Saint Paul Parks and Recreation offers fun programs to keep youth and families active and engaged during fall, winter, and spring breaks as well as other days when Saint Paul Public Schools are not in session.​

Saint Paul Parks and Recreation programs will adhere to CDC and MN Department of Health guidance on COVID-19. Programs offered may require modifications based on future public health recommendations. Face masks are welcome but not required. 

No-School Days

No-school day programs will be offered on the following days when Saint Paul Public Schools are not in session:

  • October 20-21 (MEA Break) 
  • October 31 (Digital Learning Day)
  • November 8 (Digital Learning Day)
  • November 18
  • December 19-23 (Winter Break- Session 1) 
  • December 27-30 (Winter Break- Session 2) 
  • January 16
  • February 20
  • March 10
  • March 24 (Digital Learning Day)
  • April 3-7 (Spring Break)

Programs and offerings may vary for each date. Check back for additional offerings as they are finalized. Recreation center hours may differ on no-school days.

Drop-in programming 

Open Gym Tot Times Pickleball 

Other winter no-school day activities

Como Ski Hill Cross-country ski Ice rinks 

Sledding Hills Winter Special Events 

Explore Outdoors Saint Paul Como Zoo & Conservatory (reservation required!)

Rec Check

Rec Check is a free after-school program for youth in grades 1-5. On the dates listed above when Saint Paul Public Schools are not session, Rec Check will take place from 1 - 4pm.

Rec Check Extended

Rec Check Extended offers full-day care at three sites from 8:30am - 5pm during select no-school days. The cost is $10/day. 

S'more Fun

S'more Fun is a recreational childcare program providing structured and unstructured activities designed to help children pursue their own interests, develop friendships, gain confidence, and build independence in a safe, comfortable, and fun atmosphere. S'more Fun offers full-day care when Saint Paul Public Schools are not in session.

Last Edited: January 25, 2023