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 activitycenter@cityofdaytonmn.com 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.  

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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.

Easter Egg-stravaganza! - EVENT CANCELED!

03/18/2020 update:  Due to the recommendations from the CDC and MN Dept. of Health regarding social distancing, this event is canceled.

  • When:  Saturday, April 11, 2020
  • Time:  2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Cost: $4/per child

Join us for an Easter Egg-travaganza at the Dayton Activity Center on Saturday, April 11, 2020.  We will have an Egg Hunt for each age group as well as other egg-cellent crafts and activities.  Each child will receive a treat bag to take home.  Please pre-register as we have limited spots in each age group.  Registration closes at Noon on Friday, April 3, 2020.

Egg Hunt Times: 

  • 2:15p — 4 & under
  • 2:30p — 5-8 years old
  • 2:45p– 8-10 years old
  • 3:00p – 11 & up

2020 Activity Center Programs

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

Tuesday Tai Chi & Toast - CLASSES CANCELED

Tuesdays, 8 sessions, 9 a.m.

  • April 7, 14, 21, 28 & May 5, 12, 19, 26
  • Class Fee: $35/person
  • Maximum Class Size: 25

We will be feeding body, mind, and soul with our Tuesday Tai Chi & Toast program.  Each Tuesday throughout April & May we will hosting a 45-minute Tai Chi for Arthritis & Fall Prevention class with instructor Kristie Walker from Just Breathing LLC followed by Toast with Teresa that will feature a new and nutritious way to prepare this simple breakfast staple each week!

A little about Tai Chi:

Tai Chi includes gentle flowing movements that are both healing & mindful.  It can be done from a standing or seated position, with breaks allowed at any time.  Benefits include improvement in posture, balance, range of motion, strength, confidence, and mind-body integration.  Tai Chi has been called “medication in motion” by the Harvard Medical School Guide to Tai Chi.  This form of Tai Chi focuses on safety and has been scientifically proven to help with fall prevention.  It is recognized as effective by the CDC, Agency on Aging, and the Arthritis Foundation. 

Cards & Crafts & Coffee, Oh My! - ALL SESSIONS CANCELED!

Mondays throughout April & May (Closed Monday, May 25 in observance of Memorial Day)

  • 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.

My Little & Me - Open Play Time - CLASSES CANCELED!

Wednesdays throughout April & May

  • 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • $3/child each Wednesday
  • Littles under 5 & their adult caregiver

Got a case of the wiggles?  Or perhaps experiencing too many April showers?  Come to the Dayton Activity Center on Wednesdays to run, crawl, and climb some of that energy out!  Thanks to the Hennepin Youth Sports Grant, we have all new equipment that is perfect for the 5 & under crowd to experience active play in an indoor environment!  Play a little or play a lot, the $3 entrance fee is good for the entire 3-hour session that we are open.  Curious as to how many other kiddos are there that day?  Call the Activity Center directly at (763) 428.4692.

Two Left Feet - CLASS CANCELED!

Register for the following with Anoka-Hennepin Community Education at www.discovercommunityed.com or 763.506.5766.  Class will take place at the Dayton Activity Center.

Monday, May 4, 2020

  • 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Class fee: $49/couple
  • Maximum Class Size: 20

Convinced that you have two-left feet and that dancing is not meant for you? It doesn’t take much: a couple of fun turns, a fancy walk to show off your partner and easy tricks to maneuver around the dance floor. Sample a variety of dance styles and gain the confidence to dance the night away. Couples only please! Wear hard-soled shoes.

Springtime Watercolor - CLASS CANCELED!

Register for the following with Anoka-Hennepin Community Education at www.discovercommunityed.com or 763.506.5766.  Class will take place at the Dayton Activity Center.

Monday, May 11, 2020

  • 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Class Maximum: 12
  • Class Fee: $29

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. Participants will leave with two 5X7 paintings.

Farmers Market

Interested in participating in the 2020 Dayton Farmers Market?  Please contact Teresa at (763) 710-1268 or email activitycenter@cityofdatyonmn.com for more information!