June 18, 2021

Clare Cloyd
612-760-5074 (c)      

City of Saint Paul recreation centers to reopen for regular business hours starting June 21

Open hours, programs and services to increase at Saint Paul recreation centers starting Monday 

SAINT PAUL, MN— Starting Monday, June 21, all 26 Saint Paul recreation center locations will reopen for regular business hours with no advance reservations required to enter the buildings. Saint Paul Parks and Recreation has been providing many critical programs and services, such as childcare, emergency shelters, after-school activities, and meal distribution throughout the pandemic, but Monday will mark the return of expanded business hours, drop-in activities, and additional programs and services. Visit for a list of hours and locations.  

Many popular activities, such as tot time and open gym, will no longer require advance reservations, while use of the fitness rooms, walking tracks, and the Rice & Arlington batting cages will continue to be available by reservation only. Registration-based youth programs including Rec Check, S’More Fun, and summer camps will also kick off for the summer season on June 21, along with the drop-in Rec in Motion youth program at park locations that do not have recreation centers on site. Other drop-in programs and events, including Fitness in the Parks, Movies in the Parks, Music in the Parks and Safe Summer Nights are also underway. Visit for a list of summer programming options.  

Masks and social distancing are encouraged for staff and visitors who are not fully vaccinated. 

About Saint Paul Parks and Recreation
Saint Paul Parks and Recreation is a nationally accredited and gold medal award-winning organization that manages 179 parks and open spaces, AZA-accredited Como Park Zoo and Conservatory, 26 city-operated recreation centers, more than 100 miles of trails, an indoor and two outdoor aquatic facilities, a public beach, a variety of premium sports facilities, municipal golf courses, and Great River Passage – which is the new identity for all proposed public development along Saint Paul’s more than 17 miles of Mississippi riverfront. For more information about Saint Paul Parks and Recreation, visit


Last Edited: June 25, 2021