Shakopee Community Center

The Shakopee Community Center will open to non-members by reservation starting Thursday, Oct. 1, according to a recent city announcement.

The public will be able to access the fitness floor, fitness classes, open gym indoor aquatic center and open skate at the Shakopee Ice Arena. The daily admission fee for non-members is $5 for all ages.

Reservations are required through the online system to ensure the facility remains within capacity guidelines, but are not required required for open skate, the city said.

Adult open basketball will resume Oct. 3, and spots are limited, the press release said.

Community Center room reservations are also available with limited capacity.

Water fountains and bottle fill stations will be turned on beginning Oct. 1.

Anyone under 15 must be accompanied by an adult to use the Community Center. Guests ages 15 to 17 will need to obtain a Teen Access Tag at the front desk.

Enigma Teen Center is not opening at this time.

The second half of property taxes are due on Thursday, Oct. 15, according to a news release from Scott County. The Scott County Government Center in Shakopee remains closed to the public due to COVID-19, but there are options available to pay taxes, the county said.

  • Residents can mail taxes. If mailed they must be postmarked on or before Oct. 15 to be considered on time.
  • Tax payment drop boxes are located in Parking Lot B, which is off of 5th Avenue and between Holmes Street and Fuller Street in Shakopee. There is a white drop box by the USPS mailbox at the government center building in Shakopee and a black drop by by the entrance door.
  • Tax payments can be dropped off at Scott County Libraries in the book drops between Oct. 8 and 15, even if the libraries are not open to the public.
  • Taxes may be paid online. Visit and select the “Pay Property Tax” button. There are convenience fees charged by the processor depending on how taxes are paid. E-checks are $1.50 per transaction, debit cards are $3.50 per transaction and credit card payments include a 2.3% fee per transaction.

Annual Trail of

Terror canceled

The 2020 Trail of Terror in Shakopee has been canceled.

After months of planning, organizers determined the event would not be able to comply with current state guidelines for outdoor events, a news release from organizers said.

“Thank you for your understanding during this challenging time,” the release said. “Our hearts go out to everyone affected by COVID-19.”

The Phantom’s Feast haunted mystery dinner will still take place on weekends throughout the month, Oct. 16-17, 23-25 and 29-31. Details and tickets can be found at

Additional information about 2021, the Trail of Terror’s 27th season, will be posted in the coming weeks at


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