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ROC — Recreation Outdoor Center

The ROC has three different rental opportunities depending on the time of year - turf rental, dry floor rental and ice arena rental. The facility rental space measures 200 feet by 85 feet and includes bleacher seating for 450. Call 952.924.2540 to reserve your event. 

Turf rental, March 23 – May 8

The outdoor facility will have turf, which is great for soccer, football or other activities.

Dates Resident Rates  Non-resident Rates 
Sunday – Saturday, 8 a.m.  10 p.m. $25 per hour $40 per hour 
Dry floor rental, May 13 – Oct. 14

Plan your wedding or next event at the ROC. The outdoor facility accommodates up to 700 people for wedding receptions, Bar and Bat Mitzvah parties, company events, birthday parties and large-scale gatherings. The facility rental includes a PA system. There is a $60 food and beverage fee for events over 100 people.

Dates Rental Options Resident Rates Non-resident Rates 
Saturday – Sunday, 8 a.m.  10 p.m. Per hour $30 $35 
Half day (8 a.m.  2 p.m., or 4  10 p.m.) $180  $210 
Full day (8 a.m.  10 p.m.) $360  $420 
Ice arena rental, Oct. 29 – March 19 (weather permitting)

Rent the outdoor ice arena for birthday parties, celebrations and company or school events. Up to 15 rental skates are included with private ice rental

Dates Resident Rates  Non-resident Rates 
Sunday – Saturday, 8 a.m. – 11 p.m. $145.16 per hour (tax included) $150.54 per hour (tax included) 


The Rec Center facilities

See the 2018 Rec Center Rental Guide for rental rates. Call 952.924.2540 with any questions and for facility availability.

The Rec Center Banquet Room
Banquet Room

The Banquet Room overlooks the Aquatic Park and Wolfe Park and is available for wedding receptions, birthday parties, bar and bat mitzvah parties, company events, family reunions and large meetings. The room comfortably seats 160 people and offers a caterer's holding kitchen, dance floor, dimmable lighting and sound system. Audio-visual equipment can be rented for an additional fee. There is a $700 refundable damage deposit required. 

Contact Complete Beverage Service at 1.800.550.7750 if you wish to have alcohol at your event. An additional $290 is charged to retain a police officer if alcohol is served.

Dates Resident rates Non-resident rates
Sunday Friday (two-hour minimum)  $65 per hour  $75 per hour
Saturday, 8 a.m. midnight  $625 $725
Gallery Room

The Gallery Room can accommodate up to 50 people for small group gatherings, team meetings and birthday parties. Audio-visual equipment can be rented for an additional fee. There is a $200 refundable damage deposit required.

Dates Resident rate Non-resident rate
Sunday  Saturday, 8 a.m.  10 p.m. (two-hour minimum)  $50 per hour   $60 per hour
Indoor ice skating party

During open public skating sessions, either the Gallery or Banquet Room can be rented for private parties. Each party will include two hour use of a room and admission to open skating for up to 15 people. Skate rental is available for an additional $3 per pair. Visit indoor ice skating for open public skating hours.  

Room Dates  Resident Rates  Non-resident Rates 
Banquet Room
Sunday  Saturday, 8 a.m.  10 p.m. $100 per two hours  $125 per two hours 
Gallery Room Sunday  Saturday, 8 a.m.  10 p.m. $85 per two hours  $100 per two hours 
Indoor ice rink rental

Rent The Rec Center’s indoor ice arena for birthday parties, celebrations and company or school events. We’ll provide the Gallery Room for two hours without additional charge. The Banquet Room can also be reserved for use at half the cost. Up to 15 rental skates are included with private ice rental.

Dates Fee
Sunday – Saturday, 8 a.m.  10 p.m. $220.43 per hour (tax included)


West End Festival Site

The West End Festival Site, 5376 Gamble Drive, is available to host events. If you are interested in hosting your event at the site, complete the West End Festival Site application.


Aquatic Park, Oak Hill Splash Pad and Westwood Hills Nature Center

Need facility rental information for the Aquatic Park or Westwood Hills Nature Center? Visit the following links:


Outdoor facilities

2018 outdoor rental application. To see rental rates and more details about each outdoor facility, go to the facilities and buildings page, click the category drop-down menu and choose park buildings or open air picnic shelter. Then click on the building or shelter name. Call 952.924.2540 with any questions and for availability.

Park buildings

All park buildings are fully enclosed and have indoor restrooms, tables and chairs, and free Wi-Fi. They can accommodate 20 or 30 people. Alcoholic beverages are NOT allowed in any park. There is a $300 refundable damage deposit for each park building.

Park buildings are available to rent on the weekends May 5 Sept. 16 and on the weekdays May 29  Aug. 31, from 8 a.m. 10 p.m. with a two-hour minimum. For an additional fee and based on staff availability, rental outside these dates may be available.

Park Building Resident Rates Non-resident Rates
Birchwood Park Building $60 per hour $70 per hour
Browndale Park Building $60 per hour $70 per hour
Louisiana Oaks Park Building $60 per hour $70 per hour
Nelson Park Building $60 per hour $70 per hour
Oak Hill Park Building $60 per hour $70 per hour
Wolfe Park Building $65 per hour $75 per hour
Open air park shelters

Park shelters can accommodate groups of 20 to 100. All shelters have access to electricity and free Wi-Fi, and most have grills (except for Fern Hill Park). Indoor toilets are open May 29 – Aug. 31. Portable toilets will be available before May 29 and after Aug. 31. A permit is required for live bands or amplified music. Alcoholic beverages are NOT allowed in any park. A $100 refundable damage deposit is required.

Park shelters are available to rent on the weekends May 5 Sept. 16 and on the weekdays May 29  Aug. 31, from 11 a.m.  3:30 p.m. and 4:30  9 p.m.

Note: Shelters cannot be reserved on Memorial Day, Independence Day or Labor Day. On holidays, park shelters are available only on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Park Park Shelter  Capacity Resident Rates  Non-resident Rates
Fern Hill Park Shelter 80 $75 flat rate $95 flat rate
Oak Hill - Main Park Shelter 100 $105 flat rate $135 flat rate
Oak Hill - Central Park Shelter 40 $80 flat rate $100 flat rate
Oak Hill - Rustic Park Shelter 30 $45 flat rate $55 flat rate
Wolfe East/West Park Shelter 35 $80 flat rate $100 flat rate

Shelters at all other parks cannot be reserved; they are available only on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Veterans' Memorial Amphitheater

Terraced into the hill, the amphitheater connects the park to the Excelsior & Grand Town Green. Its eight terraced tiers offer seating for 300 people. The concrete stage at the bottom of the hill is edged with trees and shrubs. When no public events are scheduled, the amphitheater can be rented for weddings and other events from 8 a.m. - 10 p.m. daily. There is an additional fee for overhead lights after dusk.

  Resident Rates Non-resident Rates
Amphitheater $70 per hour $80 per hour
Amphitheater & Wolfe Park Building $100 per hour $120 per hour

Mobile stage/special equipment

The city has a mobile stage, portable PA system, and folding tables and chairs available for residents and neighborhood groups to rent. Call 952.924.2540 for more information.


Court rentals

Sand volleyball, tennis and pickleball courts are available for rent Tuesdays and Thursdays, April 3 – Oct. 30, 9 – 11 a.m. Fees are $20 per hour per court for residents, $25 for non-residents. Call 952.924.2540 to reserve a court.

Pickleball court rentals
Park Location Number of Courts 
Bass Lake Preserve 3501 Beltline Blvd. 
St. Louis Park Middle School 2025 Texas Ave. S. 4 (potential for 8) 
Sand volleyball court rentals
Park Location  Number of Courts 
St. Louis Park Middle School  2025 Texas Ave. S. 1
Wolfe Park 3700 Monterey Drive 2
Tennis court rentals
Park Location  Number of Courts 
Aquila Park  3100 Xylon Ave. S. 
Bass Lake Preserve  3501 Beltline Blvd. 2
Carpenter Park 3001 Raleigh Ave. S. 3
Fern Hill Park 4421 W. 28th St. 1
Northside Park 2200 Louisiana Ave. 2
St. Louis Park High School 6425 W. 33rd St. 7