Welcome to Lakeville
By Visit Lakeville, the Convention & Visitors Bureau
Lakeville is a great place to live, work and play! We are a thriving community with a population now estimated more than 65,000. There are six hotels in Lakeville and more than 90 restaurants.
Lakeville loves to celebrate our community’s progress with a week-long community festival named Panorama of Progress (Pan-O-Prog) held over the week of the 4th of July, now in its 55th year.
Lakeville Area Arts Center is a state-of-the-art theater and arts facility that promotes cultural and artistic experiences for the community and is home to many private events and festivals like the popular Lakeville Arts Festival and Taste of Lakeville.
The Heritage Center is a unique partnership facility home to Lakeville Active Adults, the veterans support organization Lakeville Yellow Ribbon and the Lakeville Area Historical Society.
Lakeville is home to other attractions such as the wild and wacky Hot Sam’s Antiques and Photo Park. It is part photo park, theme park and artisan haven and an undeniably unique antique shop. Champion Valley is a three-in-one adventure park with paintball, axe throwing and arrow forces. Other attractions include Bowlero, Emagine Entertainment, the Minneapolis Gun Club and Escape MSP.
Lakeville’s award-winning Parks and Recreation Department maintains 62 parks, two swimming beaches and nearly 120 miles of trails. Enjoy five lakes with fishing (ice fishing, too), boating, two swimming beaches and motorized water sports. There are two public lake access points at Lakeville’s Casperson and Orchard Lake Parks. Lakeville’s recreational amenities are second to none including approximately five lakes, 1,100 acres of parks, 492 acres of greenways and conservation areas, more than 118 miles of trails, 46 playgrounds, 22 picnic shelters and 10 miles of nature trails.
This winter enjoy cross country skiing and snow shoeing on trails such as at Ritter Farm Park – snowshoes can be rented from city hall. If these reasons are not enough, ask your dog.Ritter Farm Park, a 340- acre wildlife refuge, now features a five-acre dog park.
Some Quotes from the People of Lakeville
“We are so fortunate in Lakeville to have wonderful entertainment venues, like the Lakeville Area Arts Center that brings local access to the theater, dance and music, to 120 miles of scenic trails and beautiful parks for all abilities, and restaurants that feature music and culinary delights, as well as many other entertainment venues.”
– Doug Anderson, Mayor of Lakeville
“Nothing brings people together like good food! The Lakeville area has over 90 restaurants, coffee shops, bars and bakeries. Check out LakevilleRestaurants.com.”
– Jeanne Hutter, Visit Lakeville
“Lakeville has so much to offer – our community is brimming with amazing dining, entertainment and shopping opportunities, as well as the great access to our lakes and excellent park system.”
– Jack D. Matasosky, Board Chair, Lakeville Area Chamber of Commerce
Public Parks & Beaches
Antlers Park Beach
9740 201st Street West
Aronson & Quigley-Sime Park
8550 and 8500 202nd Street West
19720 Juno Trail
Kenwood Trail Disc Golf Course
19455 Kenwood Trail
18350 Dodd Boulevard
Orchard Lake Beach
17195 Judicial Road
Ritter Farm Park & Dog Park
19300 Ritter Trail
Steve Michaud Park
17100 Ipava Avenue
West Lake Marion Mountain Bike Trail
19720 Juno Trail
Valley Lake Park
16050 Garrett Path
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