NEW! Fall events
From bonfires to Halloween parties, recreation centers across the city are offering in-person and drive through options for spooky family fun!
NEW! 2021 Fall Activities
Fall activity registration is open. Activities and events are available for all ages.
NEW! Rec Check (new information for 2021-22 School Year)
Saint Paul Parks and Recreation offers after-school and out-of-school time care for youth at multiple recreation centers across the City. Rec Check programs are open for youth who live or attend school in Saint Paul. 2021-22 School Year Rec Check dates and information is now available.
NEW! S'more Fun (new information for 2021-22 School Year)
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.
NEW! Recreation for Preschoolers (new information for 2021-22 School Year)
Recreation for Preschoolers encourages children to play, socialize, and grow from daily lesson plans that prioritize educational experiences and recreation.
NEW! Aquatics Programs and Facilities (new information for fall hours and schedules)
Como Regional Park Pool, Highland Park Aquatic Center, Phalen Beach and all splash pads are closed for the season, but Great River Water Parks is open. Visit the aquatics webpage for information hours, swimming lessons, memberships, and more.
NEW! Fitness in the Parks (new fall schedule)
Fitness in the Parks will continue with a limited schedule through September, weather permitting. Fitness in the Park classes are free and all are welcome.
NEW! Movies in the Parks and Music in the Parks (new fall Movies in the Parks schedule)
Movies in the Parks scary movie series is back this fall. Events are free unless otherwise noted. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. View the schedules and visit a park for some outdoor entertainment!
NEW! Fitness Centers
Our fitness centers and walking tracks are open. All fitness memberships have been activated. Reservations are no longer required for fitness center usage, but please follow all posted fitness center rules. Visit the webpage for updates and open hours.
Reservations are no longer required for open gym programs. Visit the webpage for updates and schedules.
Reservations are no longer required for tot time. Visit the webpage for updates and schedules.
Rice and Arlington Batting Cages
The Rice and Arlington batting cages and multipurpose room have re-opened. Reservations are required. Review the re-opening guidelines and procedures and make a reservation on the batting cage webpage.
Reservations are no longer required for pickleball. Visit the webpage for updates and schedules.
Free Family Fishing Nights
Free family fishing nights are back at Phalen Regional Park. All fishing equipment and bait is provided. Just show up and fish with TipsOutdoors.
Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
Como Zoo and The Marjorie McNeely Conservatory are reopened and taking reservations for visitors. Current health guidelines will be followed, including taking reservations to limit capacity, requiring masks, and staying at least four flamingos or one polar bear away from other guests. If you're ready to visit the Zoo in person yet, scroll down to view what virtual options Como Park Zoo & Conservatory are offering.