Parks, Recreation & Natural Resources

The Parks, Recreation, and Natural Resources Department provides services to residents and guests that help make Shakopee a great place to live, work and play. The Department is guided by the City’s appointed Parks and Recreation Advisory Board and Environmental Advisory Committee

Responsibilities include:

  • Coordinating the development and use of the City’s 920-acre park and open space system
  • Operating special facilities such as the Community Center, Enigma Teen Center, Ice Arena, Aquatic Park, Joe Schleper Stadium and the Youth Building
  • Ensuring that the City's natural resources are protected during the development process and enhanced after development is complete
  • Providing a wide range of recreation and sports programs for youth, adults and senior populations
  • Working closely with the City's eleven affiliated youth sports associations, three adult sports leagues, and two town baseball teams
  • Coordinating City efforts to ensure that all city programs, services and facilities are barrier free for individuals with disabilities or special needs. Read more about the City’s Inclusion Services [PDF]. Click here for the City’s Inclusion Form [PDF].


Parks & Recreation Photo Galleries

  • Battle of the Bands
    Battle of the Bands

    Teen bands competed against one another June 26 in the annual Battle of the Bands at Engima Teen Center.

    Contains 12 Photo(s)

  • Goldfish Hunt 2014
    Goldfish Hunt 2014

    SandVenture Aquatic Park patrons celebrated the last day of the 2014 season with the traditional goldfish hunt.

    Contains 8 Photo(s)

  • Happy Birthday America Parade
    Happy Birthday America Parade

    Kids marched, walked, rode and biked in this annual summer tradition June 27, celebrating America's birthday.

    Contains 12 Photo(s)