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Bridge Closure at 42nd Ave & Highway 169
The 42nd Ave/Rockford Road bridge at Highway 169 is closed through fall 2023 as crews replace the bridge and reconstruct the interchange. Plan alternate routes. 
Additional Information

The New Hope Performance Center is located at 4401 Xylon Ave N (just west of the New Hope Aquatic Park). The performancefront of performance center center hosts music in the park, city programs and special events, and is home to the Off Broadway Musical Theatre.

Storytime in the Park

All ages are invited to storytime sponsored by the cities of New Hope, Crystal, Golden Valley and Robbinsdale. Event is free but participants are encouraged to register at, select Tickets.

  • Elsa the Snow Queen - Wednesday, June14woman in snow queen costume
    • 10:30-11:15 a.m.
    • New Hope Performance Center, 4401 Xylon Ave N

Join the Snow Queen for everyone's favorite story about two sisters and an adorable snowman. Elsa will take us back to her childhood where she first discovered her magical ice powers. You'll hear all the songs you know and meet a reindeer and a salamander. Presented by Princess Party Pals.

Additional storytimes will be offered at the following locations:

  • Goldilocks - July 12
    • 10:30-11:15 a.m.
    • Becker Park, 5530 Douglas Drive N, Crystal
  • The Little Mermaid - August 2
    • 10:30-11:15 a.m.
    • Lakeview Terrace Park, 3769 Crystal Lake Blvd, Robbinsdale
  • Ladybug Girl - August 23
    • 10:30-11:15 a.m.
    • Brookview Park Gazebo, 200 Brookview Pkwy, Golden Valley
Movies in the Park

Movies will be shown on a jumbo screen. Please bring your own blanket or chair. Come a little early to get your spot and participate in pre-movie activities. Concessions will be sold. If you are interested in sponsoring a Movie in the Park, please contact Aaron Thelen, Recreation Supervisor at [email protected]
kids watching movie on inflatable screen

Top Gun Maverick - Thursday, June 15

Pete "Maverick" Mitchell has been one of the Navy's top aviators for more than 30 years. While training a detachment of graduates for a special assignment, Maverick must confront the ghosts of his past to complete a mission that may demand the ultimate sacrifice Rated PG-13. Movie sponsored by the New Hope Lions.

  • Movie starts approximately 9:15 p.m.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - Thursday, July 13
The second installment in the Harry Potter series finds young wizard Harry and his friends facing new challenges during their second year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry as they try to uncover a dark force terrorizing the school. Rated PG. Movie sponsored by West Metro Fire Relief Association.

  • Movie starts approximately 9:15 p.m.

Minions: The Rise of Gru - Thursday, August 24
In the 1970's, young Gru tries to join a group of supervillains called the Vicious 6 after they oust their leader--the legendary fighter Wild Knuckles. When the interview turns disastrous, Gru and his Minions go on the run with the Vicious 6 hot on their tails. Luckily, he finds an unlikely source for guidance--Wild Knuckles himself! Rated PG. Movie sponsored by Thrivent Financial.

  • Movie starts approximately 8:30 p.m.
Music in the Park

Please bring your own blanket or chair to sit on the built-in seating or on the grass.  If you are interested in sponsoring Music in the Park, please contact Aaron Thelen, Recreation Supervisor at [email protected]  

     Capital Sons - Wednesday, May 31

band members posingThis melody and guitar-driven rock band from Minneapolis plays original and cover songs with soul and substance. Sponsored by West Metro Fire Relief Association.

  • 7-8:30 p.m.

Mitchell Hall & The Tennessee Trio - Wednesday, June 7
band members standing in front of stately homeBack by popular demand! This tribute band features the look, sound and energy of Johnny Cash and his band during their early years. Recapture the magnetism of the Man in Black in this authentic show! Sponsorship available.

  • 7-8:30 p.m.

Wendy's Wiggle, Jiggle & Jam - Wednesday, June 21 (morning)photo of lead performer
Jump, shout, and put your hands up high! Families with children ages 0 to 8 will have fun singing and dancing at this interactive show. Sponsorship available.

  • 10-10:45 a.m.

Matt Hannah - Wednesday, July 5
matt sitting on park benchThis Minneapolis-based folk singer-songwriter blends his love of Americana songwriters with the intensity of 90's rock.   Sponsorship available.

  • 7-8:30 p.m.

Kashimana - Wednesday, August 2

costumed woman playing acoustic guitarKashimana is an exploration of Soul, R&B, Folk, Afro-funk and more that draws on their Nigerian heritage. Sponsorship available.

  • 7-8:30 p.m.

Innocent Reggae Band - Wednesday, August 16
man playing electric guitarEnjoy this roots, rock, reggae band with an African twist.   Sponsorship available.

  • 7-8:30 p.m.

Red Pine Revival - Wednesday, August 30

band members standing on deckThis band with nine instruments and four vocalists can't be pinned down to one genre. They cover rock, blues, pop and country, reviving old and new classics alike. Sponsored by the New Hope Lions.

  • 7-8:30 p.m.
Acting Camps for Kids

kids posingParticipants will develop as actors by learning a script and preparing for a performance. On Friday evening at 7 p.m., they will put on a performance for family and friends complete with costumes, props, makeup and scenery. Instructor is Linda Bruning, who is assisted by Cyan Pampuch.

"In the Wings" - Ages 5-7

  • Monday-Friday, July 31-August 4
  • 9-10 a.m.
  • $48 Residents of New Hope, Crystal, and Golden Valley; $55 Nonresidents
  • Register Now!

"Enter Stage Left" - Ages 8-12
Participants should bring a peanut-free bag lunch and drink.

  • Monday-Friday, July 31-August 4
  • 10:15 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • $76 Residents of New Hope, Crystal and Golden Valley; $83 Nonresidents
  • Register Now!

"Live from New Hope" - Ages 12-16
Learn how skits like those on Saturday Night Live are created. Use improv and writing to create skits, then perform for  a live audience on Friday night at 7 p.m. Participants should bring a peanut-free bag lunch and drink each day.

  • Monday-Friday, June 26-30
  • 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • $90 Residents of New Hope, Crystal and Golden Valley; $97 Nonresidents
  • Register Now!



New Hope Summer Theatre

the sound of music
Off Broadway Musical Theatre will present "The Sound of Music" in the summer of 2023. This classic, heartwarming story is based on the real life story of the von Trapp Family singers, one of the world's best-know concert groups in the era immediately preceding World War II. Maria, the tomboyish postulant at an Austrian abbey, becomes a governess in the home of a widowed naval captain with seven children and brings a new love of life and music into the home. 

  • Wednesdays-Saturdays, July 19-29 (American Sign Language date is July 28)
  • 8 p.m.
  • A free will donation of $5 per person is suggested to help cover the cost of production. Food shelf donations for PRISM will also be accepted.
  • Open auditions for ages 7+ will be held on Friday, April 21 and Saturday, April 22. Visit for details and application form.
  • Volunteers ages 16 and older are needed to bring the show to life. Visit for details.


Parks and Recreation
4401 Xylon Ave N
Phone: 763-531-5151
Email: [email protected]


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