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Special Events

updated: Monday, March 20, 2017

The following activities are offered through Parks & Recreation programming. Click on the name of the program for a description of the activity and to register.



2017 Arbor Day and Community Tree Planting

updated: Friday, February 03, 2017

Come help us celebrate and plant 60 trees at the St. Louis Park Rec Center with our partner Tree Trust on Saturday, May 6, 9 a.m. - noon. The City of St. Louis Park and Tree Trust, a St. Louis Park non-profit, have once again partnered to plant trees in St. Louis Park as part of our Arbor Day Celebration. The Rec Center has been losing tree canopy...


2017 Summer Concert Series

updated: Wednesday, March 15, 2017

SLP Rotary Club Summer Concert Series
The St. Louis Park Operations and Recreation Department is partnering with the St. Louis Park Rotary Club to bring you the summer concert series. All performances are free and filled with amazing talent! In the event of inclement weather, call 952.924.2567 for concert status.

Day Date Time Event Description Location
W June 14 7 – 7:45 p.m. Kid Power with Rachael Kids & Family Oak Hill Park, 3201 Rhode Island Ave. S.
F June 16 6 – 11 p.m. The Dweebs - Parktacular Variety Rock ROC, 3700 Monterey Drive
Sa June 17 7 – 10 p.m. Jonah and the Whales - Parktacular Rock, Techno, Pop Wolfe Park, 3700 Monterey Drive
W June 21 7 – 8:30 p.m. Dixieland Pickup Band Dixie Wolfe Park, 3700 Monterey Drive
W June 28 7 – 8:30 p.m. Pan-handlers Steel Drum Band Wolfe Park, 3700 Monterey Drive
Tu July 4 7 – 9:30 p.m. Stevie and the Table Rockers Rock Aquila Park, 3110 Xylon Ave. S.
W July 5 7 – 8:30 p.m. Jeff Dayton Nashville Country and Variety Wolfe Park, 3700 Monterey Drive
W July 12 7 – 8:30 p.m. Blue Groove Bluegrass Wolfe Park, 3700 Monterey Drive
W July 19 7 – 8:30 p.m. The Tuxedo Band 50's, 60's Rock and Roll Wolfe Park, 3700 Monterey Drive
W July 26 7 – 8:30 p.m. St. Louis Park Community Band Concert Band Wolfe Park, 3700 Monterey Drive
Sa July 29 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. Summer of Love - Kevin Odegard & Friends Variety of Artists Wolfe Park, 3700 Monterey Drive
W Aug. 2 7 – 8:30 p.m. MPLS Commadors Barbershop Chorus Wolfe Park, 3700 Monterey Drive
W Aug. 9 7 – 8:30 p.m. Sound Exchange Acapella Wolfe Park, 3700 Monterey Drive
W Aug. 16 7 – 8:30 p.m. Community Talent Show Variety Wolfe Park, 3700 Monterey Drive
Sa Aug. 19 6 – 9:30 p.m. Dan Israel & Friends Folk Wolfe Park, 3700 Monterey Drive

 



Basic Vegetable Gardening Class

updated: Thursday, March 02, 2017

AGES 18+
Rec Center Banquet Room, 3700 Monterey Drive
We are offering a FREE 5-week class series on vegetable growing for adults. The classes are presentations and hands-on demonstrations, including how to start, design, plant, and maintain your garden, info on popular vegetables and how to harvest your bounty.

Thursdays, starting April 6; 5 weeks
6:30 – 8 p.m.   

Class is free, but registration is required.
Register online

Basic Vegetable Garden Class informational flyer

 



Children First Ice Cream Social

updated: Monday, March 13, 2017

Sunday, May 21, 2 – 5 p.m.
ROC, 3700 Monterey Drive
children-first.org
Celebrate Children First, our community partnership that strives to create a caring community for our children. Entertainment, interactive displays, kids’ garage sale, free Sebastian Joe’s or kosher ice cream, and plenty of fun!



Community Link

updated: Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Community Link is an 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 for them to access. The FREE event offers services such as: haircuts, bike repair, family portraits, employment resources and health insurance information. A picnic style...


Community Talent Show and Auditions

updated: Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Auditions: Wolfe Park Building, 3700 Monterey Drive
Have a special talent you want to show the St. Louis Park Community? The Park Theater will be holding auditions for the Community Talent show that will be held Wed., August 16 at Veterans’ Memorial Amphitheater in Wolfe Park. Questions or inquiries should be directed to The Park Theater Company at 952.928.6422.

Auditions
Tuesday, Aug. 1, 6 – 8 p.m.

Talent Show
Wednesday, Aug. 16, 7 – 8:30 p.m.

FEE: Free



Creating a Weather Resilient Yard Workshop

updated: Friday, February 03, 2017

With today's climate and weather extreme and unpredictable, we need to plan appropriately when planning our yard. This workshop will assist you in your endeavor to plant a native, weather resilient yard that will last for years. Metro Blooms, the City of St. Louis Park's partner in this workshop, along with the Minnehaha Creek Watershed...


Creative Kidstuff Concert Series at The Shops at West End

updated: Wednesday, March 15, 2017

St. Louis Park Recreation, Creative Kidstuff and The Shops at West End bring you a variety of fun kids entertainment. Bring a blanket and enjoy some summertime tunes. Performances are not covered; shades, hat or umbrella recommended. In the event of inclement weather, call 952.924.2567 for concert status. Enter to win a summer prize pack that will...


Creek clean-up

updated: Friday, February 03, 2017

The 8th annual Minnehaha Creek Cleanup is Saturday, April 29, at the Minnehaha Creek Preserve. The goal is to collect as much trash from around Minnehaha Creek and the surrounding area. Come join our Park and Recreation Advisory Commission (PRAC)  help keep the creek clean in St. Louis Park. The creek is a huge asset that is often-times undervalued...


Emergency Radio Field Day

updated: Tuesday, March 14, 2017

ALL AGES
Louisiana Oaks Park Building, 3500 Louisiana Ave. S.
The Twin Cities FM Amateur Radio Club will be participating in the National Emergency Radio Exercise sponsored by the American Radio Relay League. During this 24-hour event, thousands of radio contacts will be made throughout the United States and Canada. Stop by and see emergency communication in action.
Sa – Su June 24, 1 p.m. to June 25, 1 p.m.
Free; no registration required.



Fire Department Open House

updated: Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Fire Station 1, 3750 Wooddale Ave. S.
Join your fellow community members for one of the hottest events all summer! This year's open house will include displays and demonstrations for people of all ages to enjoy and great food and drinks to beat off the summer heat!
Tuesday, June 13, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Free; no registration required.



Float and Flick

updated: Monday, March 13, 2017

ALL AGES
ROC, 3700 Monterey Drive
After a day at the Aquatic Park, or just out and about, bring a lawn chair or blanket and join us for a movie night. Concessions available.

DAY DATES+TIME
Sa June 10, 8 - 9:45 p.m., Alice Through the Looking Glass
Sa July 8, 8 - 9:45 p.m., Sing
Sa Aug. 12, 8 - 9:45 p.m., Finding Dory
FEE Free

 



July 4th Fireworks Celebration

updated: Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Aquila Park, 3110 Xylon Ave. S.
Concessions, vendors and live music!
Stevie and the Table Rockers 7 – 9:30 p.m.
Fireworks 10 p.m.
Although leashed dogs are allowed in our parks, we strongly discourage them from attending due to their hearing sensitivity. Rain date is July 5.



Kiwanis Kite Fly

updated: Monday, March 13, 2017

All ages
Louisiana Oaks Park, 3400 Louisiana Ave. S.
Saturday, April 22, Noon - 4 p.m.

Pack a picnic lunch, bring your lawn chairs and watch the kites take flight. Or, bring your kite and fly it with members of the Minnesota Kite Society. Free kites for kids while supplies last.
Free; no registration required.



Our Town Sings!

updated: Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Veterans' Memorial Amphitheater, 3700 Monterey Drive
Our Town Sings! returns for its second summer of concerts and community sings! Friends of the Arts will host renowned artists to perform and lead in group singing to celebrate our communities’ diversity and unity. In the event of inclement weather, concerts may be held at the ROC. Call 952.924.2567 for concert status.
All ages, Tuesdays, 4 – 6 p.m.

June 13
June 20
June 27
July 11
July 12
July 18




Penny Carnival

updated: Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Ages 3+
Wolfe Park, 3700 Monterey Drive
July 21, Noon - 2 p.m.
Free to attend. Games and activities cost between 2-4 cents per play. Refreshment coupon $1. Please wear socks if you plan to bounce in the moon walks.



ROC Grand Opening

updated: Monday, March 13, 2017

Sunday, May 21
2 - 5 p.m.
FREE
Join your neighbors and friends at the ROC grand opening! Enjoy the Kids Garage Sale, Children First Ice Cream Social and free giveaways.



Step To It Challenge

updated: Monday, March 13, 2017

24 cities will compete to see which one has the most active residents. Awards, celebration events and free Twins tickets will go to winning individuals who log steps. Participants record the number of steps they walk each week on the Step To It website, steptoit.org. You don’t even need a pedometer. You can use the convenient conversion chart...


Tree Sale - Hurry, Trees Going Fast

updated: Tuesday, March 21, 2017

2017 Tree Sale


Many trees have been sold already, but there are a few trees left. The species of trees available are:

  • Valley Forge Elm
  • London Planetree (Sycamore)
  • Kentucky Coffeetree
  • Northern Red Oak

Visit www.treetrust.org to order your trees. Limit 3 trees per property owner.

The City of St. Louis Park partners with Tree Trust to offer trees for purchase for only $35 each. . You must purchase your trees through Tree Trust and pick them up on May 6.

The intent of this sale is to help diversify private areas of St. Louis Park. With invasive species, such as Emerald Ash Borer coming soon, the need to diversify our tree canopy is great. The city has been diversifying tree cover for years on public lands, parks and boulevards, but diversification is needed on our private lands.



2017 Tree Sale Pickup - St. Louis Park Municipal Service Center, 7305 Oxford St.

Saturday, May 6, 8 a.m. - Noon
Monday, May 8, 5 - 7 p.m.
Fee: $35 per tree

How to plant a tree correctly



Open Mic

updated: Wednesday, March 15, 2017

In addition to our Summer Concert Series, we’re opening the Veterans’ Memorial Amphitheater to local artists and groups who are looking for an opportunity to get their name out there and perform for the public. Bring a blanket, lawn chairs, some dinner or snacks and enjoy musical entertainment in the park! In the event of inclement weather...


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Rec Center
3700 Monterey Drive
St. Louis Park, MN 55416
Phone: 952.924.2540 Email: info@stlouispark.org