Fitness in the Parks
About Fitness in the Parks
July 19, 2016: Due the heat advisory, some Fitness in the Parks classes may be cancelled this week. Please check back for updates to the schedule. If you are attending a class, please remember to drink plenty of water, take breaks when needed and stay in the shade whenever possible.
Fitness in the Parks is a free outdoor exercise program that brings a variety of fitness activities to many of Saint Paul’s beautiful parks. Getting started is easy. Just pick a class you like and show up! There is no registration required and classes are open to all fitness levels. All ages welcome and no experience is necessary. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates and cancellations.
Find detailed class descriptions, learn about our fitness partners, and browse the schedule.
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Locations & Meeting Spots
Some parks have multiple meeting locations. Classes at small parks are easily visible and do not always list a location.
- Mears Park - (Main stage)
- Phalen Park- (Beach House)
- Harriet Island - (Target stage)
- Raspberry Island - (Main stage)
- Indian Mounds Park - (Picnic grounds)
- Cherokee Regional Park - (Main picnic area)
- Summit Overlook Park - (New York Eagle statue)
- Mattocks Park
- Rice Park - (Fountain)
- Boyd Park
- Upper Landing Park
- Hidden Falls Regional Park (North Gate)
- Sackett Park
- Hillcrest Knoll Park
- Highland Park (Southeast corner of Montreal Ave & Edgcumbe Rd)
- Como Park - (USS Swordfish Memorial (Torpedo), Schiffman Fountain, Como Picnic Pavilion, Frog Pond, or Como Lakeside Pavilion)
Fitness in the Parks classes are led by local businesses and fitness instructors who have partnered with the City of Saint Paul. Our 2016 partners include: American Strength Training Center, Tula Yoga and Wellness, Saint Paul Athletic Club, Express Fitness, Heaven on Earth Healing, St. Paul East Side YMCA, Como Park Yoga & Wellness, I Love Kickboxing, YWCA of St. Paul, Herbachamp Fit Camp, Capture the Flag, Rooted & Rising, Vanjie & Carol T’ai Chi Chih, Marlene Vernon T’ai Chi Chih, Seven Spokes Bike Shop, Naked Nina's Nutrient Bar, Sweat Shop Health Club, and Corepower Yoga. We thank all our partners for their commitment to the health and wellness of all Saint Paul residents.
Thank you to our 2015 partners: American Strength Training Center, I Love Kick Boxing, Saint Paul Athletic Club, MGayle Studios, Teach to Breath Pilates, Dancers Studio, YMCA, Legacy American Martial Arts, Awaken for Wellness, Sarah Zen Yoga, Skyway Fitness, Tula Yoga and Wellness, Crossfit Slipstream, Primal Athlete and Yoga for Every Body.
For year-round fitness classes, visit our Fitness Classes page.