Battle Creek Recreation Center

Battle Creek Recreation CenterBattle Creek Recreation Center is closed at this time. Please see below for current programing options and alternatives, and visit for more information.

Battle Creek Recreation Center offers educational programs, after school activities, open gym, tot-times, family events, fitness center memberships, seasonal ice skating, athletics, S'more Fun childcare, field rentals, rental space for parties, meetings, and events, and so much more.

Current Activities

Call (651) 501-6347 for more information. 

Summer Space: Youth Outdoor Program

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 includes arts & crafts, nature exploration, games, fitness, and other structured activities that allow for participants to connect with their peers while keeping their “space” to allow for social distancing. Registration is required. You must call the recreation center directly, Monday through Friday, 12pm-3pm to register. 

Summer Space Registration Information

Rec Reimagined: Digital and Alternative Programs

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 Rec Reimagined 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 and activities are introduced. 

Sports Registration


Indoor Amenities:
Craft/Meeting Room (Small)
Fitness Center
Gym (Large)
Gym/Multipurpose Room (Small)
Meeting Room (can divide in two)
Warming Room

Outdoor Amenities:
Bike Rack
Baseball Field
(3) Basketball Half-Courts
Bocce Ball Court
Football Field
Hockey Rink
Horseshoe Pit
(2) Playgrounds
Skating Rink (General)
Sledding Hill (Steep Slope)
(2) Soccer Fields (Fall only)
(4) Softball Fields
(2) Tennis Courts

Rentals & Reservations

  • For field reservations or to reserve space at this facility, call (651) 501-6347.
  • For terms and conditions, rental rates, and applications, see Recreation Center Rentals.

Cross Country Ski and Snowshoe Rentals

Cross country skis and boots are available to rent for $12/child or $15/adult at Battle Creek Recreation Center. Ski trails are maintained by Ramsey County. A Minnesota State Ski Pass is required to ski on Battle Creek Regional Park trails for skiers age 16 and above. *No rentals Jan. 31-Feb 2, 2020.

Snowshoes are available to rent for $5/pair. Snowshoeing is not permitted on groomed ski tracks. 

The last day for ski and snowshoe rentals will be Friday, February 28, 2020. 

No-School Day Programs

Special programming may be available during no-school days such as MEA, winter break, spring break or other times throughout the school year.

S'more Fun

Learn more about Battle Creek Recreation Center's S'more Fun childcare program.

Free Summer Meals

Free summer meals are provided Monday through Friday to youth 18 years of age and under and persons over 19 who participate in a public or nonprofit private school program for persons with disabilities. Visit the Free Summer Meals webpage for more information.

Stay Connected

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Saint Paul Parks and Recreation offers many opportunities to make a difference in the lives of youth and adults who rely on recreation center programs and services, including helping out at community events, youth coaching, mentoring, and more. Learn more about our recreation center volunteer opportunities.