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.

Fall Activities

Activity# Activity Name   Ages   Day   Time   Dates   Cost
27607 Rec Check    6 - 12   M - F   2:00 - 6:00PM   Sep 3 - Jun 9   Free
28214 15+ Open Gym    15 - 18   W   6:00 - 8:45PM   Sep 4 - Dec 18   Free
28211 Teen Soccer    12 - 18   Tu   5:30 - 8:45PM   Sep 10 - Oct 8   Free
28215 Adult Breakdance    18+   Tu   7:00 - 8:45PM   Sep 10 - Dec 17   Free
28204 Parks Explorers:Nature Science Edition    8 - 14   W   4:30 - 6:30PM   Sep 18 - Oct 9   Free
28217 Archery    8 - 14   F   4:30 - 6:30PM   Sep 20 - Oct 11   Free
28213 Youth Breakdance    6 - 18   Tu   6:00 - 7:00PM   Oct 1 - Dec 17   Free
28219 Basketball Clinic    8 - 14   Tu   4:30 - 6:30PM   Oct 1 - Dec 17   Free
28210 Self-made & Creative Learning    8 - 14   W   5:30 - 7:30PM   Oct 2 - Dec 18   Free
28208 Project DIY Part II    8 - 14   Th   6:00 - 7:30PM   Oct 3 - Nov 14   Free
28201 Global Dance    8 - 18   Th   6:30 - 7:30PM   Oct 3 - Nov 21   Free
28216 Adult Soccer    18+   F   6:00 - 8:45PM   Oct 11 - Dec 20   $3
28457 Fall Blast    6 - 12   Th, F   1:00 - 4:00PM   Oct 17 - Oct 18   Free
28218 Art Crawl    All Ages   F   4:00 - 6:00PM   Oct 25   Free
28202 Halloween Party    6 - 16   Tu   5:30 - 7:30PM   Oct 29   Free
28212 Thanks4giving    All Ages   Sa   12:00 - 3:00PM   Nov 23   Free
28203 Healthy Eating    6 - 14   W   6:00 - 7:30PM   Nov 27 - Dec 18   Free
28200 Holiday Gift Making    6 - 18   M   6:00 - 8:00PM   Dec 16   Free
28474 Winter Blast    6 - 12   M, Tu, Th, F   1:00 - 4:00PM   Dec 23 - Jan 3   Free

Summer Activities

Activity# Activity Name   Ages   Day   Time   Start Date   End Date   Cost
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
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
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
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

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.