Seasonal Special Events
Get out and celebrate the seasons all-year long! Seasonal events are hosted at parks, recreation centers, and partner sites across the city. Most events are free and open to all ages.
Fall events Holiday and Winter events Spring events Summer events
Seasonal Activity Registration
Saint Paul Parks and Recreation offers programs and activities at parks and recreation centers throughout the city. Activities are offered for all ages.
Fall Activities Winter/Spring Activities Summer Activities and Camps
Aquatics Programs and Facilities
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.
Sports registration (seeking coaches and officials!)
Saint Paul Municipal Athletics offers a wide variety of seasonal sports in league and class formats. There are additional volunteer and paid opportunities for coaches and officials.
Youth Sports Adult Sports Adaptive Sports Coaching Officiating
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.
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.
Recreation for Preschoolers
Recreation for Preschoolers encourages children to play, socialize, and grow from daily lesson plans that prioritize educational experiences and recreation.
Saint Paul Parks and Recreation offers free and low cost group fitness classes at our local recreation 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.
Fitness Centers & Walking Tracks
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 are open.
Pickleball is becoming a popular sport! Learn more on signing up for lessons or finding a drop-in play site.
Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
Como Zoo and The Marjorie McNeely Conservatory are opened and taking reservations for visitors. If you're ready to visit the Zoo in person yet, scroll down to view what virtual options Como Park Zoo & Conservatory are offering.
Mississippi Park Connection events
With a variety of events to choose from--Bark with a Ranger, Junior Ranger Day, Picnic in the Park, and more-- you'll find something for the whole family to discover what nature there is to explore.
Bird Watching with the Saint Paul Audubon Society
The Saint Paul Audubon Society's mission is to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth’s biological diversity. Bird and wildlife hikes led by Saint Paul Audubon members are a fun way to explore the area’s many fascinating parks and wildlife areas to watch migrant and resident birds.
Volunteer with us!
We are always looking for volunteers interested in helping out at a recreation center, taking care of a community garden, coaching a sports team, or more!