Activity Center

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. Please note, all activities are subject to change in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Socially Distant Halloween Spooky Walk & Ghost Hunt

Saturday, October 31st  2pm – 5pm

Free–Reservations Required by Friday, October 23rd

The Dayton Activity Center is calling all young Ghost Hunters to take a Spooky Walk with us on Saturday, October 31st from 2p-5p.  Ghost Hunters will traverse through the “graveyard” to capture a ghost guarding a “Boo Bag” that is filled with treats (no trick!).  Once caught, the ghost can be popped, and if you are a lucky hunter and find the Golden Ghoul you get to take home a bonus treat bag!

This event is Free, but reservations are required, and spots are limited.  Donations of non-perishable food & hygiene items will be collected for Cross Services.  The event will be held primarily outdoors, so please dress for the weather.  Costumes welcomed and recommended!

Please call 763.710.1268, or email to reserve your spot. Reservations are not considered “held” until a confirmation is received.  Masks and social distancing are required.  “Boo Bag” curbside pickup available by request.

CANCELLED--Autumn Watercolor Class

Monday, October 19th, 11am-12:30pm

$29 /person

Register with Anoka-Hennepin Community Ed, held at Dayton Activity Center

Explore watercolor painting with your friends in this fun and relaxing class. You will create a beautiful seasonal painting using a technique called “wet-in-wet.” This class is designed and adapted for all levels of experience. All supplies provided. See website for class meeting location. Participants will leave with two 5×7 paintings.

Aging Mastery Program Starter Kits Now Available!

Nearing retirement age or are already retired and not quite sure how to live your best life with all of this newly acquired free time?  Check out the Aging Mastery Program from the National Council on Aging for a fun & engaging education and behavior change incentive program for aging well.

In partnership with the Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging, we are able to offer FREE starter kits for the Aging Mastery Program.  Please call (763) 710-1268 or email for more information or to claim your free kit!

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.

Socially Distant Open Gym Time

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 for $10/hour.  Please call (763) 710-1268 to check availability.

Free 55+ Small Group Reservations

Mondays, 8am – 5pm & *NEW* Wednesdays, 11am – 5pm

The Dayton Activity Center is available for the local 55+ crowd to reserve a table to come in and play cards, do a craft, or just enjoy a cup of coffee and conversation.  We have assorted games, cards, puzzles, and crafts, or bring your own!  We will also supply coffee & light refreshments.  Tables are free but reservations are required. They are available weekly on a first come, first serve basis, and will be scheduled in accordance to social distancing guidelines.  If you would like to reserve a table for your crew, please call (763) 710-1268.

Holiday Activities to Watch for:

Letters to Santa

November 16th – December 2nd

Starting November 16 through the Tree Lighting Ceremony on December 2nd, there will be a magical mailbox outside the Activity Center that letters to Santa can be dropped in. Parental figures—please make sure that your child’s envelope is addressed with their full name and address so that it is delivered to the correct house.  It is also helpful if you tuck a note in with anything that Santa might have missed, such as a nice thing they did around the house, an accomplishment at school, or something special they did for someone else.

Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony – Save the Date!

Wednesday, December 2nd at 5:30pm

This year, the tree will be lit in front of the Dayton Activity Center at 5:30pm.  There will be a bonfire & treats outside starting at 5pm. After the tree lighting, we will move indoors to celebrate the holiday season with hot cocoa, photo booth, crafts, and socially-distanced merriment.  If your family/group would like to participate in the holiday afterparty, you may call 763.710.1268 to reserve a table.

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.