McDonough Recreation Center

McDonough Rec Center

McDonough 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.

McDonough 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

Call (651) 558-2171 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

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.