The Recreation Division offers many special events throughout the year. For information on how to register for these events, visit the Registration Information page.

May Day Tea Party

Grandmothers, mothers, aunties, daughters or other special women come dressed in your best for tea. Our time will include tea tasting, decedent finger foods from Angelina's in the Park, tea party Bingo, a craft and photo opportunity. Please bring your own special tea cup and camera!

Saturday, May 7
Central Park, Valley Creek Room
Recommended for children ages 3-12 with an adult
9 a.m., #550910-03
11 a.m., #550910-04

Play Ball! Youth Clinic and Minnesota Coach/Parent Clinic

Play Ball! Youth Clinic:

Play Ball! Minnesota Youth Clinics are free of charge and available to all. Funding for the clinics is provided by the Twins Community Fund and Great River Energy. No registration is required to participate in a clinic; just show up on the day of the clinic and be ready to learn and have fun!

Bielenberg Sports Center field house Saturday, May 21
Ages 6-9 9 a.m.
Ages 10-13 10:30 a.m

Minnesota Coach and Parent Clinic:

Play Ball! Minnesota is offering a three-hour clinic designed to help increase coaching skills and promote the importance of
youth coaching. Play Ball! Minnesota is a unique collaboration among the youth baseball and softball leaders in Minnesota. As the first of its kind, the Play Ball! Minnesota collaboration is aimed at improving and getting more kids in the game.

Bielenberg Sports Center Free
Saturday, May 21 6 p.m.

Starlight Cinema

Get ready for an epic outdoor movie series, featured on a two-story inflatable screen with eight stadium speakers! This summer series is a collaboration between local businesses and Woodbury Parks and Recreation. Bring blankets and lawn chairs for seating.

Ojibway Park bandshell, 2695 Ojibway Drive
Movie begins at dusk (times will be available closer to each event)

Saturday, May 28 "Cars" (rated G, 117 minutes)
Saturday, June 18 "Alexander and the No Good Day" (rated PG, 81 minutes)
Saturday, July 9 "Hotel Transylvania" (rated PG, 89 minutes)
Saturday, Aug. 6 "Inside Out" (rated PG, 102 minutes)
Saturday, Sept. 3 "Avengers" (rated PG-13, 143 minutes)

Puppet Wagon Preview Party

Celebrate the 2016 Woodbury Parks and Recreation Puppet Wagon with a preview party! Catch a peek at the new puppet shows, play games, create a personal puppet, enjoy Popsicles and more! Kinderberry Hill is the 2016 sponsor of the Puppet Wagon.

Wednesday, June 8
6:30-7:30 p.m.
Kinderberry Hill, 1205 Woodbury Drive

Kids Mud Run: Challenge Accepted

Kids Mud Run: Challenge Accepted

Climb, crawl, slide and run your way through muddy and wet obstacles! This three-fourth of a mile course is sure to get you messy! Participants have the option to run the course twice. This is not a timed event; the goal is to finish messy! We strongly advise participants to bring an extra set of clothes for after the run.

Ages 6-12
Woodridge Park, Cottage Grove
Saturday, June 4, 9-10 a.m.* #550911-01
Cost: $25

*Arrive between 9-10 a.m., waves will run as participants arrive and course clears.

Check out these other upcoming kid's races:

Join Woodbury Parks and Recreation as we partner again with Cottage Grove Parks and Recreation to offer our annual Kids Race Series! Register for one, two or all three fun races! Routes will be well-marked to aid in a successful run. Participants should arrive on time and direction will be given for their start time. Participants will receive a T-shirt and Powerade® at each race. Pre-register to secure your spot; day-of registration will only be available if space is available.

Kids Duathlon: Bike it. Run it. Du it!
Bike and run to test your endurance in this duathlon! Youth will bike two miles and run one mile along the trails of Ojibway Park. All participants must bring their own bike; wear athletic shoes and a well-fitting bike helmet.

Ages 6-12
Ojibway Park, 2695 Ojibway Drive
Saturday, July 23, Ages 6-9 9 a.m. #550911-02
Saturday, July 23, Ages 10-12 10 a.m. #550911-03
Cost: $25

Kids Glo Run: Light it up!

A run in the dark-sweet! Participants will be given race shirts prior to the start that GLO along with neon sweat bands to LIGHT IT UP! Wear your own glowing or neon attire for extra fun. Neon signs will guide runners on the approximant one mile route. Stick around after the run and enjoy bonfire and treats. Event will end no later than 8:30 p.m.
Ages 6-12
Ojibway Park, Woodbury
Saturday, Sept. 17, 7 p.m.* #550911-04
Cost: $25

*Arrive at 7 p.m. to get GLO gear on and prepare for a start time of 7:30 p.m.

Coin Carnival

Join us for fun and games at this year’s Coin Carnival. The day will include games, prizes, a bounce house, temporary tattoos, crazy hair, Puppet Wagon shows and more. Hot dogs and concessions will be sold onsite.

Ages 2-12 accompanied by an adult
Ojibway Park, 2695 Ojibway Drive (rain location: Bielenberg Sports Center field house)
Friday, July 22
10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Tickets for all activities will be sold onsite
Volunteers ages 13 and older are needed. Send an email to Jon at or call (651) 414-3456 if interested.

Fourth of July Hometown Celebration

Celebrate the 4th of July at Woodbury’s Hometown Celebration. This year’s band is Brat Pack Radio, a Minnesota-based group that covers a wide range of hits with a great show! The band will hit the stage at 7 p.m. and perform until the traditional fireworks display. All activities are free. Concessions sold on site.

Monday, July 4
Bielenberg Sports Center (4125 Radio Drive).
Schedule of Events
Food sales 6-10 p.m.
Brat Pack Radio 7-10 p.m.
Fireworks display 10 p.m.

We are currently accepting food vendor applications for this year’s event. This family oriented event will be held at the Bielenberg Sports Center and is scheduled to take place from 6-10 p.m. on Monday, July 4th. To obtain a vending application, call Parks & Recreation at (651) 714-3583.

Carver Lake Camp Out

Woodbury’s Carver Lake Camp Out provides an opportunity for families to relive, or experience for the first time, how much fun it is to spend a night sleeping under the stars and enjoy the
sounds of nature at night. There will be numerous activities to participate in throughout the evening and morning. Once registered, we will provide a supply list and more details about the activities. Dinner, campfire treats and a continental breakfast will be provided. If you have special dietary needs, please note when registering. This event will be held rain or shine.

Families (activities designed for ages 4-12)
Carver Lake Park
Friday, July 8 Begin at 5 p.m.
Saturday, July 9 End at 10 a.m.
$10 per person

Story Time

Enjoy story time with your children at the R. H. Stafford Library located in Woodbury, 8595 Central Park Place, Woodbury, Minnesota 55125. For more information, call (651) 731-1320.

Preschool Storytime - Mondays and Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.-10:55 a.m.
For children preschool through kindergarten age and their caregivers. Stories, songs and fingerplays to encourage the development of early literacy skills. Siblings welcome.

Toddler Storytime - Tuesday, 10:30-10:55 a.m.
For children toddler age and their caregivers. Stories, songs and fingerplays to encourage the development of early literacy skills. Siblings welcome.

Baby Storytime - Wednesdays, 10:30-11:05 a.m.
For children from birth-2 years and their caregivers. Books, songs and fingerplays to encourage the development of early literacy skills. Followed by short play time. Siblings welcome.

Performances in the Park

Central Park amphitheater performances - 8595 Central Park Place
All performances are family friendly and free.

Sunday, May 1, at 2 p.m. South Washington County Community Band, popular concert piece
Sunday, May 15 Bob the Beachcomber, kids dance and music party

Ojibway Park bandshell performances - 2695 Ojibway Drive
In case of inclement weather, these performances will be held at the Central Park Amphitheater

Sunday, May 22, at 2 p.m. Red Rock Swing Band (Paul Eger)
Friday, June 17, at 11 a.m. U of M Raptor Center, Raptor bird show
Friday, July 8, at 11 a.m. Jack and Kitty Norton, Children's music
Friday, Aug. 5, at 11 a.m. The Big Epic Show, Kids dance party


Puppet Wagon Schedule

Mondays, June 13-Aug. 15 (no show July 4)

9 a.m. Shawnee Park, 6515 Scheel Drive
9:30 a.m. Potawatomi Park, 1201 Parkwood Drive
10 a.m. Chippewa Park, 2197 Queens Drive
10:30 a.m. Ridgegate Park, 7749 Dunmore Road
11 a.m. Bailey's Arbor Park, 10909 Maple Boulevard

Tuesdays, June 14-Aug. 16 (no show July 5)

9 a.m. Madison's Place playground, 4125 Radio Drive
9:30 a.m. Victoria Park, 7430 Newbury Road
10 a.m. Wedgewood Park, 3495 Williamburg Parkway
10:30 a.m. Liberty Ridge Park, 1375 Eagle View Boulevard
11 a.m. Colby Lake Park, 9715 Valley Creek Road
6 p.m. Edgewater Park, 3100 Edgewater Drive
6:30 p.m. Cobblestone Park, 7949 Cobblestone Road
7 p.m. Ojibway Park, 2695 Ojibway Drive

Wednesdays, June 15-Aug. 17

9 a.m. Summit Pointe Park, 1599 Interlachen Parkway
9:30 a.m. Stonemill Farms Park, 11500 Sawmill Curve
10 a.m. Dancing Waters Park, 10980 Dancing Water Parkway
10:30 a.m. Powers Lake, 10000 Brookview Road
11 a.m. Evergreen West Park, 1033 Tamberwood Trail

Thursdays, June 16-Aug. 18

9 a.m. Ridge Park, 3525 Parkers Drive
9:30 a.m. Pioneer Park, 2670 Wimbledon Drive
10 a.m. Timberlea Park, 8095 Boulder Ridge
10:30 a.m. Fairway Meadows Park, 2230 Woodcrest Drive
11 a.m. Colby Lake Park, 9715 Valley Creek Road