Rec Check

What is Rec Check?

Rec Check is a free after-school program for youth in grades 1–5 provided at the recreation centers listed below. Rec Check is open for youth who live or attend school in Saint Paul.

When is it held?

Starting Fall 2019, Rec Check will run weekdays from 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. on days when Saint Paul Public Schools have classes in session. 

What's offered?

Children participate in a variety of structured, supervised activities that are recreation focused.  These may include arts-n-crafts, community building games, homework/quiet time, and more. To promote health and fitness, staff will engage the youth daily in physical activity. A daily snack is also provided.

Do I need to register my child?

Yes. All sites have limited enrollment. Registration is taken on a first-come, first-served basis. You may begin the registration process online, but additional registration forms must be completed onsite before a child may attend. 

Register for Rec Check

How will I know if my child attends or not?

Youth are required to check in with Rec Check staff upon arrival and departure. Parents can request to be notified when their child does not check in.

After School Transportation

A change in Minnesota law now allows Saint Paul Public Schools to transport children to two of Saint Paul Parks and Recreation's youth programs, Rec Check and S'more Fun.

  • The recreation center attended must be within the attendance area or transportation area of the school attended and must be more than one mile of walking distance from school.
  • An application for childcare transportation must be completed if the student is attending a recreation center program that is more than one mile from the school but the student's residence is less than one mile from school.
  • Transportation to Saint Paul Parks & Recreation youth programs must be arranged through the school that the child attends. The application form is available from the school office or the SPPS Transportation Department website.
  • Transportation to any students' residence from Rec Check or S'more Fun is not provided.

Where is Rec Check?

Arlington Hills Community Center 651-632-3861
Dayton's Bluff Recreation Center 651-793-3885
Duluth and Case Recreation Center 651-298-5709
Edgcumbe Recreation Center 651-695-3711
El Rio Vista Recreation Center 651-789-2500
Frogtown Community Center (Opening soon) 651-298-5820
Hancock Recreation Center 651-298-4393
Hayden Heights Recreation Center 651-298-5716
Hazel Park Recreation Center 651-501-6350
Highwood Hills Recreation Center 651-266-6391
Jimmy Lee/Oxford Community Center 651-642-0650
Langford Recreation Center 651-298-5765
Linwood Recreation Center 651-298-5660
Martin Luther King Recreation Center 651-290-8695
McDonough Recreation Center 651-558-2171
Merriam Park Recreation Center 651-298-5766
North Dale Recreation Center 651-558-2329
Palace Community Center 651-298-5677
Phalen Recreation Center 651-793-6600
Rice Recreation Center 651-298-5727
West Minnehaha Recreation Center 651-298-5823
Wilder Recreation Center 651-298-5727