El Rio Vista Recreation Center is closed at this time. Please see below for current programing options and alternatives, and visit stpaul.gov/parks-covid19 for more information.
El Rio Vista Recreation Center, also know as Wellstone Community Center, offers educational programs, after school activities, open gym, family events, fitness center memberships, youth and adult athletics, field rentals, rental space for parties, meetings, and events, and so much more.
Call (651) 789-3692 for more information.
Rec Check: In-person after school program
Rec Check is a free after-school program for youth in grades 1–5 provided at various recreation center sites. Rec Check is open for youth who live or attend school in Saint Paul. Rec Check will run weekdays starting September 14, 2020 from 2 - 6 p.m. on days when Saint Paul Public Schools have classes in session. Advanced registration is required. Visit the Rec Check webpage for more details, including registration information and COVID-19 safety procedures.
Learn more about these other school-day youth recreation programs.
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.
(2) Computer Labs
(2) Gyms (Large)
Meeting Room (Small)
Lounge Room (Small)
Outdoor Amenities (Gilbert de la O Fields):
Baseball Field (MLB All-Star Park)
Football Field (Artificial Turf)
Soccer Field (Artificial Turf)
(2) Softball Fields (Artificial Turf)
Rentals & Reservations
For field reservations, please call (651) 789-3692 or see Recreation Center Rentals for more information.
For room rentals, please call 651-789-2542 or submit a room rental request form.
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.
Free Meals Program
Free meals are provided 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 Meals Progam webpage for more information.
Summer Blast is a free afternoon program for youth who will be entering grades 1-6 in the fall.
Rec Check is a free after-school program for youth in grades 1–5.
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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.