Learn to fish, paddle a kayak and ride a kicksled. Know Minnesota’s monarchs, prairie wildflowers and birds of prey. Enjoy skiing and hiking under a full moon. Fun and adventurous programs are held year-round in Dakota County Parks.
Registration for fall and winter public programs (October-March) opens Sept. 1. Registration for spring and summer public programs (April-September) opens March 1 at 9 a.m. For information on summer camp registration, visit the Summer Camps page.
Please see the COVID-19 Parks Program Handbook or the COVID-19 Youth Program Handbook for our safety protocols and procedures.
Individuals, groups and organizations may request a scholarship to attend educational programs. For more information, call 952-891-7000.
If you need special accommodations to make the course accessible to you and your family, contact Dakota County Parks at 952-891-7000 at least three weeks before the course.
Individual cancellations received more than 10 days prior to course start date are 100 percent refundable. There are no refunds on cancellations received 10 days or less prior to the course start date.
Dakota County reserves the right to cancel courses due to inclement weather or low registration. Registration fees for courses cancelled by Dakota County are fully refunded. Course cancellations are posted on the Calendar of Events. Registered participants are notified of cancellations due to inclement weather or low registration.