Oxford Community Center

Oxford Community Center

Home 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, s

Jimmy Lee Rec Center

wimming 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 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
29932 Adult Open Gym  18+ Su 12:00 - 4:00PM Oct 13 - May 31 $2
30270 Open Gym  All Ages M - Th 2:00 - 6:00PM Nov 2 - Apr 4 Free
      Sa 4:00 - 6:30PM    
      Su 1:00 - 4:30PM    
29935 Express Fitness 50+  50+ W 2:00 - 3:00PM Nov 6 - Mar 25 Free
29963 Women's Open Basketball  18+ Sa 4:30 - 6:30PM Nov 9 - May 30 Free
28489 Basketball Cheerleading  8 - 14 Tu, Th 5:00 - 7:00PM Dec 3 - Mar 5 $50
29953 Mentorship Program  10 - 14 W 6:00 - 7:30PM Dec 4 - Feb 12 Free
29955 Youth Karate  8 - 17 W 6:00 - 7:00PM Dec 4 - Jun 3 $30
29952 Adult Self Defense  18+ W 7:00 - 8:00PM Dec 4 - Jun 3 $30
29952 Adult Self Defense  18+ W 7:00 - 8:00PM Dec 4 - Jun 3 $30
29954 Internet and Radio Broadcasting Training  10 - 13 Th 5:00 - 6:30PM Dec 5 - Feb 27 Free
30429 Staff VS Youth Basketball 9 - 17 Fr 6:00 - 8:00PM Dec 6 - May 29 Free
28442 Winter Beach Party  All Ages Sa 1:00 - 4:00PM Dec 14 Free
29961 Parent & Tot Time  1 - 5 Th 10:00AM - 12:00PM Dec 19 - May 28 Free
28485 No School Days - Winter  6 - 12 M, Tu, Th, F 8:30AM - 5:00PM Dec 23 - Jan 3 $30
29959 Soul Line Dance  18+ Tu 6:00 - 8:00PM Dec 24 - Jun 16 $5
29962 Express Fitness: Vinyasa Yoga  18+ Th 7:00 - 8:00PM Dec 26 - May 28 $4
30342 Senior Knit and Crochet  55+ Tu 9:00AM - 12:00PM Dec 31 - May 26 Free
30407 Rec Tech: Productivity  13 - 17 Tu Th 2:30 - 4:00PM Jan 7 - May 28 Free
30396 Rec Tech: Digital Literacy  55+ Tu Th 12:00 - 2:00PM Jan 7 - May 28 Free
30406 Rec Tech: Productivity  55+ Tu Th 12:00 - 2:00PM Jan 7 - May 28 Free
30401 Rec Tech: Hour of Code/Minecraft  5 - 12 Tu Th F 4:00 - 6:00PM Jan 7 - May 29 Free
30388 Youth Karate - January 8 - 17 W 6:00 - 7:00PM Jan 8 - Jan 29 $30
30382 Adult Karate - January 18+ W 7:00 - 8:00PM Jan 8 - Jan 29 $30
30343 Senior Club 55+ W 9:00AM - 12:00PM Jan 8 - May 27 Free
30430 Major Mix 18+ W 7:15 - 8:00PM Jan 8 - May 27 $5
30389 Youth Karate - February 8 - 17 W 6:00 - 7:00PM Feb 5 - Feb 26 $30
30383 Adult Karate - February 18+ W 7:00 - 8:00PM Feb 5 - Feb 26 $30
30390 Youth Karate - March 8 - 17 W 6:00 - 7:00PM Mar 4 - Mar 25 $30
30384 Adult Karate - March 18+ W 7:00 - 8:00PM Mar 4 - Mar 25 $30
29958 No School Days - Single Day Mar 6  6 - 12 F 8:30AM - 5:00PM Mar 6 $5
29960 No School Days - Spring  6 - 12 M - F 8:30AM - 5:00PM Mar 30 - Apr 3 $25
30391 Youth Karate - April 8 - 17 W 6:00 - 7:00PM Apr 1 - Apr 22 $30
30385 Adult Karate - April 18+ W 7:00 - 8:00PM Apr 1 - Apr 22 $30
30431 Prom Dress Giveaway 16 - 18 Sa 8:00AM - 1:00PM Apr 4 Free
29956 Lunch with the Bunny  All Ages Sa 1:00 - 3:00PM Apr 11 Free
30392 Youth Karate - May 8 - 17 W 6:00 - 7:00PM May 5 - May 27 $30
30386 Adult Karate - May 18+ W 7:00 - 8:00PM May 5 - May 27 $30
30393 Youth Karate - June 8 - 17 W 6:00 - 7:00PM Jun 3 - Jun 24 $30
30387 Adult Karate - June 18+ W 7:00 - 8:00PM Jun 3 - Jun 24 $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.