We are under an air quality alert until 6 a.m. tomorrow, June 15. For that reason, we are canceling certain activities this evening to ensure everyone’s health.
- Cascade Bay — open thru 7:15 p.m.
- Adult Softball — canceled
- Adult Sand Volleyball — canceled
- Pickleball leagues — canceled
- Eagan Market Fest — open from 4–8 p.m.
Check the City’s recreation hotline for the most up-to-date information on your event or check your email for specific information on your activity. 651-675-5511
To learn about the status of your event/activity on June 15, please call the hotline. We will be updating the information for Cardio Bay and Cascade Bay in the morning.
We are proud to announce that Eagan Public Works Director, Russ Matthys was named one of the Top Ten Public Works Leaders of the Year by the American Public Works Association (APWA). The APWA is the largest Public Works organization in the United States with over 30,000 members.
In its 64th year, this award is one of APWA’s highest honors and is based on a lifetime of professional contributions. According to APWA, recipients of the awards are chosen by past Top Ten recipients and embody professionalism, expertise, and personal dedication to improving the quality of life in their communities through the advancement of public works services and technology.
Last November, Matthys was also honored with the APWA’s Minnesota Chapter’s award for years of superior service to the organization and their peers.
In every successful city, there is a team of leaders who shoulder the responsibility of guiding and shaping its future. Eagan's leaders play a crucial role in driving excellence and fostering an inclusive, thriving community and workspace. Our leaders work tirelessly to ensure the overall well-being and progress of Eagan. We are lucky to have Russ Matthys as one of these leaders in Eagan.
Matthys has worked in public works for 33 years. Twenty-five of those years have been for the City of Eagan, with 10 and a half as director of public works. As the public works director, Matthys oversees the overall administration and management of the Public Works Department. He ensures the streets, infrastructure systems, lakes, and facilities are planned, installed, and maintained in an economically and environmentally responsible manner to effectively meet the needs and the welfare of the community.
Matthys says one of his biggest accomplishments as a public works director has been managing nearly a billion dollars worth of City assets. Matthys’ contribution to the City has made those assets more efficient, operative, and economical. “The most exciting part of my job is knowing I get to help our residents by enhancing their quality of life,” Matthys said. “My goal is to help make Eagan a community where everyone thrives through accessibility — to roads, walkways, and trails, to healthy and safe water, and to infrastructure that supports our residents and businesses. And I want to do so while serving the needs of today, but also ensuring our community’s success for future generations.”
“We at the City of Eagan appreciate all Russ does for our community,” City Administrator Dianne Miller said. “This is a well-deserved award — Russ has worked tirelessly to make our operations and services more efficient and effective. And every day we see how he invests his time into our people, best practices, and growing the public works profession to help empower and build the next generation of public servants to keep all of our communities strong.”
“The City is proud to have Russ as one of our countless teammates who go above and beyond to serve our community each and every day,” Mayor Mike Maguire said. “To be frank, this award doesn’t surprise me, because I see Russ’ enthusiasm for the work he does, and how he inspires his entire team to make sure our public infrastructure works for our residents, businesses, and those who play here in Eagan.”
Congrats, Russ! We are proud to have you as a member of #TeamEagan!
Our Hub For Connection
Did you know hundreds of community members visit the Eagan Community Center (ECC) every day for exercise classes, bingo, pickleball, and more?
The ECC is Eagan’s go-to for fitness, wellness classes, indoor markets, event spaces, and connections. It’s where our community comes together for events like Eagan’s Indoor Market, open gym time, 50+ club activities, weddings, affordable meeting spaces, and more. At the ECC, our focus is keeping people of all ages active and connected, whatever their interests and abilities
Something For Everyone
Toddlers love to run and play during our preschool open gym while parents and caregivers connect. And older kids gravitate to the Blast, our space-themed indoor playground. It’s the perfect place to burn off some energy and play with friends when it may be too hot, too cold, or too wet to play outside. The Blast is a stellar place to host birthday parties too.
As for adult exercise, ECC members can access more than 70 pieces of equipment, choose from more than 40 fitness classes per week, and participate in our hugely popular court sports.
Meanwhile, Eagan 50+ Seniors connects residents with a variety of programs, services, and events, including art classes, bunco games, and pizza parties, plus a discussion series and group outings.
Truly, there’s an event or activity for every season in Central Park, including Eagan Market Fest, Fun Fest, the Food Truck Festival, walking trails, the Splash Pad, the bandshell, and more. Plus, its surrounding park provides a fantastic destination for outdoor activities.
We know people use the ECC in countless ways. As community interests change over time, we’re always looking to adapt and make sure the ECC provides value to our Eagan residents. Park facilities planners are constantly learning and implementing new ideas and ways to use our community’s spaces. We never stop planning and visioning our future, connections, and spaces so we can all thrive.
Visit Us Online
The ECC has a new website to help you connect with your activities and community. Visit eagancommunitycenter.com.
Come For The Local Goods, Stay For The Activities
Join your neighbors at Eagan Market Fest every Wednesday, June through August. The city’s summer market runs 4–8 p.m. at Eagan Festival Grounds.
You’ll find fresh and local produce plus artisan goods. And if you’re hungry while shopping, consider grabbing dinner from one of the locally owned concession vendors. You can also enjoy live music each week as a variety of entertainers take the stage at the Eagan Rotary Bandshell. Kids will love the craft projects too. Spend the evening in your community with your neighbors. We’ll see you there! Find more details at cityofeagan.com/marketfest.
Eagan Television (ETV) is accepting entries for the sixth annual Eagan Art Block Short Film Festival. The festival celebrates local filmmakers, both professional and student, and their works. Films under 40 minutes made after Jan. 1, 2021, in the Midwest or by a Midwestern filmmaker are eligible for submission.
Selected films will be screened at the Emagine Theater in Eagan on Sept. 23, and will be in the running for the Best of the Festival Awards. For details on the festival and how to enter, visit cityofeagan.com/short-film-festival.
ETV is your local source for all things Eagan. Catch local events and sports, plus locally produced TV on channel 20/859 (HD). Or stream at cityofeagan.com/watch.
Your home has a water meter reader that allows the City to view your use remotely. If you are doing a home improvement project near the meter reader equipment, be careful and keep track of all the parts.
Homeowners are responsible for any lost or broken equipment and will be billed for repairs. Need help with the meter reader removal or reinstallation? Call (651) 675-5200.
The City is working with the owners of three private properties in the Central Commons area to help create a vision for the future private use of these parcels.
These properties currently hold the Argosy, Delta, and Unisys buildings. As we plan for Eagan’s future, we’re focused on both private and public value and benefits. To see what the public value could look like, we’ve been learning how community members use the area.
This spring, city planners engaged with community members and heard from residents and students. Through listening and learning, we’re creating plans that support our community’s vibrant future. Stay connected and learn more at cityofeagan.com/central-commons.