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Home of Lakes Area Recreation Association

Welcome to the home of LARA

The Lakes Area Recreation Association (LARA) provides the opportunity for school-age Chisago Lakes-Area children to experience affordable, supervised sports activities. LARA is a volunteer, nonprofit organization and is not formally affiliated with the Chisago Lakes School District, but cooperates with and encourages participation by the District. More than 1,800 lakes-area youth participate in LARA sports every year.

Lara is a non-profit organization. All proceeds, including fees, donations and fund raising dollars are put into the program. Expenses include equipment, umpires, ref's, field maintenance, new field construction and insurance.

Volleyball Starts Soon!

LARA in-house is set to begin its season on Monday, September 15th.  Registration is done on the first night of play (not online).  Arrive at 5:30 on the 15th to register, 3rd & 4th graders in the main gym and 5th & 6th graders in Ward gym at the high school.

Flag Football Registration has closed

Go to the flag football page for the 2014 team rosters and schedules.

Travel Basketball Tryout Registration

Sign up now to participate in the tryouts for LARA travel basketball.  No fee will be collected for the tryout registration.  Fees will be collected in a seperate registration after teams are formed.

Team Selection Schedule

Please navigate to the Hoops Club Traveling Basketball page for details

NGIN Account Info

You need a new account to register for any/all of the programs LARA offers.

Why do I need an account?

Once you open a private account your kids will have their own permanent profiles making it much easier for you in all future communications with the Association.


Create your Lakes Area Recreation Association Account Here

Please note that you will receive a verification email after submitting your account request. You must click on the link provided in the email in order for your account to become "active".

LARA Events

  • Oct
  • 7
LARA Board Meeting
  • 8:00pm-10:00pm (CDT) Ical_event_icon
  • The Gallery
  • Note the changed location!

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  • Nov
  • 4
LARA Board Meeting
  • 8:00pm-10:00pm (CST) Ical_event_icon
  • The Gallery
  • Note the changed location!

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LARA Contacts

e-mail:  lakesarearec@frontiernet.net

Mail: LARA, PO Box 11, Lindstrom Mn 55045