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Alert Masks and Reservations required at all Fitness Centers and Walking Tracks

All fitness memberships have been activated. Reservations must be made in advance and masks are required. Please review the re-opening guidelines and procedures below in order to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all participants and staff. 

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Re-opening procedures 

An advanced reservation is required for all participants. Participants will not be allowed to workout without a reservation. Each reservation is for a 45 minute session. The last 15 minutes of the hour is saved for staff to clean equipment between sessions.  If you wish to use both the fitness center and the walking track, you will need to register for each of those sessions separately.  

If you do not have a fitness membership, please plan to pay $3 for fitness rooms or $1 for the walking track upon arrival. You can also purchase an annual membership--$30 a year for Saint Paul residents and people who work in Saint Paul (please bring proof of residency or employment); $60 a year for non-residents. 

COVID-19 rules and safety procedures 

The following procedures will be in place according to MDH restrictions and guidelines. We ask that you take this time to review these rules, as well as refresh our general fitness center guidelines.  

COVID-19 Fitness Center Rules 

  • Masks are required to be worn at all times inside the recreation center and fitness room.

  • Participants must make a reservation prior to arrival. 

  • Check in at front desk upon arrival for heath screening/temperature check, and to make payment. 

    • Please arrive at the designated start time you made your reservation.
  • Bring a full water bottle as our drinking fountains are turned off.  

  • Bathrooms are available but showers and locker rooms are closed.  

  • An appropriate social distance for these spaces is 6 feet.

  • Participants should use the provided cleaning supplies to wipe down equipment after use. Spray the disinfectant on the towels, and not directly onto the equipment. Staff will complete a deeper cleaning between sessions, but we appreciate your help in cleaning the equipment immediately after use.  

General Fitness Center Rules 

These rules are in place to ensure that people have a positive experience using the fitness center. Saint Paul Parks & Recreation reserves the right to excuse individuals from the fitness center who do not follow these rules. 

  • The fitness center is available for people who are at least 18 years old. 

  • Youth who at least 16 years old may use the fitness center with a parent or guardian present. 

  • All fitness center users must have a current membership. 

  • Please be courteous to others using the fitness center and people waiting to use equipment-- if there are people waiting, allow others to participate. 

  • Please observe safety guidelines and precautions when using fitness equipment--like using spotters and collars when appropriate. 

  • To keep the fitness center clean, disinfectant should be used to clean equipment after use. 

  • Please return all equipment to its proper place after use. 

  • Food and drink (other than water) are not allowed. 

  • Please refrain from talking on cell phones. 

  • Please refrain from using profanity. 

  • External outward playing music speakers should not be used. 

  • Proper attire and footwear should be worn at all times. No boots, streets shoes, sandals, or bare feet. Shoes and clothing that provide full coverage are required at all times. 

  • Please report any damaged equipment to Recreation Staff. 


Locations and hours

Below are the times reservations are available for fitness center and walking track use. (A registration button is available at the bottom of this page.) Please do not "drop-in" at the recreation center during these hours. Only those participants with a reservation will be allowed to use the facilities. 

Phone #
Fitness Room
Indoor Track
Showers (currently closed)
Max Capacity (for fitness center)*
Arlington Hills 651-632-3861 M - F 9am - 1pm 3
Battle Creek 651-501-6347   M - F 9:30am - 5pm 2
Dayton’s Bluff 651-793-3885     M - F 9am - 5pm 2
El Rio Vista 651-789-2500 M - F 9am - 1pm and 5pm - 8:30pm 3
Edgcumbe 651-695-3711   M - F 9am - 1pm 2
Frogtown 651-266-5405   M - F 9am - 1pm 4
Highland Park 651-695-3706 M - F 9am - 1pm 2
Oxford/ Jimmy Lee 651-642-0650 M - F 6:30am - 1pm 4
Linwood 651-298-5660   M - TH 9am - 2pm 2
Martin Luther King 651-290-8695   M - F 10am - 1pm 2
North Dale 651-558-2329   M - F 9am - 1pm 2
Palace 651-298-5677     M - F 9am - 1pm and 5:30pm - 8:30pm 4
West Minnehaha 651-298-5823     M - F 5pm - 8pm 2

*Max capacity for all walking tracks is 4 people. 

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Last Edited: August 3, 2021