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.

Winter/Spring

Registration opens Monday, December 4.

Register Online for Activities

Activity# Activity Name Ages Day Time Start Date End Date Cost
20079 Rec Check    6 - 12yr M - F 3 - 6pm September 11, 2017 June 8, 2018 FREE
21436 Lovin' the Skin I'm In 11 - 13yr Th 4:30 - 6pm December 14, 2017 March 8, 2018 FREE
20265 Winter Beach Party All ages Sa 1 - 5pm December 16, 2017 December 16, 2017 $2
21445 Levi's Hip Hop Dance Class    7 - 16yr Th 6 - 7:30pm January 4, 2017 April 5, 2018 FREE
21447 Fundamentals of Freestyling and Writing Rap Lyrics 12 - 17yr W 4 - 5:30pm December 13, 2017 February 7, 2018 FREE
21490 Zumba in Heels    16yr - adult W 6:30 - 7:30pm January 3, 2017 April 11, 2018 $5
20080 Winter Outdoor Adventures    6 - 13yr Tu - F 8am - 5pm December 26, 2017 December 29, 2017 $120
21491 Fashion Design    10 - 16yr Tu 5 - 7pm January 2, 2018 February 20, 2018 FREE
21455 Parent & Tot Time    0 - 5yr Th 10 - 11:30am January 4, 2018 April 5, 2018 FREE
21453 Soul Line Dance    18+ Tu 6:30 - 8:30pm January 9, 2018 April 3, 2018 $5
21446 Jimmy Lee Mentorship Program    6 - 17yr Th 5 - 7pm January 18, 2018 June 7, 2018 FREE
21458 Jimmy Lee Basketball Camp    6 - 13yr Sa 12 - 2pm March 24, 2018 March 24, 2018 FREE

Citywide Activity Brochure (PDF)

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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We want to hear from you!

If you have any questions, programming ideas, or suggestions please contact Patti Schwartz at Patti.Schwartz@ci.stpaul.mn.us or 651-298-5766.