Activity Center

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.

Winter Wellness Kits Now Available!

We are distributing Winter Wellness Kits to be delivered to Seniors (55+) who may be homebound, isolated, or just need some extra joy this winter.  These kits are filled with an Aging Mastery Program Starter Kit, healthy snacks, a pen pal invitation, introduction to area programs & resources, crafts & activities, and more!  To reserve or for more information, please email  The kits can be picked up or delivered to those in the local area.

Want to learn more about the Aging Mastery Program or our partners the Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging and the National Council on Aging?  Visit here:


Choose Your Own Adventure - Free for all ages!

There are a variety “take and make” style activities available to create your own adventure with in the spirit of keeping littles busy while being able to maintain social distancing. Activities change around holidays or seasons and can be found outside the front windows of the Activity Center & City Hall. 

Socially Distant Work & Play Time

$10/hour per family (not per child)

Low-cost reservations to provide a safe, clean place to connect to Wi-fi and let your littles get their wiggles out. Reservations include use of soft play gym equipment, blocks, games, books, coloring, assorted science or craft activities, and plenty of space to run.  There is a microwave & refrigerator available to use for lunch or snack time.  All play equipment & tables are cleaned between uses.

Please call 763.710.1268 or email 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.

Science Club

Do you have a future Mad Scientist in your house?  Is your child always asking “why” and wanting to know more about how the world works?  Then join in the Dayton Activity Center’s first Science Club!  Each month there will be a new themed science activity sent to your home or made available for pickup at City Hall. Every membership starts with their very own Scientific Journal and each kit is complete with instructions & most supplies. Complete projects and earn stickers for your Scientific Journal! This club is ideal for grades K-8 but would be enjoyable for Pre-K with additional adult assistance and for high schoolers who aren’t too cool for some simple science fun. 

Free for Residents, Non-Residents please contact us for pricing

Evidence Based Wellness Programming with Juniper

The City of Dayton has partnered with Juniper, a research-based series of wellness programs offered throughout the state of Minnesota.  Classes will soon be offered both virtually and in person at the Dayton Activity Center.  While we are organizing our local program, there are many virtual opportunities that are FREE and available at their website listed below. 

Creating a Healthier Minnesota

Juniper is helping communities across Minnesota create a culture of health, where prevention and wellness are the norm. Our programs give you the tools you need to take control of your own health and manage in a way that works best for you and your life. Juniper programs provide education, fitness instruction, and self-care strategies for participants; they do not replace clinical care provided by doctors, nurses and other medical professionals. Our evidence-based programs help people across the state experience improved wellness and quality of life.

What are “evidence-based” programs?

Evidence-based programs are developed and verified by researchers to promote self-management of chronic health conditions (such as diabetes and chronic pain), prevent falls, and foster individual well-being. Juniper offers evidence-based programs for:

Preventing Falls

Preventing and Managing Diabetes

Managing Chronic Conditions and Pain

Learn more and register for classes by visiting:

Chair Dance Yoga with Just Breathing LLC

The City has also partnered with Just Breathing, LLC and will soon be offering in person & virtual classes led by the talented Kristie Walker.  If you are wanting to jumpstart your fitness routine, please join in Kristie’s virtual class by visiting her website:

Chair Dance Yoga – at home with Zoom

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays  9:00-9:30am

Perform choreographed movements to music from all genres from the safety of your chair. Increase flexibility, coordination, brain function, spinal health, cognitive ability/memory, and overall health and well-being while having FUN! 

Cost: FREE for SilverSneakers members ($2 without SS membership)

Step to it with the City of Dayton this May

Get active with your community!

Do you have a competitive spirit? Do you want a fun and easy way to kick start a springtime exercise program? Then the four-week Step To It Challenge is for you!

Step to it is an activity challenge that motivates people of all ages and abilities to become more physically active during the month of May.

This fun, free, four-week challenge encourages all residents to be physically active as local communities engage in a friendly competition to determine which is the most active.

How does it work?

The challenge is May 1 – May 28, 2021 and everyone can join.

  • Participate as an individual or with a group.
  • It’s not just about walking. Almost any activity will be converted to steps when you enter it in your activity account.
  • Log your activity daily or weekly in your online Step to it account or by keeping track manually.
  • Best of all, it’s FREE!

Registration begins April 1, 2021 at

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 reserve the Activity Center for any occasion, please contact or call 763-710-1268 to check on availability. After reviewing the rental policy & fee schedule, 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.


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.