the Parks and Recreation Department and we will put you on an available players list. Your information is then distributed to team managers at their league meeting. Please note that even though the listed is distributed, it is not a guarantee that you will be placed on a team.
Pickleball is one of the fastest growing recreational activities. Similar to tennis or badminton, the game is played with a paddle and small wiffle ball on a shortened court with a net that is slightly lower than a tennis net.
The Community Center offers open pickleball times with nets and equipment available. Wear comfortable clothing and white-soled tennis shoes. Admission is free for Community Center members or included in daily pass.
ADULT OPEN PICKLEBALL TIMES
Beginners: 7-9 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, 9-10:30 a.m. Saturdays
Intermediate/Advanced: 7-11 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; 5:30-7 p.m. Thursdays thru March 2018; 7-9 a.m. Fridays; 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sundays
Where: Community Center Gyms
There will be no pickleball on the following dates: Jan. 1
Be sure to check the schedule at the front desk.
Outdoor pickleball courts are available at Riverside Fields Park and Lions Park.
Adult-Only, Pickup Basketball
The Community Center offers year-round, adult-only open basketball times for ages 18 and up. A recreational men's league is also offered November through April.
ADULT OPEN BASKETBALL
Times: 6:45 to 8:45 p.m. Tuesdays; 8 to 10 a.m. Saturdays
When: All Year
Times: 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Sundays
Learn to Swim
We utilize the American Red Cross Learn to Swim Program; lass descriptions and lesson schedules are available in the latest activities brochure . If you have questions on level placement, please call 952-233-9508.
- Practice outside of class time is essential for improved skill acquisition.
- Attendance is very important. New skills will build upon those learned in previous classes.
- Make-ups for missed classes are not allowed.
- Please arrive 15 minutes before your class to change into swimming attire and shower. Showers are mandatory.
- Classes are held at the Shakopee Community Center and SandVenture Aquatic Park .
Water aerobics is a safe and effective way to strengthen your heart, tone your muscles and burn calories with minimal impact on your joints. This class is appropriate for all levels of participants as moves can be easily modified. See the current fitness schedule [PDF] for dates and times.
Lifeguard & Water Safety Instructor Training
LIFEGUARD TRAINING COURSE
This course trains swimmers to become a professional lifeguard. Students must attend all classes to obtain an LGT certificate. Students must be 15 years of age, demonstrate Level 5 swimming ability and possess a mature and dependable character. Certification includes CPR and basic first aid.
WATER SAFETY INSTRUCTOR
This course is designed for those individuals who would like to teach swimming lessons and share their love of swimming with others. Prerequisites: at least 16 years old, Level 5 or higher swim skill and a desire to help others learn to swim.
See our activities brochure for information about current classes.
Sure, Shakopee is a bastion of fun and entertainment during the summer with Valleyfair , Canterbury Park , Minnesota Renaissance Festival , Mystic Lake , Golfing, Biking and more. But, the season does not end once the snow flies. Below are five great activities available to outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy the winter months in Minnesota.
1. Outdoor Ice Skating
There is something about lacing up the skates and enjoying the brisk air on a cold January evening, a tradition many Minnesotans have enjoyed over the years. The City of Shakopee has six outdoor rinks and warming houses located throughout the city for families to enjoy for a winter skate, or for youth to enjoy for a competitive game of hockey. There are also rental opportunities available for a fun gathering of friends and family.
2. Enjoying a Day in the Beautiful Minnesota Valley State Recreation Area
An absolutely beautiful view of natural wonder awaits you on the Minnesota Valley State Trail , which runs parallel with the Minnesota River. This section of trail in the Minnesota Valley runs from Shakopee to Chaska and from there to Belle Plaine. There are many miles of scenic and diverse trails to take advantage of for wonderful winter activities, including: cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling. The landscapes along this trail area are a sight to behold. Take in great landscape diversity with wetlands, floodplain forest and blufftop oak savanna. In addition, birdwatching is available year-round.
3. Outdoor Events
There are great outdoor events taking place throughout the winter in Shakopee. Come and see the high-flying action of professional snocross at the annual Pirtek Snocross National at Canterbury Park. Or, tour Eagle Creek Village and warm up near a stove with a hot beverage at the either the Folkways of the Holidays or Valentine's Day Family Fun event at The Landing .
4. Skijoring & Dog Sledding
Are you and your dog suffering from cabin fever? Skijoring & Dog Sledding at Clearly Lake Regional Park can cure both of you. Most are familiar with dog sledding, the sport where a dog or team of dogs pulls a person on a sled. Skijoring is similar to dog sledding, except the person is on cross-country skis.
Snowmobiling in Minnesota is a pastime for many people. Shakopee & the entire Scott County area have a vast amount of snowmobile trails throughout to take care of any snowmobile enthusiast. Enjoy the natural beauty of this region on your own, or take in all the great places to make a pit stop at one of the wonderful eating establishments in the Shakopee area.