The ROC (Recreation Outdoor Center) is a multi-use outdoor recreational facility located on the campus of The Rec Center, 3700 Monterey Drive, St. Louis Park. It was completed in 2017 with financial assistance from the St. Louis Park Hockey Association and a Hennepin County Youth Sports Grant.
This facility is used as a covered ice rink in the winter months for hockey, open public skating, broomball and other special skating events. In the spring, it can be converted to a covered, turfed field that allows for baseball, softball, soccer and lacrosse, as well as special events such as the annual spring egg hunt. During the summer, a dry, concrete floor provides space for the Children First Ice Cream Social and a variety of other special events from weddings to movies in the park to graduation parties and more.
For information about hosting an event at the ROC, call 952.924.2540 or learn more about the facility.
Highlights of free public events scheduled at the ROC are below. For more events see the Parks and Recreation brochure.
Walking at the ROC
M-F, May 15-Sept. 29, 8-10 a.m.
If you want to walk outside but still be safely protected from the elements, enjoy walking under the canopy at the ROC. This flat surface is an excellent way to walk in a safe area with protection from rain and other weather.
Float and Flick
Aug. 12, 9-10:45 p.m.
Bring a lawn chair or blanket and join us for a movie night. Concessions available. Aug. 12: Finding Dory.
Aug. 23, 5-8 p.m.
Interactive community event that links St. Louis Park families in need of short- or long-term support with community services and resources that may be difficult to access. This free event offers haircuts, bike repair, family portraits, employment resources and health insurance information. A picnic-style meal is served and Aquatic Park access is available to participants attending the event.
ROC Drop in Basketball
Enjoy open play basketball at the ROC. This facility will have basketball hoops available for play under a covered roof.
Sept. 5 and Oct. 12, 7-9 p.m.
Free; we suggest you bring your own basketball.
Open Mic Night – Fall Edition
Calling all musicians! Open Mic will continue into this fall in the new ROC. We provide all the sound production and you provide the talent! One performer per Open Mic Night and performers will have the stage for one hour. All performance groups/individuals need to book a performance date with Lisa Abernathy at 952.924.2539.
Wednesday, Sept. 13-Oct. 11, 7-8 p.m.
Registration deadline: Sept. 1 or when program is full.
Middle School/High Schoolers
Let’s rock under the ROC this fall and hear some tunes from some great local youth bands. Four bands will play back to back. Come on down for some fun entertainment and to hang out at the ROC this fall!
Middle schoolers and high schoolers: Have a band and want to play under the ROC for your family and friends? We are looking for bands to perform in our first Teen ROC on Saturday, Sept. 23. Interested bands need to submit an inquiry to Lisa Abernathy at 952.924.2539 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, Sept. 23, 7-9 p.m.
ROC Skateboarding Event
Participate in the ROC’s first skateboarding event sponsored by 3rd Lair Skate Park. This will be a basic set-up focusing on the core basic elements of skateboarding. 3rd Lair Skate Park is an independent business and not affiliated with the City of St. Louis Park.
Saturday, Sept. 30, noon-3 p.m.
ROC Rummage Sale
Ready to do some fall cleaning? Get your garage or storage area ready for winter and turn your stuff into cash at the ROC Rummage Sale. Or stop in and turn other people’s stuff into your new treasures. The event will be held rain or shine.
Saturday, Oct. 7, 2-6 p.m.
Fee: $15 per table (resident) / $20 (non-resident); max two tables per family.
Registration deadline: Sept. 22 or when program is full.
3 X 3 Pond Hockey
Sundays, January-February, 8-10 p.m. (No event on Presidents Day weekend)