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Recreation Department

Since 1967, the Cities of Hopkins and Minnetonka have jointly planned and provided community recreation for their residents. A Joint Recreation Board, consisting of Hopkins and Minnetonka residents, directs recreation programming and services.

Of the net cost required to operate the joint recreation program, the City of Hopkins is responsible for 33 percent and the City of Minnetonka pays 66 percent.

Recreation activities

Youth classes are offered in several areas of interest including tennis, golf, swimming, ball skills, and arts & crafts. Youth sports leagues are offered in basketball and soccer.

Adult classes are offered in several areas of interest, and team sports are offered in soccer, softball, basketball, volleyball, hockey, broomball and football.

Shady Oak Beach

Joint recreation also oversees the operation of Shady Oak Beach, attended by over 40,000 people each summer.

Overpass Skate Park

The City of Hopkins owns Overpass Skate Park, which provides skateboarders, bikers, and inline skaters age 10 or older with a safe, fun and challenging place to improve their skills.

Ice rinks

Joint Recreation provides 14 supervised outdoor ice rinks throughout Hopkins & Minnetonka. Each site is staffed with rink attendants from mid-December through mid-February dependent on weather conditions.


  • General Information

  • Hopkins Park Board
  • See contact directory for more Recreation contacts.

Looking for parks & trails?

Looking to reserve a picnic shelter or a field?

To reserve a picnic shelter or a field, please call Recreation Services at 952-939-8390.

For Downtown Park reservations please call Beth Kivett at the Hopkins Pavilion at 952-548-6390. 


The Hopkins Pavilion is an arena used for a multitude of activities including ice skating, broomball, soccer, lacrosse, inline skating, rugby, baseball, softball, concerts, company picnics and other community and private events.

Activity Center

The Hopkins Activity Center is a gathering place for older adults to participate in organized as well as unorganized recreational, social, educational, nutritional, fitness, and volunteer activities.

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