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Whether you are a resident or visitor, I hope this guide will help you discover the great city of Lakeville. On behalf of the City Council, I invite you to take a look and learn what our city has to offer. Lakeville provides the foundation for healthy neighborhoods and prosperous businesses by investing in efficient services, effective partnerships, and citizen participation. As the southern gateway to the Twin Cities, Lakeville offers the advantages of living near a metropolitan area while providing a family-friendly atmosphere with outstanding recreational opportunities. Lakeville offers a unique character created by its open spaces, lakes, ponds, and wetlands – combined with 60 parks, more than 100 miles of trails, excellent schools, and quality services. Our 38square-mile city includes a variety of housing options, serene rural areas, several busy commercial sections, and a thriving industrial park. With a population of more than 56,000, Lakeville is a growing family-oriented community that offers abundant amenities and a safe, secure environment. If you are looking for a great place to live or to visit, we invite you to come and see what Lakeville has to offer! If you are interested in learning more, please visit our website at Mark Bellows, Mayor of Lakeville

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Although Lakeville is now one of the fastest growing cities in the metropolitan area, it started out as just a little township built on the edge of beautiful Prairie Lake. Many individuals contributed to the success of the city’s historic past.

Origins Griffin Phelps is credited as Lakeville’s first settler after coming to Minnesota in 1853. He is most known for planting the first rye in the area in 1853 and for being appointed postmaster in 1854. People from many of the surrounding cities traveled to Lakeville for their mail, helping the area to gain notability. Around that same time, Captain William B. Dodd constructed a road that connected Fort Snelling in St. Paul to the southern military forts. This road now bisects present-day Lakeville and was vital in the foundation of the city. The area was chosen as an ideal place for a town since it was equidistant between St. Paul and St. Peter. Two years later, J.J. Brackett, owner of a St. Paul lumber mill, platted 250 acres of land and named the city Lakeville since it was near Prairie Lake. By 1858, it was a growing community named Lakeville Township and was home to many European immigrants. The neighboring city of Fairfield began to boom with the construction of a railroad, and residents petitioned to get the name of Fairfield changed to Lakeville. The Village of Lakeville was incorporated in 1878,

and the name Fairfield was no more. A majority of Lakeville Township and the Village of Lakeville united in 1967 to become the City of Lakeville. At the same time, Airlake Industrial Park opened, allowing businesses to boom.

Antlers Amusement Park Colonel Marion Savage built Antlers Amusement Park near the railroad line in 1910, and it soon became one of the most famous amusement parks in the upper Midwest. Prairie Lake was renamed Lake Marion since the park was located on the east shore, and the railroad was renamed the Dan Patch Railroad Line after Savage’s famous race horse. Thousands of visitors came each year to use the dance pavilion, playground, tennis courts, athletic field, boats, diving tower, high sliding


chute, aerial swing and beach. Wealthy southern families came to stay in cabins on the lake each summer to escape the southern heat.

Present-day Lakeville Lakeville became a boomtown in the early 21st century as a result of rising land costs in the metropolitan area. Despite its rapid growth, the city has not forgotten its rich heritage. Several of the original structures can still be seen today, including the historic village and fire hall in downtown Lakeville, which was constructed in 1910. Moving forward, the City of Lakeville will continue to grow, prosper and serve as an ideal community for residents and visitors alike. For more information about the history of Lakeville, visit the Historical Society Building located at 210th Street and Howland Avenue.



A successful and progressive community, the city of Lakeville provides the foundation for healthy neighborhoods and prosperous businesses by investing in high-quality and efficient services, effective partnerships and citizen participation. As the southern gateway to the Twin Cities, Lakeville offers the advantages of living near a metropolitan area while providing a family-friendly atmosphere with outstanding recreational and cultural opportunities. Lakeville’s city buildings consist of City Hall, Police Department, four fire stations, Arts Center, Senior Center, Central Maintenance Facility, water treatment facility and three liquor stores. For information on city services, contact City Hall by calling 952-9854400. In addition to contacting City Hall directly, Lakeville residents can find information about the city through other channels. For instance, each week the city publishes a newsletter entitled Messages in the local newspaper. These weekly messages are also available on the city’s website, It will keep you up to date on city services, events and programs. Residents can also find other help-

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ful information on the website including a special section for new residents called “Moving to Lakeville.” The website also has a calendar with all city programs and meetings, instructions for home improvement projects, the latest information on Parks and Recreation and Arts Center programs, and much more. The city also produces a variety of television shows seen on cable channel 16 and on the website. These shows provide helpful information to new residents as well as existing community members. A booklet with basic information about the City of Lakeville and government services can be downloaded


from the city’s website. The city of Lakeville is managed by the mayor, Mark Bellows, and the City Council that meets 7 p.m. the first and third Monday of each month at City Hall, 20195 Holyoke Ave. Council meetings are televised on cable channel 16 and are also available for online viewing. Lakeville city council members are elected at-large to represent the entire community and are empowered by law to legislate citywide policy. The city council appoints a city administrator who directs city staff on implementation of council decisions and provides day-to-day operations of the city.



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ire department earns ‘excellent’ rating

The Lakeville Fire Department is a leader when it comes to protecting citizens – and it has the ratings to prove it. Residents and businesses enjoy low insurance premiums because of the city’s excellent fire protection scores. The evaluation from the Insurance Services Office is based on the fire department’s communication systems, equipment, staffing, training, geographic distribution, water-supply system and other key factors related to reducing property losses from fire. The Lakeville Fire Department is a volunteer organization that was established in 1884 to protect lives and property through safety education and emergency response. The department also occasionally shares staffing and equipment with cities in Dakota and Scott counties as well as the Metropolitan Airports Commission. Being involved in the community is important, and the Lakeville Fire Department understands this. It has a presence in Fire Prevention Week, National Night Out and Lakeville’s city festival, Pan-O-Prog. In addition to these specific events, the department also gives tours of the station and makes appearances at block parties and other neighborhood activities. During National Fire Prevention month in October, the department performs demonstrations and teaches about fire safety at its annual open house. When they aren’t attending community events or responding to emergencies, the firefighters are producing top quality education materials. The department’s cable show, “On Call,” features behind-thescenes and on-location exercises,

which includes a puppet segment for children. The Lakeville Fire Department has four fire stations in convenient and strategic locations. Station 1 was built in 1981 and is located at 20190 Holyoke Ave., which is also the headquarters

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Locations Fire Station 1 (Headquarters) 20190 Holyoke Ave. 952-985-4700 Fire Station 2 16720 Dodd Blvd. 952-985-4720 Fire Station 3 17490 Kenrick Ave. 952-985-4730 Fire Station 4 9465 185th St. 952-985-4740

for the department. It was then remodeled and rededicated in 1995 under the direction of former fire chief Barry Christensen. It has 22 firefighters in addition to a water rescue boat and a snowmobile. The original bell from the first Station 1 is currently at this station. Station 2 was built in 1976 to protect the northeast portion of Lakeville. It, too, was remodeled and rededicated since then and now has 19 firefighters who respond. A barn fire at Dodd Blvd. and Pilot Knob Rd. was the first call that Station 2 ever received. In 1988, Station 3 was con-


respond from this station. The fourth station is the most recent addition, being built in 2002. It is centrally located and includes a fitness facility for the firefighters. It provides backup to the other stations when needed, and is the responding station for 17 volunteers. The Lakeville Fire Department will continue to protect its reputation through efficient emergency response, quality safety education and strong presence in the community. To contact the fire department for non-emergency issues, call 952-9854700.



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The Lakeville Police Department aims to reduce crime and ensure quality of life in Lakeville. They accomplish this through working hard, taking responsibility and maintaining a healthy balance, ultimately providing citizens with the highest level of public safety services possible. The Lakeville Police Department does more than just protect its citizens. With its weekly newsletter and award-winning cable show, the department also offers information about public safety services to ensure a high quality of life for Lakeville residents. The LPD Journal is an award-winning police show that highlights the police department’s activities and crime prevention programs. Created by Emmy-award winning producer

Jim Schiffman, this 30-minute web broadcast is produced monthly, and reruns are then shown throughout the month. Safety, local crime statistics, incidents of note, crime prevention tips, and events of the police department are some topics that are discussed. In addition to the LDP Journal, Police Chief Tom Vonhof ’s weekly newsletter, Breezes, can be received via email. The publication highlights the happenings in the area and information relevant to residents. Since the founding of Lakeville in 1878, law enforcement has been in place to protect residents. The police department in its current form of operation was established in 1967 when Lakeville Township and the Village of Lakeville united in 1967 to become the city of Lakeville. Today,


the police department has 52 officers under the direction of Vonhof. Vonhof is a 30-year veteran of the Lakeville Police Department, and was appointed as the chief in 2007. His assignments throughout his time at the department have included crime prevention officer, cable television police show host, criminal investigator and undercover narcotics investigator. He graduated from the FBI National Academy and holds a master’s degree from Hamline University in public administration. The Lakeville Police Department is located at 9237 183rd St. For nonemergency issues call 952-985-2800 or the tip line voicemail at 952-985-2840. Dial 911 for emergencies.








early 1,600 acres of recreation space

It’s no secret that Lakeville is blessed with natural scenic beauty and an abundance of lakes. The city highlights these areas by making them accessible to the public. The Parks and Recreation Department has more than 1,600 acres of pubic parks and open space, and included in this are 18 conservation areas, 102 greenway acres, 40 playgrounds and more than 100 miles of trails. Antlers Park Beach Antlers Park was built by Colonel Marion Savage in 1910 and was one of the most famous amusement parks in the upper Midwest. Today, Antlers Park Beach is located on the east shore of Lake Marion and has everything you need for a day at the beach. The park attracts local residents with its large swimming beach, picnic area, volleyball courts, playground and special sand play center for toddlers. The beach is located at 9740 201st St. W. Orchard Lake Beach Located on the west side of Orchard Lake off of Judicial Road, Orchard Lake Beach has a picnic area, shore fishing, playground equipment, volleyball courts and restrooms. Valley Lake Beach Valley Lake Beach has a lake access east of Cedar Avenue and south of the Galaxie and 160th Street intersection. With playground equipment, a picnic area, walking trail around the lake and fishing pier, Valley Lake Beach is a premier summer hangout for Lakeville residents. Ritter Farm Park Ritter Farm Park is located on Lake Marion at 19300 Ritter Trail. It has equestrian trails, hiking trails,

shore fishing, an indoor meeting room and an archery range, run by the South Forty Archers of Lakeville. The South Forty Archers promote and enjoy the sport of archery through special events for fund raising and family events for members. Aronson Park Lakeville’s Veterans Memorial at Aronson Park was officially dedicated

youth and adult art classes as well as 102 theatrical stage performances. Lakeville Senior Center The Lakeville Senior Center is a friendly place where residents 50 years and older can meet and socialize. Located in downtown Lakeville, the center provides classes for members such as line dancing, biking, golfing, crafts, exercise, nutrition, creative writ-

on Veteran’s Day in 2006. The focal point of the display is an F-86H Sabre jet, which was donated by life-long resident and veteran Bill Studer. This particular variant of F-86 is one of only 475 built. The memorial honors all branches of the service. Lakeville Area Arts Center Considered Lakeville’s “cultural arts heartbeat,” the Lakeville Area Arts Center brings more than 42,000 people downtown each year with its commitment to quality visual and performing arts. The annual Art Festival as well as the Rotary Taste of Lakeville are always big draws for local residents. The arts center offers

ing, book clubs, and others, totaling more than 200 diverse programs a month. A place to connect The Parks and Recreation Department also offers many programs and classes, adult athletic leagues, and a senior center. The city of Lakeville is committed to providing these quality places for residents to enjoy the outdoors, make connections with others and be involved in the community. The Parks and Recreation Department is located in City Hall at 20195 Holyoke Ave. For more information, call 952-985-4600.



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The city of Lakeville is served by three different school districts. Independent School District 196 (Rosemount, Apple Valley and Eagan) and the Farmington School District 192 serve portions of northern and eastern Lakeville. The Lakeville Area School District 194 serves the majority of Lakeville households. Independent School District 194, the Lakeville Area Public Schools, is an award-winning school system located in the South Metro of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minn. Lakeville Area Public Schools is a partnership of students, families, staff and community committed to excellence and lifelong learning. The District serves approximately 11,200 students in Dakota County and

Scott County, and covers 86 square miles, including most of Lakeville, parts of Burnsville and Elko New Market, and portions of Eureka, Credit River and New Market Townships. There are nine elementary schools (grades K-5), three middle schools (grades 6-8) and two high schools (grades 9-12), an Area Learning Center and two community education facilities. On state mandated accountability tests Lakeville ranks first in both math and reading proficiency of the 10 largest districts in the state, and experienced the fifth largest performance gain of the 48 metro districts. Lakeville ranked eighth in overall proficiency of 48 metro districts. Students scored 23.7 on the ACT. This is the highest score in the history of the district.


General control of District 194 is vested in the board of education. The board is elected by the citizens of the district to be legally responsible for making education available to all children in the Lakeville Public Schools. The board’s six members are elected at large to serve four-year terms. The board is a policy-making body. All buildings provide instruction for computer literacy, access to technology and the Internet. The district installed a number of technology upgrades and a fiber optic network. Student population has doubled in the past decade to more than 11,200 students and is expected to approach 15,000 students over the next 20 years. Lakeville North High School is a top performing school and is among the top 800 high schools in the nation according to a Newsweek ranking.

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Senior citizens living in Lakeville have a resource all to themselves: the Lakeville Senior Center. Offering a variety of programs, classes, trips and activities, there is something for everyone for just a small membership fee. Residents of Lakeville can join for $9 for a single membership or $15 per couple. Seniors outside of Lakeville can join for $15 per person. The Senior Center’s membership now numbers 1,000. The mission of the Lakeville Senior Center is to focus on the well being of individuals aged 50 and older in order to enhance the emotional, physical and psychological aspects of their lives. The center strives to provide programs of interest to seniors of all ages and to be a fun, friendly place for seniors to come to meet friends and enjoy the day. Linda Walter, Senior Center Coordinator, determines the multitude of programs and services to offer. “I have members who stop by the office and provide me with ideas for programs, too,” Walter said. The Lakeville Senior Center is located in downtown Lakeville, just behind the U.S. Post Office at 20732 Holt Ave. It is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. A vast array of classes is offered each month. Recent classes include cooking, exercise, knitting, watercolor painting, creative writing and operating digital cameras.

In addition to classes, the center offers a variety of trips to exciting locations. Upcoming trips include travel to area casinos, a fall tour to Wisconsin, an apple orchard and theaters. Some trips are to far away places, such as Branson, New York City, San Antonio and even Australia and New Zealand. Other activities include an annual Belgian waffle breakfast to raise funds for the senior center, an event so popular it now happens twice each year.


“The city pays for our building expenses and staff salaries,” Walter explained. “The programs have to pay for themselves.” For instance, an upcoming activity is a party for a day care group. The Senior Center is paying for the food and prizes out of money it raised at its fund-raising event. The Center also conducts a variety of seminars on topics of interest to seniors, such as new medications, Medicare changes and free hearing aid checks and cleaning.



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Airlake Airport is conveniently located in Lakeville, and makes business and pleasure travel easy for residents of the southern metropolitan area. The airport is owned by the Metropolitan Airports Commission and serves as a reliever airport for the Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport (MSP). It is called a reliever airport because it helps relieve congestion at MSP. The Lakeville Airport is located at 8140 220th St. W. Airlake Airport covers an area of 425 acres and contains one asphalt paved runway and a full-length parallel taxiway. Most of the planes that use the airport are single-engine planes. Since there is no air traffic control tower, pilots use common traffic advisory procedures flying to and from the airport. Used primarily by recreational pilots, Airlake Airport is located near one of Minnesota’s largest industrial parks, making it ideally suited for related business aviation

needs as well. A fixed base operator provides fueling and other aircraft maintenance services. The airport annually experiences more than 39,000 landings and takeoffs. There are 147 aircraft based at the airport. Future plans include new hangars in the southwest corner of the airfield, expanding the primary runway to 4,600 feet, and developing a 2,500-foot crosswind runway. Now situated next to the airport, three decades ago the Airlake Industrial Park was little more than a vision. Today, it is the cornerstone of Lakeville’s business development. Located at two miles east of I-35 on Highway 70, Airlake Industrial Park is now Minnesota’s second-largest industrial park by acreage and is home to 150 businesses that employ more than 4,200 people. Fueled by steady, stable growth over the years across a wide cross section of industries, Airport Industrial Park now has more than 4.5 millionsquare feet of manufacturing and dis-


tribution facilities. The diverse and rapidly growing workforce is drawn from the metropolitan area as well as from nearby rural communities providing a unique combination with a strong work ethic. Team Lakeville member, APPRO Development, lead by Jack Matasocky, acts as the primary site planning, architect and general contractor for businesses considering an Airlake location. Team Lakeville members offer a one-stop shopping development concept in the Airlake Industrial Park. This concept is designed to make the site selection, design/build and relocation process less complex and manageable so entrepreneurs and business managers can run their businesses while a relocation or expansion project stays on track and on budget. Airlake has platted lots available ranging in size from 1 to 3 acres and many unplatted parcels of various sizes to meet any need including a rare contiguous 200-acre parcel.


wide variety of local shopping

Whether you’re looking for specialty boutiques or mainstream stores, downtown Lakeville has it all. Its commitment to development has made Lakeville a thriving business hub, offering a wide variety of retail options to residents and visitors. In order to continue economic growth, the Downtown Lakeville Business Association (DLBA) was established in 1995 as a non-profit to support the preservation and redevelopment of historic downtown Lakeville. The DLBA aims to create a unique downtown business environment, which blends the cultural, historical, and economic opportunities of the community. In 1999, the DLBA and city of

Lakeville conducted a study regarding future growth of the downtown area. The study examined successful areas in other cities and gathered input of business owners, residents and leaders to create a vision for the improvement of downtown. Several buildings downtown have since been renovated as a result of information gathered from that study. Besides being a site of rich history, downtown Lakeville is home to several boutiques that offer a variety of clothing and accessory styles. Isabella’s Collections, Pink Door Boutique and Sacks in the City are all conveniently located on Holyoke Ave. Also located downtown is The Loft Bridal & Design, a laid-back


approach to wedding planning with both bold and traditional wedding gowns. The DLBA is actively involved in the community and sponsors activities throughout the year such as free concert series, farmer’s markets, and festivals. It also works closely with other non-profit organizations to bring activities to downtown and promote family entertainment. Downtown Lakeville is dedicated to maintaining it’s status as a business community and will continue the growth, development and maintenance of its companies. The DLBA is located at 8790 207th Street West and can be reached at 952-985-0517 or


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The Lakeville Chamber of Commerce was established more than 60 years as a non-profit organization and resource to the community. It was first called the Lakeville Commercial Club before becoming the Chamber of Commerce approximately 20 years ago. Representing 445 businesses, the chamber exists to improve the local business climate, recruit and retain businesses, attract visitors, and influence legislation by uniting businesses and professional firms. It is a volunteer

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organization that serves as an advocate to the business community. Chamber President Bruce Rydeen is an elected volunteer who is dedicated to helping the Lakeville Chamber of Commerce enhance economic vitality and encourage communication between businesses in Lakeville. Each president serves a one-year term, beginning in January at the annual business meeting. The chamber has a presence at the annual Landscape and Home Expo, luncheons, ribbon cuttings, ground-


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If you have a heart to serve and willing hands to volunteer, there are plenty of non-profit organizations in Lakeville that could use both. Lakeville Chamber of Commerce The Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit membership organization that unites businesses and professionals. It aims to maintain a healthy business climate and high quality of life in Lakeville. In addition to this role, the chamber serves as a civic clearing house, information bureau and a research and promotional organization. Lakeville Lions Club The Lions Club meets the needs of local communities through its service and integrity and is the largest and most active service club in the world. The Lakeville Lions Club was chartered in April 1953, and now has 50 members. To learn more about being a Lion, visit Lakeville Rotary Club The Lakeville Rotary Club is organized into committees based on the four avenues of service: club service, vocational service, community service and international service. Members are encouraged to identify areas of personal interest and participate in the appropriate committees. To learn more about the Lakeville Rotary Club, visit Lakeville Area Historical Society The Lakeville Area Historical Society documents, collects, preserves and teaches the rich history of

Lakeville as its responsibility to past and future generations. The building is located on 210th Street West and can be reached for information at 952-469-0373. Downtown Lakeville Business Association The Downtown Lakeville Business Association is a nonprofit organization that blends the cultural, historical, and economic opportunities Lakeville. For more information, visit CAP Agency The Community Action Partnership (CAP) Agency is a private, non-profit organization providing services to residents of Scott, Carver and Dakota Counties. It helps residents with food and nutrition,


clothing, emergency services, child and crisis care, education, housing, energy-related assistance and a variety of other programs. More information is available at 360 Communities Originally founded by a group of volunteers 40 years ago, 360 Communities is an organization that uses community engagement to positively shape the future of local communities. To accomplish this, the organization employs data-driven research to identify trends, strengths and vulnerabilities, then works with key community partners to build and implement action plans. Today, 360 Communities aims to prevent violence, ensure school success, and promote long-term self-sufficiency. More information can be found at Lakeville High School Band Boosters The Band Boosters organization supports all aspects of the band programs at Lakeville North High School, including marching band, concert band and jazz band. Volunteers give their time to communications, fundraising, uniform maintenance and event organizing. Leadership Lakeville Leadership Lakeville provides residents an opportunity to learn about Lakeville and what it means to be a leader. The organization is a collaborative effort by the Lakeville Area Chamber of Commerce CVB & Lakeville Foundation, the Rotary Club of Lakeville, the Lakeville Area Public Schools, the City of Lakeville and Community Action Council.


inding faith in Lakeville

Lakeville has many churches providing places of worship for people of various faiths, including: Baptist Cross of Christ Community Church 8748 210th St. W. Phone: 952-469-3113 Faith Baptist Church Cherry View Elementary Phone: 952-469-5988

NewLife! Lutheran Church 9600 163rd St. W. Phone: 612-720-3870 St. John’s Lutheran Church 8748 210th St. W. Phone: 952-469-4916


Jehovah’s Witness Living Waters Church Lakeville Kingdom Hall Kenwood Trail Middle School 20465 Cedar Ave. S. Phone: 952-435-1995 Phone: 952-469-1144


Catholic All Saints Catholic Church Non-Denominational Celebration Church 19795 Holyoke Ave. 16655 Kenyon Ave. Phone: 952-469-3332 Phone: 952-898-7200 Lutheran Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church 20270 Iberia Ave. Phone: 952-469-5227


Evergreen Community Church Lakeville Senior High Phone: 952-887-1646 Now You’re Moving With Confidence

Christiania Lutheran Church Glory to Glory Christian 26691 Pillsbury Ave. Center Phone: 952-461-2283 25170 Dodd Blvd. Phone: 952-985-3659 Family of Christ Church 10970 185th St. W. Harvest Christian Phone: 952-435-5757 Fellowship

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6700 160th St. W., PO Box Hosanna! Lutheran Church 398 9600 163rd St. W. Phone: 952-432-9016 Phone: 952-435-3332

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The Edge Church of God Lord of Life Lutheran Church 16108 Harmony Path 16200 Dodd Lane Phone: 952-693-5008 Phone: 952-953-4484

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Messiah Lutheran Church Trinity Evangelical Free Church 16725 Highview Ave. 16165 Kenwood Trail Phone: 952-431-5959 Phone: 952-435-5548 Minnesota Valley Free Valley Christian Church Lutheran Church 17297 Glacier Way 16075 Highview Ave. Phone: 952-432-7197 Phone: 952-431-5858

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niting through community festivals

Lakeville residents know how to work hard and keep their businesses booming. Fortunately, they also know how to have a good time. Residents connect with each other at annual festivals as they celebrate life in the city of Lakeville.

Pan-O-Prog Lakeville is dedicated to the development and expansion of the community and takes an entire week out of the year to observe its progress. The annual Panorama of Progress festival, or Pan-O-Prog, begins the week of July Fourth. The tradition started in 1967 after the Lakeville Airlake Industrial Park was built and residents saw the capacity for expansion in the community. Events include fireworks, Bingo, parades, tournaments, pageants, battle of the bands, live music, street

dances, pet talent shows, cookouts and many other activities.

The Lakeville Art Festival The annual Lakeville Art Festival is held the third weekend in September in downtown Lakeville on the grounds of the Lakeville Area Arts Center. The festival features artist exhibits, demonstrations, a Youth Art Tent, food vendors and local talent performances. More information about the festivals can be found at

Country Christmas Celebration This Branson-Style show has been honored as a Top 100 Event in America by the American Business Association and takes place in December at the Celebration Event


Center in Lakeville. It was originally created by evangelist Lowell Lundstrom and has upbeat, countrystyle music for the whole family.

Holidays on Main Lakeville celebrates the holidays with Santa Claus visits, sleigh rides, live reindeers, arts and crafts for kids, Christmas goodies, a craft fair and live music. Held in historic downtown Lakeville, “Holidays on Main� is the first Saturday of December.

Taste of Lakeville The Taste of Lakeville has food samplings from local restaurants and caterers, wine and beer tasting, live entertainment and auctions. It is hosted by the Rotary Club each May on the grounds of the Lakeville Area Arts Center.


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