Park action, Robin Hood, reading rewards, water enjoyment

Lions Park favorite, meeting Shakopee’s finest

One ProAct “Go-to” place is Lions Park in Shakopee. Participants and staff have visited this attraction, with its adaptive playground and splash pad, several times this summer.

“Our latest visit resulted in a run in with the law, and thank goodness no one was arrested,” said Shakopee Senior Program Manager Ali Brown. Local police officers were friendly enough to stop and say hi to the group.

“They were even kind enough to take a picture.” Brown said the park is a gem so if people are ever in the area, they should check it out.

Sidekick Theatre

With the suggestion from ProAct’s Eagan site, Shakopee sent a group to the Sidekick Theatre in Bloomington. They saw “Robin Hood, the Merry Musical” and had a blast. “They said it was just wonderful to be back in the live theatre audience,” said Brown.

Fanciful picnics at Eden Prairie’s Staring Lake Park





Shakopee has had several picnics in the summer and the latest “new” recreation spot it found is Staring Lake Park in Eden Prairie. The group had a fantastic time, said the park was clean and easily accessible, said Brown. “They said they would definitely go back!”

Shakopee library reading program sets goals, gives award

One ProAct participant shined in the Summer Reading program at the Shakopee library. Josh went for the reading goal of 1,400 minutes, log it on the program sheet and turned it in.

“He beat that goal and was awarded a book,” said Brown and received “Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb,” a title by Dr. Seuss.

Every trip to the library this summer, ProAct participants brought bag grab bags full of fun games and information sheets, she said. “It is always a great trip to the library and way to go Josh, congratulations!”

Wrapping up unforgettable fishing, pontoon rides, dozens get on board

Shakopee’s last two fishing and pontoon ride adventures were a huge hit again, said Brown.
Beautiful weather and their volunteer, Dan Ludden, joined other amazing helpers from Let’s Go Fishing.

They helped make the excursion experiences unforgettable for ProAct’s participants, she explained.

In all, ProAct in Shakopee had six time slots. They made use of each and every one, and 42 participants were able to join, said Brown. “This is an amazing opportunity for our participants who rarely get lake time, fishing in and some good old fashioned Minnesota fresh air!”