In order to help you stay connected, healthy, and active during this time, we have launched a new webpage where you can stay up-to-date with all of our digital and alternative programming options. Visit this page often for the latest virtual programs, activity ideas, and other ways to live an active lifestyle and stay connected to nature in our parks, at home, and in your own back yard. We will continue to update this page as new programs an activities are introduced.
Some of our amenities are currently closed or have additional restrictions in place. Before you leave your home, carefully read through our Parks & Recreation COVID-19 Information page for the most up-to-date guidelines and information.
Sports & Fitness
NEW! Virtual Dance Classes
And a 5, 6, 7, 8! Get ready to groove in this free virtual dance class. Classes are held throughout the week with a variety of dance styles the whole family can enjoy. No experience necessary!
Fitness in the Parks
Saint Paul Fitness in the Parks is working hard during this time to offer unique ways to enjoy a workout in Saint Paul's beautiful parks while practicing social distancing.
Minnesota Vikings at home workout with C.J. Ham
Saint Paul Parks and Recreation is teaming up with Minnesota Vikings fullback C.J. Ham to offer a home workout directly from his home to yours. C.J. demonstrates drills and skills you can do from your living room or yard. Read about our partnership, including thoughts from C.J. Ham and Mayor Melvin Carter, in the Viking's blog post (link below.) Follow along with the video, take a photo after your workout, and tag us on social media to let us know how you did!
Minnesota United Football Club Workouts and "Funtivities"
Try out some exercises you can do from home with Head Athletic Trainer at Minnesota United, Stacey Hardin. Then as your body cools down, warm up your brain with MNUFC-themed "funtivities" such as downloadable puzzles, word searches, mazes, and coloring pages.
Minnesota Twins Virtual Academy Webinars
These webinars are an opportunity to learn from Twins staff and Play Ball! Minnesota partners in an easy to use online platform. Presenters will cover various topics and show youth players and coaches things they can do to help their development. These webinars are free but do require registration.
Outdoor & Environmental Recreation
Our Explore Outdoors team has put together a variety of self-guided activities for everyone to enjoy the outdoors, whether it's visiting a local park or staying in your own backyard. This is a great resource for all your park information, virtual tours and live streams, community science projects, Nature Bingo, outdoor wellness tips, and more!
Recreation Engagement Crew (R.E.C.)
Most sports courts are closed, but some basketball and tennis courts are being reopened as part of the Saint Paul Parks and Recreation Department’s Rec Engagement Crew (R.E.C) Pilot Program. The R.E.C Pilot Program aims to safely begin reintroducing recreational amenities at Saint Paul parks. The program will take place at sites spaced throughout the City, with tennis and basketball court locations in all seven Wards.
Como Zoo & Conservatory
Como Zoo & Conservatory is offering LIVE zookeeper talks and gardener talks. Tune in Monday – Friday at 1:30pm on their Facebook page. Can't watch live or don't have Facebook? Visit their website for a full archive of posted videos.
Youth & Family Activities
Digital Rec Check
An online version of our popular Rec Check after-school program.