Parks & Recreation Programs

Saint Paul Parks and Recreation and its partner organizations offer many programs serving our vibrant community.

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Adaptive Recreation

View information on activities and programs specifically tailored for those with mental and physical disabilities.
Adaptive Recreation

Adult/Senior Recreation

Visit join the Hiking Club and browse other upcoming adult and senior programing.
Recreation for Adults

Athletics

Find an athletic league to join or discover one of the many athletic fields and facilities available for rental and use in Saint Paul.
Athletics

Aquatics

Saint Paul Parks and Recreation operates four aquatic centers which provide high quality programing including swimming lessons, lifeguard training, water aerobics, sailing lessons and more.

Aquatics

City Moves

City Moves is a free summer program providing recreational activities to youth and adults at schools and parks across Saint Paul.

City Moves

Como Park Zoo & Conservatory

The Como Park Zoo & Conservatory offers a wide range of year-round programs for all ages. 

Como Park Zoo & Conservatory

Environmental Education

Saint Paul Parks and Recreation's Natural Resources division offers many educational and volunteer programs for youth and adults.

Environmental Education

Fee Assistance Program

Saint Paul Parks and Recreation is committed to making every one of its activities accessible to all, no matter the cost.
Fee Assistance

Fitness Center Memberships

Saint Paul Parks and Recreation offers low-cost fitness center memberships.
Fitness Center Memberships

Fitness in the Parks

Fitness in the Parks is a free outdoor fitness program in Saint Paul parks from summer to fall, weather permitting.

Fitness in the Parks

Free Lynx Tickets

Saint Paul Parks and Recreation has partnered with the Minnesota Lynx and Visit Saint Paul to provide free Lynx tickets to all 2017 home games to Saint Paul youth and families. Tickets include meal vouchers and free transportation. Pre-registration is required. Contact any recreation center to register.

Free Lynx Tickets

Free Summer Meals Program

Providing tens of thousands of meals and snacks to students throughout the year, the Free Summer Meals Program continues to expand.
Free Summer Meals Program

Golf

Lush greens, challenging fairways, and vivid landscapes can be found at all of our beautifully maintained golf courses. Saint Paul Parks and Recreation grooms each course and welcomes golfers daily. Food, beverages, and power carts are available.

Golf

Group Fitness Classes

Saint Paul Parks and Recreation offers low-cost group fitness classes for all ages at select recreation centers.
Group Fitness Classes

Movies in the Parks

Movies in the Parks provides a wide range of outdoor films at parks and recreation centers around Saint Paul.

Movies in the Parks

Music in the Parks

Music in the Parks is a free outdoor music series happening nearly every day during the summer.

Music in the Parks 

No-School Day Programs

Saint Paul Parks and Recreation offers fun and engaging programs during winter and spring breaks, MEA week, and other days when Saint Paul Public Schools are not in session.

No-School Day Programs

Open Gym

Open gym times are free and no registration is necessary. Times may be restricted by age, such as high school or adult-only,  or by activity, such as pickleball or volleyball.

Open Gym

Rec Check

Find out more about the program that's providing young students with safe spaces to learn and play after school.
Rec Check

Roaming Rec

Bringing outdoor fun to your neighborhood. Children can participate in FREE arts & crafts and organized recreation activities. Snacks will be served at each session.
Roaming Rec

Right Track

Right Track provides summer jobs and internships for Saint Paul youth ages 14-21 who are from a low-income family or have a barrier to employment. 
Right Track

Skiing & Snowboarding

Skiing and snowboarding lessons are offered seasonally at Como Park Ski Center.

Skiing & Snowboarding

S'more Fun

See how your student can take advantage of a wide range of activities occurring out of the classroom.
S'more Fun

Saint Paul Urban Tennis

Thousands of Saint Paul youth serve up fun and excitement every year through this laid-back program.
Urban Tennis Program

Sprockets

Sprockets is a network of many different after-school and summer programs for youth in Saint Paul. It is a collaboration of community organizations, the City of Saint Paul, and Saint Paul Public Schools.
Sprockets

Summer Blast

Summer Blast is a free afternoon program for youth that will be entering grades 1-6 in the fall. Most locations are Monday-Thursday, 1pm-4pm. Activities include crafts, art, tennis, cooking, swimming, gym games, water fun, outdoor nature activities, outdoor play, fitness, kitchen science and more.
Summer Blast

Summer Camps

Saint Paul Parks and Recreation offers summer camps for youth of all ages at parks and recreation centers throughout the city.

Summer Camps

Teen Centers

Find information on Saint Paul Parks and Recreation teen centers, including Createch Studio, Rice Teen Zone, and The Canvas.
Teen Centers

Tot Times

Tot time is an unstructured, drop-in playtime at recreation center gyms for children 5 years or younger and their caregivers. Equipment varies from site to site. Tumbling mats, small slides, small wheeled bikes, scooters and balls are available at most sites. Children must supervised by an adult at all times.

Tot Times

Youth Commission

Youth Commissioners practice youth adult partnership with other Saint Paul youth, city officials, and community organizations to solve community issues and make Saint Paul the most livable city in America.

Youth Commission

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