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UPDATE (June 11, 2020) - Parks and recreation staff reviewed previously planned summer offerings for July and August and reworked them to help ensure the health and safety of participants and staff. We will continue to monitor program registration to meet current group gathering guidelines recommended by health authorities. We hope you find programming in this revised summer brochure that will allow you and your family to get out and enjoy this short, wonderful season in Minnesota. Welcome back to parks and recreation in St. Louis Park!

The City of St. Louis Park offers a variety of activities and programs throughout the year for people of all ages. To ensure your participation, make sure to register as soon as possible. All activities have maximum and minimum enrollment limits and can be cancelled if registration is insufficient.

If the registration deadline has passed, you may call the recreation office or Westwood Hills Nature Center to see if any openings remain.

Access to Fun

The city recognizes the importance of recreation and the health and wellness benefits it provides to people of all ages, and offers a program for those that live or work in St. Louis Park that may need financial assistance to participate in our recreation programs. To enroll in the program, submit the online Access to Fun application or complete and return the paper PDF application.

For more information, call Caroline Voss at 952.924.2540.

Registration options

Register online or by completing the parks and recreation registration form and returning it by mail, fax or drop it off in person. We cannot accept registrations over the phone. 

To complete the registration form, be sure to write down the activity name and fee for each program you're registering for. Missing information can delay your registration. Individuals with disabilities may request auxiliary aids for registration by calling 952.924.2540 or contacting Caroline Voss at

Payment must accompany registration. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, cash and checks. Make checks payable to "City of St. Louis Park."




Send the parks and recreation registration form, along with payment to The Rec Center or Westwood Hills Nature Center.

The Rec Center
3700 Monterey Drive
St. Louis Park, MN 55416
Westwood Hills Nature Center
8300 W. Franklin Ave.
St. Louis Park, MN 55426

Send by fax to The Rec Center at 952.925.5663 or to Westwood Hills Nature Center at 952.797.9691 with your Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express payment.

In person

Drop off the completed parks and recreation registration form at The Rec Center or Westwood Hills Nature Center. Forms can be dropped off at The Rec Center's front desk or in the secure lockbox located near the front desk if no one is available.

The Rec Center hours

Days Times
Monday – Thursday 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday Noon – 6 p.m.

Westwood Hills Nature Center Interpretive Center hours

Days Hours
Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday Noon – 5 p.m.

View the city calendar to see which days and holidays The Rec Center and Westwood Hills Nature Center is closed throughout the year.

Financial assistance

Partial fee assistance for some activities is available to those that live or work in St. Louis Park who submit a fee assistance form. For more information, call Caroline Voss at 952.924.2540. 

Confirmation and cancellations

We do not send enrollment confirmations. You will be contacted only if the program is full or canceled or the date, time or location has changed.

Activities may be canceled due to poor weather. Call the weather line at 952.924.2567 if weather appears questionable.

Refund policy

Full refunds are given only when an activity is canceled by the parks and recreation division. When registration is withdrawn prior to the first day of the activity, a 20 percent administrative fee will be assessed. Partial credit will be considered if cancellation is due to injury or serious illness.

Resident benefits

Residents pay a lower fee for many activities. A resident is someone who lives or works full-time in St. Louis Park. Non-residents who register as residents will forfeit their fee and their place in the activity.

Some programs and activities are available to Golden Valley, New Hope, Hopkins and Minnetonka residents at St. Louis Park resident rates through reciprocal agreements St. Louis Park has with those cities. Eligible programs and activities will indicate these rates within their descriptions in the Parks & Recreation Brochure and parks and recreation online registration.