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, swimming lessons, youth and adult athletics, field rentals, rental space space for parties, meetings, and events, and much more.
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.
|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|
- Craft Room
- Computer Lab
- Dance Studio
- Fitness Center
- (4) Gymnasiums
- Multipurpose Room
- Teaching Kitchen
- Walking Track
- Great River Water Park
- Baseball Field - Synthetic Turf
- Football Field - Synthetic Turf
- Lacrosse Field - Synthetic Turf
- Picnic Area
- 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
- Designated eating areas
- Party room
- Swimming lessons
Rentals and Reservations
- For field reservations or to reserve space at this facility, contact Scott Walsh at (651) 642-0650 or Scott.Walsh@ci.stpaul.mn.us.
- For terms and conditions, rental rates, and applications, see Recreation Center Rentals.
- Interested in having a birthday party or event at Great River Water Park? See Great River Water Park Rentals & Parties.
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 is a free afternoon program for youth who will be entering grades 1-6 in the fall.
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.
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.