Activity Center

All current programming and events have been cancelled until further notice.  Please stay tuned to the May Communicator for summer programming.

Activity Center Rentals

The Dayton Activity Center is located at 18461 Dayton Street, Dayton, MN 55327. You can reach the Activity Center via phone at 763-428-4692. 

To rent out the Activity Center for any occasion, please contact or call 763-710-1268 to check on availability. Once you have read through the rental policy and fees, please fill out the rental agreement and submit the application, deposit, rental fee, insurance certificate if applicable and a copy of your photo ID to Dayton City Hall, 12260 South Diamond Lake Road, Dayton, MN 55327. Please make checks payable to the City of Dayton.  


2020 Activity Center Events

To register for the following programs, please call (763) 427-4589 or stop by City Hall at 12260 S Diamond Lake Rd.

Socially Distant Open Gym Time
  • Mondays 8am-12pm & Wednesdays 1030am-12:30pm & 2:30pm-4:30pm
  • $15/hour

If you are in need of some space for your littles to run around and get some of those wiggles out without the worry of interacting with large groups of people, the Dayton Activity Center Active Play Toddler Gym is available to rent. Please call (763) 710-1268.

Cards, Crafts & Coffee, Oh My! - FREE!

Mondays, June 1 – July 27 

  • 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Each Monday afternoon the Dayton Activity Center will be made available for the local 55+ crowd to come in and play cards, do a craft, or just enjoy a cup of coffee and conversation.  Stop in for a few minutes, or stay a few hours.  Come by yourself or bring your friends…this program is FREE!  We have assorted games, cards, puzzles, and crafts, or bring your own!  We will supply coffee & light refreshments.  If you would like to reserve a table for your crew, please call (763) 710-1268.  Tables are free, and available weekly on a first come, first serve basis.

Rec at the Park - FREE! *POSTPONED*

Tuesdays, June 2-July 28

  • 9:30am to 10:30am

This pop-up recreation program will be appearing in a park from 9:30am to 10:30am near you! We will be rotating amongst Dayton city parks with a carload of fun, games, and activities! This program is for youth of all ages and an accompanying adult. Stay tuned to the Dayton Activity Center Facebook page @DaytonActivityCenterOfficial to find out what parks we will be appearing in!

Summer Science!

Wednesdays, June 10-July 1

  • 1pm – 2pm
  • Class fee: $25/child
  • Maximum Class Size: 10

For kids entering 6th – 8th grade, bring out your inner scientist, engineer and physicist! From chemical reactions to Rube Goldberg machines, we will be exploring a new topic each week with hands-on activities. This activity will meet at the Dayton Activity Center. The science series will be from 1-2 p.m. and $25/child for all 4 weeks with a maximum class size of 10.

Choose Your Own Adventure - Free for all ages!

There are a variety take and make type activities posted around Dayton in the spirit of keeping families active while being able to maintain social distancing. Activities typically change weekly can be found outside at the Activity Center, City Hall and various parks. Stay turned to the Dayton Activity Center Facebook page @DaytonActivityCenterOfficial for what activities will be appearing next.

Farmers Market

The 2020 Farmers Market is postponed until the 2021 season. 

If you are a vendor interested in joining us next year, please contact us at (763) 710-1268.