Scheffer Recreation Center

New Frogtown Community Center - Coming Fall 2019Site of the Future Frogtown Community Center

Construction of the new Frogtown Community Center began in spring 2018. The Scheffer Recreation Center building is now closed to allow construction of the new Frogtown Community Center. Rec Check has been relocated to Jackson Elementary School on 437 Edmund Ave W, Saint Paul MN 55103. 

Please visit the Scheffer Recreation Center Construction Project website for project updates.

Current Activities

Click the activity numbers to register for Scheffer Recreation Center activities online, or call (651) 298-5820. For all citywide programing, view the seasonal Parks & Recreation Activity Brochure.

Summer Activities

Due to construction of the new Frogtown Community Center, summer activities are held at alternative locations. 

Activity# Activity Name   Ages   Day   Time   Start Date   End Date   Cost
26629   Scheffer Rec Programming (Rivertown Commons, 175 Charles Ave)   6 - 12yr   Tu Th   1pm - 4pm   Jun 11   Aug 29   Free
            W   6pm - 8pm            
26372   Frogtown Youth Football Camp  (West Minnehaha, 685 W. Minnehaha Ave)   8 - 14yr   Tu Th   6pm - 8pm   Jun 11   Jul 30   Free
26474   Frogtown Youth Radio Broadcasting Team  (Twin Cities Radio Network, 501 Dale St)   10 - 13yr   Tu   4:30pm - 6pm   Jun 11   Aug 27   Free
26371   Archery for Youth (West Minnehaha, 685 W. Minnehaha Ave)   9 - 13yr   M - F   3:30pm - 5:30pm   Jun 17   Jun 21   Free
26470   Fishing -N- Grilling  (Lake Gervais, 2420 Edgerton St)   9 - 16yr   Sa   9am - 12pm   Jun 22   Jun 22   Free
26370   First Tee Golf Camp  (Highland Park Rec, 1200 Montreal Ave)   8 - 14yr   Tu Th   2pm - 3pm   Jul 16   Jul 25   Free
26496   Frogtown Youth Football Jamboree  (West Minnehaha, 685 W. Minnehaha Ave)   9 - 14yr   Sa   11am - 4pm   Aug 17   Aug 17   Free

Spring Activities

Activity# Activity Age Day Time Start Date End Date Cost
24636 Dance with Purpose (West Minnehaha, 685 W. Minnehaha Ave) 8 - 18yr Tu 5pm - 7pm Dec 4, 2018 May 28, 2019 FREE
24638 Gym Games  (St. Paul City School) 12 - 17yr Tu 6pm - 8pm Jan 3, 2019 May 28, 2019 FREE
24496 Archery (West Minnehaha, 685 W. Minnehaha Ave) 9 - 11yr Th 4:15pm - 5:30pm Mar 28, 2019 Jun 6, 2019 FREE
25364 Spring Blast (West Minnehaha, 685 W. Minnehaha Ave) 6 - 12yr M - F 1pm - 4pm Apr 1, 2019 Apr 5, 2019 FREE

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

Sports Registration


Indoor Amenities:
Game Room
Gym (Small)
Meeting Room

Outdoor Amenities:
Basketball Court
Baseball Field
Football Field
(2) Softball Fields

Rentals & Reservations

  • For field reservations or to reserve space at this facility, call (651) 298-5820.
  • For terms and conditions, rental rates, and applications, see Recreation Center Rentals.

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


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