Flourishing Arts & Recreation

Recreation and the Arts add to the quality of life in Anoka County! Here are just a few examples:

National Sports Center

The National Sports Center in Blaine is the world's largest amateur sports and meeting facility, with

  • A 600-acre campus,
  • Over 50 grass soccer fields,
  • An eight-sheet ice arena,
  • An 18-hole golf course,
  • A cycling velodrome,
  • And 100,000 square feet of indoor training and meeting space!

Learn more at NSC Sports.

TPC Twin Cities

Honored multiple time by Golf Digest magazine among the top 20 golf courses in Minnesota. Home to the Champions Tour's 3M Championship.

Learn more at the TPC website.

Bunker Beach Water Park

Bunker Beach is Minnesota's largest outdoor water park, located in Coon Rapids within Bunker Hills Regional Park. Bunker Beach features six towering waterslides, a 900’ lazy river, leisure pool with climbing wall, a zero-entry pool with water play structure, a creative sand play area, and Minnesota’s largest wave pool.

Learn more at Bunker Beach.

Lyric Arts

Lyric Arts Main Street Stage, located in the heart of historic downtown Anoka, offers a full season of live theater (including musicals, dramas, comedies, and children’s productions) and intimate live music events as part of their “Music in the ‘Burbs” Concert Series.

Learn more at Lyric Arts.

Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts

Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts offers a variety of programs to engage the public in artistic expression.

BLCA supports and encourages the work of developing and established artists and provides resources and opportunities in the arts for individuals of all ages, backgrounds, and skill levels. BLCA recognizes art to be a powerful tool for the cultivation of strong, healthy, harmonious community life.

Learn more at the Banfill-Locke website.