Programs and activities
St. Louis Park offers a wide variety of parks and recreation programming for people of all ages. This includes adult athletic leagues, youth programs and seasonal activities. Visit the
activities/programs page for more information, or view the latest Parks & Recreation Brochure.
Ready to register for a program or activity? Complete the
parks and recreation registration form or register online.
2018 junior park leader
The Junior Park Leader Program offers youth going into grades 7, 8 or 9 (2018-19 school year) interested in the playground program the opportunity to volunteer while gaining valuable experience assisting leaders with children, ages 6-12.
Interested participants should complete the
2018 junior park leader online application, letter of recommendation form and the parent signature form. Applications for the 2018 program are due Wednesday, May 30 by 4:30 p.m. Special events
The city holds special events throughout the year, including free concerts, holiday celebrations and other community events. View the
current list of special events. Sign up for parks and recreation emails
When you sign up, we’ll send you discounts, coupons and updates for parks and recreation programs, Westwood Hills Nature Center programs, leagues, The Rec Center activities, rentals and more. You can choose to be updated on all activities or just the ones that interest you.
Sign up for parks and recreation emails. Reserve a court
Need to reserve a court for tennis, sand volleyball or pickleball? View the
court rental information . Rent a facility
facility rental information? Current projects
Parks & rec main number: 952.924.2540
The Rec Center: 952.924.2540
Westwood Hills Nature Center: 952.924.2544
Park maintenance: 952.924.2562
Forestry/natural resources: 952.924.2562
Weather cancellation/event line: 952.924.2567 Park and recreation department directory
Does the city salt slippery sidewalks or trails?
Sidewalks and trails are not treated with chemicals or sand, and are limited to snow removal only. Sidewalks and trails are also extremely difficult to maintain and keep ice-free. As the snow melts, it often gets trapped between the snow banks on either side of the sidewalk or trail where it pools and refreezes.
Does St. Louis Park have reciprocal agreements with other cities for facility rates?
Yes. In exchange for allowing Golden Valley, Hopkins and Minnetonka residents to buy aquatic park season passes at St. Louis Park resident rates, St. Louis Park residents may use select facilities in these communities at their resident rates. Thanks to reciprocal agreements, we share use of the following:
Brookview Golf Course, 200 Brookview Pkwy., Golden Valley — St. Louis Park residents are eligible to purchase patron cards and golf at patron rates for 18-hole, 9-hole and par-3 golfing at the Golden Valley resident rate.
Shady Oak Beach, 5200 Shady Oak Road, Minnetonka — St. Louis Park residents are eligible to purchase season passes for the summer season at Shady Oak Beach at the Minnetonka resident rate. This 85-acre recreational area offers 76' of sandy beach shoreline and clear spring-fed waters with great amenities, including lifeguards, swimming, high dive, concessions, changing area, canoe rental, sand volleyball and free parking. The beach also offers a community play area featuring multiple play areas, water tables, water misters and a "fossil dig" for exploration.
Williston Fitness Center, 14509 Minnetonka Drive, Minnetonka — St. Louis Park residents may join the Williston Fitness Center at the Minnetonka resident rate. Williston offers an indoor pool, indoor tennis, indoor baseball/softball practice facilities, a party room, basketball, volleyball and other gym activities. Williston also has a full complement of cardiovascular and strength conditioning equipment.
What's the Adopt-a-Park or Garden Program?
We hope you’ll consider adopting a park or garden near you! Monitor one as a family, community group, neighborhood, church or business. It’s a great way to get outdoors and take pride in the community you live in. We just ask that you visit the park twice a month through September to pick up litter and check for damage. (Assignments can be arranged around summer vacation schedules.) For more information, contact Volunteer Coordinator Laura Smith at 952.928.2847 or