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Community Halloween Party

Brought to you by Hastings Parks & Recreation, Community Education, and the YMCA, this is a family friendly event including food, games, prizes, and candy for all! Please wear your best costume! 

Date: Friday, October 26, 2018
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Hastings High School Commons
Ages: Recommended for ages 12 and under
Admission: Non-perishable food item for Hastings Family Service or cash donation to the Youth Impact Council Scholarship Fund

Halloween Party Flyer 2018


Kittenball Tournament - Rivertown Days

Kittenball is a different version of adult softball, teams will still have ten players but the ball will be a little softer and is 16” instead of 12”. This one day, double elimination tournament with a guaranteed third game. This will be a co-ed tournament using ASA 16” inch rules and men will not use gloves. Prizes will be awarded to top 3 finishers.

Contact Phil Vargas for more information at 651-480-6181 or pvargas@hastingsmn.gov.

Date: Saturday, July 21
Registration Deadline: Friday, July 13
Time: First games begin at 9:00 a.m.
Location: Veteran's Park
Cost: $140/team


Annual Arbor Day Celebration

Friday, April 19, 2019

1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Riverwood Park, 3300 Riverwood Dr. Hastings

All residents of Hastings are invited to participate in this event. An estimated 10 trees of varying variety will be planted.  The ceremony will begin with the reading of the Arbor Day Proclamation by a representative from City Hall.  Then volunteers will be instructed in the proper planting of the trees.  When the trees have been set, mulched and watered, the work will be done.  Snacks and beverages will then be provided by the Hastings Park and Recreation Department.  Contributing sponsors for the event are Dakota Electric Association, Modern Woodmen Insurance, and Catholic United Financial.  Dress for the weather and if possible bring either a garden rake or pointed shovel.  Potential volunteers should call City Forester, Paul Mahoney at 651-480-6177.

Arbor Day flyer 2019


Annual Parks & Trails Clean-Up

When:     Saturday, May 4, 2019
               9:00 - 9:15 a.m. - Check In, Refreshments, Welcome & Safety Talk
               9:30 a.m. - Go to assigned park & begin Parks & Trails Clean-Up

Where:    Meet at Vermillion Falls Park - 215 21st St E

Who:       Adopt-A-Park Participants, Community Groups, Businesses, Families, Individuals, or
               anyone who wants to help out!

Parks and trails Event Flyer 2019

Parks and Trails Registration form 2019

If you or your group would like to volunteer, please fill out the registration form and return no later than then April 22 ,2019 to:

Hastings Parks & Recreation
Attn: Parks and Trails Clean Up
920 W 10th St
Hastings, MN 55033


Email: pmarschall@hastingsmn.gov