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Adult Trips

Trips for adults wanting to get away, meet new friends or explore new leisure resources. Unless stated otherwise, transits or coach buses are used for day outings.

Offerings

  • Day trips
  • Extended trips
  • Trip abroad
  • Tours

Registration policy

  • Payment must accompany registration
  • Make your check payable to the City of Brooklyn Park, or call 763-493-8333 to register with Visa, Mastercard or Discover and to check availability
  • Deadline dates for registration are listed on a space-permitting basis only
  • No refunds for nonrefundable costs due to weather beyond our control
  • No refunds given after deadline date.
  • Full refunds given (only) if trip is cancelled.
  • Pick up flyers and registration forms at the Community Activity Center.
  • Unless stated otherwise, buses pick up/return to the Community Activity Center, 5600 85th Avenue N, Brooklyn Park
  • Return times are approximate due to weather/traffic.

Group rate matinées

Wednesday matinées at Yellow Tree Theatre

Make a day of it with these three new matinée packages, offering you:

  • Discounted group rate on tickets
  • Dinner at noon
  • Professionally-catered pre-show dinner from Heavenly Hosts Catering, held right in the theater
  • An exclusive post show meet-and-greet discussion with the actors!
  • No transportation included—participants drive on their own to Yellow Tree Theatre, 320 5th Ave., Osseo

A Gone Fishin' Christmas

From the playwright who brought you Miracle on Christmas Lake and A Hunting Shack Christmas, it's the world premiere of Jessica Lind Peterson's hilarious brand-spanking new holiday comedy!

The Northland's biggest ice fishing contest of the decade is underway and two sisters travel home to Duluth to catch a big one. But an unseasonably warm winter threatens to break apart the ice and the girls quickly find them-selves in precarious waters. Featuring an unruly team of sled dogs, an aqua-phobic intern and an old boyfriend, A Gone Fishin' Christmas is guaranteed to tickle your funny bone and catapult you into the Christmas spirit!

Dinner menu:

  • Swedish meatballs with beef cream sauce
  • Egg noodles
  • Fresh seasonal vegetable

Event date

Wednesday, December 14, noon to 4 p.m.

Cost

$35

Deadline

November 18, space permitting

Grace

A wide-eyed young Minnesota couple have just begun a new life in sunny, promise-filled Florida with big plans to open a chain of motels. As the real estate deal threatens to unravel Steve acquires an itch he can't scratch and Dara is drawn to an unlikely new friend. Destinies collide in this dark comic, eerily tragic and timely play that plunges headfirst into questions of faith and grace. "Grace brings refreshing complexity to what is fast becoming the most urgent philosophical issue of our time,” wrote LA Times.

Dinner menu:

  • Roast sirloin of beef with Bearnaise sauce
  • Homemade mashed potatoes
  • Fresh seasonal vegetables

Event date

Wednesday, February 22, 2017, noon to 4 p.m.

Cost

$35

Deadline

January 27, 2017, space permitting

One Man, Two Guvnors

Winner of the Critics Circle Award and multiple Tony and Drama Desk awards, this glorious comedy is a unique laugh-out-loud mix of satire, shtick and stupendous physical comedy. In the heart of 1960's England, charming and doltish Francis, fired from his pop band, unexpectedly finds himself with two new jobs and two new bosses, who are connected to each other in wildly improbable ways. Mistaken identities, outrageous farce, love triangles and inspired lunacy ensue! This splendidly silly new play has been hailed as “Comic perfection!”

Dinner menu:

  • Tuscan chicken with sun-dries tomato pesto cream sauce
  • Mashed red-skin potatoes
  • Italian garden salad

Event date

Wednesday, May 3, 2017, noon to 4 p.m.

Cost

$35

Deadline

April 12, 2017, space permitting

Day trips

Camelot

Chanhassen Dinner Theatre

A favorite returns to Chanhassen. Join us for a wonderful day with music and story. Coach transportation, dinner and play ticket is included in the price of the trip.

Event date

Wednesday, January 25, 2017, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Cost

$79

Deadline

December 28, space permitting

Savannah Sipping Society

Old Log Theatre

Please join us in this delightful, laugh-a-minute comedy as four unique, Southern women all needing to escape the sameness of their day-to-day routine, are drawn together by Fate (and an impromptu happy hour) decide it's high time to reclaim the enthusiasm for life they've lost throughout the years.

This play is written by Jones Hope Wooten. The same author of the popular hit Dixie Swim Club.

Join us as we raise glasses to these strong Southern women and their fierce embrace of life and say, "cheers!" to this joyful and surprisingly touching comedy!

Please make your meal choice when registering (1) short ribs, (2) tilapia, (3) vegetarian pasta, (4) chicken breast

Event date

Wednesday, March 15, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Cost

$63

Price includes transportation, the play and your meal.

Deadline

February 15, space permitting

Hinckley casino excursion

Grand Casino Hinckley

If you are experiencing cabin fever, we have an opportunity for you to get out and about. Join us for a trip to Grand Casino Hinckley. Bring your friends, open to all adults. If you have a Grand Casino Card, you must include your number or your birth date when registering

Event date

Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Cost

$10

Deadline

March 10, space permitting

Grease

Chanhassen Dinner Theatre

A musical about teens in love in the 50s! Experience through singing and dancing, the friendships, romances and adventures of a group of high school kids at Rydell High. Among the many favorite songs are Greased Lightnin' and You're the One that I Want.

Please indicate mobility restrictions at the time of your registration

Event date

Wednesday, April 5, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Cost

$79

Price includes coach transportation, dinner and play ticket.

Deadline

March 8, space permitting

Extended trips

The Spectacular Fireside Theatre

Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin

Ring in the New Year with a Mamma Mia performance!

Event date

December 31, 2016 to January 1, 2017

Depart from the Golden Valley City Hall at 9:00 a.m. Estimated return time is 4:30 p.m.

Cost

$425 per person, 2 per room

$495 per person, 1 per room

Cost includes:

  • Deluxe motor coach transportation
  • Lunch at the Norske Nook Restaurant in Osseo, Wisconsin 
  • Lodging for 1 night at Holiday Inn Express
  • Breakfast at the Holiday Inn
  • New Year’s Eve feast at the Fireside Dinner Theatre
  • Performance of Mamma Mia
  • Hot buffet at Trappers Turn restaurant in Wisconsin Dells

Tulip Time in Holland, Michigan

Event dates

May 9 to 13, 2017

Cost

$880 per person, 2 per room

$330 per person, 1 per room

Cost includes:

  • Deluxe motor coach transportation
  • Lodging for 4 nights
  • 10 meals

Highlights

  • Quivey's Grove restaurant in Madison, Wisconsin
  • Dutch Marktplaats
  • Volksparade
  • Narrated tour of Holland's historic area including the 250 year-old windmill, Posthouse Museum and antique Dutch carousel
  • Nelis' Dutch Village family theme park
  • Veldheer's Tulip Gardens
  • DeKlomp Wooden Shoe & Delfe Factory
  • Lodging for the last night is at the Wisconsin Dells

Come to know Scotland

From its rugged sea-sprayed islands to its stately castles rich in history, Scotland's treasures are as diverse as they are compelling. Learn how to play the bagpipes and enjoy dinner at the National Piping Centre's farm-to-table restaurant. Take a cruise on famed Loch Lomond. Visit a local family on their working farm for tea and meet their sheepdogs. Marvel at the stunning Isle of Skye, the magnificent landscapes of the Highlands and the panoramic shores of Loch Ness. Explore the magical Orkney Islands' ancient Skara Brae and prehistoric Ring of Brodgar. Visit Dunrobin Castle for a falconry display. Sample Scotch whisky during a distillery tour. Stop in St. Andrews, home of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club. Explore the regal city of Edinburgh. Put a modern twist on traditional Scottish ingredients during an interactive cooking experience.

Event date

September 10 to 19, 2017

Cost

$3,999 per person based on double occupancy

Set off for islands of New England

New England's miles of sandy beaches, majestic coasts, and rolling surf invite relaxation. The Islands of New England tour spends eight days exploring New England's charms, from the cobblestone streets of Nantucket to a dry harvest cranberry bog. Step back in time at Plimoth Plantation to sample traditional recipes from that period, learn some Pilgrim etiquette and enjoy a Thanksgiving feast where you'll learn to "eat like a Pilgrim."

In Provincetown, the choice is yours–set out on a whale watch cruise or embark on a scenic adventure through the iconic sand dunes of the Cape. Visit Boston and Providence, the Gilded Age mansions of Newport, the lively artist colony of Provincetown, and the beautiful islands of Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket. Complete your New England experience as you indulge in a traditional seafood and lobster feast.

Event date

September 27 to October 2, 2017

Cost

$2,929 per person, based on double occupancy

Deadline

March 20, 2017

Contact us

Community Activity Center (Recreation and Parks Department)

5600 85th Ave. N.
Brooklyn Park, MN 55443
View map and directions to the Community Activity Center

Summer hours

Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, closed unless we have a scheduled event or activity
Hours may vary based on events and activities.

Phone and email

Pat Busch
763-493-8254
Email Pat Busch

 
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