Community Events

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Snake Discovery on June 21

Join us at Cummings Park at 10am to learn about reptiles and amphibians. The audience will get to watch a salamander eat, debunk turtle myths, and touch snakes, free of cost!

Arden Hills' Bees Event on June 30 

Join us for a presentation at 10am in Hazelnut Park where kids and parents alike can learn about Arden Hills’ bees! Bees are a vital part of our ecosystem. Bring your questions and bee ready for a great time!

Penny Carnival on July 22 

Gather up your change and celebrate the end of the 2022 Parks and Recreation Playground Programs at the annual Penny Carnival. Don't miss fun carnival games, face painting, and more, free of cost! RSVP to the event on Facebook. RSVP not required. 

Bark & Rec on July 30 

Join the Arden Hills Parks and Recreation Department for the annual Bark & Rec Day at Perry Park from 1:00-3:00 p.m. Bring your dog to the off-leash area and make a fun craft your pet will love to wear. Free refreshments and snacks will be offered. Free of cost. RSVP to the event on Facebook. RSVP not required.  

Night to Unite on August 2 

This annual statewide event will take place on Tuesday, August 2, 2022. It is designed to forge and strengthen bonds between citizens, businesses, and public safety organizations such as the Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office. To organize and register a Night to Unite event in your neighborhood, you can find inspiration, information, and materials at

May 21, 2022: Touch-A-Truck and Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) Meeting

Children stand on the plow of an Arden Hills snow plow truck during the summer

Got kids who are crazy about getting up close to big rigs? Celebrate National Public Works Week in Arden Hills this Saturday, May 21st from 10am-1pm at Perry Park, 3700 New Brighton Road. There will be a fire engine, squad car, boat, snowplow, and more! The annual Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) meeting will coincide with this event. Arden Hills Public Works is hosting the event with the generous assistance of the Lake Johanna Fire Department, Ramsey County Sheriff's Department, Allina Health, and the National Guard. RSVP to the event on the City's Facebook page

Find parking information in the image below:

Touch a Truck-Public Parking Map 2022

December 2021: Holiday Lights Map and Competition

Looking for a fun family activity this holiday season? Compete in the annual Holiday Lights contest! To enter, submit this form Holiday Light Competition Sign Up and finish decorating by December 13, 2021.

Don’t want to compete? Take a drive to the best and brightest local displays. The downloadable Holiday Lights Map is available NOW! Take the tour and vote on your favorite displays by December 28-- prizes will be awarded to the top contenders.

This event is a collaboration among the cities of Arden Hills, Mounds View, New Brighton, Roseville, and Shoreview. For more information, contact Joe Vaughan, Recreation Programmer at the City of Arden Hills at or Maria Larson  at  

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July 30, 2021: Penny Carnival December: Holiday Lights Map

Gather up your pennies and loose change and come celebrate the end of the 2021 Summer Parks & Recreation program in Arden Hills. The carnival will be held Friday, July 30 at Perry Park from 1 to 3 p.m. There will be carnival games, a face-painting artist, and refreshments. There is no registration cost to enter the event. The games range in price from 10¢ to 25¢. We also offer face painting for 50¢, a dunk tank for 25¢, and a caricaturist for $10. The City’s annual stormwater meeting will be held concurrently in an educational booth format.

July 24, 2021: Bark & Rec Day

Thank you to the Arden Hills Parks and Recreation Department for organizing a good canine time at Perry Park on Saturday, July 24. From 1 to 3 p.m., residents and their furry friends stopped by the off-leash dog park to join in the fun. Many tennis balls were chased! It was a hot afternoon, so the doggie pool was well utilized and the pop-up tent gave both dogs and humans some much-needed shade. Creative kids decorated leashes for their pups, too. It was good to see so many happy faces and wagging tails at our event.