Wilder Recreation Center

Wilder Rec CenterWilder Recreation Center offers educational programs, after school activities, open gymtot-times, family events,  youth and adult athletics, field rentals, rental space for parties, meetings, and events, and so much more. City Academy High School is located within the Wilder Recreation Center.

NOTICE: Wilder Recreation Center will be closed for renovations starting August 16 and reopen August 28, 2019. 

Current Activities

Click the activity numbers to register for Wilder Recreation Center activities online, or call (651) 298-5727. For all citywide programing, view the seasonal Parks & Recreation Activity Brochure.

Fall Activities

Activity# Activity Name   Ages   Day   Time   Dates   Cost
27614 Rec Check    6 - 12   M - F   2:00 - 6:00PM   Sep 3 - Jun 9   Free
27501 Hip Hop Dance    8 - 14   Th   6:00 - 7:30PM   Sep 12 - Dec 19   Free
28422 Cooking with Friends    7 - 12   Tu   4:30 - 6:00PM   Sep 17 - Oct 8   Free
27918 Girls Group    10 - 16   W   5:00 - 6:00PM   Sep 18 - Dec 18   Free
27959 Rock Art    8 - 17   W   5:30 - 7:00PM   Oct 9   Free
28072 Halloween Messy Monsters/Mummies    5 - 11   Th   3:30 - 5:30PM   Oct 17   Free
28462 Fall Blast    6 - 12   Th, F   1:00 - 4:00PM   Oct 17 - Oct 18   Free
27502 Mask Making    5 - 11   Th   4:30 - 5:30PM   Oct 24   Free
28122 Painting w/Friends and Snacks    10 - 15   Tu   5:30 - 7:30PM   Nov 5   Free
28075 Screen Printing Fun    10 - 14   Tu   5:00 - 6:30PM   Nov 5 - Nov 19   Free
28073 Holiday themed Slime    5 - 11   M   3:30 - 5:30PM   Dec 23   Free
28480 Winter Blast    6 - 12   M, Tu, Th, F   1:00 - 4:00PM   Dec 23 - Jan 3   Free
27960 Winter New Year's Dance    6 - 11   M   5:00 - 7:00PM   Dec 30   Free

Summer Activities 

Activity# Activity Name Ages Day Time   Start Date   End Date   Cost
26305 Chicago Style Foot Work Dance  9 - 14yr M 5pm - 6pm   Jun 10   Aug 26   Free
26296 Girls Group  10 - 16yr W 5pm - 6pm   Jun 12   Aug 28   Free
26295 Hip Hop Dance  9 - 13yr Th 6pm - 7:30pm   Jun 13   Aug 22   Free
26298 Floor Hockey Fun  7 - 13yr F 4pm - 6pm   Jun 14   Aug 23   Free
26679 Summer Blast  6 - 12yr M - Th 1pm - 4pm   Jun 17   Aug 15   Free
26162 TV Interview Club  11 - 15yr Tu 4pm - 5:30pm   Jun 18   Aug 27   Free
26175 Nate's Wild Adventure Club  10 - 14yr F 1pm - 5pm   Jun 28   Aug 23   Free
26797 Bucket Drumming  6 - 16yr W 4pm - 5pm   Jul 31   Aug 28   Free
26166 Sidewalk Chalk Art Day  6 - 16yr F 1pm - 2:30pm   Aug 2   Aug 2   Free
26299 Digital Photography Class  10 - 15yr Tu 5pm - 6pm   Aug 6   Aug 27   Free
26310 Ice Cream Social  6 - 16yr F 2pm - 3pm   Aug 16   Aug 16   Free
26394 Farmer's Market and Salsa Making  8 - 14yr Th 1pm - 3:30pm   Aug 29   Aug 29   Free

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

Sports Registration

Amenities

Indoor Amenities:
Gym (Medium)

Outdoor Amenities:
Football Field
Picnic Table
Playground (New in 2016)
Softball Field

Rentals & Reservations

  • For field reservations or to reserve space at this facility, call (651) 298-5727.
  • 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.

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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.