About Summer Space 

Summer Space is a free outdoor program for Saint Paul youth entering grades 1-6 that adheres to MN Department of Health guidance on COVID-19. The program offers a variety of structured activities that allow for participants to connect with their peers while keeping their “space” to allow for social distancing. Activities include arts & crafts, nature exploration, games, fitness, and more.

All activities will take place outdoors. Youth are encouraged to bring a water bottle. Program dates may be canceled due to weather.

When: Mon-Thu, two-week sessions beginning June 22, July 6, July 20, and Aug 3, 2020; Times vary by location
Where: Various Saint Paul parks and recreation centers
Cost: Free
Who: Youth entering grades 1-6 in the fall

How to Register

Registration is required. Online registration is not available at this time. You must call the recreation center directly, Monday through Friday, 12pm-3pm to register. Registration is limited at each site so we encourage you to enroll youth only if they can participate in all eight days of programming. Each two-week session will have it’s own registration period opening one week prior to the first day of camp.

Summer Space Registration Information Summer Space Flyer (PDF) 

Summer Safety

Saint Paul Parks & Recreation is taking the following safety measures consistent with the MN Department of Health's guidance on COVID-19 to ensure that all Summer Space participants are safe.

Daily protocols 

  • Staff will monitor participants for COVID symptoms each day
  • All programming will take place outside
  • Staff will wear face coverings
  • Participants are welcome to wear face coverings but not required
  • Staff will clean high touch surfaces, recreation supplies, etc.
  • Staff will promote frequent hand washing for 20 seconds
  • Staff will provide hand sanitizer to all participants
  • Staff will maintain small pods of nine participants for all games and activities to avoid mixing with other groups

Reminders for parents

  • Have your child wear comfortable clothing and bring a water bottle
  • If your child is sick, have them stay home
  • In the event of severe weather, cancelations will be emailed, texted, and posted on Facebook approximately two hours before the program begins.

Last Edited: August 3, 2020