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25th Annual Kiwanis Kite Fly

updated: Friday, March 07, 2014

All ages
Pack a picnic lunch, bring your lawn chairs and watch the kites take flight. Or, bring your kite and fly it with members of the Minnesota Kite Society. Free kites for kids while supplies last.
Saturday, April 26, Noon – 4 p.m. (Make-up date: May 24)
Louisiana Oaks Park, 3500 Louisiana Ave. S.
Free; no registration required.



Spring T-Ball Training Camp

updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Ages 4 – 7 (by start of session)
Get a jump-start on T-ball at this camp led by the St. Louis Park Town Team players. Learn and practice the basics of hitting off a tee, throwing, fielding, base running and position play. If registration is low, we will combine all to the earlier session.
Saturdays, April 26 – May 10 (rain date May 17)
11 a.m. – Noon...................................Activity #7532
12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m........................Activity #7533
Dakota Park, 2643 Dakota Ave. S.
$30 per child (resident) / $35 (non-resident)
Registration deadline: April 25 or when program is full.



Kids' Garage Sale

Ages 6 – 12 (children must be accompanied by an adult)
Hey kids, search for toys and clothes you no longer want and sell them at the annual Children First Ice Cream Social.
Sunday, May 18, 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. (set up at 12:30 p.m.)
Wolfe Park, 3700 Monterey Drive
$10 per table (resident) / $13 (non-resident)
Activity #7606
Registration deadline: when program is full.
Free admission for shoppers.



21st Annual Children First Ice Cream Social

All ages, presented by Citizens Independent Bank
Celebrate Children First (www.children-first.org) – our community partnership that strives to create a caring community for our children.

  • Displays
  • Entertainment
  • Kids’ Garage Sale
  • Interactive Displays
  • Free Sebastian Joe’s or kosher ice cream cone

Sunday, May 18, 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Wolfe Park, 3700 Monterey Drive
(In case of inclement weather, the event will be held in The Rec Center)
Free; no registration required.



Mini-U.S. Open

updated: Thursday, March 13, 2014

Ages 3 – 6 (children must be accompanied by an adult)
Tee-off on the Wolfe Park mini nine-hole golf course. Participants will use a special plastic golf set and sponge golf balls (which will be supplied) while their parent or guardian caddies. Schedule tee times starting at 11:30 a.m. by calling (952) 924-2540. Please check in at the park building 10 minutes prior to your tee time.
Sunday, June 8, begins at 11:30 a.m.
Wolfe Park, 3700 Monterey Drive
$10 per golfer (resident) / $13 (non-resident)
All golfers must pre-register; no fee for supervising adult
Activity #7607
Registration deadline: when program is full or June 2.



Summer Outdoor Skateboard Camps

updated: Thursday, March 13, 2014

Beginner and intermediate skateboarders, check out these skateboard camps. Learn balance, pushing, dropping in, and skate park safety and etiquette. Participants will also learn how to kick flip, ollie, heel flip, ramp ride and more. All instruction is provided by 3rd Lair staff and the Demo Team. Participants must bring a skateboard, helmet, knee...


You Betcha! Minnesota-Made Festival

updated: Monday, March 10, 2014

All ages
Come to The Shops at West End for a night of music and fun! Activities include:

  • Live Minnesota Music: 6 p.m. – Midnight
  • Food & Beverages
  • Shopping Offers
  • Contests

Presented by The Shops at West End, Discover St. Louis Park and City of St. Louis Park
Saturday, July 26, 5 p.m. – Midnight
The Shops at West End, 1621 West End Blvd.



T-Ball League

updated: Thursday, March 13, 2014

Learn how to play T-ball with co-rec teams from other parks. The first two weeks consist of practices; remainder of season is instructional games. Register for the park where you would like to attend practices; games are played at various parks. Volunteer parents will coach/officiate practices and games. Participants must bring a baseball glove, wear...


Little Rookies

updated: Thursday, March 13, 2014

Ages 4 – 5 (by start of session)
Come have a ball and sample it all! Children will learn basic sport skills and rules with low-key games that allow them to have fun, be active, socialize and learn. Participants will learn the basics of a variety of sports and other recreational games.
Thursdays, June 19 – July 31 (no program July 3)
9:15 a.m. – 10 a.m..........................Activity #7552
5:15 p.m. – 6 p.m............................Activity #7553
Oak Hill Park, 3201 Rhode Island Ave. S.
$28 per child (resident) / $32 (non-resident)
Registration deadline: June 12 or when program is full.



Summer Park Playgrounds

updated: Thursday, March 13, 2014

Our summer drop-in playground program allows children to participate in athletics, games, crafts and summertime fun in a supervised setting. Summer seasonal staff will lead the program and present over six weeks of activities. Children are welcome to attend as often as you wish. Your fee covers all visits! Pre-registration is required. Playground sites...


Little Kicks Soccer League

Our league introduces boys and girls to soccer by teaching basic skills, positioning, teamwork and rules while having fun. Seasonal youth staff or parents coach and officiate games and practices. Teams have one full practice at the first scheduled meeting then meet once a week for a 20-minute practice followed by a 30-minute game. All participants...


Kicks Soccer League

Ages 7 – 8
This league teaches boys and girls basic soccer skills, player positioning, teamwork and rule interpretation while having fun. Teams have one full practice at the first scheduled meeting and then a 10-minute warm-up/practice before each weekly game. Seasonal youth staff or parents will coach and officiate all games.

SUMMER LEAGUE
Ages 7 – 8 (by Aug. 31)
Tuesdays, June 3 – July 29 games vary between 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. (no games July 1)    
Activity #7545
$40 per child (resident) / $45 (non-resident)
Registration deadline: when program is full or May 19.

FALL LEAGUE
Ages 7 – 8 (by Oct. 31)
Saturdays, Sept. 6 – Oct. 18, 1 p.m.    
Activity #7546
Fern Hill Park, 4421 28th St. W.
$35 per child (resident) / $40 (non-resident)
Registration deadline: when program is full or Aug. 19.



Preschool Playground

updated: Thursday, March 13, 2014

New this summer we’ll be offering a Preschool Playground program within our Summer Park Playground program. All activities will be tailored for 4 and 5 year olds who are not quite ready to attend the Summer Park Playground program. Participants may combine with the older playground group for some activities and separate for others. This is great...


Little Tigers Self Defense

updated: Thursday, March 13, 2014

Master Malone will help your child learn basic self-defense and martial arts skills while developing coordination and flexibility. Basic kicks, punches and strikes are taught through a variety of exercises and fun games. This program promotes focus, discipline and respect – great personal tools to carry into the future. Resident rate applies...


Tae Kwon Do

updated: Thursday, March 13, 2014

Ages 6 and up
A self-defense program for all ages that teaches discipline, focus, endurance and flexibility. Master Malone will help you achieve awesome kicks, punches and strikes while getting in shape. Resident rate applies to participants living in Golden Valley, New Hope or St. Louis Park.

BEGINNERS
Tuesdays, 6:15 p.m. – 7 p.m.
April 1 – May 6..........................Activity #7526
May 20 – June 24.....................Activity #7527
July 8 – Aug. 12........................Activity #7528
Davis Community Center (Meadowbrook Elementary)
5430 Glenwood Ave. N., Golden Valley
$59 per person (resident) / $64 (non-resident)

ADVANCED
Tuesdays, 7 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.
April 1 – May 6..........................Activity #7529
May 20 – June 24.....................Activity #7530
July 8 – Aug. 12........................Activity #7531
Davis Community Center (Meadowbrook Elementary)
5430 Glenwood Ave. N., Golden Valley
$59 per person (resident) / $64 (non-resident)



Kids Team Tennis

Come learn the game of tennis from USTA certified and experienced staff. Using the USTA’s QuickStart format of size-appropriate courts and racquets, it will be easy and fun to learn. Ages 5 and 6 enjoy learning the basics through fun games in order to advance to match play and ages 7 through 10 learn basics along with an emphasis on teamwork...


USA 1-2-3, Tennis Lessons

updated: Thursday, March 13, 2014

Ages 7 - 14 (by Aug. 31)
Learn this lifelong sport through enjoyable lessons that quickly teach new players basic skills in a group environment. Beginners have little or no tennis experience. Intermediate players have had lessons before and are somewhat proficient with ground strokes. Players must bring their own rackets.

Tuesday & Thursdays, June 10 – 26
Beginners, 6 p.m – 7 p.m………………....Activity #7554
Intermediates, 7:15 p.m. – 8:15 p.m….....Activity #7555
Register by June 2

Tuesdays & Thursdays, July 8 – July 24
Beginners, 6 p.m. – 7 p.m........................Activity #7556
Intermediates, 7:15 p.m. – 8:15 p.m........Activity #7557
Register by July 1

Tuesday & Thursdays, July 29 August 14
Beginners, 6 p.m. – 7 p.m........................Activity #7558
Intermediates, 7:15 p.m. – 8:15 p.m........Activity #7559
Register by July 29

Senior High Tennis Courts, 6425 W. 33rd St.
$60 per child (resident) / $68 (non-resident)



Pollywogs Preschool Camp

updated: Thursday, March 13, 2014

Come to play! Come to hike! Explore and create in a beautiful setting that fosters the imagination! We will be outside using our senses to delve into the nature center woods and marshes, investigate some of the animals that call Westwood home and meet the puppets. Each session has a different theme so sign up for one or all three. Choose either the...


Little Shooters Basketball Camps

updated: Thursday, March 13, 2014

“Hoop it up” and join this challenging basketball clinic. Little Shooters is for all boys and girls who are interested in learning the game of basketball in a fun and challenging environment. Players will learn the basic skills, fundamentals and techniques of the game (more advanced skills for the more experienced player) and will be separated...


Community Talent Show Auditions

updated: Monday, March 10, 2014

All ages
Have a special talent you want to show the St. Louis Park community? Come audition for the Community Talent Show coordinated by The Park Theater Company. Finalists will then show their talent at the Community Talent Show in August. Questions and inquiries should be directed to The Park Theater Company at (952) 928-6422.
Auditions: Tuesday, Aug. 5, 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Community Talent Show: Wednesday, Aug. 20, 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Wolfe Park Pavilion, 3700 Monterey Drive



Creative Kidstuff Lunchtime Concert Series at West End

updated: Monday, March 10, 2014

All ages
St. Louis Park Operations and Recreation is partnering this summer with Creative Kidstuff & The Shops at West End offering a lunchtime concert series. Bring your lunch, a blanket or lawn chair, and enjoy fun summertime tunes! Afterwards, stay and check out some of the meal deals the restaurants at the West End will be offering.
Wednesdays, 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
June 18...................................................Will Hale and the Tadpole Parade
June 25...................................................KidPower with Rachael
July 2......................................................Dance Party with J Star from Zinghoppers
July 9......................................................Paul Springs Family Show
July 16....................................................The Choo Choo Bob Show
July 23....................................................The Sweet Colleens
July 30....................................................The Splatter Sisters
Aug. 6.....................................................The Bazillions
Aug. 13...................................................Tricia & The Toonies
Aug. 20...................................................The Okee Dokee Brothers
The Shops at West End, 1621 West End Blvd.
Free; no registration required.



Summer Adventure Camp

updated: Thursday, March 13, 2014

This is an all-day activity-based program for kids. Participants will go to the Aquatic Park, Westwood Hills Nature Center, enjoy pizza with bowling, visit the splash pad, hike, do craft activities, participate in backyard game activities and more! Activities will be supervised by summer playground staff at a ratio of 7 to 1. Snacks and beverages will...


Flag Football

updated: Thursday, March 13, 2014

Grades 1 – 2
This program teaches kids football skills through various drills and participants play very low-key games. This six week program is offered cooperatively by the New Hope, Crystal, Plymouth and St. Louis Park Operations and Recreation Departments. No special equipment needed. All participants will receive a t-shirt.
Sundays, Sept. 7 – Oct. 12 (rain make-up Oct. 19)
4 p.m. – 5:15 p.m...............................Activity #7547
5:30 p.m. – 6:45 p.m..........................Activity #7548
$59 per person (resident*) / $66 (non-resident)
*Resident rate applies to participants living in New Hope, Crystal, Plymouth, Robbinsdale or St. Louis Park.



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Rec Center
3700 Monterey Drive
St. Louis Park, MN 55416
Phone: (952) 924-2540 Email: info@stlouispark.org