McDonough Recreation Center

McDonough Rec CenterMcDonough Recreation Center offers educational programs, Rec Check after school programing, family events, open gym,  youth and adult athletics, a seasonal sledding hill, rental space for parties, meetings, and events, and so much more.

Current Activities

Click the activity numbers to register for McDonough Recreation Center activities online, or call (651) 558-2171. For all citywide programing, view the seasonal Parks & Recreation Activity Brochure.

Summer Activities

Activity# Activity Name   Ages   Day   Time   Start Date   End Date   Cost
26781 Summer Safety Fair    All Ages   W   5pm - 7pm   May 29   May 29   Free
26412 Baseball Camp    6 - 14yr   M - Th   1pm - 2pm   Jun 10   Jun 13   Free
26683 Jr. Police Academy    8 - 12yr   M - Th   8:30am - 12:30pm   Jun 10   Jun 13   Free
26409 The Neighborhood Project    10 - 14yr   M   5pm - 7:30pm   Jun 10   Jul 15   Free
26351 Circle Up!    9 - 16yr   M   4pm - 5pm   Jun 10   Aug 26   Free
26399 Park Explorers: Art Edition    10 - 14yr   Tu   5pm - 7pm   Jun 11   Jul 23   Free
26405 Rec Hop    6 - 18yr   Tu - Th   11:30am - 12:30pm   Jun 11   Aug 22   Free
26415 Breakdance    6yr - Adult   Tu   5pm - 8pm   Jun 11   Aug 27   Free
26375 Earth to Eats    7 - 13yr   W   11:30am - 12:30pm   Jun 12   Aug 28   Free
26414 Boys Group    8 - 18yr   W   4pm - 5:30pm   Jun 12   Aug 28   Free
26381 Girls Soccer Camp    12 - 18yr   Th   6pm - 7:45pm   Jun 13   Jul 18   Free
26075 Backyard Games Kids vs Staff    6 - 18yr   F   5pm - 7pm   Jun 14   Aug 9   Free
26671 Summer Blast    6 - 12yr   M - Th   1pm - 4pm   Jun 17   Aug 15   Free
26703 Sanneh Soccer Camp - June    6 - 12yr   M - Th   6pm - 7:30pm   Jun 24   Jun 27   Free
26410 Wilderness Skills    12 - 14yr   W   4pm - 5pm   Jun 26   Jul 31   Free
26396 Glass Art    10 - 14yr   Th   6pm - 7:30pm   Jun 27   Jul 25   Free
26376 Family Water Day    All Ages   Tu   5pm - 6:30pm   Jul 2   Jul 2   Free
26413 Snacks & Raps    8 - 14yr   W   4:30pm - 6pm   Jul 10   Aug 28   Free
26407 Summer Eats    8 - 14yr   Th   6pm - 7:30pm   Jul 11   Aug 1   Free
26411 Amazing Race     6 - 12yr   F   1pm - 5pm   Jul 12   Jul 12   Free
26417 First Tee Golf Camp    8 - 14yr   Sa   12:30pm - 1:30pm   Jul 13   Aug 3   Free
26377 Flag Football Camp    6 - 13yr   M - Th   6pm - 7:30pm   Jul 15   Jul 18   Free
26406 Shoe Design     11 - 16yr   M   6pm - 7:30pm   Jul 22   Aug 12   Free
26404 Project DIY    8 - 14yr   W   6pm - 7:30pm   Aug 7   Aug 28   Free
26408 Sweet Eats    8 - 14yr   Th   6pm - 7:30pm   Aug 8   Aug 29   Free
26397 Lacrosse Camp    6 - 14yr   M - Th   6pm - 7pm   Aug 12   Aug 15   Free

Spring Activities

Activity# Activity Ages Day Time Start Date End Date Cost
24048 Rec Check   6 - 12yr M - F 3 - 6pm September 10, 2018 June 7, 2019 FREE
24573 Hip Hop Dance   11 - 16yr Th 6:30pm - 8pm Jan 3, 2019 Feb 7, 2019 FREE
25278 Adult Soccer   18+ F 6pm - 8:45pm Jan 4, 2019 Mar 29, 2019 $2
24575 Spoken Word    11 - 16yr M 6:30pm - 8pm Jan 7, 2019 Feb 4, 2019 FREE
25266 Rock Band   12 - 18yr M 6pm - 7pm Jan 7, 2019 Mar 25, 2019 FREE
25272 Tween Night   12 - 18yr M 6pm - 8:45pm Jan 7, 2019 May 27, 2019 FREE
25265 Open Computer Lab   6 - adult M - Th 4pm - 6pm Jan 7, 2019 Apr 25, 2019 FREE
25274 Youth Breakdance   6 - 18yr Tu 5:30pm - 6:30pm Jan 8, 2019 May 28, 2019 FREE
25260 Girls Group    12 - 15yr Tu 6pm - 7:30pm Jan 8, 2019 May 28, 2019 FREE
25270 Teen Soccer   12 - 16yr Tu 6pm - 8:45pm Jan 8, 2019 Apr 30, 2019 FREE
25277 Adult Breakdance   18+ Tu 6:30pm - 8:45pm Jan 8, 2019 May 28, 2019 FREE
25269 Pampered Princesses   7 - 15yr W 6:30pm - 8pm Jan 9, 2019 Feb 6, 2019 FREE
25249 Video Game Club   8 - 17yr W 6pm - 8:30pm Jan 9, 2019 Mar 27, 2019 FREE
25279 Boys Group   11 - 15yr W 5pm - 6:30pm Jan 9, 2019 May 29, 2019 FREE
25275 Teen Open Gym   14 - 17yr W 6pm - 8:45pm Jan 9, 2019 May 29, 2019 FREE
25251 Boys Club   6 - 10yr Th 4pm - 5:30pm Jan 10, 2019 Jun 6, 2019 FREE
25261 Golden Girls   6 - 10yr Th 4:30pm - 5:30pm Jan 10, 2019 May 30, 2019 FREE
25271 Tot Time   3 - 5yr Sa 12pm - 2pm Jan 12, 2019 Mar 30, 2019 FREE
25276 Adult Basketball   18+ Sa 2pm - 4pm Jan 12, 2019 Mar 30, 2019 $2
25350 Adult Volleyball & Badminton   18+ Sa 12pm - 2pm Jan 12, 2019 Mar 30, 2019 $2
25254 Floor Hockey Camp   8 - 13yr M - Th 5:30pm - 6:30pm Jan 14, 2019 Jan 17, 2019 FREE
25250 Volleyball Camp   8 - 13yr M - Th 5:30pm - 6:30pm Jan 21, 2019 Jan 24, 2019 FREE
25268 Showcase    All ages Th 6pm - 7:30pm Feb 7, 2019 Feb 7, 2019 FREE
25267 Science Rules    7 - 15yr M 6:30pm - 7:30pm Feb 11, 2019 Apr 1, 2019 FREE
25282 Valentine Craft Night   6 - 13yr W 6pm - 7:30pm Feb 13, 2019 Feb 13, 2019 FREE
25247 Soul Food Cooking    8 - 16yr W 6:30pm - 8pm Feb 20, 2019 Mar 27, 2019 FREE
25255 Futsal Camp    8 - 13yr M - Th 5:30pm - 6:30pm Mar 4, 2019 Mar 7, 2019 FREE
25256 Global Dance   8 - 16yr Tu 6:30pm - 7:30pm Mar 5, 2019 May 28, 2019 FREE
25253 Digital Media Stories   11 - 14yr Th 6pm - 8:45pm Mar 7, 2019 Apr 25, 2019 FREE
25246 Softball Camp   8 - 14yr M - Th 5:30pm - 6:30pm Mar 11, 2019 Mar 14, 2019 FREE
25258 McDonough Carnival    6 - 14yr Tu 5:30pm - 7:30pm Mar 19, 2019 Mar 19, 2019 FREE
25359 Spring Blast   6 - 12yr M - F 1pm - 4pm Apr 1, 2019 Apr 5, 2019 FREE
25252 Children's Story Time   3 - 12yr W 6:30pm - 7:30pm Apr 3, 2019 Apr 24, 2019 FREE
25257 Makers Space Mondays   7 - 13yr M 6:30pm - 7:30pm Apr 8, 2019 May 27, 2019 FREE
25281 The Giant Egg Hunt   All ages Sa 1pm - 3pm Apr 13, 2019 Apr 13, 2019 FREE
25319 Taste of Asia Cooking   10 - 16yr Th 6:30pm - 8pm Apr 18, 2019 May 23, 2019 FREE
25259 Park Explorers   8 - 14yr W 5pm - 7:30pm May 1, 2019 May 29, 2019 FREE
25320 McDonough Family Dinner   All ages Th 6pm - 7:30pm May 9, 2019 May 9, 2019 FREE

Parks & Recreation Activity Brochure (PDF) Register Online for Activities

Sports Registration

Amenities

Indoor Amenities:
Craft Room
Kitchen
(2) Gyms (1 Large, 1 Small)

Outdoor Amenities:
Bike Rack
Football Field
Playground
Sledding Hill (Medium Slope)
(2) Soccer Fields
Softball Field

Rentals & Reservations

For information on reserving space at McDonough Recreation Center, call (651) 558-2171.

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.

Summer Blast

Summer Blast is a free afternoon program for youth who will be entering grades 1-6 in the fall.

Rec Check

Rec Check is a free after-school program for youth in grades 1–5.

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.

Stay Connected

Volunteer

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.