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The City of Dayton is one of the northernmost cities in Hennepin County, Minnesota. So far north, in fact, that it lies partially in another county: Wright County. The 2010 census revealed that Dayton has 4,671 residents spread over its 25.2 square miles of land, although 1.7 square miles of that is water, such as rivers, lakes and reservoirs. In fact it is the location where the mighty Mississippi and the Crow River come together.
One of the things Dayton is known for is its historic St. John the Baptist Catholic Church built on top of the highest hill in the area in the year 1904. On clear days, people can see it from miles around and from 4 different counties.
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The city of Dayton borders several other neighboring cities such as Maple Grove, Champlin, Anoka, Elk River, Otsego, Ramsey, Rogers and Hassan Township. The city may be accessed from offshoots of Interstate 94 or County Road 81 by four main routes in and out of town: County Road 121 (aka Fernbrook Lane), County Road 12 (Daytona River Road), County Road 144 (aka North Diamond Lake Road) and South Diamond Lake Road. Residents of Dayton’s homes are an average of 40 minutes from Minneapolis in non-rush hour times.
Dayton is also home to 8 parks and 3 future parks. Central Park and Brianna Scurry Park are off South Diamond Lake road and feature soccer fields, ball fields, and even an ice rink. There is also abundant off-street parking and large open grass fields perfect for picnics or a game of fetch. Cloquet Overlook Park on Dayton River Road has winding walking trails and a stunning view of the Mississippi River from the observation deck. There are also grills, picnic tables, benches and kids playground equipment making this destination for the whole family.
Diamond Lake Diamonds Park on South Diamond Lake Road is primarily athletic fields for youth sports while Donahue Dells Park features children’s playground equipment and a pond with some local wildlife. Goodin Park on Dayton River Road is known for its trail down to the Mississippi River, and also has grills and benches for cooking out a summer picnic. Leathers Park on Balsam Avenue is soccer fields, and McNeil Park on Shadyview Lane hosts a ball field, picnic tables and a children’s playground.
Future Dayton parks planned are Dayton Highlands Park on 134th ½ Avenue North, Old Orchards Park on Vinewood Lane North, and Wildwood Springs Park on Stoneridge Road. Also watch the Dayton City calendar for community events, youth events, senior events and family events.