Parks & Recreation Programs
Saint Paul Parks and Recreation and its partner organizations offer many programs serving our vibrant community.
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Stay engaged and entertained through a variety of indoor and outdoor recreation options for keeping you and your family safe and healthy during your time at home.
View information on activities and programs specifically tailored for those with mental and physical disabilities.
Visit join the Hiking Club and browse other upcoming adult and senior programming.
Find an athletic league to join or discover one of the many athletic fields and facilities available for rental and use in Saint Paul.
Saint Paul Parks and Recreation operates four aquatic centers which provide high quality programming including swimming lessons, lifeguard training, water aerobics, sailing lessons and more.
City Moves is a free summer program providing recreational activities to youth and adults at schools and parks across Saint Paul.
Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
The Como Park Zoo & Conservatory offers a wide range of year-round programs for all ages.
Environmental & Outdoor Education
Saint Paul Parks and Recreation offers many environmental and outdoor education programs for youth and adults.
Fee Assistance Program
Saint Paul Parks and Recreation is committed to making every one of its activities accessible to all, no matter the cost.
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.
Free Meals Program
Providing tens of thousands of meals and snacks to students throughout the year, the Free Meals Program continues to expand.
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.
Group Fitness Classes
Saint Paul Parks and Recreation offers low-cost group fitness classes for all ages at select recreation centers.
Movies in the Parks
Movies in the Parks provides a wide range of outdoor films at parks and recreation centers around Saint Paul.
Music in the Parks
Music in the Parks is a free outdoor music series happening nearly every day during the summer.
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.
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.
Find out more about the program that's providing young students with safe spaces to learn and play after school.
Recreation for Preschoolers
This structured program offered at limited recreation centers provides spaces for our youngest of recreation lovers to build self-esteem, bond with peers, and enhance their motor skills.
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.
Bringing outdoor fun to your neighborhood. Children can participate in FREE arts & crafts and organized recreation activities. Snacks will be served at each session.
Skiing & Snowboarding
Skiing and snowboarding lessons are offered seasonally at Como Park Ski Center.
See how your student can take advantage of a wide range of activities occurring out of the classroom.
Saint Paul Urban Tennis
Thousands of Saint Paul youth serve up fun and excitement every year through this laid-back program.
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.
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.
Saint Paul Parks and Recreation offers summer camps for youth of all ages at parks and recreation centers throughout the city.
Find information on Saint Paul Parks and Recreation teen centers, including Createch Studio, Rice Teen Zone, and The Canvas.
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.
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.