Oxford Community Center

Oxford Community Center

Home of Jimmy Lee Recreation Center & Great River Water Park

Jimmy Lee Recreation Center & Oxford Community Center is closed at this time. Please visit stpaul.gov/parks-covid19 for more information.

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, you and adult athletics, field rentals, rental space for parties, meeting, and events, and much more. 

Jimmy Lee Rec Center

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.

Summer Activities

Summer Activity Brochure 

*SPRO = Activity for Saint Paul residents only

 

Activity# Activity Name Ages Day Time Dates Cost
31127 Soul Line Dance  18+ Tu 6:30 - 8:30PM Jun 2 - Aug 25 $5
30393 Youth Karate-June  8 - 17 W 6 - 7PM Jun 3 - Jun 24 $30
30387 Adult Karate-June  18+ W 7 - 8PM Jun 3 - Jun 24 $30
31832 Community Day of Healing All Ages Th 6 - 7:30AM Jun 4 - Aug 27 Free
31137 Boot Camp Jam - June Week 1  16 - Adult F 6:30 - 7:15AM Jun 5 $5
31126 Women's Open Basketball  18+ Sa 4 - 6:30PM Jun 6 - Aug 29 Free
31138 Adult Open Gym  18+ Su 12 - 4PM Jun 7 - Aug 30 $2
31419 Game Room  8 - 14 Tu, F 4:30 - 7:30PM Jun 9 - Aug 28 Free
31331 Combo Camp  7 - 13 W - F 8:30AM - 5PM Jun 10 - Jun 12 $30
31139 Boot Camp Jam - June Week 2  16 - Adult F 6:30 - 7:15AM Jun 12 $5
31482 Sanneh Soccer Camp - June  6 - 12 M - Th 1 - 3:30PM Jun 15 - Jun 18 Free
31332 Combo Camp  7 - 13 M - F 8:30AM - 5PM Jun 15 - Jun 19 $50
31791 Summer Blast  6 - 12 M - Th 1 - 4PM Jun 15 - Aug 20 Free
31173 Painting & Pastries Class-June  7 - 15 W 2:30 - 4PM Jun 17 FreeSPRO
31129 Mentorship Program  10 - 14 Th 5 - 6:30PM Jun 18 - Aug 27 Free
31140 Boot Camp Jam - June Week 3  16 - Adult F 6:30 - 7:15AM Jun 19 $5
31339 Football Camp-June  8 - 14 Tu - Th 6 - 8PM Jun 23 - Jun 25 Free
31135 Cheerleading Camp June  8 - 14 W - F 6 - 8PM Jun 24 - Jun 25 $20
31155 Drone Camp  9 - 14 W 1:30 - 3PM Jun 24 - Aug 19 FreeSPRO
31141 Boot Camp Jam - June Week 4  16 - Adult F 6:30 - 7:15AM Jun 26 $5
31132 Family Fun Night - June  All Ages F 6 - 8PM Jun 26 FreeSPRO
31142 Boot Camp Jam - July Week 1  16 - Adult F 6:30 - 7:15AM Jul 3 $5
31334 Combo Camp  7 - 13 M - F 8:30AM - 5PM Jul 6 - Jul 10 $50
31153 Youth Karate-July  8 - 17 W 6 - 7PM Jul 8 - Jul 29 $30
31151 Adult Karate-July  18+ W 7 - 8PM Jul 8 - Jul 29 $30
31344 Rivard Art Skateboard Designing Camp  7 - 18 Th 9AM - 12PM Jul 9 FreeSPRO
31128 Safety Camp  6 - 13 Th, F 9AM - 3:30PM Jul 9 - Jul 10 Free
31143 Boot Camp Jam - July Week 2  16 - Adult F 6:30 - 7:15AM Jul 10 $5
31131 Football Camp-July  8 - 14 Tu - Th 6 - 8PM Jul 14 - Jul 16 Free
31174 Painting & Pastries Class-July  7 - 15 W 2:30 - 4PM Jul 15 FreeSPRO
31136 Cheerleading Camp July  8 - 14 W - F 6 - 8PM Jul 15 - Jul 16 $20
31144 Boot Camp Jam - July Week 3  16 - Adult F 6:30 - 7:15AM Jul 17 $5
31342 Hip Hop Dance Class  6 - 15 Sa 12 - 1:30PM Jul 18 - Aug 22 FreeSPRO
31336 Combo Camp  7 - 13 M - F 8:30AM - 5PM Jul 20 - Jul 24 $50
31340 Soccer Camp  4 - 14 M - F 10 - 11:30AM Jul 20 - Jul 24 $30
31146 Boot Camp Jam - July Week 4  16 - Adult F 6:30 - 7:15AM Jul 24 $5
31516 Lacrosse Camp  5 - 12 Tu - Th 1 - 3PM Jul 28 - Jul 30 Free
31145 Boot Camp Jam - July Week 5  16 - Adult F 6:30 - 7:15AM Jul 31 $5
31133 Family Fun Night - July  All Ages F 6 - 8PM Jul 31 FreeSPRO
31337 Combo Camp  7 - 13 M - F 8:30AM - 5PM Aug 3 - Aug 7 $50
31154 Youth Karate-August  8 - 17 W 6 - 7PM Aug 5 - Aug 26 $30
31152 Adult Karate-August  18+ W 7 - 8PM Aug 5 - Aug 26 $30
31147 Boot Camp Jam - August Week 1  16 - Adult F 6:30 - 7:15AM Aug 7 $5
31338 Combo Camp  7 - 13 M - F 8:30AM - 5PM Aug 10 - Aug 14 $50
31148 Boot Camp Jam - August Week 2  16 - Adult F 6:30 - 7:15AM Aug 14 $5
31150 Boot Camp Jam - August Week 3  16 - Adult F 6:30 - 7:15AM Aug 21 $5
31149 Boot Camp Jam - August Week 4  16 - Adult F 6:30 - 7:15AM Aug 28 $5
31134 Family Fun Night - August  All Ages F 6 - 8PM Aug 28 FreeSPRO

 

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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  • Follow Oxford Community Center on Facebook.

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.