McDonough Recreation Center

McDonough Rec Center

McDonough Recreation Center is closed at this time. Please 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

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

Summer Activity Brochure 

*SPRO = Activity for Saint Paul residents only

 

Activity# Activity Name Ages Day Time Dates Cost
31391 Girls Soccer Camp  12 - 18 Th 6 - 8PM Jun 11 - Jul 16 Free
31388 Adult Breakdance  18+ Th 5 - 8PM Jun 11 - Aug 27 Free
31400 Boys Group  12 - 14 F 4:30 - 5:30PM Jun 12 - Aug 28 FreeSPRO
31794 Summer Blast  6 - 12 M - Th 1 - 4PM Jun 15 - Aug 20 Free
31362 2K Tournament  13 - 18 Th 6 - 7PM Jun 18 - Jul 23 Free
31404 Park Explorers  8 - 14 F 1 - 4PM Jun 19 - Jul 10 FreeSPRO
31383 Tweens Summer Splash  10 - 14 W 4:30 - 7:30PM Jul 1 - Jul 29 FreeSPRO
31389 Family Water Day  All Ages Th 5 - 6:30PM Jul 2 Free
31399 Basketball Skills  7 - 12 Tu 6 - 7:30PM Jul 7 - Jul 28 Free
31385 Amazing Race  9 - 14 F 12 - 6PM Jul 17 Free
31402 Flag Football Camp  8 - 14 M - Th 6 - 7:30PM Jul 20 - Jul 23 Free
31397 Unicorn Cake Decorating  8 - 14 W 6 - 7:30PM Jul 29 FreeSPRO
31403 Adventures in Art  10 - 14 Th 5:30 - 6:30PM Jul 23 - Aug 13 FreeSPRO
31868 Junior Police Academy  8 - 12 M - Th 8:30AM - 12:30PM Aug 3 - Aug 6 Free
31378 Edible Science  8 - 14 M 6 - 7:30PM Aug 3 - Aug 24 FreeSPRO
31393 National Night Out  All Ages Tu 4 - 7PM Aug 4 Free
31381 Music Jam  10 - 18 Tu 6 - 7PM Aug 4 - Aug 25 Free
31395 Summer on a Stick  8 - 14 W 6 - 7:30PM Aug 5 - Aug 26 Free
31405 The Neighborhood Project  10 - 14 Th 6 - 7:30PM Aug 6 - Aug 27 FreeSPRO
31506 Sanneh Soccer Camp - August (DHH*) 6 - 12 M - Th 1 - 3:30PM Aug 17 - Aug 20 Free

*DHH = for deaf and hard of hearing (DHH) but non-DHH may also register

 

Winter/Spring 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
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
29226 Adult Soccer  18+ F 6:00 - 8:45PM Jan 3 - Mar 27 $2
29203 Pampered Princesses  6 - 15 Tu 6:30 - 8:00PM Jan 7 - Jan 28 Free
29224 Teen Soccer  12 - 18 Tu 5:30 - 8:45PM Jan 7 - Apr 28 Free
29223 Golden Girls  8 - 18 Tu 5:00 - 6:00PM Jan 7 - May 26 Free
29213 15+ Open Gym  12 - 18 W 6:00 - 8:45PM Jan 8 - May 27 Free
29217 Comedy Class  6 - 14 W 6:15 - 7:30PM Jan 15 - Feb 19 Free
29220 Adult Breakdance  18+ Tu 6:30 - 8:45PM Jan 21 - May 19 Free
29204 Valentine Craft  6 - 18 Th 6:30 - 8:00PM Feb 13 Free
29205 Cooking Up Fun  6 - 14 Tu 6:30 - 8:00PM Feb 18 - Mar 24 Free
29209 McDonough Carnival  All Ages Tu 5:30 - 7:30PM Feb 25 Free
29202 Clay Class  6 - 14 Th 6:30 - 7:30PM Mar 19 - Apr 16 Free
30208 Spring Blast  6 - 12 M - F 1:00 - 4:00PM Mar 30 - Apr 3 Free
29210 The Giant Egg Hunt  All Ages Sa 1:00 - 4:00PM Apr 4 Free
29207 Park Explorers  8 - 18 W 5:00 - 7:30PM May 6 - May 27 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.