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Lino Lakes has one of the largest Great Blue Heron Rookeries in North America. A rookery is defined as a communal nesting place for a colony of gregarious birds, such as blue herons. The majestic birds are very different from other species - they are communal, support each other by coming together to share resources and defend their nesting area if needed. For the City of Lino Lakes, it was important to give the center a name and brand that is unique to Lino Lakes, as well as a name that will evoke a sense of community and belonging. The name “The Rookery” was chosen as it is exclusive to the Lino Lakes community.
In the rookeries, the nesting is a safe and comfortable home for the Great Blue Heron. Similarly, The Rookery Activity Center will bring the Lino Lakes community together through healthy activities, promoting wellness, opportunities for social activities, and providing gathering space for a variety of events.
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May 23, 2022! We are working hard to make sure we are offering the highest quality experience for you at the Rookery. We are getting the building and amenities ready as well as hiring the staff necessary to make this a great place to be! Stay tuned to our website (rookeryactivitycenter.com) and social media pages for the announcement (search “Rookery Activity Center” on Facebook, Instagram, and/or Twitter)!
We have memberships available to be purchased at varying levels (single, dual, household, etc.). Currently we have a promotion: when you sign up for a membership of any sort before May 27, 2022 the $39 enrollment fee will be waived, the monthly membership cost for May will be $11 (does not apply to annual memberships), and you'll get a free water bottle!
Click here for more details about membership rates, what is included in membership, and how/where to sign up.
Typical hours of operation are Monday – Friday: 5:00 AM - 10:00 PM & Saturday - Sunday: 6:00 AM - 8:00PM
We will be closed on some holidays and others will have reduced hours:
We (Rookery Activity Center) are partnering with Endurance Fitness to provide fitness services including Les Mills fitness classes, personal training, Reformer training, and management of the fitness equipment for the Rookery. They have an established customer base that has stuck with them in their move from their previous location to the Rookery. Current Endurance Fitness members have been using the fitness floor while we’ve been working on renovations throughout the building. All Endurance members will have the option to become Rookery members under the Endurance promotion until May 15, 2022.
We are very excited about our partnership with Endurance Fitness! They provide excellent expertise and passion for everything fitness. They will help give our members the best experience possible at The Rookery.
May 23, 2022! We will have lap swim and open swim opportunities as soon as we open. At a later date more programming will be available such as swim lessons for ages 6 months to adult, water fitness classes, birthday party rentals, family swim in the Splash pool with the waterslide, and more.
Yes! The start date for swim lessons is still to be determined, but watch our social media pages and this website for announcements regarding dates, times, and rates.
Towel service is available to members only. Towel service can be purchased by members for $10/month or $4/day. Monthly towel service is unlimited use. Daily towels can be rented at the Guest Services desk. All towels should be dropped in a towel collection bin after use and should not leave the building.
We offer a drop-In Child Watch program for members only at an additional cost of $3 per child per stay.
We will have rooms available for birthday parties! We will offer options to enjoy either the pool or the gym (with a bounce house and other games and activities) in addition to the party room space. More details for birthday party rentals will be coming soon!
Yes! We would love to host your meeting or event in our facility. Reach out to us at 651-982-2468 to view the spaces, capacity, and amenities. See the rental rates below:
Gymnasium – full gym
Gymnasium – ½ gym
YES! We are hiring various roles including Aquatics positions and Maintenance/Custodial positions. Check out https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/linolakesmn and be sure to check back regularly for more employment opportunities!