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Updates on In House Baseball and Softball

The 2020 LARA in-house, county league baseball and softball seasons along with the American Legion baseball program have been canceled.  Unfortunately, the side effects of the Minnesota stay-at-home order and current social gathering limitations have negatively impacted youth athletic programs.  LARA player registrations are down nearly 60%, neighboring communities have canceled their programs – leaving no competition to play, ball fields are closed or off limits and leagues have been canceled.   
The LARA sponsored traveling softball, baseball, and VFW programs remain on-hold until the final league decisions are made regarding the possibility of a delayed start and extended season end dates.  Updates will be posted to the LARA website @  
In this time of unprecedented caution, we hope that you understand and support the difficult decision, made by the LARA Board of Directors, to cancel the 2020 in-house, county league and American Legion seasons. Registration fee refunds will be processed over the next 30 days for the leagues that have been canceled. LARA is committed to supporting Chisago Lakes Area youth athletic programs and will offer baseball and softball programs again in the future. 

Soccer 2020—- Click Below

Travel Baseball Registration Link - Click Below


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 2,000 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.

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 Contacts


Mail: LARA, PO Box 11, Lindstrom MN 55045