Free Events & Activites

The following activities are offered in the Spring/Summer 2018 Park & Rec catalog. To view past offerings, browse older issues of the Park & Rec catalog. See also Special Events page.

Brookview Presentation: "Midcentury Modernism In The Twin Cities' Suburbs"

All ages welcome

Sat, March 3, 1–2 pm
@ Brookview Bassett Creek Room

The new Brookview was designed to complement the wonderful mid-century modern architecture throughout Golden Valley and our surrounding suburbs. Please join Larry Millett, author of Minnesota Modern: Architecture and Life at Midcentury, for a exploration of Twin Cities modern architectural design and the rich and varied landscape of midcentury modernism. Millett, a native of Minneapolis, is a renowned author specializing in Minnesota architecture. His extensive background includes writing and editing for the St Paul Pioneer Press, publishing more than 20 books, and contributing to many local and national magazines.

+ Run The Valley

+ Step To It Challenge

+ Bike Rodeo

Vehicle Fair

All ages welcome

Sat, May 12, 10 am–noon
@ Crystal Community Center

Families are invited to the Vehicle Fair to see "up close" the vehicles that come and go through your neighborhood. A wide variety of trucks and cars will be on display for you and your child to explore. Don't miss this great photo opportunity—bring your camera! A free will donation of a non-perishable food for the local food shelf will be accepted at this event. If weather is questionable, call the Crystal Program Cancellation Line, 763-531-1173, after 9:30 am. Sponsored by the City of Golden Valley, Crystal, New Hope, and Robbinsdale.

+ Golden Valley Puppet Wagon

Playground Adventure Van

FREE - Playground Adventure Van is cancelled on 6/19 due to weather.
Ages 7–12

Mon–Thur, June 11–Aug 2, 9 am–noon
Our entertaining and experienced staff takes the Summer Playground Adventure on the road, bringing a free drop-in program to neighborhood parks with fun games, crafts, and activities. No program July 2–5.

MON: Glenview Park
TUE: North Tyrol Park
WED: Stockman Park
THUR: Medley Park

+ Golden Valley Public Safety In The Parks

+ Concerts In The Park

+ Ice Cream Social

Water Days At Scheid Park

Ages 14 & under with adult

Fri, June 15 & July 20, 12:30–2 pm
@ Scheid Park
Join us for a wet and wild day featuring water slides, music, snacks, and games.


Family Storytime

Ages 12 & under with adult

10–10:45 am
Enjoy a morning in the park where stories and books come alive to delight, inspire, and trigger the imaginations of all who listen. Offered in the Cities of Golden Valley, Crystal, New Hope, and Robbinsdale.

Wed, June 20: New Hope's Outdoor Theater
Wed, July 11: Crystal's Becker Park
Wed, July 25: Brookview Park Gazebo
Wed, Aug 18: Robbinsdale's Lakeview Terrace Park

Magic In The Park With Patrick Wallace

All ages welcome

Friday, July 6 | 11:30 am–12:30 pm
@ Brookview Park Gazebo
Pack a picnic, grab a blanket, and enjoy a fun, captivating, and interactive magical performance with a mix of close-up magic, mentalism, and grand illusions.

Summer At Sochacki Park Expo

All ages welcome

Sat–Sun, July 28–29 | 1–5 pm
@ Sochacki Park (3500 June Ave N, Robbinsdale)
Park guests can test their archery skills, balance on a slack line, climb the "wall", or use a GPS unit to geocache. Meet live animals from Three Rivers' nature center and Gale Woods Farm. Take a walk on the wild side with a naturalist. Discover the ideas for the future of Sochacki Park, and share your recommendations for programs and natural resource improvements at the park.

+ Movies In The Park

Happy Birthday Party!

Celebrate your child’s birthday with Annette Fragale, a popular children’s entertainer and host of the award- winning cable show, “The Magic Book Nook.” She’ll present a program filled with stories, games, music and magic.
Parents provide food, favors, decorations and supervision.
Fee of $150 includes 3-hour block of time at Brookview.
Call 763-512-2345 for more information.