Oxford Community Center

Oxford Community CenterHome of Jimmy Lee Recreation Center & Great River Water Park

Located in the heart of the historic Rondo neighborhood of Saint Paul, the Oxford Community Center provides state-of-the-art recreational facilities for residents and visitors alike. The community center, reconstructed from the Oxford/Jimmy Lee Recreation Center built in the 1960s, is made up of the Jimmy Lee Recreation Center and Great River Water Park, a year-round aquatic facility.

Oxford Community Center/Jimmy Lee Recreation Center offers educational programs, after school activities, open gym, family events, fitness center memberships, swimming lessons, youth and adult athletics, field rentals, rental space space for parties, meetings, and events, and much more.

Current Activities

Click the activity numbers to register for Oxford Community Center/Jimmy Lee Recreation Center activities online, or call 651-642-0650. For all citywide programming, view the seasonal Parks & Recreation Citywide Activity Brochure.

Fall Activities

Activity# Activity Name   Ages   Day   Time   Dates   Cost
27603 Rec Check    6 - 12   M - F   2:00 - 6:00PM   Sep 3 - Jun 9   Free
28339 Parent & Tot Time    1 - 5   Th   10:00 AM - 12:00 PM   Sep 5 - Dec 12   Free
28340 Soul Line Dance    18+   Tu   6:00 - 8:00PM   Sep 10 - Dec 17   $5
28341 Jimmy Lee Young Professionals    13 - 19   W   6:00 - 7:00PM   Sep 11 - Dec 18   Free
28338 Express Fitness: Vinyaya Yoga    18+   Th   7:00 - 8:00PM   Sep 12 - Dec 19   $4
28488 Hip Hop Dance   10 - 16   Th   6:00 - 7:00PM   Sep 19 - Nov 21   Free
28443 Staff Vs. Youth Basketball Game    9 - 17   F   6:00 - 8:00PM   Sep 27 - Nov 29   Free
28444 Basketball Clinic    9 - 12   Sa   9:00 - 11:00AM   Sep 28 - Nov 9   $5
28439 Football Homecoming    6 - Adult   Sa   10:00 AM - 4:00 PM   Oct 5   Free
28481 No School Days - Fall    6 - 12   Th, F   8:30 AM - 5:00 PM   Oct 17 - Oct 18   $10
28489 Basketball Cheerleading   8 - 14   M, Tu, Th   5:00 - 7:00PM   Nov 18 - Mar 5   $50
28442 Winter Beach Party    All Ages   Sa   1:00 - 4:00PM   Dec 14   Free
28485 No School Days - Winter    6 - 12   M, Tu, Th, F   8:30 AM - 9:30 PM   Dec 23 - Jan 3   $30

Parks & Recreation Activity Brochure (PDF) Register Online for Activities

Sports Registration

Amenities

Indoor Amenities

  • Craft Room
  • Computer Lab
  • Dance Studio
  • Fitness Center
  • (4) Gymnasiums
  • Multipurpose Room
  • Teaching Kitchen
  • Walking Track
  • Great River Water Park

Outdoor Amenities

  • Baseball Field - Synthetic Turf
  • Football Field - Synthetic Turf
  • Lacrosse Field - Synthetic Turf
  • Picnic Area
  • Playground
  • Soccer Field - Synthetic Turf
  • Softball Field - Synthetic Turf

Great River Water Park Amenities

  • 25-yard, eight-lane lap pool
  • Equipment for lap swim & water aerobics
  • Life jackets available to rent for free
  • Children's activity pool
  • One-meter diving board
  • Large water slides
  • Large floats (Snappy the Turtle and his log)
  • Men's, women's, and family locker rooms
  • Sauna
  • Concessions
  • Designated eating areas
  • Party room
  • Swimming lessons

Rentals and Reservations

Free Summer Meals

Free summer meals are provided Monday through Friday to youth 18 years of age and under and persons over 19 who participate in a public or nonprofit private school program for persons with disabilities. Visit the Free Summer Meals webpage for more information.

Summer Blast

Summer Blast is a free afternoon program for youth who will be entering grades 1-6 in the fall.

Rec Check

Rec Check is a free after-school program for youth in grades 1–5.

No-School Day Programs

Special programming may be available during no-school days such as MEA, winter break, spring break or other times throughout the school year.

Stay Connected

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Volunteer

Saint Paul Parks and Recreation offers many opportunities to make a difference in the lives of youth and adults who rely on recreation center programs and services, including helping out at community events, youth coaching, mentoring, and more. Learn more about our recreation center volunteer opportunities.