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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. $32.26 per hour (tax included) $48..39 per hour (tax included)
Dry floor rental, May 12 – Oct. 12

The outdoor facility accommodates up to 700 people for wedding receptions, bar and bat mitzvah parties, company events, birthday parties and a variety of large-scale gatherings. The facility rental includes a public announcement (PA) system. There is a $60 food and beverage fee for events over 100 people. Tax is included in the rental rates below.

Dates Rental Options Resident Rates Non-resident Rates 
Saturday – Sunday, 8 a.m.  10 p.m. Per hour $32.26 $48.39 
Half day (8 a.m.  2 p.m., or 4  10 p.m.) $193.56 $290.32
Full day (8 a.m.  10 p.m.) $387.09 $580.64
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. – 10 p.m. $150.54 per hour (tax included) $155.91 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 meetings. The room seats up to 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 and kitchen cleaning deposit required. 

Contact Complete Beverage Service at 1.800.550.7750 if you wish to have alcohol at your event. An additional $295 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 $100 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. $255.80 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 do not have air conditioning with the exception of Wolfe Park. 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 4 Sept. 15 and on the weekdays May 28 Aug. 30, from 8 a.m. 10 p.m. with a two-hour minimum. The Wolfe Park building is available to rent year-round. For an additional fee and based on staff availability, rental outside these dates may be available.

Park Building Capacity  Resident Rates Non-resident Rates
Birchwood Park Building  20 $60 per hour $70 per hour
Browndale Park Building  20 $60 per hour $70 per hour
Louisiana Oaks Park Building  30 $60 per hour $70 per hour
Nelson Park Building  20 $60 per hour $70 per hour
Oak Hill Park Building  20 $60 per hour $70 per hour
Wolfe Park Building  30 $65 per hour $75 per hour

Park buildings cannot be reserved on Memorial Day, Independence Day or Labor Day. 

Picnic shelters

Picnic 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 restrooms are open May 28 – Aug. 30. Portable toilets will be available before May 27 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 for rentals.

Picnic shelters are available to rent on the weekends May 4 Sept. 15 and on the weekdays May 28 Aug. 30, from 11 a.m.  3:30 p.m. or 4:30  9 p.m.

Park Park Shelter  Capacity Resident Rates  Non-resident Rates
Fern Hill Park Shelter 80 $75 $95
Oak Hill Park - Main Shelter 100 $105 $135
Oak Hill Park - Central Shelter 40 $80  $100
Wolfe Park East Shelter 35 $80 $100
Wolfe Park West Shelter 35  $80 $100

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

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.

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. The facility is available to rent until 10 p.m. with an additional fee for overhead lights.

If either the amphitheater or park building is rented with The Rec Center's Banquet Room, the amphitheater/park building rate is half price. Total fee depends on the time of day and rental length.

  Resident Rates Non-resident Rates
Amphitheater $70 per hour (two-hour minimum) $80 per hour (two-hour minimum)
Amphitheater and Wolfe Park Building $100 per hour (two-hour minimum) $120 per hour (two-hour minimum)

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) 

Pickleball will have priority at the middle school on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 - 11 a.m. 

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