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Parks & Recreation April – August 2019

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Contents Adaptive recreation......................................................42 Adult fitness and recreation..................................17 Adult leagues........................................................................18 Aquatic Park.............................................................. 24 – 26 Art and dance programs................................ 10 – 11 Athletic associations........................................................35 Beautify the park................................................................. 19

Aquatic Park

Community Education..................................... 44 – 45

3700 Monterey Drive

Facilities and rentals.............................................36 – 40 Friends of the Arts....................................................... 43 Go green............................................................................ 41

Our Aquatic Park is the hottest place to stay cool this summer! Wade into the pool from our zero depth entry or splash into the water from the four-story water slides.

June 1 – July 31 DAYs

TIME

Preschool programs............................................ 8 – 9

M – F 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. Sa – Su 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Aquatic Park closes at 7 p.m. on July 4

Registration form......................................................... 34

Aug. 1 – 25

Senior programs............................................................ 46

DAYs

Ice skating and hockey................................. 20 – 23

TIME

M – Su 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Services.............................................................................. 39 Splash pad.......................................................................... 27 ROC events................................................................ 4 – 5 Special events.............................................................. 6 – 7 Volunteer opportunities........................................... 47 Westwood Hills Nature Center................28 – 32 Youth and teen programs............................ 12 – 16 For city events, activities and news, visit www.stlouispark.org.

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Nov. 9 – March 17 DAY F Sa Su

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5:30 – 7 p.m. (No skating Dec. 21and 28, Jan. 25, Feb. 1) 12:15 – 1:45 p.m. (No skating Nov. 24, Dec. 29, Jan. 26, Feb. 2 and 16) 12:15 – 1:45 p.m. (No skating Jan. 27, Feb. 3 and 17) $3.50 per person (youth and senior) FEE $30 for 10-pass punch card (youth and senior) $4 per person (adult) 3201 Rhode Island Ave. S. $35 for 10-pass punch card (adult) DAYs Dates+time Miscellaneous FEEs: $3 skate rental, $5 skate sharpening

Oak Hill Park Splash Pad M – Su May 24 – Sept. 8, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. (weather dependent) FEE Free (resident) / $1 (non-resident)

The Rec Center 3700 Monterey Drive • 952.924.2540 • www.stlouispark.org/parks-rec • Weather hotline: 952.924.2567

Recreation Outdoor Center (ROC) 3700 Monterey Drive • 952.924.2540 • www.stlouispark.org/roc

Westwood Hills Nature Center 2 2

8300 W. Franklin Ave. • 952.924.2544 • www.stlouispark.org/whnc www.stlouispark.org/parks-rec • 952.924.2540


Rotary Clubof

St.Louis Park Minnesota

USA

St. Louis Park Rotary Club Summer Concert Series

Chartered in1947

Founding Club

Children First

FREE!

The City of St. Louis Park 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 bad weather, call 952.924.2567 for concert status.

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date

time

event

Description

Location

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June 15 June 19 June 26 July 3 July 4 July 5 July 10 July 17 July 24 July 27 July 31 Aug. 7 Aug. 14 Aug. 17

7 – 10 p.m. 7 – 7:45 p.m. 7 – 8:30 p.m. 7 – 8:30 p.m. 7 – 9:30 p.m. 7 – 8:30 p.m. 7 – 8:30 p.m. 7 – 8:30 p.m. 7 – 8:30 p.m. 6 – 9:30 p.m. 7 – 8:30 p.m. 7 – 8:30 p.m. 7 – 8:30 p.m. 6 – 8 p.m.

Parktacular Will Hale & The Tadpole Parade Salsa Del Soul Band Come Together DJ Bob The Classical Actors Ensemble Bluedog Band Axis Mundi World Music Quintet The Tuxedo Band Dan Israel and Friends St. Louis Park Community Band Carolyne Naomi Community Talent Show Jeff Dayton + hits of country greats

TBD Kids, family Latin dance music Beatles tribute Various The Merry Wives of Windsor Native blues/rock World beat jazz '50s, '60s rock and roll Folk Concert band African Variety Country

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St. Louis Park kids Summer Concert Series NEW LOCATION! Veterans’ Memorial Amphitheater, 3700 Monterey Drive Come to the park for a variety of fun kid’s entertainment in our NEW location! Bring a blanket and enjoy some summertime tunes, then stay to play on the playground, enjoy lunch in the park or swim at the Aquatic Park! Performances are not covered; shades, hats and umbrella are recommended. In the event of bad weather, call 952.924.2567 for concert status. *Free to attend. Shows vary from 45 minutes to one hour.

Open Mic Night

FREE!

Veterans' Memorial Amphitheater, 3700 Monterey Drive

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, dinner or snacks and enjoy musical entertainment in the park! In the event of bad weather, concerts may be held at the ROC. Call 952.924.2567 for Open Mic status.

All Ages, Wednesdays, 10 – 11 a.m.

All Ages, Thursdays, 7 – 8 p.m.

Date

Performer

Date

performer

June 19 June 26 July 10 July 17 July 24 July 31 Aug. 7 Aug. 14

Kidpower with Rachael Jolly Pops Kidsdance Will Hale & The Tadpole Parade Sticks & Tones Tricia and the Toonies AlphaBits The Teddy Bear Band

June 20 June 27 July 11 July 18 July 25 Aug. 1 Aug. 8 Aug. 15

Suzy Cream Cheese Shawn Stelton The Court Revelers Trigger and Heat Barbara Meyer Band Beth Renee Craig Ball U Can Jug or Nots

We have a new online registration site!

NEW

online registration! Creating a new account required.

Visit stlouispark.maxgalaxy.net to register. 1. Create your account. 2. Add family members to your account. 3. Register for activities.

Questions? Call 952.924.2540.

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ROC events

Lions Club Egg Hunt Saturday, April 20

AGES 3 – 8 ROC, 3700 Monterey Drive Participants will hunt for candy and special eggs in separate age categories. Each participant will receive a bag to collect their goodies. Bring your camera for a picture with the Park Bunny and Lions Club Lion! Prizes will be awarded for the coloring contest for ages 8 and under. Pick up a coloring sheet at The Rec Center, or download it when you register. Bring your completed masterpiece to the event. Program is sponsored by the St. Louis Park Lions Club. Egg hunt will begin promptly at 10:15 a.m.

DAY DATE+TIME

FEE

Sa April 20, 10 a.m. $4 per child; no fee for supervising adult. Registration deadline: April 19 or when full.

Puzzlepalooza Ages 12+ ROC, 3700 Monterey Drive Puzzlers, get your team together and come to the inaugural Puzzlepalooza jigsaw puzzle challenge! Teams of two to four people will compete to finish a 500-piece puzzle in the shortest amount of time! Puzzle is provided. Maximum of 35 teams, so register early. Cash prize for first- and second-place finishers.

DAY DATE+TIME

FEE

Su June 9, 1 – 3 p.m., check-in begins at 12:30 p.m. $30 per team Registration deadline: June 2 or when full.

Adult Pinewood Derby

and Kids Garage Sale

AGES 6 – 12 ROC, 3700 Monterey Drive Hey kids, get hands-on experience of the ins and outs of handling money while selling toys you no longer play with at the annual Children First Ice Cream Social. Children must be accompanied by an adult during the sale.

DAY DATE+TIME

FEE

Su May 19, 2 – 5 p.m. $15 per table (resident) / $20 (non-resident) Registration deadline: May 12

Ages 18+ ROC, 3700 Monterey Drive You built the car, so why not race it? This event will have two classes: one standard rules class and one modified rules class. Rules will be emailed upon registration. Food and beverage will be onsite. Prizes awarded for the top three in each category, plus one prize for best car.

DAY DATE+TIME

Sa July 20, starts at noon, check-in and pre-race trials begin at noon. Races begin at 12:30 p.m. Registration deadline: July 13

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FEE

$25 per entry, max two entries: one per class, per person.


St. Louis Park

Penny Carnival July 19, noon – 2 p.m. Details on page 13 ROC, 3700 Monterey Drive all Ages Community Link is an interactive community event that links St. Louis Park families with community services and resources in an easy one-stop shop format! The free event offers services such as school resources, haircuts, bike repair, family portraits, employment resources and health care information. A picnic style meal will be served, and Aquatic Park access will be available to participants attending the event.

DAY DATE+TIME

Host your next event

W FEE

Aug. 21, 5 – 7:30 p.m. Free

at the

3700 Monterey Drive

Call 952.924.2540 for availability. Visit www.stlouispark.org/roc for details!

Family Movie Nights ALL AGES

FREE

ROC, 3700 Monterey Drive Coming this fall. Bring the family on select Thursday nights for free entertainment with " some oldies,but goodies "” movie selections.

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Special events Walk the

e g n e l l a ch

Park

Join us at our community walking event where we will meet for a 1 – 2 mile leisure walk each month.

DAY Sa Sa Sa Sa Sa Sa

FEE

DATEs+TIME+Location

April 13, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m., Lamplighter Park, meet at 16th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue May 18, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m., Cedar Lake Trail, meet at Nelson Park, 26th Street and Florida Avenue June 15, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m., Bass Lake Preserve, meet at Melrose parking lot (Parktacular event) July 13, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m., Creekside Park, meet at parking lot on Oxford Street Aug. 10, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m., Westwood Hills Nature Center, meet at main entrance off of West Franklin Avenue Sept. 14, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m., Wolfe Park, meet at The Rec Center entrance Free; no registration required.

Fare For All

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 8115 Hwy. 7 Fare For All is a cooperative food purchasing program that sells groceries at discounted prices and is open to everyone. No registration is required, and many forms of payment are accepted. Visit www.fareforall.org for more information.

DAY

ALL AGES Hennepin County cities will compete to see which one has the most active residents! Participants record the number of steps they walk each week on www.steptoit.org. You don’t even need a pedometer. Best of all, it’s FREE! Look for the yellow “Step to it” signs at Westwood Hills Nature Center (1.72 miles) and Wolfe Park (3.11 miles). DATES May 1 – 28 Registration forms are available at The Rec Center, or register online at www.steptoit.org after April 1.

Mother’s Day Open House

All ages Westwood Hills Nature Center, 8300 W. Franklin Ave. Bring mom to the nature center for her special day! Stop by anytime to do a scavenger hunt, meet a live animal and plant a flower to take home. End your time with a sweet treat. Pre-registration encouraged.

DAY Su

DATE+TIME

May 12, 2 – 4 p.m. FEE $7 per person (resident) / $9 (non-resident); mothers attend for free. Registration deadline: When program is full.

DATES+TIME

W March 20, April 17, May 15, June 19, July 24, Aug. 21, 4 – 6 p.m. No registration required.

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Kite Fly

ALL AGES Louisiana Oaks Park, 3520 Louisiana Ave. S. 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.

DAY Sa

FEE

6

DATE+TIME

April 27, noon – 4 p.m. (Makeup date May 25) Free; no registration required.

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Fire Department

Open House

ALL AGES 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 the summer heat!

DAY Tu

FEE

DATE+TIME

June 18, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. Free; no registration required.


Mini U.S. Open

Skateapalooza! Carpenter Park, 4900 Hwy. 7

AGES 3 – 14 WITH AN ADULT Brookview Golf Course, 200 Brookview Pkwy. S., Golden Valley Mini U.S. Open on the Par 3 Course at Brookview! Kids play and adults can caddie or play with the youth golfer. Participants can bring their own clubs or use youth clubs and golf balls from Brookview. Schedule tee times starting at 10:30 a.m. by calling 763.512.2345. Check in at the Brookview Par 3 Building 10 minutes prior to your tee time. Stop in at the Brookview Grill after your round for Mini U.S. Open food specials. Grand prize for best dressed group or pair.

DAY Sa

DATE+TIME

June 15,10:30 a.m. – noon $13 per golfer (resident) / $15 (non-resident) FEE Registration deadline: June 10 or when program is full.

all Ages Professional skaters from 3rd Lair will be handing out free skate items, showing off their skills and offering free skate lessons! There will be food vendors, giveaways and a festive atmosphere.

DAY Th

FEE Saturday, June 15 | 1 – 6 p.m. | Wolfe Park, 3700 Monterey Drive

DATE+TIME

July 11, 5 – 8 p.m. Free; no registration required.

Fun for everyone!

Enjoy environmentally friendly activities and demonstrations. www.stlouispark.org/events @stlouispark

July

4

th

Fireworks

celebration!

Aquila Park, 3110 Xylon Ave. S. Have a night to remember with your family and friends watching one of the best fireworks shows in the Twin Cities! We will have food trucks, vendors and fireworks to music!

DJ Bob entertainment 7 – 10 p.m. Fireworks begin promptly at 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.

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Tuesd 0 July 3 m. . 6–8 p

Talent Show Wednesday Aug. 14 7 p.m.

St . Louis Park Communit y

Talent Show

Wolfe Park, 3700 Monterey Drive Park Theater Company will host its 11th Annual St. Louis Park Community Talent Show as part of the St. Louis Park Summer Concert Series. A variety of talent of all ages is welcomed. Auditions will be held at the Wolfe Park Building on July 30 from 6 – 8 p.m. Interested performers should contact theparktheater@gmail.com or call 952.935.5762.

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Preschool programs

TM

Rainbow Fish Art

Super Duper Messy Art Camp

AGES 18 months – 6 years

AGES 3 – 6 years Wolfe Park Building, 3700 Monterey Drive Your little artist will enjoy many super-duper messy experiences as they create fantastic works of art! These are not projects to tackle at home. We will be maximizing the mess to make this art camp the best! Send a nut-free snack and drink for your child each day.

CHILDREN MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT

Kidcreate Studio’s award-winning art classes allow kids to explore art in an environment full of giggles and grins. Kids create fridge-worthy masterpieces while learning art concepts and experimenting with different art materials. Curriculum is age appropriate and designed to inspire. Classes provide a fun, self-esteem building atmosphere full of “I did it” moments. Making a mess is the best with Kidcreate Studio!

The Rec Center Gallery Room, 3700 Monterey Drive The wonderful children’s book "Rainbow Fish" by Marcus Pfister will be our inspiration as we create masterpieces inspired by the story – glittery scales and all! This is a great class for siblings to take together. Come and create right along with your child.

DAY F

DATE+TIME

May 10, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. $16 per child (resident) / $21 (non-resident) Registration deadline: May 2

FEE

Insane Slime AGES 4 – 9 The Rec Center Gallery Room, 3700 Monterey Drive We will get silly with silly putty, messy with muck and so much more! This is going to be a messy one, so dress your child appropriately. Send a nut-free snack and drink for your child.

DAY F

DATE+TIME

March 29, 9 a.m. – noon $32 per child (resident) / $37 (non-resident) Registration deadline: March 21

FEE

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Father’s Day Gift Making Class Color Encounter Art Class AGES 18 months – 6 years 18 MO – 6 YRS

CHILDREN MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT CHILD MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT

The Rec Center Gallery Room, 3700 Monterey Drive The Rec Center Gallery, 3700 Monterey Drive Let your little one surprise dad this Father’s learn aboutYou primary and DayYour withartist a giftwill just for him! and your secondary colors while getting messy child will create a card in the shape of a with lots ofThe ooey, gooey, sensory play.cut, Eachdraw class toolbox. two of you will paint, will involve a sensory encounter and an art and glue to create this fantastic card for your project that is sure to lay the foundation for favorite handyman. Come create right along a lifelong love of art. All art materials used with your child. in the class are non-toxic. Come and create DAYright DATE+TIME along with your child! F June 7, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. DATEs+TIME Activity# per child (resident) / $21 (non-resident) FEEDAY $16 Th April 5 – 26, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. 202101-01 Registration deadline: May 30 FEE $55 per child (resident) / $63 (non-resident) Registration deadline: March 28

www.stlouispark.org/parks-rec • 952.924.2540

DAYs

DATEs+TIME

Tu – Th July 30 – Aug. 1, 9 a.m. – noon $97 per child (resident) / $107 (non-resident) FEE Registration deadline: July 22


Su mm er Da nc e

Summer

Camp!

dance camp

This program is designed to be fun and introduce youth to the art of dance!

Princess Ballet Party AGES 3 – 4 CHILDREN MUST BE TOILET TRAINED BY START OF PROGRAM

Wolfe Park Building, 3700 Monterey Drive Participants will learn basic introductory ballet steps while developing their gross motor skills through games, stories and a positive environment. Princess stories, crafts and activities will be done each day along with learning a short dance for a mini-performance at the end of the week. Ballet shoes preferred, but not required. Send a nut-free snack and drink for your child each day.

DAYs

DATES+TIME

M – Th Aug. 12 – 15, 9 – 11 a.m. $80 per child (resident) / $90 (non-resident) FEE Registration deadline: Aug. 5

Little Tot Playtime AGES 1 – 5 BY START OF SESSION CHILDREN MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT

The Rec Center Banquet Room, 3700 Monterey Drive Little tots can bounce in the moon walks, ride the big wheelers, play dress up or build with blocks on the creative carpet! This is an unsupervised activity; parents or guardians must accompany their child(ren).

DAYs DATES+TIME

Tu – F Now – May 3, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. FEE $2 per session at the door or $40 for a 30-session punch pass which can be used at any session.

Preschool Playgrounds AGES 4 – 5 by start of program Various locations, see below Let our awesome playground leaders keep the preschool kids busy this summer! We’ll read stories, do crafts and play games all around a theme each week. No program July 3 and 4.

DAYs DATEs+TIME+Place

M – Th June 17 – Aug. 1, 9 a.m. – noon Birchwood Park, 2701 Zarthan Ave. S. M – Th June 17 – Aug. 1, 9 a.m. – noon Oak Hill Park, 3201 Rhode Island Ave. S. M – Th June 17 – Aug. 1, 1 – 4 p.m. Browndale Park, 4955 Morningside Rd. M – Th June 17 – Aug. 1, 1 – 4 p.m. Nelson Park, 2500 Georgia Ave. S. FEE $15 per child (resident) / $20 (non-resident) Registration deadline: June 7 or when site is full.

Little Rookies AGES 4 – 5 By start of program Oak Hill Park, 3201 Rhode Island Ave. S. Participants will learn basic sport skills and rules with low-key games that allow them to have fun, be active, socialize and learn. Participants will receive a little rookies T-shirt.

DAYs DATEs+TIME+Place

M, W June 17 – July 8, 9:30 – 10:15 a.m. (No program July 3; class makeup only if needed) M, W July 15 – 31, 9:30 – 10:15 a.m. Tu, Th June 18 – July 11, 5:15 – 6 p.m. (No program July 2 and 4; class makeup only if needed) Tu, Th July 16 – Aug. 1, 5:15 – 6 p.m. FEE $35 per child (resident) / $40 (non-resident) Registration deadline: One week before start date or when program is full.

Lil' Sprouts Edible Playground AGES 3 – 5 CHILDREN MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT

Various locations, see below Learn about fresh foods, meet worms and learn how to harvest and prepare a variety of herbs and veggies. This program is in partnership with SLP SEEDS. Find more garden and culinary classes offered by SLP SEEDS for all ages at www.slpseeds.org.

DAY DATEs+TIME+Place Th

Aug. 8 – 22, 10 – 10:45 a.m. Browndale Park, 4955 Morningside Rd. Th Aug. 8 – 22, 11:15 – noon Birchwood Park, 2701 Zarthan Ave. S. FEE $12 per child (resident) / $17 (non-resident) Registration deadline: One week before start date or when program is full.

City of St. Louis Park

N A T U R E

C E N T E R

Westwood Hills Nature Center preschool programs can be found on page 30.

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Art and dance programs

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Glitter and Glow Kidcreate Studio’s award-winning art classes allow kids to explore art in an environment full of giggles and grins. Kids create fridge-worthy masterpieces while learning art concepts and experimenting with different art materials. Curriculum is age appropriate and designed to inspire. Classes provide a fun, self-esteem building atmosphere full of “I did it” moments. Making a mess is the best with Kidcreate Studio!

Piece It Together – Introduction to Mosaic Art AGES 10+ The Rec Center Gallery Room, 3700 Monterey Drive Participants will make either a mosaic mirror or wall panel. Class will be divided into three parts: design/layout and tile cutting techniques, how to glue and transfer, and grouting tips and tricks. All materials included. Bring a nut-free snack and beverage. Instructor: Mosaic Artist Caron Learned.

DAY Sa

DATE+TIME

May 4, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. $42 per person (resident) / $47 (non-resident) Registration deadline: One week before start date or when full.

FEE

Insane Slime AGES 4 – 9 The Rec Center Gallery Room, 3700 Monterey Drive We will get silly with silly putty, messy with muck and so much more! This is going to be a messy one, so dress your child appropriately. Send a nut-free snack and drink for your child.

DAY F

DATE+TIME

March 29, 9 a.m. – noon $32 per child (resident) / $37 (non-resident) Registration deadline: March 21

FEE

AGES 5 – 12 The Rec Center Gallery Room, 3700 Monterey Drive We will work with a variety of art supplies, including clay, glow-in-the-dark paint and a lot of glitter! The kids will create snow globes that glow in the dark, butterflies that shimmer and glimmer, an Eiffel Tower with stars that twinkle and much more. Send a nut-free snack and drink for your child each day.

DAYs

DATEs+TIME

W – F July 10 – 12, 9 a.m. – noon $98 per child (resident) / $108 (non-resident) FEE Registration deadline: July 1

Fortnite Fanatic Art Camp AGES 5 – 12 The Rec Center Gallery Room, 3700 Monterey Drive If your gamer can’t get enough Fortnite, we have the perfect camp for them. We’ll create art inspired by some of the most popular skins of the game, and we’ll use all the best “mats” of the art world: clay, paint and more. We’ve got Brite Boomer, Durr Burger, P.A.N.D.A Team Leader and we’ll even make a liteshow that really glows in the dark! This is a weapon-free zone; there will be no depictions of violence in our art. Pack a nut-free snack and drink for your child each day.

DAYs DATEs+TIME

M – Th July 15 – 18, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. FEE $115 per child (resident) / $127 (non-resident) Registration deadline: July 7

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Princess Ballerinas

Summer

dance camps

Abrakadoodle art education helps kids soar into the amazing universe of the visual arts. Kids are introduced to a wide variety of mediums and are encouraged to express themselves through their artwork in a supportive, positive and self-esteem building atmosphere. Lessons, taught by professional and caring art teachers, are colorful, engaging and fun. And best of all, you get to leave the mess with us!

Check out these fun dance camps! Come learn some new moves or work on your technique and stay active this summer!

Big Sparkly Camp of Unicorns

Princess Ballet Party

AGES 5 – 10 The Rec Center Gallery Room, 3700 Monterey Drive We’ll create several magical unicorn projects like an adorable unicorn stuffie, unicorn charm and sparkly slime, along with adorable art projects from painting on canvas to a whimsical collage. Pack a nut-free snack and drink for your child each day, as well as outdoor clothes as they may go outside during breaks.

AGES 3 – 4

DAYs

DATEs+TIME

M – Th July 22 – 25, 9 a.m. – noon $123 per child (resident) / $135 (non-resident) FEE Registration deadline: July 14

Pokémon Art Fun AGES 5 – 10 The Rec Center Gallery Room, 3700 Monterey Drive Join us at this ultimate Pokémon art camp based on the hit series and movie. We’ll have a blast exploring your creative side bringing virtual designs to life and learning how to draw, paint, collage and sculpt Pokémon art to take home. Pack a nut-free snack and drink for your child each day.

DAYs

CHILDREN MUST BE TOILET TRAINED BY START OF PROGRAM

Wolfe Park Building, 3700 Monterey Drive Participants will learn basic introductory ballet steps while developing their gross motor skills through games, stories and a positive environment. Princess stories, crafts and activities will be done each day along with learning a short dance for a mini-performance at the end of the week. Ballet shoes preferred, but not required. Send a nut-free snack and drink for your child each day.

DAYs

DATES+TIME

M – Th Aug. 12 – 15, 9 – 11 a.m. $80 per child (resident) / $90 (non-resident) FEE Registration deadline: Aug. 5

DATEs+TIME

AGES 5 – 10 Wolfe Park Building, 3700 Monterey Drive Have a blast creating amazing projects with materials like watercolors, pastels, clay, canvas and more! We’ll draw, paint, mold and collage amazing things to take home. Animals, landscapes, yummy food and funny characters are part of this awesome camp. Pack a nut-free snack and drink for your child each day.

DAYs

DATEs+TIME

M – Th July 29 – Aug. 1, 1 – 4 p.m. $123 per child (resident) / $135 (non-resident) FEE Registration deadline: July 21

DAYs

DATES+TIME

M – Th Aug. 19 – 22, 9 – 11 a.m. FEE $80 per child (resident) / $90 (non-resident) Registration deadline: Aug. 12

Acro Fitness Dance AGES 6 – 10 Wolfe Park Building, 3700 Monterey Drive Acro fitness dance is a fun new way to explore dance and acrobatics. Participants will learn the beginner acro positions and gain flexibility while learning popular dances and current dance styles. Moves work best in bare feet. Pack a nut-free snack and drink for your child each day.

DAYs

DATES+TIME

M – Th Aug. 19 – 22, 12:30 – 3:30 p.m. FEE $126 per child (resident) / $136 (non-resident) Registration deadline: Aug. 12

Birthday parties

M – Th July 22 – 25, 1 – 4 p.m. $123 per child (resident) / $135 (non-resident) FEE Registration deadline: July 14

Art Blast!

AGES 5 – 8 Wolfe Park Building, 3700 Monterey Drive Campers will learn basic ballet steps and dance to all their favorites, from “Frozen,” “The Little Mermaid,” “Sleeping Beauty,” “Beauty and the Beast” and more! They will have fun creating their own princess accessories and creating a magical choreographed piece at the end of the week. Pack a nut-free snack and drink for your child each day.

Acro Hip-Hop AGES 6 – 10 Wolfe Park Building, 3700 Monterey Drive Funky, “clean” hip-hop dance combined with a little break dancing and unique fitness moves you don’t want to miss! This is an acro class with a dance flare and high energy movement. Learn exciting tricks in a safe and fun environment. Wear loose clothes and clean tennis shoes. Pack a nut-free snack and drink for your child each day.

DAYs

DATES+TIME

M – Th Aug. 12 – 15, 12:30 – 3:30 p.m. $126 per child (resident) / $136 (non-resident) FEE Registration deadline: Aug. 5

AGES 4+ Westwood Hills Nature Center is the perfect venue for any child’s birthday party. Birthday parties include a one-hour program led by one of our naturalists and another hour for gifts and food in a private party room for up to 12 children (extra fee for additional children). Children will meet a live animal, hike outdoors and then celebrate in the party room. You bring the treats, paperware and presents.

Call 952.924.2544

for reservations.

Note: Onsite parking is not available due to construction of the new Westwood Hills Nature Center interpretive center. Street parking is available on West Franklin Avenue. Reservations are being accepted for Saturdays and Sundays through August. FEE $105 per party (resident) / $115 (non-resident)

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Youth and teen programs

Piece It Together – Introduction to Mosaic Art

St. Louis Park Safety Camp

AGES 10+ The Rec Center Gallery, 3700 Monterey Drive Participants will make either a mosaic mirror or wall panel. Class will be divided into three parts: design/layout and tile cutting techniques, how to glue and transfer, and grouting tips and tricks. All materials included. Bring a nut-free snack and beverage. Instructor: Mosaic Artist Caron Learned.

DAY DATE+TIME Sa

May 4, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. FEE $42 per person (resident) / $47 (non-resident) Registration deadline: One week before start date or when full.

Top Golf

AGES 13 – 17 Top Golf, Brooklyn Center Try out Top Golf’s signature game where players score points by hitting balls into various targets. Prior golf experience required. Clubs available to use. Transportation provided from the Minnetonka Community Center, 14600 Minnetonka Blvd.

DAY DATE+TIME F

June 14, 12:30 – 3:30 p.m. FEE $25 per person (resident) / $30 (non-resident) Registration deadline: June 6

Zipline Adventure AGES 12 – 18 Sand Creek Adventures, Jordan Experience all three exhilarating ziplines 100 feet in the air across the Sand Creek bluffs! Trip will also include a stop at Minnesota’s Largest Candy Store. Transportation provided from the Minnetonka Community Center, 14600 Minnetonka Blvd.

DAY DATE+TIME Sa

July 20, noon – 4 p.m.

FEE $65 per person (resident) / $73 (non-resident)

Registration deadline: July 11

ProKart Racing

AGES 13 – 17 ProKart Indoor Racing, Maple Grove We will participate in the Grand Prix package which includes practice laps to determine qualifying times followed by races between group members. Transportation provided from the Minnetonka Community Center, 14600 Minnetonka Blvd.

DAY DATE+TIME F

Aug. 9, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

FEE $65 per person (resident) / $73 (non-resident)

Registration deadline: July 31

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Ages 6 – 10 Oak Hill Park, 3201 Rhode Island Ave. S. Participants will hear from safety experts in areas of fire, bike safety, personal safety and more through sessions, games and activities! Snacks, beverages and lunch provided. Participants will receive safety education materials and a camp T-shirt. Parents will be mailed an informational packet one week prior to safety camp.

DAY DATE+TIME F

July 26, 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

FEE $35 per person (resident) / $40 (non-resident)

Registration deadline: July 7


Summer Playgrounds

STEM Discovery at Northern Star Scouting Base Camp

AGES 6 – 12 by start of program Spend the summer playing games, doing crafts and having fun with your friends in parks around the city! Children can attend as frequently as they wish. Parks that do not meet minimum registration by June 7 will be canceled and participants will have the opportunity to move to a different location. No program July 3 and 4.

DAYs

DATEs+TIME

M – Th June 17 – Aug. 1, 9 a.m. – noon Browndale Park, 4955 Morningside Rd. Fern Hill Park, 4421 28th St. W. Justad Park, 5917 Cambridge St. Louisiana Oaks Park, 3520 Louisiana Ave. S. Nelson Park, 2500 Georgia Ave. S. Pennsylvania Park, 1459 Pennsylvania Ave. S. M – Th June 17 – Aug. 1, 1 – 4 p.m. Aquila Park, 3110 Xylon Ave. S. Birchwood Park, 2701 Zarthan Ave. S. Jackley Park, 4215 Brookside Ave. Justad Park, 5917 Cambridge St. Louisiana Oaks Park, 3520 Louisiana Ave. S. Minikahda Vista Park, 3901 Inglewood Ave. S. Pennsylvania Park, 1459 Pennsylvania Ave. S. FEE $9 per child (resident) / $13 (non-resident) Registration deadline: June 7 or when site is full.

Sprouts Edible Playgrounds AGES 6 – 12 Various locations, see below Learn about fresh foods, meet worms and learn how to harvest and prepare a variety of herbs and veggies. This program is in partnership with SLP SEEDS. Find more garden and culinary classes offered by SLP SEEDS at www.slpseeds.org.

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Aug. 5 – 19, 10 – 10:45 a.m. Browndale Park, 4955 Morningside Rd. M Aug. 5 – 19, 11:15 a.m. – noon Birchwood Park, 2701 Zarthan Ave. S. FEE $15 per child (resident) / $20 (non-resident) Registration deadline: One week before start date or when full.

Ages 6 – 12 Base Camp: Fort Snelling Explore STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) this summer at the Northern Star Scouting Base Camp! Participants will participate in activities such as group challenges, rock climbing and working with Ozobot Robotics. Bring a bag lunch and drink. Transportation provided from The Rec Center, 3700 Monterey Drive.

DAY DATE+TIME F

June 28, 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

FEE $30 per child (resident) / $35 (non-resident)

Registration deadline: One week before start date or when full.

Penny Carnival

AGES 3+ ROC, 3700 Monterey Drive Gather your pennies for fun games, music and more! Games and activities cost 2 – 4 cents per play. Snack coupon can be purchased for $1. Wear socks if you plan to bounce in the moon walks.

DAY DATE+TIME F

FEE

July 19, noon – 2 p.m. Free

Summer Adventure Camp

AGES 6 – 12 Westwood Hills Nature Center, 8300 W. Franklin Ave.

AGES 6 – 12 Louisiana Oaks Park Building, 3520 Louisiana Ave. S. Venture to places like the Aquatic Park and a local beach. Enjoy pizza, bowling, hiking, craft activities, backyard games and more. Participants will receive a camp T-shirt. Activities will be supervised by summer playground staff at a 8:1 ratio. Snacks and beverages provided. Lunch provided three out of the five days. Camp information letter will be sent a week prior to camp, and weekly schedule will be provided each Monday.

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Fabulous Fridays Teen volunteer opportunities Junior leader

GRADES 7 – 9 (2019-20 school year) Are you looking for a fun volunteer opportunity this summer? You’ll assist playground leaders with games, crafts and other activities in St. Louis Park parks. Apply online at www.stlouispark.org by May 24.

Each program is staffed with summer playground leaders, and the child-to-staff ratio will be based on the activity. Your own transportation must be provided to each program unless noted.

Nature Center Adventure – Archery

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DATE+TIME

June 21, 9:30 a.m. – noon June 21, 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. $10 per person (resident) / $15 (non-resident) FEE Registration deadline: June 17

Northern Star Scouting Base Camp

M – F Aug. 5 – 9, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. M – F Aug. 12 – 16, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. M – F Aug. 19 – 23, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. FEE $185 per person (resident) / $199 (non-resident) Registration deadline: When program is full. Drop-off begins at 7:30 a.m.; pick-up is no later than 5:30 p.m.

AGES 6 – 12 Base Camp, Fort Snelling Participants will enjoy fun activities such as team building, archery and rock climbing. Bring a bag lunch and drink. Transportation provided from The Rec Center, 3700 Monterey Drive. City of St. Louis Park

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Junior naturalist information can be found on page 29.

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July 12 , 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. $30 per child (resident) / $35 (non-resident) Registration deadline: One week before start date or when full.

FEE

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Planet Spirit Cheer Camp

Acro Fitness Dance

DAYs DATEs+TIME

DAYs DATEs+TIME

AGES 5 – 13 ROC, 3700 Monterey Drive Cheer camp will focus on learning cheerleading basic techniques, including cheer motions, basic stunts, tumbling and dance. There will be a brief performance on the last day at 11:30 a.m. All participants will receive a T-shirt. Camp is taught by Planet Spirit staff. M – Th Aug. 5 – 8, 9 a.m. – noon FEE $72 per child (resident) / $80 (non-resident) Registration deadline: July 26

Summer dance camps Come learn some new moves or work on your technique and stay active this summer.

Acro Hip-Hop

AGES 6 – 10 Wolfe Park Building, 3700 Monterey Drive Funky, “clean” hip-hop dance combined with a little break dancing and unique fitness moves you don’t want to miss! This is an acro class with a dance flare and high energy movement. Learn exciting tricks in a safe and fun environment. Wear loose clothes and clean tennis shoes. Pack a nut-free snack and drink for your child each day.

DAYs DATEs+TIME

M – Th Aug. 12 – 15, 12:30 – 3:30 p.m. FEE $126 per child (resident) / $136 (non-resident) Registration deadline: Aug. 5

Princess Ballerinas

AGES 5 – 8 Wolfe Park Building, 3700 Monterey Drive Campers will learn basic ballet steps and dance to all their favorites, from “Frozen,” “The Little Mermaid,” “Sleeping Beauty,” “Beauty and the Beast” and more! They will have fun creating their own princess accessories and creating a magical choreographed piece at the end of the week. Pack a nut-free snack and drink for your child each day.

DAYs DATEs+TIME

M – Th Aug. 19 – 22, 9 – 11 a.m. FEE $80 per child (resident) / $90 (non-resident) Registration deadline: Aug. 12

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AGES 6 – 10 Wolfe Park Building, 3700 Monterey Drive Acro fitness dance is a fun new way to explore dance and acrobatics. Participants will learn the beginner acro positions and gain flexibility while learning popular dances and current dance styles. Moves work best in bare feet. Pack a nut-free snack and drink for your child each day. M – Th Aug. 19 – 22, 12:30 – 3:30 p.m. FEE $126 per child (resident) / $136 (non-resident) Registration deadline: Aug. 12

Tec Tac Toe

Technological literacy is becoming as important as knowing how to read and write. At techtactoe.org it is our mission to spread this knowledge through high-quality, kid-friendly classes that motivate and get young minds excited about technology, computers and science. Classes are designed to engage children in multiple ways; from conceptualization to design, ultimately building life skills. We make great use of video game programming and other fun computer-based programs, as this allows children to learn the best way, by playing!

T3 STEM Squad: Bricks and Robots

Fortnite – Game Design

AGES 8 – 12 The Rec Center Gallery Room, 3700 Monterey Drive This class explores designing and building your own creative scenery and landscape ideas using Fortnite-inspired assets. No Fortnite gaming in this camp. Basic Windows and keyboarding skills required. Must have experience playing Fortnite. Bring a USB jump drive to save your work. Pack a nut-free snack and drink for your child each day.

DAYs DATEs+TIME

M – Th June 24 – 27, 9 – 11:55 a.m. FEE $146 per child (resident) / $158 (non-resident) Registration deadline: June 17

Glam Lab – Fun Science

AGES 6 – 10 The Rec Center Gallery Room, 3700 Monterey Drive Science meets glam! You and your besties will have a blast creating all types of beauty and bath products while learning the science behind them. Pack a nut-free snack and drink for your child each day.

DAYs DATEs+TIME

M – Th Aug. 5 – 8, 9 – 11:55 a.m. FEE $132 per child (resident) / $144 (non-resident) Registration deadline: July 29

AGES 5 – 8 The Rec Center Gallery Room, 3700 Monterey Drive For curious minds that want to have a STEMtastic summer getting engaged in amazing projects, we’ll have a blast programming Ozobots, building cool machines using LEGO bricks and more! Pack a nut-free snack and drink for your child each day.

DAYs DATEs+TIME

M – Th June 17 – 20, 1 – 4 p.m. FEE $126 per child (resident) / $138 (non-resident) Registration deadline: June 10

Reach for Resources provides inclusion support to children

and adults who would like to participate in parks and recreation programs. City of St. Louis Park

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For information about accommodations, see page 42.


Pee Wee Tennis

AGES 5 – 7 Carpenter Park tennis courts, 3001 Raleigh Ave. S. Bring your racket and learn the game through fun drills and games focusing on the basics of how a tennis match is played.

DAYs DATEs+TIME M, W

Aug. 5 – 21, 5:30 – 6:15 p.m. $56 per child (resident) / $64 (non-resident) Registration deadline: One week before start date or when full.

FEE

Indoor Skateboard Camps at 3rd Lair

AGES 6+ 3rd Lair Skatepark, 850 Florida Ave. S., Golden Valley For beginners to the boarding experts and everybody in between! The basics are taught, like balance, pushing, dropping in and skate park safety and etiquette. Skateboard and helmet needed; knee pads, elbow pads and wrist guards recommended. All equipment is available at no extra charge if needed. Participants are welcome to stay and board after the instruction concludes.

Days DATEs+TIME

M – F March 25 – 29, 9 a.m. – noon M – F April 1 – 5, 9 a.m. – noon FEE $200 per person per camp, OR $50 per person daily fee at the door Registration deadline: Two weeks before first day of camp.

Summer Outdoor Skateboard Camps

Ages 6 – 16 Carpenter Park Skate Park, 4900 Hwy. 7 Learn balance, pushing, dropping in, how to kick flip, ollie, heel flip, ramp ride and skate park safety and etiquette. Instruction provided by 3rd Lair staff and the Demo Team. Participants must bring a skateboard, helmet, knee pads, elbow pads and wrist guards. Held rain or shine. In the event of bad weather, camp will be held at 3rd Lair Skatepark, 850 Florida Ave. S., Golden Valley. If weather is questionable, call 952.924.2567 for camp status.

DAYs DATEs+TIME

M – F June 10 – 14, 9 a.m. – noon M – F July 8 – 12, 9 a.m. – noon FEE $200 per person OR $50 per person daily fee at the door

Did you know that if you live or work in St. Louis Park you may qualify for our

Access to Fun program? See page 33 for more details.

USA 1, 2, 3 Tennis

Ages 8 – 14 Carpenter Park tennis courts, 3001 Raleigh Ave. S. Designed to provide the beginner and intermediate players with the fundamental skills of tennis through drills and games. Learn proper techniques, including grip, footwork, ground strokes, volley and serve. Beginner

DAYs DATEs+TIME

Tu, Th Aug. 6 – 22, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. FEE $63 per child (resident) / $71 (non-resident) Registration deadline: One week before start date or when full. Intermediate

DAYs DATEs+TIME

Tu, Th Aug. 6 – 22, 6:45 – 7:45 p.m. FEE $63 per child (resident) / $71 (non-resident) Registration deadline: One week before start date or when full.

TGA sports camps Ages 6 – 11

Golf TIME

9 a.m. – noon ROC, 3700 Monterey Drive Tee it up at golf class and discover how fun and exciting golf can be with TGA! Coaches lead students through station-based drills and games that develop the fundamental skills of grip, putting, chipping and full-swing. Students participate in STEAM labs that allow them to explore academic concepts like gravity, force and spin through the game. Equipment and training materials are provided.

Little Tigers

AGES 3 – 5 Davis Community Center, 5430 Glenwood Ave., Golden Valley Master Malone will help your child learn basic self-defense and martial arts skills while developing coordination and flexibility. This program promotes focus, discipline and respect — great personal tools to carry into the future. Arrive five minutes early so your child is ready to begin at the start of the class. *Resident fee applies to Golden Valley, New Hope and St. Louis Park residents.

DAY Tu

FEE

DATEs+TIME

May 21 – June 25, 5:45 – 6:15 p.m. $64 per child (resident*) / $68 (non-resident)

Tae Kwon Do

AGES 5+ Davis Community Center, 5430 Glenwood Ave., Golden Valley This program will teach discipline, focus, endurance and flexibility. Master Malone will help you achieve awesome kicks, punches and strikes while getting in shape. Students will be separated based on skill level. *Resident fee applies to Golden Valley, New Hope and St. Louis Park residents.

DAY Tu

FEE

DATEs+TIME

May 21 – June 25, 6:15 – 7 p.m. $79 per person (resident*) / $84 (non-resident)

Tennis TIME

1 – 4 p.m. Bass Lake Preserve tennis courts, 3501 Beltline Blvd. Serve it up with tennis class and discover how fun and exciting tennis can be with TGA! Coaches lead students through station-based drills and games that develop the fundamental skills of grip, forehand, backhand, volley and serve. Students participate in STEAM labs that allow them to explore academic concepts like gravity, force and spin through the game. Equipment and training materials are provided.

DAYs DATEs

M – Th Aug. 19 – 22 FEE Half day $150 per child (resident) / $162 (non-resident) Full day $290 per child (resident) / $312 (non-resident)

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T-Ball league AGES 5 – 7 BY AUG. 31

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June 5 – July 31, 6 p.m. or 7 p.m. game times (No games July 3) Birchwood Park, 2701 Zarthan Ave. S. Bronx Park, 2900 Idaho Ave. S. Browndale Park, 4955 Morningside Rd. Minikahda Vista Park, 3901 Inglewood Ave. S. Oak Hill Park, 3201 Rhode Island Ave. S. FEE $50 per child (resident) / $55 (non-resident) Registration deadline: May 18 or when full.

Volunteer

coaches needed! Parents interested in volunteering to coach their child’s t-ball or soccer team will have their child’s registration fee refunded at the end of the season (maximum of two coaches per team). Parent coaches must help cover all games and practice. If interested in coaching, note on your child’s registration. Questions?

Call 952.924.2540

after registering your child.

Soccer leagues

Summer Little Kicks AGES 5 – 6 BY AUG. 31

Freedom Park, 3261 Gorham Ave.

DAY Th

DATEs+TIME

June 6 – Aug. 8, 6 p.m. or 7 p.m. game times (No games July 4) FEE $45 per child (resident) / $50 (non-resident) Registration deadline: May 18 or when full.

Summer Kicks

AGES 7 – 8 BY AUG. 31

Fern Hill Park, 4421 28th St. W.

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DATEs+TIME

Tu June 4 – Aug. 6, 6 p.m. (No games July 2) FEE $45 per child (resident) / $50 (non-resident) Registration deadline: May 18 or when full.

Fall Little Kicks Little Shooters basketball camps ROC, 3700 Monterey Drive AGES 7 – 11

Work on ball handling, dribbling, layup footwork, shooting technique, defensive skills, contesting shots, boxing out and rebounding! Program is designed for both beginners and those with more experience. Players will be separated by age, skill level and experience. Sign up for one or both sessions.

DAYs DATEs+TIME

M – F Aug. 12 – 16 Morning session 9 a.m. – noon OR Afternoon session 12:30 – 3:30 p.m. FEE $112 (residents) / $124 (non-residents) Registration deadline: One week before start date or when full.

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AGES 5 – 6 BY OCT. 31

Fern Hill Park, 4421 28th St. W.

DAY Sa

DATEs+TIME

Sept. 7 – Oct. 19, game times vary at 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. FEE $40 per child (resident) / $45 (non-resident) Registration deadline: Aug. 25 or when full.

Fall Kicks

AGES 7 – 8 BY OCT. 31

Fern Hill Park, 4421 28th St. W.

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DATEs+TIME

Sa Sept. 7 – Oct. 19, 1 p.m. FEE $40 per child (resident) / $45 (non-resident) Registration deadline: Aug. 25 or when full.


Adult fitness and recreation

Women’s “Ease Into” 5K AGES 18+

The Rec Center, 3700 Monterey Drive Coach Katie will give you the support, motivation and endurance you need to complete a 5K! Katie started running at age 14 and has run her share of 5Ks, 10 milers, half marathons and marathons! She looks forward to sharing her love of “the run” with you!

DAY DATEs+TIME

Tu April 23 – June 11, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. FEE $55 per person (resident) / $60 (non-resident) Registration deadline: One week before start date or when full.

Tae Kwon Do

AGES 16+ (Class may include ages 5+ from youth program)

Davis Community Center, 5430 Glenwood Ave., Golden Valley This program will teach discipline, focus, endurance and flexibility. Master Malone will help you achieve awesome kicks, punches and strikes while getting in shape. Students will be separated based on skill level. *Resident fee applies to Golden Valley, New Hope and St. Louis Park residents.

DAY DATEs+TIME Tu FEE

May 21 – June 25, 6:15 – 7 p.m. $79 per person (resident*) / $84 (non-resident)

Shape Up Challenge

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Ages 16+

Veterans’ Memorial Amphitheater, 3700 Monterey Drive Get outside and enjoy a great workout as you shape up for the summer! This all levels class includes cardio, strength training, agility games and balance work. Fun team challenges will help with increased fitness. Instructor: Judy Coughlin.

Outdoor Express Workout AGES 16+

Veterans’ Memorial Amphitheater, 3700 Monterey Drive Format will be 20 minutes of cardio, 20 minutes of strength training with weights and bands, ending with a five-minute cool down. Low impact options will be offered in this all levels class. Instructor: Judy Coughlin.

DAY DATEs+TIME

Tu June 4 – July 9, 6 – 6:45 p.m. (No class June 11) FEE $30 per person (resident) / $35 (non-resident) Tu July 16 – Aug. 20, 6 – 6:45 p.m. FEE $36 per person (resident) / $41 (non-resident) Registration deadline: One week before start date or when full.

FREE!

Outdoor Yoga Ages 16+

Veterans’ Memorial Amphitheater, 3700 Monterey Drive A FREE hour of yoga taught by a trained instructor. Participants will use the grass tiered levels and should bring a yoga mat if desired. Call 952.924.2567 if weather looks questionable.

DAYs DATEs+TIME W Sa

June 19 – July 24, 8 – 9 a.m. June 22 – July 27, 10 – 11 a.m.

DAY DATEs+TIME M

June 3 – July 8, 6 – 7 p.m. (No class June 10)

FEE $50 person (resident) / $55 (non-resident) M

July 15 – Aug. 19, 6 – 7 p.m. FEE $60 per person (resident) / $65 (non-resident) Registration deadline: One week before start date or when full.

City of St. Louis Park

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Westwood Hills Nature Center adult programs can be found on page 28.

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Adult leagues

Kickball league AGES 18+

Adult leagues are offered for team registration only. Individuals who would like to participate, but don’t have a team should call 925.924.2540 to be placed on a free-agent list. Download registration packets online at www.stlouispark.org/parks-rec or call 925.924.2540 to have a registration packet mailed to you.

Dakota Park, 2643 Dakota Ave. S. Go back to the playground with kickball for “big” kids. Teams are co-rec; games are officiated with bases and an official kickball.

Wiffleball league

Fall league begins after Labor Day. Dakota Park, 2643 Dakota Ave. S.

ROC, 3700 Monterey Drive Baseball on a smaller field. Get a team to play at the ROC on turf. Teams are co-rec; games are unofficiated. Bats and wiffleballs will be supplied.

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AGES 18+

DAY Su

DAY DATEs Su

June 2, 10 weeks, evenings

FEE $230 per team

Registration deadline: May 17 or when league is full.

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DATEs

Sept. 4, 7 weeks, evenings $185 per team FEE Registration deadline: Aug. 16 or when league is full.

DATEs

March 24, 6 weeks, evenings (No games April 21) $100 per team Registration deadline: March 15 or when league is full.

Four-person football league

FEE

AGES 16+

Louisiana Oaks Park, 3520 Louisiana Ave. S. Aquila Park, 3110 Xylon Ave. S. This is a men’s, un-officiated, non-tackle passing league.

Sand volleyball league AGES 18+

St. Louis Park Middle School, 2025 Texas Ave. S. The Rec Center, 3700 Monterey Drive Get your friends together for outdoor fun in the sand! Co-rec, six-person, officiated games.

DAYs

W, Th

DAY W

DATEs

May 29, 10 weeks, evenings $235 per team Registration deadline: May 17 or when league is full.

Fall softball league

FEE

AGES 16+

Two-person bags league AGES 18+

ROC, 3700 Monterey Drive

DAY Su

DATEs

June 2, 7 weeks, evenings (No games July 7) FEE $60 per team Registration deadline: May 17 or when league is full.

Fall co-rec soccer league AGES 18+

Lace up your cleats to play in this officiated corec league.

Recreational division

Benilde-St. Margaret's fields, 2501 Hwy. 100

DAY Su

DATEs

Aug. 11, 7 weeks, evenings (No games Sept. 1) FEE Fees $525 per team Registration deadline: July 26 or when league is full.

Competitive division

Louisiana Oaks Park, 3520 Louisiana Ave. S.

DAY DATEs W

Aug. 7, 7 weeks, evenings

FEE Fees $525 per team

Registration deadline: July 26 or when league is full.

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Aug. 14, 7 weeks, evenings FEE $170 per team Registration deadline: July 26 or when league is full.

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Aquila Park, 3110 Xylon Ave. S. Dakota Park, 2643 Dakota Ave. S. Teams can be co-rec, men’s or women’s.

DAYs DATEs

M – Th Aug. 17, 6 weeks, 12 games, evenings FEE $600 per team Registration deadline: Aug. 2 or when league is full.


Beautify the Park 2019 Interested in helping Beautify the Park? We have a variety of events this spring for you to participate in. The Beautify the Park campaign aims to spruce-up the city by picking up debris and other discarded items that have accumulated over the winter. This year, the campaign kicks off with our Earth Day kick-off of "Pick up the Park."

Arbor Day and Community Tree Planting Celebration Aquila Park, 3110 Xylon Ave. S.

Come celebrate our natural environment and newly refurbished Aquila Park by planting 70 diverse trees throughout the park. Plant, dance and sing to environmentally inspired music by Kidpower with Rachael beginning at 10 a.m.

DAY DATE+TIME Sa

FEE

Earth Day kick-off of “Pick up the Park”

Volunteers will be picking up litter in parks. Contact Laura Smith at lsmith@stlouispark.org or 952.928.2847 for more information.

DAY DATE M

April 22

Minnehaha Creek Cleanup Creekside Park, 7341 Oxford St.

Help beautify St. Louis Park at the 12th Annual Minnehaha Creek Cleanup. Gloves, waders, cleanup tools and disposal bags will be provided. Dress for the weather and wear comfortable work clothes. Contact Jim Vaughan at 952.924.2699 with questions. Hosted by the St. Louis Park Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission.

May 11, 9 a.m. – noon Free; no registration required.

Seeking Evergreen Award nominations Do you know of an exceptionally well landscaped house, apartment or business in St. Louis Park? Consider nominating that property for the City of St. Louis Park's Evergreen Award. The Evergreen Award recognizes highly visible properties that are well maintained and landscaped. Award recipients will be honored by the St. Louis Park City Council at a fall 2019 council meeting, promoted on the city’s website and will have an Evergreen Award winner sign posted in their front yard. Nominations are due Aug. 1. To nominate a property for the award, contact Jim Vaughan, natural resources coordinator, at 952.924.2699 or jvaughan@stlouispark.org.

DAY DATE+TIME Sa

April 27, 9 – 11 a.m.

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Ice skating and hockey

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Special notes

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Session registration deadlines and class exceptions

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Ice skating lessons

The Rec Center, 3700 Monterey Drive St. Louis Park Skate School offers a hybrid skating program to meet the needs of all of our skaters that incorporates the Learn to Skate USA and Ice Skating Institute (ISI) weSKATE program curriculum. Each class presents a progression of specific skills that build upon one another. Contact the skating director at skate@stlouispark.org with questions.

What level do you register for? If you are not sure what level to register your child for, register them as follows:

• S katers who are 6 years old and younger, who have little or no skating experience, sign up for Beginner Snowplow. • S katers who are 7 years old and older, who have little or no skating experience, sign up for Basic 1/Pre-Alpha. Class does move a little faster than Beginner Snowplow classes. • S katers may be moved during the first few weeks of class to a level that is appropriate or more comfortable for them.

In order to staff and add classes as needed, deadline to register for classes is two weeks prior to the start of the next session. Add your name to the waitlist if a class is full. Additional classes may be added. Skaters registered for the prior session will be given priority.

• Fee includes skate rental, ISI weSKATE membership, practice ice (if available) and three free open skate passes. • Practice ice (if available) on the day of class is open to registered skaters and the parents of Snowplow class participants only. No practice ice available on Sunday sessions. • Protective headgear is required for all Snowplow skaters. Bicycle or lightweight hockey helmets are acceptable. • No shoes or boots on the ice. • S katers should wear warm, comfortable clothing, including gloves or mittens. • F irst-time skaters and those using rental skates should arrive 15 minutes prior to the start of class to be on time. • S tudents may remain in the same level for a few sessions before mastering the skills needed to move up to the next level. Skaters that desire to progress more quickly are encouraged to register for two classes a week. • Class assignments aren't guaranteed. Classes may be combined with others or canceled if the minimum number hasn't been met. • Register for classes by the deadline (two weeks prior to the start of the next session). • A  dd your name to the waitlist if a class is full. Additional classes may be added. Skaters registered for the prior session will be given priority.

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Spring session DAYs DATES

M April 8 – May 20 Registration deadline: March 25 Tu April 9 – May 21 Registration deadline: March 26 Sa April 13 – May 18 Registration deadline: March 30 Su April 14 – May 19 (No class April 21) Registration deadline: March 31

Summer session DAYs

DATES

M June 3 – July 22 (No class July 1) Registration deadline: May 20 W June 5 – July 24 (No class July 3) Registration deadline: May 22

Summer skating clinic DAYs

DATES

Tu – Th July 30 – Aug. 1 Registration deadline: July 16


Beginner Snowplow

AGES 4 – 6 For tots with little to no previous skating experience. Class emphasis is on learning to stand, fall and move on the ice through songs and games. Protective headgear required.

DAY DATES+TIME

FEE

M April 8 – May 20, 6:15 – 6:45 p.m. $78/$86 M April 8 – May 20, 6:45 – 7:15 p.m. $78/$86 Tu April 9 – May 21, 9:30 – 10 a.m. $78/$86 Sa April 13 – May 18, 8:30 – 9 a.m. $67/$74 Sa April 13 – May 18, 9 – 9:30 a.m. $67/$74 Sa April 13 – May 18, 9:30 – 10 a.m. $67/$74 M June 3 – July 22, 6:15 – 6:45 p.m. $78/$86 M June 3 – July 22, 6:45 – 7:15 p.m. $78/$86 Registration deadline: Two weeks before first day of class.

Advanced Snowplow

AGES 4 – 6 For tots with previous skating experience. Emphasis on pushing, gliding, stops and forward/backward skating. Protective headgear required.

DAY DATES+TIME

AGES 7 – 15 For youth with little previous skating experience. Emphasis is on learning to stand, fall and move on the ice. We'll teach forward swizzles, backward wiggles and beginning stops. Protective headgear recommended.

DAY DATES+TIME

FEE

Special Skater

AGES 5+ The program consists of a modified learn to skate curriculum and test standards, and opens the door to the wonderful world of ice skating for individuals of all ages and abilities. These tests are designed to be smaller steps to learn the basic skill maneuvers in the traditional PreAlpha through Delta levels. A parent/guardian or authorized companion who can already skate may join the skater, if desired, at no extra cost. Protective headgear is required.

FEE

Tu April 9 – May 21, 10:30 – 11 a.m. $78/$86 Sa April 13 – May 18, 8:30 – 9 a.m. $67/$74 M June 3 – July 22, 6:45 – 7:15 p.m. $78/$86 Registration deadline: Two weeks before first day of class.

FEE

M April 8 – May 20, 6:45 – 7:15 p.m. $78/$86 Sa April 13 – May 18, 9 – 9:30 a.m. $67/$74 M June 3 – July 22, 6:45 – 7:15 p.m. $78/$86 Registration deadline: Two weeks before first day of class.

Basic 2/Advanced Pre-Alpha

AGES 4 – 15 For skaters who have passed the beginner levels. Skaters will master forward skating, backward swizzles, one-foot glides, moving snowplow stops and standing two-foot turns.

DAY DATES+TIME

M April 8 – May 20, 6:15 – 6:45 p.m. $78/$86 M April 8 – May 20, 6:45 – 7:15 p.m. $78/$86 Tu April 9 – May 21, 10 – 10:30 a.m. $78/$86 Sa April 13 – May 18, 8:30 – 9 a.m. $67/$74 Sa April 13 – May 18, 9 – 9:30 a.m. $67/$74 Sa April 13 – May 18, 9:30 – 10 a.m. $67/$74 M June 3 – July 22, 6:15 – 6:45 p.m. $78/$86 M June 3 – July 22, 6:45 – 7:15 p.m. $78/$86 Registration deadline: Two weeks before first day of class.

DAY DATES+TIME

Basic 1/Pre-Alpha

FEE

M April 8 – May 20, 6:15 – 6:45 p.m. $78/$86 M April 8 – May 20, 6:45 – 7:15 p.m. $78/$86 Sa April 13 – May 18, 8:30 – 9 a.m. $67/$74 Sa April 13 – May 18, 9 – 9:30 a.m. $67/$74 M June 3 – July 22, 6:15 – 6:45 p.m. $78/$86 M June 3 – July 22, 6:45 – 7:15 p.m. $78/$86 Registration deadline: Two weeks before first day of class.

Basic 3/Alpha Introductory

AGES 5 – 15 For skaters who have successfully completed Basic 2/Advanced Pre-Alpha level. Elements introduced are forward stroking, beginning forward two-foot turns, backward glides, one-foot snowplow stops and preparation for forward crossovers.

DAY DATES+TIME

FEE

M April 8 – May 20, 6:15 – 6:45 p.m. $78/$86 Sa April 13 – May 18, 9:30 – 10 a.m. $67/$74 M June 3 – July 22, 6:15 – 6:45 p.m. $78/$86 Registration deadline: Two weeks before first day of class.

AGES 4 – 15 For skaters who have successfully completed Basic 4/Alpha Mastery level. Emphasis is on backward edges on a circle, backward crossovers, backward stroking and t-stops. Skaters will also be introduced to three turns and beginner two-foot spins.

DAY DATES+TIME

FEE

M April 8 – May 20, 6:45 – 7:15 p.m. $78/$86 $67/$74 Sa April 13 – May 18, 9:30 – 10 a.m. Su April 14 – May 19, 5 – 5:30 p.m. $56/$62 M June 3 – July 22, 6:45 – 7:15 p.m. $78/$86 W June 5 – July 24, 7:15 – 7:45 p.m. $78/$86 Registration deadline: Two weeks before first day of class.

Basic 6/Gamma

AGES 4 – 15 For skaters who have successfully completed Basic 5/Beta level. Skaters will continue mastery of forward outside three turns, Mohawk turns and hockey stops. Skaters will be introduced to forward inside three turns, lunges, advanced two-foot spins and side toe hops.

DAY DATES+TIME

FEE

M April 8 – May 20, 7:15 – 7:45 p.m. $78/$86 Sa April 13 – May 18, 9:30 – 10 a.m. $67/$74 Su April 14 – May 19, 5 – 5:30 p.m. $56/$62 M June 3 – July 22, 7:15 – 7:45 p.m. $78/$86 W June 5 – July 24, 7:15 – 7:45 p.m. $78/$86 Registration deadline: Two weeks before first day of class.

Pre-Free Skate/Delta

AGES 4 – 15 For skaters who have successfully completed Basic 6/Gamma level. Skaters will master forward inside three turns, forward edges, bunny hop, lunge and/or shoot the duck. Skills introduced are spirals, landing/exit positions, beginning one-foot spins and beginner half-jumps.

DAY DATES+TIME

Basic 4/Alpha Mastery

AGES 5 – 15 For skaters who have successfully completed Basic 3/Alpha Introductory level. Skaters will learn how to hold forward inside and outside edges on a circle, forward crossovers, backward half swizzles on a circle and backward one-foot glides.

DAY DATES+TIME

Basic 5/Beta

FEE

M April 8 – May 20, 7:15 – 7:45 p.m. $78/$86 Sa April 13 – May 18, 9:30 – 10 a.m. $67/$74 Su April 14 – May 19, 5 – 5:30 p.m. $56/$62 M June 3 – July 22, 7:15 – 7:45 p.m. $78/$86 W June 5 – July 24, 7:15 – 7:45 p.m. $78/$86 Registration deadline: Two weeks before first day of class.

FEE

M April 8 – May 20, 6:15 – 6:45 p.m. $78/$86 Sa April 13 – May 18, 9:30 – 10 a.m. $67/$74 M June 3 – July 22, 6:15 – 6:45 p.m. $78/$86 Registration deadline: Two weeks before first day of class.

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Adult Beginner

Freestyle 1 – 7 AGES 7+

For skaters who have successfully completed Pre-Free Skate/Delta level. Skaters will learn to jump, spin and other exciting moves in ISI Freestyle. Skaters must have passed the previous level to register for the next level. A progression to more difficult jumps and spins taught at each level. Student must successfully demonstrate the required elements while performing a program to music to pass a level. Registration deadline: Two weeks before first day of class. Advanced Pre-Free Skate/FREESTYLE 1

DAY M Sa Su M W

DATES+TIME April 8 – May 20, 7:15 – 7:45 p.m. April 13 – May 18, 8:30 – 9 a.m. April 14 – May 19, 5 – 5:30 p.m. June 3 – July 22, 7:15 – 7:45 p.m. June 5 – July 24, 7:15 – 7:45 p.m.

FREESTYLE 2

DAY DATES+TIME M Sa Su M W

April 8 – May 20, 7:15 – 7:45 p.m. April 13 – May 18, 8:30 – 9 a.m. April 14 – May 19, 5 – 5:30 p.m. June 3 – July 22, 7:15 – 7:45 p.m. June 5 – July 24, 7:15 – 7:45 p.m.

FREESTYLE 3

DAY DATES+TIME M Sa Su M W

April 8 – May 20, 7:15 – 7:45 p.m. April 13 – May 18, 8:30 – 9 a.m. April 14 – May 19, 5 – 5:30 p.m. June 3 – July 22, 7:15 – 7:45 p.m. June 5 – July 24, 7:15 – 7:45 p.m.

FREESTYLE 4

DAY DATES+TIME M Sa Su M W

April 8 – May 20, 7:15 – 7:45 p.m. April 13 – May 18, 8:30 – 9 a.m. April 14 – May 19, 5 – 5:30 p.m. June 3 – July 22, 7:15 – 7:45 p.m. June 5 – July 24, 7:15 – 7:45 p.m.

FEE $78/$86 $67/$74 $56/$62 $78/$86 $78/$86

FEE

$78/$86 $67/$74 $56/$62 $78/$86 $78/$86

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$78/$86 $67/$74 $56/$62 $78/$86 $78/$86

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$78/$86 $67/$74 $56/$62 $78/$86 $78/$86

FREESTYLE 5

DAY DATES+TIME M Sa Su M W

April 8 – May 20, 7:15 – 7:45 p.m. April 13 – May 18, 8:30 – 9 a.m. April 14 – May 19, 5 – 5:30 p.m. June 3 – July 22, 7:15 – 7:45 p.m. June 5 – July 24, 7:15 – 7:45 p.m.

FREESTYLE 6

DAY DATES+TIME M Sa Su M W

April 8 – May 20, 7:15 – 7:45 p.m. April 13 – May 18, 8:30 – 9 a.m. April 14 – May 19, 5 – 5:30 p.m. June 3 – July 22, 7:15 – 7:45 p.m. June 5 – July 24, 7:15 – 7:45 p.m.

FREESTYLE 7

DAY DATES+TIME M Sa Su M W

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April 8 – May 20, 7:15 – 7:45 p.m. April 13 – May 18, 8:30 – 9 a.m. April 14 – May 19, 5 – 5:30 p.m. June 3 – July 22, 7:15 – 7:45 p.m. June 5 – July 24, 7:15 – 7:45 p.m.

FEE

$78/$86 $67/$74 $56/$62 $78/$86 $78/$86

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$78/$86 $67/$74 $56/$62 $78/$86 $78/$86

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$78/$86 $67/$74 $56/$62 $78/$86 $78/$86

AGES 16+ For adults with little or no previous skating experience. Participants will work on basic forward and backward skating, one and two-foot glides, stops and improving stability on the ice.

DAY DATES+TIME

FEE

M April 8 – May 20, 6:15 – 6:45 p.m. $78/$86 Sa April 13 – May 18, 9 – 9:30 a.m. $67/$74 M June 3 – July 22, 6:15 – 6:45 p.m. $78/$86 Registration deadline: Two weeks before first day of class.

Hockey Tots

AGES 4 – 6 For skaters who have passed the Advanced Snowplow skating class and are comfortable moving quickly across the ice and skating backwards. Skaters should wear full pads and helmets. Pucks and sticks will not be used.

DAY DATES+TIME

FEE

Su April 14 – May 19, 4:30 – 5 p.m. $56/$62 W June 5 – July 24, 6:45 – 7:15 p.m. $78/$86 Registration deadline: Two weeks before first day of class.

Hockey Skills

Adult Intermediate

AGES 16+ For adults who are comfortable on the ice and are ready for new maneuvers. This class will focus on improving stops, push and glide forward skating, backward glides as well as learning edges, crossovers and turns.

AGES 7 – 15 For skaters who are comfortable with forward and backwards skating, crossovers and edges. This class is a fast moving class to improve hockey skating skills focusing on power and edge quality. Skaters should wear full pads and helmet. Pucks and sticks will not be used.

DAY DATES+TIME

DAY DATES+TIME

FEE

M April 8 – May 20, 6:15 – 6:45 p.m. $78/$86 Sa April 13 – May 18, 9 – 9:30 a.m. $67/$74 M June 3 – July 22, 6:15 – 6:45 p.m. $78/$86 Registration deadline: Two weeks before first day of class.

Team Skating

Adult Advanced

AGES 16+ Adults who are ready to improve edges, turns and crossovers and begin learning spins, jumps and moves in the field.

DAY DATES+TIME

FEE

M April 8 – May 20, 7:15 – 7:45 p.m. $78/$86 Sa April 13 – May 18, 9:30 – 10 a.m. $67/$74 M June 3 – July 22, 7:15 – 7:45 p.m. $78/$86 Registration deadline: Two weeks before first day of class.

Adult SkateFit

AGES 16+ SkateFit is designed for the adult skater who wants to stay fit by skating but wants more than an open skate session. Each session is led by a professional instructor and is the perfect class for the busy adult who still wants to lace ‘em up and get their heart rate up. The schedule is subject to change. Call 952.924.2567 to confirm dates and times.

DAY DATES+time

Tu April 9 – May 21, 11 – 11:45 a.m. FEE $10 per person / $45 for five-pass punch card

DAY DATES+TIME

FEE

Su April 14 – May 19, 4:30 – 5 p.m. $40/$45 Registration deadline: Two weeks before first day of class.

Learn to Perform

NE W

GAMMA LEVEL through freestyle This class explores the world of skating through performance. Skaters will learn about different types of program events such as interpretive, rhythmic and spotlight, as well as couples events. Instructors will judge competition and provide feedback to improve performance skills. No prior competition experience required.

FEE

W June 5 – July 24, 6:15 – 6:45 p.m. $55/$63 Registration deadline: Two weeks before first day of class.

AGES 16+ For skaters who are comfortable with forward and backwards skating, crossovers and edges. This class is designed to improve hockey skating skills focusing on power and edge quality. Skaters should wear full pads and helmet. Pucks and sticks will not be used.

FEE

Su April 14 – May 19, 4:30 – 5 p.m. $56/$62 W June 5 – July 24, 6:45 – 7:15 p.m. $78/$86 Registration deadline: Two weeks before first day of class.

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GAMMA LEVEL and UP Skaters will learn the basics of ice dance patterns, footwork and individual moves in the field, freestyle and choreography. Group will be broken into teams that will skate to choreographed music and have the opportunity to perform at local competitions and the annual ice show. Currently offered at a discounted price. Requires instructor approval.

DAY DATES+TIME

Adult Hockey Skills

DAY DATES+TIME

FEE

Su April 14 – May 19, 4:30 – 5 p.m. $56/$62 W June 5 – July 24, 6:45 – 7:15 p.m. $78/$86 Registration deadline: Two weeks before first day of class.


Moves, Power and Edges

RECOMMENDED FOR FIGURE SKATERS GAMMA LEVEL AND UP Skaters will work to improve stroking, power, edges, posture and control to enhance their overall skating ability. Advanced adults who are comfortable skating forward and backward crossovers are welcome. This class is currently offered at a discounted price.

DAY DATES+TIME

FEE

Su April 14 – May 19, 4:30 – 5 p.m. $40/$45 W June 5 – July 24, 6:45 – 7:15 p.m. $55/$63 Registration deadline: Two weeks before first day of class.

Junior Club/Program

AGES 5+ Introduces skaters Basic 4/Alpha Mastery through Freestyle levels to use the full ice surface for their skating skills. Each skater will receive a 10 - 15 minute private lesson with the remainder of the class time to practice independently. Skaters must be enrolled in their appropriate skate school class in addition to this course.

DAY DATES+TIME

FEE

M April 8 – May 20, 7:45 – 8:15 p.m. $78/$86 Sa April 13 – May 18, 8 – 8:30 a.m. $67/$74 Su April 14 – May 19, 5:30 – 6 p.m. $56/$62 M June 3 – July 22, 7:45 – 8:15 p.m. $78/$86 W June 5 – July 24, 7:45 – 8:15 p.m. $78/$86 Registration deadline: Two weeks before first day of class.

Developmental Open Ice Skating

Ages 5+ Development open ice skating is available for figure skaters to practice their skating skills with or without a private lesson. Admission can be paid for on a monthly basis, with a six-pass punch card or individual one-time entrances. During developmental ice, there are no hockey pucks, hockey sticks or games allowed. April 2 – Aug. 28

DAY Tu W Sa Tu W F Tu W

DATES+TIME

April 2 – May 28, 6:30 – 8:30 a.m. April 3 – May 29, 6:30 – 8:30 a.m. April 13 – May 18, 7 – 8 a.m. June 4 – July 30, 6:30 – 7:45 p.m. June 5 – July 31, 6:30 – 7:45 p.m. June 5 – July 31, 6:30 – 7:45 p.m. Aug. 6 – 27, 6:30 – 8:30 a.m. Aug. 7 – 28, 6:30 – 8:30 a.m. FEES Online registration is available for monthly admission. One-time entrances and punch cards can be purchased at The Rec Center. $10: One-time entrance $48: Six-pass punch card $24 – $40: Monthly admission (Skaters must pre-register before to the first day of the month.) Registration deadline: Two weeks before first day of class.

Freestyle Off-Ice Training

NE W

FREESTYLE LEVEL SKATERS The Rec Center, 3700 Monterey Drive Improve your skating skills and performance on the ice. This class will vary week to week covering jump and spin exercises, strength and conditioning, balance and flexibility. Off-ice classes complement a well-rounded skater’s training. Skaters will improve flexibility, balance, core strength, stamina and jump/spin technique. Come to class in athletic/skating attire and athletic footwear. Classes are designated by current class level.

DAY DATES+TIME

M M W

April 8 – May 20, 6:30 – 7 p.m. June 3 – July 22, 6:30 – 7 p.m. (No class July 1) June 5 – July 24, 5:15 – 5:45 p.m. (No class July 3) FEE $35 per person (resident) / $42 (non-resident)

Off-Ice Harness Training

NE W

AGES 5+ The Rec Center, 3700 Monterey Drive One of the most important things skaters need to learn is a proper rotation technique for jumps and spins. Off-ice harness training provides skaters the opportunity to practice and improve their air rotation position and eliminates the focus of the on-ice set up and potential falls. This training is offered to skaters of all abilities to work on their technique in a safe environment. Skaters should wear athletic/skating attire and athletic footwear. Lessons are held in 15-minute increments. Email skate@stlouispark.org to schedule private off-ice harness training.

DAYs

DATES+TIME

M – Su Times/days vary by instructor availability. $5 per skater per lesson plus private coaching FEE fees (varies by instructor)

Summer Skating Clinic

Ages 6 – 20 Stay cool this summer at the rink! This comprehensive skating clinic includes morning off-ice classes and afternoon on-ice training. Off-ice trainings will include stretching and warm-ups, core and endurance conditioning, healthy living education, jumping techniques and more. On-ice training focuses on power, edges, jumps, spins and artistry. Participants should bring their own skates, but rentals will be available if needed. Recommended for skaters in Basic 1/Pre-Alpha through Freestyle 7. Participants need to provide their own snacks and lunch.

DAYs DATES+TIME

Tu – Th July 30 – Aug. 1, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. FEE $140 (resident) / $148 (non-resident) Registration deadline: July 16

Public skating ALL AGES The Rec Center, 3700 Monterey Drive

Come skate during open skating sessions. Please note the skating schedule exceptions or call 952.924.2567, option 7, to confirm dates and times.

April 1 – June 9 DAYS

TIME

M, W, F Noon – 1:30 p.m. (No skating April 17, 21, May 27) Sa 10:15 – 11:45 a.m. (No skating May 25) Su 2:15 – 3:45 p.m. (No skating April 7 and 21; May 26) $3.50 per person (youth and senior) FEE $30 for 10-pass punch card (youth and senior) $4 per person (adult) $35 for 10-pass punch card (adult) Miscellaneous FEES: $3 skate rental, $5 skate sharpening

June 15 – Aug. 25 DAY Sa Su

TIME

10:15 – 11:45 a.m. (No skating Aug. 17 and 24) 2:15 – 3:45 p.m. (No skating Aug. 18)

Open hockey Youth open hockey AGES 6 – 15 The Rec Center, 3700 Monterey Drive

Bring your own equipment and have fun playing open hockey on non-school days and holiday breaks. It is recommended that a parent or guardian be in attendance during skating sessions. This is a drop-in program without staff supervision.

DayS DATES+TIME

M – F April 1 – 5, 10:15 – 11:45 a.m. FEE $5 per person / $45 for 10-pass punch card

Adult open hockey

AGES 16+ The Rec Center, 3700 Monterey Drive

Open hockey is available at The Rec Center’s indoor ice arena. The schedule is subject to change. Call 952.924.2567 to confirm dates and times.

DAYS DATES+TIME

Tu, Th April 2 – June 6, noon – 1:30 p.m. FEE $5 per person / $45 for 10-pass punch card

The Rec Center Skate Shop

The skate shop is located in The Rec Center in between the west and east ice arenas. The shop has rental skates and skate sharpening service.

DAY TIME Sa Su

10 a.m. – noon 2 – 4 p.m.

Note: Services available outside of the above hours. Inquire at The Rec Center front desk.

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Aquatic Park 3700 Monterey Drive Our Aquatic Park is the hottest place to stay cool this summer! Wade into the pool from our zero depth entry or splash into the water from the four-story water slides. Our summertime fun facility features a sand-and-water play area, tot whale slide, spray arches, water geysers, drop slides, aqua obstacle course, lap swim lanes, diving boards and sun decks. We also offer a picnic area, full-service concession stand and locker rooms.

Dates and hours June 1 – July 31 DAYs

TIME

M – F 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. Sa – Su 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Aquatic Park closes at 7 p.m. on July 4

Aug. 1 – 25 DAYs

TIME

M – Su 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Season passes Residents*

*Thanks to reciprocal agreements, resident rates on season passes are available for Golden Valley, Hopkins, Minnetonka and New Hope residents.

Age

Non-residents

Age

Age

FEE

Before June 1

After June 1

Under age 1 Free Free Ages 1 – 54 $57 $62 Caretaker/nanny $60 $65 Ages 55+ $42 $47 Twilight (after 4:30 p.m.) $42 $47 Paid admission is required for all individuals 1 year of age or older entering the Aquatic Park.

Daily admission rates Under age 1 Free Ages 1 – 54 $9.50 Ages 55+ $5.50 Twilight (after 4:30 p.m.) $5.50 Paid admission is required for all individuals 1 year of age or older entering the Aquatic Park.

BEST VALUE

Before June 1

After June 1

Under age 1 Free Free Ages 1 – 54 $67 $72 Caretaker/nanny $70 $75 Ages 55+ $52 $57 Twilight $52 $57 (after 4:30 p.m.) Paid admission is required for all individuals 1 year of age or older entering the Aquatic Park.

Aquatic Park closings The pool will always be closed in the event of severe weather. If the temperature/wind chill falls below 70 degrees and/or there are fewer than 20 people in the pool for a one-hour time period, the pool will also close. In case of questionable weather, call the Aquatic Park weather line at 952.924.2567.

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Aquatic Park special events Parent and Tot Time

Ages 6 and under; must be accompanied by an adult The shallow area of the pool is reserved for exclusive use by tots. Families participating must arrive before 10:45 a.m. YOUTH AGE 7 AND OLDER WILL NOT BE ALLOWED INTO THE AQUATIC PARK.

DAYs

M–F

FEE

TIME

10 – 11 a.m. Daily admission or season pass.

Last Day of School

ALL AGES Come to the pool to celebrate! $1 entrance fee beginning at 3 p.m., as well as $1 hotdogs, 50-cent small fountain sodas and 50-cent ice cream sandwiches (while supplies last).

DAY Tu

FEE

TIME

June 11, 3 – 8 p.m. $1 per person or season pass.

Last Day of Summer

ALL AGES Bring a non-perishable food donation for the STEP food shelf, and pool entrance is just $1. All season pass holders who bring a food donation will receive a coupon for one free small fountain beverage at the concession stand.

DAY Su

FEE

All-Female Swim

ALL AGES Females of all ages are invited to enjoy an evening swim at the pool, which will be in full operation with concessions and music and staffed by females only. This event allows females, who for reasons of faith or personal preference wish to swim in a single-sex environment, to enjoy the pool after regular hours.

DAY Su

FEE

Dates+TIME

June 16, June 30, July 14, 7:30 – 10 p.m. $5.50 per person or season pass.

All-Male Swim

ALL AGES Males of all ages are invited to enjoy an evening swim at the pool, which will be in full operation with concessions and music and staffed by males only. This event allows males, who for reasons of faith or personal preference wish to swim in a single-sex environment, to enjoy the pool after regular hours.

DAY Su

FEE

Dates+TIME

June 23, July 7, July 28, 7:30 – 10 p.m. $5.50 per person or season pass.

Date+TIME

Aug. 25, 1 – 7 p.m. $1 per person (with food shelf donation) or season pass.

*Aqua obstacle course, lap swimming and senior swim are on page 26.

Swimming lessons Visit www.slpcommunityed.com or call 952.928.6777 to register.

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Amenities Aqua Obstacle Course

Our Aqua Obstacle Course is guaranteed to provide hours of fun! It includes a ramp, bridge, balance pond, slide, cliff and corner base. Three great activities in one area – diving board, drop slides and Aqua Obstacle Course! DAYs TIME M 1:15 – 5 p.m. Tu, Th, Sa 1:15 p.m. – close

Adult lap swim

AGES 18+ Workout in our 25-meter lanes! Individuals under age 18 are not allowed in the adult swim lanes during lap swim times.

DAYs M – Su M W F, Su Tu, Th, Sa FEE

TIME Lanes 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. 5 5:15 p.m. – close 3 5 p.m. – close 5 5 p.m. – close 2 No evening lap swim. Daily admission or season pass.

Senior lap swim

AGES 55+ 25-meter lanes are reserved for lap swimming during this time.

DAYs M–F FEE

TIME Lanes 10 – 11 a.m. 5 Daily admission or season pass.

Concession stand Try out our tasty menu! Our concession stand offers hot dogs, pizza, hamburgers, corndogs, mini-donuts, ice cream treats, beverages and more.

DAYs Daily

TIME

11 a.m. – 7:15 p.m. (weather dependent)

Reciprocal agreements In exchange for allowing Golden Valley, Hopkins, Minnetonka and New Hope residents to buy Aquatic Park season passes at St. Louis Park resident rates, St. Louis Park residents may use facilities in these communities at their resident rates. Thanks to reciprocal agreements, we share use of the following:

Brookview Golf Course

Rent the Aquatic Park! Private Aquatic Park rental

Rent the Aquatic Park for after-hours company gatherings, events, athletic teams, scout groups and birthday parties. No outside music allowed.

June 1 – July 31 DAYs M–F Sa – Su FEE

TIME 8:30 – 10 p.m. 7:30 – 10 p.m. Pool rental rate: $425 per hour Aqua Obstacle Course (Wibit): Additional $100 per hour

Aug. 1 – 24 DAYs TIME M – Su 7:30 – 10 p.m. Pool rental rate: $425 per hour FEE Aqua Obstacle Course (Wibit): Additional $100 per hour

Aquatic Park gazebo reservations Groups up to 30 people may reserve the gazebo for parties and other events. In addition to the gazebo rental fee, daily admission or a season pass is required to enter the Aquatic Park. One complimentary Aquatic Park admission provided with gazebo rental.

DAYs TIME M – Su 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., 2 – 4:30 p.m., 5 p.m. – close $35 per time (resident) / $45 (non-resident) FEE

200 Brookview Pkwy., Golden Valley St. Louis Park residents are eligible to purchase patron cards and golf at patron rates for 18-hole, 9-hole and par-3 golfing at the Golden Valley resident rate. Call 763.512.2314 for details.

Shady Oak Beach

5200 Shady Oak Rd., Minnetonka St. Louis Park residents are eligible to purchase season passes for the summer season at Shady Oak Beach at the Minnetonka resident rate. Call 952.939.8203 for details.

Williston Fitness Center

14509 Minnetonka Drive, Minnetonka St. Louis Park residents may join the Williston Fitness Center at the Minnetonka resident rate. Call 952.939.8370 for details.

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Aquatic Park group reservations Organized groups of 20 or more may reserve admission to the Aquatic Park Tuesdays through Fridays during regular hours. Call 952.924.2540 to make a reservation.


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Oak Hill Park Splash Pad 3201 Rhode Island Ave. S. The 2,350-square-foot splash pad is located in the beautiful Oak Hill Park. The site offers many amenities perfect for families and large groups! Rubber-soled shoes are strongly recommended for all participants.

DAYs

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Dates+times

M – Su May 24 – Sept. 8, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. (weather dependent) Free (resident) / $1 (non-resident) FEE

Group reservations Groups of 10 – 30, including staff, must reserve admission to the splash pad. Groups can only reserve the splash pad two times per month. Call 952.924.2540 to make a reservation.

DAYs

Large and small commercial energy efficiency

Net zero energy construction

Residential energy efficiency

Dates+times

M, W, F June 17 – Aug. 16, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. M, W, F June 17 – Aug. 16, 1 – 3 p.m. Group: $2 per person FEE *One free chaperone per 10 paid admissions.

Spring break camps

Transportation emissions reduction 25% by 2030

100% renewable electricity by 2030

Reduce solid waste 50% by 2030

How are we contributing?

City of St. Louis Park

N A T U R E

C E N T E R

8300 W. Franklin Ave.

Don’t miss out on your chance to participate in spring break camps at

Westwood Hills Nature Center! Call 952.924.2544 or visit stlouispark.maxgalaxy.net for more information.

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Adult programs

Public programs

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Nature Unnoticed

Ages 18+ Westwood Hills Nature Center, 8300 W. Franklin Ave. Explore your natural curiosity on a nature walk with a naturalist. We’ll focus on the seasonal activities of the plants, animals and fungi found in the park. Each hike will be a unique experience.

DAY DATE+TIME Sa

April 27, 10 – 11:30 a.m. $5 per person (resident) / $7 (non-resident) FEE Registration deadline: When program is full.

Evening Canoeing

C E N T E R

ALL CHILDREN AGES 2+

must pay and be accompanied by a paid adult for all public programs unless stated otherwise.

Spring Scavenger Hunt

All ages Westwood Hills Nature Center, 8300 W. Franklin Ave. Snow, rain or shine, you never know what you’ll get with a Minnesota spring! Come and explore the nature center on a self-guided hunt for seasonal clues. Start at the interpretive center for your scavenger hunt guide and return when you’re finished to claim your prize!

DAY DATE+TIME Ages 18+ Westwood Hills Nature Center, 8300 W. Franklin Ave. Su April 7, 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. Explore Westwood Lake at twilight by canoe. FEE $3 per person (resident) / $5 (non-resident) We will take a refreshment break inside the Registration deadline: When program is full. interpretive center before we end the evening paddling back to the canoe dock. Space is limited to 18 people, so register early. Meet at Enviro-Mint-al Soap the Park & Ride lot on Wayzata Boulevard. Call All ages Westwood Hills Nature Center, 8300 W. Franklin Ave. for directions. Come and learn about the mint plant family DAY DATE+TIME growing at Westwood. Use dried mint forbs F May 31, 6:30 – 9 p.m. grown at Westwood to create your own goat milk base soap to take home and enjoy. End FEE $12 per person (resident) / $15 (non-resident) with a hike in the park with a naturalist! Registration deadline: When program is full. DAY DATE+TIME Sa

April 13, 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. $8 per person (resident) / $11 (non-resident) Registration deadline: When program is full.

FEE

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Earth Day Cleanup

ALL AGES Westwood Hills Nature Center, 8300 W. Franklin Ave. Spend Earth Day at Westwood helping beautify the park. We will spend the afternoon on cleanup projects. This is a perfect service project for groups.

DAY DATE+TIME Sa

April 20, 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. FEE Free; preregistration requested. Registration deadline: When program is full.

Interested in helping plant trees?

Join us at Westwood on May 21.

After school/work community tree planting Westwood Hills Nature Center, 8300 W. Franklin Ave.

Come celebrate nature at early evening and help restore the woods by planting 150 trees with our partner Tree Trust. Sign up at www.treetrust.org.

DAY Tu

DATE+TIME

May 21, 4 – 7 p.m.


Mother’s Day Open House

Archery AGES 9+

DROP-OFF PROGRAM

Westwood Hills Nature Center, 8300 W. Franklin Ave. Here’s your chance to learn how to shoot a bow and arrow or enjoy time on the range to enhance your skills! Instruction will be given on proper technique and range safety. There will be a short hike to and from the range.

DAY DATE+TIME Sa

May 4, 2 – 4 p.m. FEE $10 per person who shoots (resident) / $15 (non-resident) Registration deadline: When program is full.

ALL AGES Westwood Hills Nature Center, 8300 W. Franklin Ave. Learn more about the amazing amphibians found at Westwood. Look and listen for frogs and toads on the trail and by the lake. Meet a frog or toad that lives at the nature center.

DAY DATE+TIME Su

May 5, 3 – 4:30 p.m. FEE $5 per person (resident) / $8 (non-resident) Registration deadline: When program is full.

Sa

May 11, 8 – 10 a.m. FEE $5 per person (resident) / $8 (non-resident) Registration deadline: When program is full.

Spring break

camps!

Su

May 12, 2 – 4 p.m. FEE $7 per person (resident) / $9 (non-resident); Mothers attend for free. Registration deadline: When program is full.

ALL AGES Westwood Hills Nature Center, 8300 W. Franklin Ave. Discover more about these creatures that carry their home on their back. Hike down to the lake to look for turtles and meet a turtle who lives at Westwood.

DAY DATE+TIME Sa

May 18, 3 – 4:30 p.m. FEE $5 per person (resident) / $8 (non-resident) Registration deadline: When program is full.

Family Canoeing

Campfire programs AGES 2+

CHILDREN MUST PAY AND BE ACCOMPANIED BY A PAID ADULT

Westwood Hills Nature Center, 8300 W. Franklin Ave. Come enjoy an evening campfire at the nature center. Each month we will explore a new activity, tell stories and socialize as the sun sets.

Summer Solstice DAY DATE+TIME June 21, 6:30 – 8 p.m. F FEE $6 per person (resident) / $8 (non-resident)

Registration deadline: June 19 or when program is full.

Dusk on the Dock DAY DATE+TIME Aug. 23, 6:30 – 8 p.m. F

$6 per person (resident) / $8 (non-resident) Registration deadline: Aug. 21 or when program is full.

FEE

AGES 7+

ALL AGES Westwood Hills Nature Center, 8300 W. Franklin Ave. Spend the morning with a naturalist surveying the nature center for spring migrants. Historically, nearly 200 bird species have been sighted here at Westwood and there’s always the possibility of adding to that number! Binoculars and field guides provided.

DAY DATE+TIME

DAY DATE+TIME

Turtles

Frogs and Toads

Spring Migration Bird Walk

ALL AGES Westwood Hills Nature Center, 8300 W. Franklin Ave. Bring mom to the nature center for her special day. Stop by anytime to do a scavenger hunt, meet a live animal and plant a flower to take home. End your time with a sweet treat. Preregistration encouraged.

CHILDREN MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT

Westwood Hills Nature Center, 8300 W. Franklin Ave. Explore Westwood Lake by canoe.Paddling is a terrific way to see wildlife and experience a different side of Westwood. Instruction in basic canoeing strokes and boating safety will be included. Canoes, paddles and life jackets will be provided. (1 – 2 adults with 1 – 2 children maximum per canoe.)

DAY DATE+TIME Sa

June 1, 2 – 4 p.m. FEE $20 per canoe (resident) / $24 (non-resident) Registration deadline: When program is full.

Visit

www.stlouispark.org/whnc for details.

Teen volunteer opportunities

Junior naturalist GRADES 7 – 12 (2019-20 school year) Are you ready to volunteer and have some fun? Do you enjoy helping kids with crafts and activities, caring for animals or helping with projects? Join our dedicated, amazing crew of junior naturalists and build self-confidence, responsibility and leadership skills. Scheduling is flexible. Visit www.stlouispark.org/whnc for more information and the application. Online applications accepted through April 30 or until full.

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Preschool programs Tuesday Turtles Preschool Ages 4 – 5 by the start of session DROP-OFF PROGRAM

Puppet Story Time All ages

CHILD MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT

Westwood Hills Nature Center, 8300 W. Franklin Ave.

Westwood Hills Nature Center, 8300 W. Franklin Ave. Explore and discover the world outside while on naturalist-led hikes. We’ll listen to nature stories, create crafts, play games and laugh with our famous puppets. Each class dives into a different nature topic. There are two sessions, and each session has four classes. Sign up for one or both sessions.

Laugh out loud as the Westwood puppets tell a story in their animated comical style. Begin with open play and exploration. Naturalist-led activities will highlight the story and create memories for you and your youngest family members. There will be an opportunity to go outside.

DAY DATEs+TIME

Maple Syrup DAY DATEs+TIME

Tu Tu

April 9, 16, 23, 30, 1 – 3 p.m. May 7, 14, 21, 28, 1 – 3 p.m. FEE $42 per child (resident) / $48 (non-resident) Registration deadline: When program is full.

M F

April 1, 10 – 11:30 a.m. April 5, 10 – 11:30 a.m. FEE $4 per person (resident) / $5 (non-resident) Registration deadline: When program is full.

Salamanders in My Room DAY DATEs+TIME M F

May 20, 10 – 11:30 a.m. May 24, 10 – 11:30 a.m. FEE $4 per person (resident) / $5 (non-resident) Registration deadline: When program is full.

Squirrel Tails DAY DATE+TIME F

June 28, 10 – 11:30 a.m. FEE $4 per person (resident) / $5 (non-resident) Registration deadline: When program is full.

Buggin’ Out DAY DATE+TIME F

July 26, 10 – 11:30 a.m. FEE $4 per person (resident) / $5 (non-resident) Registration deadline: When program is full.

Monarch Madness DAY DATEs+TIME M F

Aug. 26, 10 – 11:30 a.m. Aug. 30, 10 – 11:30 a.m. FEE $4 per person (resident) / $5 (non-resident) Registration deadline: When program is full.

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Summer camps

Pollywogs Preschool Camp AGES 4 – 5 by THE START OF SESSION DROP-OFF PROGRAM

Westwood Hills Nature Center, 8300 W. Franklin Ave.

Come to play! Come to hike! Explore and create in a beautiful setting that fosters the imagination. We will be outside using our senses to explore the nature center woods, marsh and prairie, and end each day laughing with the puppets. Choose either the morning OR afternoon for each session.

Session 1: Animal Homes and Hideouts DAYs DATEs+TIME M – Th June 10 – 13, 9 – 11:30 a.m. M – Th June 10 – 13, 1 – 3:30 p.m. $65 per child (resident) / $73 (non-resident) FEE Registration deadline: When program is full.

Session 2: Nature Explorers DAYs DATEs+TIME M – Th July 8 – 11, 9 – 11:30 a.m. M – Th July 8 – 11, 1 – 3:30 p.m. $65 per child (resident) / $73 (non-resident) FEE Registration deadline: When program is full.

Session 3: Wetland Wonders DAYs DATEs+TIME M – Th Aug. 5 – 8, 9 – 11:30 a.m. M – Th Aug. 5 – 8, 1 – 3:30 p.m. $65 per child (resident) / $73 (non-resident) FEE Registration deadline: When program is full.

Canoeing

GRADES 4 – 8 (2019-20 SCHOOL YEAR) Westwood Hills Nature Center, 8300 W. Franklin Ave. Get off the trails and onto the water as we explore Westwood Lake by canoe. Learn basic canoe strokes and boating safety on dry land before heading out on the water to practice your technique with a variety of fun canoeing activities and games. Canoes, paddles and life jackets provided.

DAYs

DATEs+TIME

W – Th June 12 – 13, 1 – 3:30 p.m. $30 per child (resident) / $35 (non-resident) FEE Registration deadline: When program is full.


How Animals Grow

GRADES 1 – 3 (2019-20 SCHOOL YEAR) Westwood Hills Nature Center, 8300 W. Franklin Ave. Obviously animals grow up, but how? Learn about the life cycles of different animals by playing games, meeting live animals, exploring outdoors, reading stories and watching Westwood’s silly puppets.

DAYs

DATEs+TIME

Rock Camp

Grades 1 – 5 (2019-20 school year) Westwood Hills Nature Center, 8300 W. Franklin Ave. All of Westwood’s camps rock, but this one is about rocks! You see rocks every day, but how much do you really know about them? What are they made of? How did they get there? There is a lot more to rocks than just being hard. Come explore rocks with us!

M – Th June 17 – 20, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. $105 per child (resident) / FEE $115 (non-resident) Registration deadline: When program is full.

DAY

Raptors

Photography

Grades 1 – 5 (2019-20 school year) Westwood Hills Nature Center, 8300 W. Franklin Ave. Dive deeper into the world of raptors as we explore what makes these birds so unique. We’ll learn about birds of prey as we spend time in their habitats, play games and get a behind the scenes look into the lives of Westwood’s educational raptors. We’ll end the week with a trip to the Raptor Center to view a variety of raptors on a guided tour.

DAYs

DATEs+TIME

M – Th June 17 – 20, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. $125 per child (resident) / FEE $135 (non-resident) Registration deadline: When program is full.

Lakeside Adventures

Grades 1 – 5 (2019-20 school year) Westwood Hills Nature Center, 8300 W. Franklin Ave. Pond-dipping, fishing, splashing, oh my! There are so many activities to explore in and around Westwood Lake, and this is the perfect camp to try them all. Discover new and unique parts of the lake and the creatures that live there.

DAYs

DATEs+TIME

M – Th June 24 – 27, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. $105 per child (resident) / FEE $115 (non-resident) Registration deadline: When program is full.

DATE+TIME

M

July 1, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. $30 per child (resident) / $35 (non-resident) Registration deadline: When program is full.

FEE

Grades 4 – 6 (2019-20 school year) Westwood Hills Nature Center, 8300 W. Franklin Ave. Learn digital photography basics with nature as your muse. Master the basics such as subject, lighting and perspective to capture natural subjects big and small. At the end of the day, decorate a frame to showcase a print of your favorite photo.

DAY

DATE+TIME

Tu

July 2, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. $35 per child (resident) / $40 (non-resident) Registration deadline: When program is full.

FEE

Wild About Animals

GRADES 1 – 5 (2019-20 SCHOOL YEAR) Westwood Hills Nature Center, 8300 W. Franklin Ave. Snakes, turtles, frogs and more! We’ll have the chance to take Westwood’s animals out from behind the glass and spend time handling them and learning how to care for them. We’ll also spend time outside to discover the lives and habitats of wild animals.

DAY

DATE+TIME

W

July 3, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. FEE $30 per child (resident) / $35 (non-resident) Registration deadline: When program is full.

Outdoor Skills

Grades 5 – 8 (2019-20 school year) Westwood Hills Nature Center, 8300 W. Franklin Ave. Pitch a tent and learn the skills to master the outdoors. Navigate with a map and compass, take your best shot with a bow and arrow, explore the lake by canoe and build the perfect cook fire. Food for campfire lunch on the last day will be provided. Note: There is no overnight camping with this camp.

DAYs

DATEs+TIME

M – Th July 15 – 18, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. $125 per child (resident) / $135 (non-resident) FEE Registration deadline: When program is full.

Nature Arts and Crafts

Grades 1 – 5 (2019-20 school year) Westwood Hills Nature Center, 8300 W. Franklin Ave. Explore your creative side! Join us to create masterpieces using materials and ideas found in and inspired by the woods, marsh and prairie of Westwood. Bring home works of art to share with your family.

DAYs

DATEs+TIME

M – Th July 22 – 25, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. $115 per child (resident) / $125 (non-resident) FEE Registration deadline: When program is full.

Animal Engineers

Grades 1 – 5 (2019-20 school year) Westwood Hills Nature Center, 8300 W. Franklin Ave. Animals are great engineers, building tunnels, dams, webs and nests! Team up with naturalists and learn about what animals build and what tools they use.

DAYs

DATEs+TIME

M – Th July 29 – Aug. 1, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. $105 per child (resident) / $115 (non-resident) FEE Registration deadline: When program is full.

Archery

Grades 2 – 8 (2019-20 school year) Westwood Hills Nature Center, 8300 W. Franklin Ave.

Whether you’re new to the sport or an experienced archer, here’s a chance to practice your skills on an outdoor range. We’ll learn some basic techniques and range safety before heading outside to take your best shot. There will be a short hike to and from the range. Choose one date.

DAY DATEs+TIME Tu W

Aug. 6, 1 – 3 p.m. Aug. 7, 1 – 3 p.m. FEE $10 per child (resident) / $15 (non-resident) Registration deadline: When program is full.

Nature Theater Arts Camp

Grades 1 – 5 (2019-20 school year) Westwood Hills Nature Center, 8300 W. Franklin Ave. Places everyone, places! We will combine nature-themed activities with the world of drama. Kids will create and act in their own play. We will have plenty of time to practice, but also make sure to have fun outside by the pond and in the woods. Performances will be on Thursday, Aug. 15, 3 – 4 p.m.

DAYs

DATEs+TIME

M – Th Aug. 12 – 15, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. $115 per child (resident) / FEE $125 (non-resident) Registration deadline: When program is full.

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Teen volunteer

Continued

opportunities City of St. Louis Park

N A T U R E

Home school programs

Birthday parties

ages 5 – 12 CHILDREN MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT. NO CHARGE FOR SUPERVISING ADULT.

Westwood Hills Nature Center, 8300 W. Franklin Ave. Westwood Hills Nature Center is a great resource for home school science learning activities! We can customize our outdoor recreation and natural history programs to fit a variety of ages and learning needs. Call 952.924.2544 for more information about scheduling a visit for a small group or homeschool cooperative.

AGES 4+ Westwood Hills Nature Center is the perfect venue for any child’s birthday party. Birthday parties include a one-hour program led by one of our naturalists and another hour for gifts and food in a private party room for up to 12 children (extra fee for additional children). Children will meet a live animal, hike outdoors and then celebrate in the party room. You bring the treats, paperware and presents.

Scout programs

Westwood Hills Nature Center is a great resource for your scouting needs. We can customize our programs to meet your specific badge requirements, special awards and service projects. These activities provide scouts with the opportunity to build character and leadership, connect to the community, discover new things, collaborate with other scouts and have fun in an outdoor environment. Our 164-acre facility includes wetland, prairie and forest habitats which are ideal for exploration and service projects. Call 952.924.2544 for more information.

Service projects

Looking for a service project for your community, scout or service group? Westwood can provide opportunities for park clean ups, plantings or other projects. Call 952.924.2544 for more information.

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Junior naturalist

GRADES 7 – 12 (2019-20 school year) Are you ready to volunteer and have some fun? Do you enjoy helping kids with crafts and activities, caring for animals or helping with projects? Join our dedicated, amazing crew of junior naturalists and build self-confidence, responsibility and leadership skills. Scheduling is flexible. Visit www.stlouispark.org/whnc for more information and the application. Online applications accepted through April 30 or until full.

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Call 952.924.2544 for reservations. Onsite parking is not available due to construction of the new Westwood Hills Nature Center interpretive center. Street parking is available on West Franklin Avenue. Reservations are being accepted for Saturdays and Sundays through August.

FEE

$105 (resident) / $115 (non-resident)


To ensure your participation, register as soon as possible. All activities have maximum enrollment limits. Activities also have minimum enrollment requirements and can be canceled 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. Instructors cannot accept registrations in class.

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.

Access to Fun

Partial fee assistance is available to those that live or work in St. Louis Park. Those that qualify should submit a fee assistance form. For more information, call Caroline Voss at 952.924.2540 or download a form online at www.stlouispark.org/activities-programs.

How to register Sorry, we cannot accept registration over the phone. 1. C  omplete the enclosed registration form. Or, register online at stlouispark.maxgalaxy.net.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; call 952.924.2540 or email cvoss@stlouispark.org. 2. Payment must accompany registration. We accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express, cash and checks. Make checks payable to “City of St. Louis Park.” 3. Mail, drop off or fax your registration form and payment.

Confirmations and cancelations

We do not send enrollment confirmations.

You will be contacted only if: • The program is full. • The program is canceled. • 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.

Registration options NEW

online registration!

To better serve you, we have a new online registration site!

Visit stlouispark.maxgalaxy.net to register. 1. Create your account 2. Add family members to your account 3. Register for activities

Questions? Call 952.924.2540

Mail

Send the registration form along with payment to: The Rec Center 3700 Monterey Drive St. Louis Park, MN 55416 For Westwood Hills Nature Center programs, mail to: Westwood Hills Nature Center 8300 W. Franklin Ave. St. Louis Park, MN 55426

Fax

Fax the registration form along with your Visa, Mastercard, Discover or American Express payment to: • The Rec Center – 952.925.5663 • Westwood Hills Nature Center – 952.797.9691

Visit our office

Drop off your registration form, along with payment, to either 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.

The Rec Center’s service counter hours

Register here

Register early!

September – May 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.

The Rec Center will be closed at 4:30 p.m. on May 24 and Aug. 30, and all day April 21, May 25 – 27, Aug. 31 and Sept. 1 – 2.

Westwood Hills Nature Center Interpretive Center hours Monday – Friday

8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday

Noon – 5 p.m.

The interpretive center will be closed April 21, May 25 – 27, July 4, Aug. 31 – Sept. 2. Westwood Hills Nature Center trails are open daily, sunrise to sunset.

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Parks and Recreation Division 3700 Monterey Drive, St. Louis Park, MN 55416 Office: 952.924.2540 • Fax: 952.925.5663

Westwood Hills Nature Center 8300 W. Franklin Ave., St. Louis Park, MN 55426 Office: 952.924.2544 • Fax: 952.797.9691

Parent/guardian Primary phone (Last name, first name) Address (Street) (City)

(ZIP)

Email Emergency contact I am interested in being a volunteer (check all that apply)

Participant first and last name

Date of birth

Coach

2019-20 grade and school

Cell phone

Assistant/team manager

Activity name, date, time

Fee per person

Total enclosed

The St. Louis Park Parks and Recreation Division is committed to educating youth athletic volunteers, officials, instructors, parents and participants about the nature and risks of concussions. Information regarding concussions is available at cdc.gov/concussioninyouthsports. To better serve our participants, we ask that you share any information you feel our staff should be made aware of (i.e. disability, allergy, special needs, etc.).

Refund policy: Fees, less 20 percent administration fee refunded, only if cancelation is made prior to the start of the first day of the activity. Full refunds are given only if the parks and recreation division cancels the activity. Permission and waiver: I hereby agree to allow me or my child(ren) to participate in the activity for which I am registering. In consideration of accepting this registration, I hereby, for myself and my heirs, waive any and all rights and claims for damages I may have against the City of St. Louis Park and its representatives, for any and all injuries from whatever cause suffered by participant(s) in the activity for which I am registering. I understand that the information that I have provided may be distributed to individuals involved with each program. St. Louis Park Parks and Recreation regularly take photos and video of program participants for use in promotional materials and staff training. I grant permission to use the name, pictures and quotes of my child(ren) or me for those purposes. Please make checks payable to the City of St. Louis Park.

Parent/guardian signature

Please charge my:

Date

Mastercard

Office use only Amount received

Date received

Received by

Check/authorization number

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Athletic associations Baseball Association Ages 5 – 18 www.slpbaseball.com • L ittle League Ages 5 – 12 www.slplittleleague.com • T raveling Baseball Ages 10 – 15 www.slpbaseball.com • S enior Youth Baseball League Ages 16 – 18 • J unior and Senior American Legion Ages 16 – 18 www.slpbaseball.com Traveling Basketball Association Grades 4 – 8 www.stlouisparkbasketball.com Girls’ Fastpitch Softball Association Ages 5+ www.slpfastpitch.org Football Association Grades K – 12 www.slpfootball.com Hockey Association Ages 4 – 18 www.slphockey.org

City of St. Louis Park

N A T U R E

C E N T E R

8300 W. Franklin Ave.

Interpretive Center

project update

Progress is taking place at Westwood Hills Nature Center and construction of the new interpretive center is underway. The new interpretive center will be completed in the fall of 2019 with the entire project completed in 2020. The new building will have increased program space, public gathering areas, room rental opportunities, special exhibits and improved accessibility and access. One of the goals of the new interpretive center is to be zero energy. This design aspect aligns with the city’s Climate Action Plan, adopted in February 2018 by the St. Louis Park City Council. Even though construction is happening, please come explore our 3.5 miles of trails, host a birthday party and participate in our vast variety of nature programming. The current interpretive center will be open during construction and parking will be on West Franklin Avenue. At this main entrance, there will be a trail that will take you to the current interpretive center. Please be patient as we work to improve the Westwood Hills Nature Center facilities. For project updates Visit www.stlouispark.org/whnc/new-interpretive-center, text SLPMN WHNC to 468311 or visit www.stlouispark.org/sign-up to sign up.

Lacrosse Association Grades 2 – 12 www.slplax.com Park Valley United FC Soccer Association Ages 5 – 18 www.parkvalleyunitedfc.org Park Flyers Track and Field Club Grades K – 12, boys and girls www.parkflyerstrack.com April – August 2019

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Facilities and rentals Rent the

The ROC floor measures 200 feet by 85 feet and includes bleacher seating for 450.

Turf rental

Ice arena rental

Dry floor rental

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

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.

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 system.

March 23 – May 8, 2019

Sunday – Saturday, 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. FEE $32.26 per hour (resident) / $48.39 (non-resident)

Oct. 29 – March 19, weather permitting

Sunday – Saturday, 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. FEE $150.54 per hour (resident) / $155.91 (non-resident)

Events at the

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May 15 – Oct. 12, 2019

Sunday – Saturday, 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. FEE $32.26 per hour (resident) / $48.39 (non-resident)

Half day (8 a.m. – 2 p.m. or 4 – 10 p.m.) $193.56 (resident) / $290.32 (non-resident) Full day (8 a.m. – 10 p.m.) $387.09 (resident) / $580.64 (non-resident) $60 food and beverage fee (events over 100 people) $150 refundable damage deposit

ALL RATES INCLUDE TAX

• C hildren First Ice Cream Social and Kids Garage Sale Sunday, May 19, 2 – 5 p.m.

• A  dult Pinewood Derby Saturday, July 20, noon – 5 p.m.

• Puzzlepalooza  Sunday, June 9, 1 – 3 p.m.

• C ommunity Link Wednesday, Aug. 21, 5 – 7:30 p.m.

• P enny Carnival Friday, July 19, noon – 2 p.m.

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See pages 4 – 5 for details.


Banquet Room

The Rec Center facilities 3700 Monterey Drive • 952.924.2540

Banquet Room rental

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. 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.

Sunday – Friday FEE $65 per hour (resident) / $75 (non-resident), two-hour minimum $700 refundable damage and kitchen cleaning deposit

Saturday, 8 a.m. – midnight FEE $625 (resident) / $725 (non-resident)

$700 refundable damage and kitchen cleaning deposit

Gallery Room rental

Indoor ice arena

Indoor ice skating party

During open public skating sessions (see page 23 for hours), the Gallery Room 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 will be available for an additional $3 per pair.

Gallery room FEE $85 per two hours (resident) / $100 (non-resident) Banquet room FEE $100 per two hours (resident) / $125 (non-resident)

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.

Sunday – Saturday, 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. FEE $225.80 per hour

Located on the first floor of The Rec Center, 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. Total fee depends on duration of rental and amenities.

Sunday – Saturday, 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. FEE $50 per hour (resident) / $60 (non-resident), two-hour minimum $100 refundable damage deposit

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Outdoor facility rentals

Park building rental Weekends

Picnic shelter rental Weekends

weekdays

Rental hours

May 4 – Sept. 15 May 28 – Aug. 30 11 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. or 4:30 – 9 p.m. Reserve your picnic shelter now! These open-air shelters can accommodate groups of 20 to 100 people. All shelters have access to electricity 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. To view our picnic shelters, visit www.stlouispark.org/parks-rec.

Park picnic shelter

Location

Oak Hill Park Central Shelter

100

Wolfe Park East Shelter

3201 Rhode Island Ave. S. 3201 Rhode Island Ave. S. 3700 Monterey Drive

Wolfe Park West Shelter

3700 Monterey Drive

35

Fern Hill Park Shelter (no grill) 4421 28th St. W.

Oak Hill Park Main Shelter

Capacity Fee 80

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$100 refundable damage deposit for picnic shelter rentals.

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$75 (resident) / $95 (non-resident) $80 (resident) / $100 (non-resident) $105 (resident) / $135 (non-resident) $80 (resident) / $100 (non-resident) $80 (resident) / $100 (non-resident)

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

weekdays

Rental hours

May 4 – Sept. 15 May 28 – Aug. 30 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. (two-hour minimum) All buildings are fully enclosed and have indoor restrooms, Wi-Fi, tables and chairs.

Park

Birchwood Park Browndale Park Louisiana Oaks Park Nelson Park

Location

2701 Zarthan Ave. S.

Capacity/amenities

20 people / indoor fireplace, near ballfields 4955 Morningside Rd. 20 people / indoor fireplace, near ballfields 3520 Louisiana Ave. S. 30 people / near ballfields 2500 Georgia Ave. S. 20 people

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

ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES ARE NOT ALLOWED IN ANY PARK.

Note: Picnic shelters in all other parks cannot be reserved; they are available only on a first-come, first-serve basis. City of St. Louis Park

N A T U R E

See page 40 for Westwood Hills Nature Center facility rentals.

C E N T E R

RESERVE NOW

for spring and summer rentals!

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Fee

$60 per hour (resident) / $70 (non-resident) $60 per hour (resident) / $70 (non-resident) $60 per hour (resident) / $70 (non-resident) $60 per hour (resident) / $70 (non-resident) Oak Hill Park 3201 Rhode Island 20 people / indoor $60 per hour (resident) / Ave. S. fireplace, near ballfields, $70 (non-resident) splash pad Wolfe Park 3700 Monterey Drive 30 people / indoor $65 per hour (resident) / (Available fireplace, air conditioning $75 (non-resident) year-round) $300 refundable damage deposit for park building rentals. For an additional fee and based on staff availability, rental outside season listed above may be available.


Additional parks and services Outdoor skate park

Carpenter Park, 4900 Hwy. 7 Check out the 6,500-square-foot all concrete skate park designed with stairs, rails and mini half-pipe, replicating a plaza-style skate park. Call 952.924.2540 for rental information.

9 a.m. – dusk; seasonal FEE

Veterans' Memorial Amphitheater rental

Terraced into the hill, the amphitheater connects Wolfe 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 Wolfe Park Building is rented with The Rec Center’s Banquet Room, the amphitheater/park building rate drops to half price. Total fee depends on time of day and rental length.

Park

Location

Capacity Fee

Veterans' 3700 Monterey Drive 300 Memorial Amphitheater only Wolfe Park building 3700 Monterey Drive 300 and amphitheater

$70 per hour (resident) / $80 (non-resident), two-hour minimum $100 per hour (resident) / $120 (non-resident), two-hour minimum

Court rentals

Stop by and use any of St. Louis Park’s sand volleyball, tennis or pickleball courts. To ensure a court is available, call 952.924.2540 to reserve a court, for a fee, from April through October.

Days

Tu, Th FEE

Dates

Rental hours

Aquila Park Bass Lake Preserve Carpenter Park Fern Hill Park Northside Park

Location

2025 Texas Ave. S. 3700 Monterey Drive

# of courts

2 1

FEE

$55 per permit (non-resident)

City and trail map Pick up a city and trail map at city hall, The Rec Center, Westwood Hills Nature Center or the St. Louis Park Public Library. To have a map mailed to you free of charge, call 952.924.2540 or email cvoss@stlouispark.org.

Mobile stage rental

$860 (resident) / $980 (non-resident)

Residential brush site 2501 Edgewood Ave. S.

April 27 – Oct. 27

Visit www.stlouispark.org/brush-drop-off for hours.

Location

3110 Xylon Ave. S. 3501 Beltline Blvd. 3015 Raleigh Ave. S. 4421 28th St. W. 2200 Louisiana Ave. S.

# of courts

8 2 Under construction 1 2

Pickleball Park

Daily hours for the dog parks are 7 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.

FEE

Tennis Park

Cedar Knoll Park, 2541 Nevada Ave. S. Dakota Park, 2643 Dakota Ave. S. St. Louis Park’s two off-leash dog parks offer a fun opportunity for you and your pet to get out and enjoy the great outdoors! Residents must have a current St. Louis Park dog license, which includes access to the parks. Non-residents must purchase a permit for the parks, which is good January through December of the current year. You can print an application online at www.stlouispark.org, or pick one up at the inspections service counter at city hall, 5005 Minnetonka Blvd., between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday.

Available to rent weekdays after 4 p.m. and on weekends

Sand volleyball St. Louis Park Middle School Wolfe Park

Off-leash dog parks

Our portable 36-foot mobile stage is available for rent! Fee includes delivery, setup, built-in stage and a small public address system.

April 2 – Oct. 31 9 – 11 a.m. $20 per hour per court (resident) / $25 (non-resident)

Park

Free

Location

# of courts

Bass Lake Preserve 3501 Beltline Blvd. 2 St. Louis Park Middle School 2025 Texas Ave. S. 4 (potential for 8) Pickleball will have priority at St. Louis Park Middle School on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 – 11 a.m.

Wood mulch

Free shredded wood mulch and screened black dirt are available to city residents at the residential brush site, 2501 Edgewood Ave. S. The mulch is stored outside the site's gate near the intersection of Cedar Lake and Colorado Avenue. Access to the site will be limited in 2019 due to construction on Cedar Lake Road. Before going to the site, call 952.924.2562 to verify availability. The city also offers mulch delivery within St. Louis Park. The delivery cost is $75 for a half load and $135 for a full load. For more information, call Parks Superintendent Rick Beane at 952.928.2854.

Professional photos

Interested in using a St. Louis Park facility for a professional photo or video shoot? Contact the city in advance at 952.924.2540.

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City of St. Louis Park

N A T U R E

C E N T E R

Westwood Hills Nature Center rentals Lower park building

Waterfall observation deck

Located near the parking lot, this park building has an open design that seats up to 25 people. Windows on three sides of this fully accessible building offer beautiful views of the nature center grounds and the playground. The building also has restrooms and a sink. It’s a great place for meetings, parties and more!

Looking for a scenic location for a small wedding, photo shoot or outdoor meeting space? Enjoy the background view of the water garden as you watch the water flow over the top of the six-foot-high waterfall! From the accessible observation deck, you can see the waterfall, water garden, Westwood Lake and surrounding woods. This is an ideal location for small events up to 20 – 25 people. Rent separately or consider adding this option to your outdoor water garden rental.

Westwood Hills Nature Center, 8300 W. Franklin Ave.

Reservations are not being accepted at this time due to construction of the new Westwood Hills Nature Center interpretive center.

Outdoor water garden

Westwood Hills Nature Center, 8300 W. Franklin Ave.

The Westwood water garden is another exclusive and scenic location to add to your wedding, event or photo shoot. The water garden features over 100 native Minnesota plants blooming throughout the summer season, as well as streams, waterfalls and a pond. Stroll along the accessible crushed rock paths and across bridges, and gaze into the pond. There are rock bench areas for taking photos or to relax and enjoy the view. Rent separately or consider adding this option to your waterfall observation deck rental.

Available to rent mid-May through September FEE $100 per hour (resident) / $150 (non-resident) $100 refundable damage deposit

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www.stlouispark.org/whnc • 952.924.2544

Westwood Hills Nature Center, 8300 W. Franklin Ave.

Available to rent mid-May through September FEE $50 per hour (resident) / $75 (non-resident) $100 refundable damage deposit

Call 952.924.2544

for reservations. Onsite parking is not available due to construction of the new Westwood Hills Nature Center interpretive center. Street parking is available on West Franklin Avenue. Visit www.stlouispark.org/whnc/new-interpretive-center for updates.


Go green

Metro Blooms workshops St. Louis Park City Hall, 5005 Minnetonka Bvld.

Visit metroblooms.org/workshops to learn more and register!

Resilient yards workshop

Learn techniques that can make your yard more resilient. Includes one-on-one design assistance with landscape designers, master gardeners and water stewards to create a plan for your yard.

DAY DATE+TIME Th

March 21, 6 – 8:30 p.m.

Turf alternatives workshop

Learn how to install alternatives to conventional grass turf that need less watering and fewer chemical inputs, like fescues or bee lawns.

DAY DATE+TIME Tu

April 9, 6 – 7:30 p.m.

Healthy soils workshop

Healthy soil helps plants thrive, filters and cleans water, prevents erosion and is teeming with life. Learn what healthy soil is and practical actions to strengthen and protect your soil.

Tree sale

The city is offering trees at discount prices for the annual tree sale! Beginning March 4, visit www.treetrust.org to order and pay for your trees. Trees are $35 each with a maximum of three trees per property. Tree pickup will be Saturday, May 4, 9 a.m. – noon or Monday, May 6, 5 – 7 p.m. at the Municipal Service Center, 7305 Oxford St.

Gardener’s swap

St. Louis Park Municipal Service Center, 7305 Oxford St.

This event is a great opportunity to clear out unused gardening tools and take home new treasures. Invite friends and neighbors; this event is free and open to everyone. What to bring: • Garden and yard tools (shovels, trowels, rakes, pitchforks, hoses, etc.) • Pots and planters (wood, terracotta, decorative plastic; NO black plastic pots or multipacks) • Gardening and plant books • Garden art and décor • Bird houses and feeders • Plants (perennials and annuals; please label) • Seeds

DAY DATE+TIME

Do not bring broken items and chemicals of any kind (fertilizers, pesticides, etc.). For items that are large or heavy, call ahead to ensure they will be accepted.

Vegetable growing basics and beyond

Note: The city is also hosting the rain barrel and tree sale pickup at the site during the same hours; follow the signs for the gardener’s swap. Contact Emily Barker at 952.924.2187 or ebarker@stlouispark.org with questions.

Tu

April 30, 6 – 7:30 p.m.

The Rec Center Banquet Room, 3700 Monterey Drive

This FREE four-week course is perfect for both new and experienced gardeners to learn the latest University of Minnesota-based research on starting, growing, maintaining and harvesting a healthy garden.

DAY DATE+TIME M

May 6, 5 – 7 p.m.

DAY DATE+TIME

Compost facility tour

Waste less workshop

Learn more about composting by visiting The Mulch Store’s facility in Empire Township where food scraps from the city’s organics program are composted. Transportation is provided. Details provided to participants upon registration. Register at recycling@stlouispark.org or call 952.924.2562 by May 1.

Tu Starting April 9, 4 weeks, 6:30 – 8 p.m. Registration deadline: April 1 or when full.

The Rec Center Banquet Room, 3700 Monterey Drive

This free workshop will give attendees great ideas and practical steps to reduce waste at home, work and on the go. RSVP at recycling@stlouispark.org or 952.924.2562.

DAY DATE+TIME M

April 22, 6 – 7 p.m.

Meeting location: The Rec Center lobby, 3700 Monterey Drive

DAY Tu

FEE

DATE+TIME

May 7, 9:30 a.m. – noon Free; seats are limited.

Hennepin County compost bin sale Municipal Service Center, 7305 Oxford St.

Pre-order cedar and wire mesh bins from Hennepin County at www.hennepin.us/composting. Orders are due May 31. Pick up at the Municipal Service Center, 7305 Oxford St., on June 6 from 5 – 7 p.m.

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Adaptive recreation

Reach for Resources

The adaptive recreation program is a cooperative effort between Reach for Resources and the cities of Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Chanhassen, Chaska, Golden Valley, Plymouth, Maple Grove and St. Louis Park. Reach is an agency which serves individuals with developmental disabilities and their families in western Hennepin County and eastern Carver County. Services include adaptive recreation, independent living support, case management and counseling. NOTE: For persons not living in one of the above communities, you are considered a “non-resident” and need to add $8 to select registration fees. For more information, visit www.reachforresources.org or call 952.200.3030.

Inclusion support

Reach for Resources provides inclusion support to children and adults with disabilities who would like to participate in their city's parks and recreation programs. Registration for these programs is done through your parks and recreation division. Inclusion support through Reach is offered in the cities of Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Crystal, Golden Valley, New Hope, St. Louis Park, Chanhassen and Chaska. After registering, contact Reach for Resources to discuss the needs/accommodations for yourself or your child. Allow a minimum of two weeks’ notice for a successful inclusion.

Indoor and Outdoor Zumba AGES 15+ Wolfe Park Building, 3700 Monterey Drive, St. Louis Park Have fun while learning the popular dance moves! Join the sensation!

DAY M FEE

DATES+TIME

June 3 – July 15, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. $45 per person (resident) / $53 (non-resident)

Park Tavern Bowling AGES 5+ Park Tavern, 3401 Louisiana Ave. S., St. Louis Park Bowl two non-competitive games each week. Bring $4.25 cash/check each week.

DAY M FEE

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DATEs+TIME

June 3 – July 29, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. $43 per person (resident) / $51 (non-resident)

Wednesday Night Social Ages 18+ Various locations Become more engaged in the community, build social and coping skills, and practice flexibility. Open to individuals of all abilities; participants may bring a staff or caregiver, if additional support is needed.

DAY W FEE

DATES+TIME

June 5 – July 31, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. $48 per person (resident) / $56 (non-resident)

Non-Competitive Softball League Ages 13+ Harley Hopkins Fields, Hopkins For adults that focuses on teamwork, improving skills and having fun!

DAY Th FEE

DATES+TIME

June 6 – Aug. 1, 6:30 – 8 p.m. $43 per person (resident) / $51 (non-resident)

Art Abilities Ages 12+ Adler Graduate School, 10225 Yellow Circle Drive, Minnetonka A series of workshops helping participating artists to explore their creative interests beginning with warm-up exercises, painting, drawing, journaling, creating masks and more.

Karaoke with Mocktails and Snacks AGES 16+ Wolfe Park Building, 3700 Monterey Drive, St. Louis Park Bring a CD or we can search for your favorite song online!

DAY F FEE

DATE+TIME

July 12, 6:30 – 8 p.m. $16 per person

Bingo AGES 13+ St. Louis Park Rec Center Gallery Room, 3700 Monterey Drive Pick the project of your choice and make a perfect, personalized gift for your loved one.

DAY F FEE

DATE+TIME

Aug. 2, 6:30 – 8 p.m. $8 per person pre-registered / $10 at the door

Summer Cookout and Yard Games AGES 18+ Oak Hill Park, 3201 Rhode Island Ave. S., St. Louis Park Reach will supply the hot dogs. Bring a side dish, drink or dessert to share!

DAY W FEE

DATE+TIME

June 5, 6:30 – 8 p.m. $10 per person

Coloring Calm and Mindful Snacking

AGES 14+ St. Louis Park Rec Center Banquet Room, 3700 Monterey Drive

AGES 14+ Wolfe Park Building, 3700 Monterey Drive, St. Louis Park Participants will receive an adult coloring book with detailed designs intended to focus the artist’s attention to coloring while allowing negative thoughts, stress and anxiety to drift away. A healthy snack will be provided for mindful eating exercise.

DAY

DAY

DAY F FEE

DATEs+TIME

June 7 – July 19, 6:30 – 8 p.m. Free

Fun Summer Coasters

Th FEE

DATE+TIME

June 20, 6:30 – 8 p.m. $16 per person

Friday Night Dances AGES 13+ St. Louis Park Rec Center Banquet Room, 3700 Monterey Drive Join your friends and groove to the latest hits and classics! Call 952.393.4277 to learn more.

DAY F FEE

DATEs+TIME

June 21, July 19, Aug. 16, 7 – 9 p.m. $5 per person pre-registered / $7 at the door

www.reachforresources.org • 952.200.3030

Th FEE

DATE+TIME

Aug. 22, 6:30 – 8 p.m. $16 per person

Make Your Own Ice Cream AGES 14+ Wolfe Park Building, 3700 Monterey Drive, St. Louis Park

DAY M FEE

DATE+TIME

Aug. 26, 6:30 – 8 p.m. $16 per person


Friends of the Arts

St. Louis Park Friends of the Arts (FotA) is a nonprofit community organization dedicated to supporting, promoting and enhancing the arts in our community. FotA connects people and organizations around the arts, shares arts-related information and resources, and coordinators community arts programs. FotA embraces art as inclusive of all creative mediums, and believes in the spirit of collaboration of artists and community members in inspiring and promoting art and art forms. FotA serves the creative community and provides arts access for all community members through three programs: Arts for Life scholarships for any St. Louis Park residents to enrich their lives through the arts, Arts and Culture Grants for artists and arts organizations to bring art work and activities to our local community, and Our Town, a community-wide celebration of the arts with both participatory and audience experiences.

Arts and creativity in St. Louis Park

Friends of the Arts organizes and partners to bring high–quality arts and creative activities to St. Louis Park. We have opportunities for all sorts of creatives. Get involved and participate, or sit back and enjoy events like poetry and storytelling, music and theater, exhibits and classes. Visit www.slpfota.org for event dates and details.

Arts for Life scholarships

Here’s a chance to explore your personal creativity. St. Louis Park residents of all ages, races, genders and economic backgrounds are invited to apply for funding to enrich their lives through a creative experience. Funding is awarded for music, visual arts, writing, theater, dance classes, workshops, supplies and more. Scholarships are needs-based and donor-funded. Visit www.slpfota.org/artsforlife to learn more or donate to this unique program.

Art Talk

The arts are a big part of the fabric of our community life in St. Louis Park. Learn about local artists and events through our FREE monthly e-newsletter. Sign up at www.slpfota.org or email info@slpfota.org.

FotA is the home of:

Gift of Music Program provides musical instruments to students in our community to participate in lessons, band or orchestra. More than 700 instruments have been placed in the hands of young learners! If you are interested in donating an instrument, call 952.928.6422. We will be happy to pick up any instrument, get it in playing condition and give it to a student! St. Louis Park Community Band is dedicated to making concert band music accessible to all. They provide a perfect mix of challenging music, social atmosphere and great performances. Visit www.slpband.org for the upcoming performance schedule and general information. Maggie’s Farm Theater’s mission is to present a fresh vision of American popular culture rooted in our common past, connecting diverse audiences with a shared appreciation of the power of art. Their programs include: Books Alive! SLP Reader’s Theater, productions at Lenox Community Center’s Little Theater and a Play Reading Series at the St. Louis Park Library. Visit www.maggiesfarmtheater.com to learn more. The Park Theater Company was formed in 2007 to meet the city’s challenge of providing high-caliber theatrical/artistic performances for our residents. The Park Theater Company is truly dedicated to developing performances that are “In The Park, For The Park & By The Park.” Visit www.theparktheater.weebly.com for more information on current productions.

Arts and Culture Grants

This program highlights our community’s commitment to supporting arts of all forms, artists and arts organizations as a vital piece of a healthy community. Applications for projects that begin in 2020 are due September 2019. If you have an idea for an artistic or creative project that you’d like to bring to St. Louis Park, contact us at 952.928.6422 or info@slpfota.org for more details and a consultation.

www.slpfota.org 6715 Minnetonka Blvd. St. Louis Park, MN 55426 952.928.6422 info@slpfota.org

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Community education

Here’s a sampling of preschool, youth and adult enrichment programs offered by St. Louis Park Community Education. Look for a complete listing in the Community Education catalog mailed to homes in early March. For preschool and youth enrichment registration, call 952.928.6777. For information about adult enrichment programs, call 952.928.6442. Register online at www.slpcommunityed.com.

Aquatics INFANTS and YOUTH Central Community Center, 6300 Walker St. Swim lessons are offered for children 5 months old to 4 years old with participating parent/adult. Shorty Beginner swim classes are for children ages 3 – 6. Swim School is for children ages 6 and older. Log rolling classes are offered for children ages 6 and older and adults. Open family swim is 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Saturdays. Water safety instructors are needed. Call 952.928.6780 to learn more.

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Preschool Dance

AGES 3 – 5 Central Community Center, 6300 Walker St. Dance classes for boys and girls teach a variety of dance styles, including basic ballet techniques and creative dance movements. Classes are held Mondays and Thursdays. Call 952.928.6785 to learn more.

Park Gymnastics PRESCHOOL – HIGH SCHOOL Central Community Center, 6300 Walker St. Park Gymnastics is a recreational gymnastic program with an emphasis on fun! Classes are offered for beginners through advanced gymnasts. Instruction is given on the balance beam, vault and floor exercise. Call 952.928.6752 to learn more.

Kids Place Child Care PRESCHOOL – GRADE 5 Kids Place provides exceptional child care options for working families. As part of St. Louis Park Public Schools, we share the district’s commitment to ensure all students are provided safe, nurturing environments to learn and grow. Open year-round, Monday – Friday, 6:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. Pre-K classes are NAEYC accredited. Before and after school care is offered onsite at every St. Louis Park elementary school. Call 952.928.6764 to learn more.

www.slpcommunityed.com • 952.928.6444

Early Learning Preschool Programs Birth – age 5 Central Community Center, 6300 Walker St. St. Louis Park Public Schools Early Learning Programs offer children and families a simple, straightforward intake and registration process, choice of morning or afternoon sessions and opportunities for parent education. The curriculum focuses on language and literacy, social and emotional development, and school readiness skills. Call 952.928.6785 to learn more.

Early Childhood Family Education BIRTH – AGE 5 Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) offers classes for children and their parents or caregivers. Enjoy play and learning activities together under the guidance of a licensed early childhood teacher. For part of the class, parents participate in a discussion group led by a licensed parent educator. Families typically attend one day per week; daytime and evening classes are available. Call 952.928.6785 to learn more.

Early Childhood Screening AGES 3 – 5 Early screening allows any health and developmental concerns to be addressed at least one year before kindergarten. It is a free service, required by the State of Minnesota for entrance into kindergarten. The ideal age to screen is 3 – 4 years old. Call 952.928.6726 to schedule an appointment or learn more.


Youth Enrichment Activities

Aquatics

GRADES K – 12 The program offers a wide variety of activities for kids after school, on the weekends and in the summer. Classes include chess, fencing, art, karate and more. Look for details in the Community Education catalog, at www.slpcommunityed.com or call 952.928.6399.

Adults and seniors Central Community Center, 6300 Walker St. Water exercise, adult swimming lessons, log rolling and adult lap swim. Also, water safety instructors are needed. Call 952.928.6780 to learn more.

Driver’s Education with Safeway Driving School

NE W

Ages 14 ½ and up St. Louis Park Middle School, 2025 Texas Ave. S. Driver’s education is coming to Community Education. Safeway has been graduating teen drivers for 50 years. Safeway’s only focus is creating safe, responsible teen drivers. Classroom and behind-the-wheel lessons emphasize defensive driving techniques tailored for the inexperienced teen driver.

DAYs

M–F FEE

DATES+TIME

Activity#

April 8 – May 14, 6 – 9 p.m. Y651 $380 per person (payment plan available)

ACT Prep Course Grades 9 – 12 St. Louis Park High School, 6425 W. 33rd St. The purpose of the ACT prep course is to prepare students to take the ACT test. The course includes diagnostic testing, strategic instruction and applied testing of all areas covered on the ACT test. A major objective of the course is to help students stay informed of any changes in the constantly evolving ACT test.

DAY DATES+TIME Sa

April 27 – May 18, 9 a.m. – noon FEE $140 per person

Activity#

Y523

The HOPE Speaks Project Grades 3 – 5 with their parents Peter Hobart Elementary, 6500 W. 26th St. The HOPE Speaks Project is a way for our community to engage in honest, open, personal and engaged (HOPE) conversations to unpack how race operates as an often unspoken presence in our lives. Parents and children will explore topics around race together and, at times, separately to dig into the impact of our racial identities at age appropriate levels.

DAY DATES+TIME Tu

FEE

April 23 – May 28, 6:30 – 8 p.m. $95 per family

Activity#

Y450

Adult Enrichment Activities ADULTS Community Education offers a wide variety of classes (arts, language, fitness, health, etc.). Programs are listed in the Community Education catalog at www.slpcommunityed.com or call 952.928.6442 for information.

Good Life Expo ADULTS Central Community Center, 6300 Walker St. Focused on bringing together all that makes for a good life! Connect with people and small business owners from all over the Twin Cities who are committed to healthy mind, body and spirit. Meet new people, connect with friends and practitioners and try new things Find products and experiences that bring joy to your soul. We’ll have energy workers, handmade jewelry, home goods like pottery and art, essential oils, rocks, crystals and more. Hosts Heidi Steffens, owner of My Spirit Experience in St. Louis Park (www.myspiritexperience.com) and Michelle Aalbers, owner of Synchrony L.L.C. (www.synchronytyb.com). Visit www.ExpoGoodLife.com to learn more.

DAY DATE+TIME Sa

FEE

May 11, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Free; no registration required.

Introduction to Ayurveda ADULTS Lenox Community Center, 6715 Minnetonka Blvd. This ancient holistic system of medicine originated in India about 3,000 years ago and is now spreading all over the world. Ayurveda treats every human being uniquely and teaches each of us how to live in harmony with nature so we can live a happy, healthy life. Class will focus on basic principles of Ayurveda and how they can be used in our daily life. Get familiar with your unique constitution and the changes you can incorporate in your daily routine. You will be amazed to know the secrets this science has to offer, and you will fall in love with it!

DAY DATE+TIME Th

FEE

April 11, 6 – 8 p.m. $20 per person

Laughter Yoga: Laughing for Your Health ADULTS Lenox Community Center, 6715 Minnetonka Blvd. Research shows that laughter is the best medicine. Learn what Laughter Yoga is and the benefits of laughter to understand the physiology impacting the body’s systems. The instructor will lead you through various laughter exercises to decrease stress and boost your mood. Open to all; no yoga experience or yoga mat needed.

DAY DATE+TIME Tu

FEE

May 28, 6 – 7:30 p.m. $20 per person

Activity#

AEL705

Adult Options in Education ADULTS These free, local classes include English as a Second Language, Adult Basic Education (for adults who want to acquire or improve their math, reading, grammar or writing skills), Basic Computer Skills, Family Learning, industry recognized certification courses and GED preparation and testing. Call 952.988.5343 to learn more.

Project SOAR ADULTS Project SOAR serves adults with disabilities in the St. Louis Park, Hopkins, Wayzata and Minnetonka school districts. To learn more or to get on the mailing list, call 952.401.6898.

Activity#

AEL745

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Senior programs

Join the senior program and reap the benefits for your mind, body, spirit and community. The program is open to anyone 55 years or older and offers a variety of year-round programs and activities. Call 952.928.6444, stop in at Lenox Community Center or visit www.slpcommunityed.com for information or to register.

Fitness and sports Zumba Gold

Lenox Community Center gym, 6715 Minnetonka Blvd.

DAY DATES+TIME

Activity#

Tu April 2 – July 30, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. SRL914 FEE $5 per person drop-in; no registration required.

Enhanced Fitness: Exercise

Lenox Community Center gym, 6715 Minnetonka Blvd.

DAYs

DATES+TIME

M, W, F April 1 – 26 (No class April 19, 29) May 1 – 31 (No class May 24, 27, 29) June 3 – 26 July 8 – 31 (No class July 1, 3, 5) FEE $40 per person (member) / $48 (non-member) or $5 drop-in.

Activity# SRL910 SRL911 SRL912 SRL913

Gentle Yoga

Lenox Community Center gym, 6715 Minnetonka Blvd. Gentle stretches and postures are accompanied by deep, steady breathing that improves blood circulation, soothes the nervous system and increases vitality. Wear comfortable clothes and bring a mat.

DAY DATES+TIME

Activity#

Tu April 2 – May 21, 9 – 10 a.m. SRL117 FEE $40 per person (member) / $44 (non-member)

Tours

Historic Little Falls Families

St. Paul Saints game

Meet in Lenox Community Center lounge, 6715 Minnetonka Blvd. Watch the St. Paul Saints baseball team take on the Chicago Dogs in your reserved seats! Concessions and team/CHS Field merchandise available for purchase on your own. There is some walking from the bus drop-off to the field.

DAY DATE+TIME

Activity#

Th May 23, 5 – 10:30 p.m. SRL903 FEE $48 per person (member) / $52 (non-member)

DAY DATE+TIME

Hudson Luncheon Cruise

Meet in Lenox Community Center lounge, 6715 Minnetonka Blvd. Enjoy the beautiful views of rugged landscapes, woodlands and wildlife along the shores of Minnesota and Wisconsin on the scenic St. Croix River. Cash bar on the boat. Lunch includes build-your-own sandwich buffet, pasta salad, fresh fruit, chef’s choice hot entrée, cookie and water. After the cruise, we will go to Knoke’s Chocolates and Nuts store and other nearby stores in downtown Hudson. Note: Water levels will determine the incline of the gangplank from the pier to the boat. Guests will be expected to walk about 3 blocks and manage narrow gangplanks to board and leave the boat. Walkers and portable wheelchairs will fit under the coach.

DAY DATE+TIME

Meet in Lenox Community Center lounge, 6715 Minnetonka Blvd. We’ll arrive at the historic Charles Lindbergh House and Museum. After our tour, we’ll have lunch at The Black and White in historic downtown Little Falls. Lunch includes soup, half sandwich, beverage and dessert. After lunch, take a few minutes to check out the murals and downtown shops. Tour the Linden Hill Historic Estate overlooking the Mississippi River and learn about the history of Little Falls families, including Senator Rosenmeier, Lumber Barons, Charles A. Weyerhaeuser and Drew Musser.

Activity#

W June 19, 10 a.m. – 3:15 p.m. SRL904 FEE $70 per person (member) / $74 (non-member)

Activity#

Th July 11, 7 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. SRL905 FEE $78 per person (member) / $82 (non-member)

Music and dance Ballroom dancing

Lenox Community Center gym, 6715 Minnetonka Blvd. Join the crowd that loves to ballroom dance to Dick Macko’s Band. All are welcome. No partner required. Fee includes refreshments.

DAY Time

Th 1 – 3:30 p.m. FEE $5 per person (member) / $7 (non-member)

Grand Ole Opry Country Music Jam Session

Lenox Community Center gym, 6715 Minnetonka Blvd. Join us in playing and listening to country music. Guitar players, drummers, bass players, line dancers and singers of all ages and skill levels are welcome.

DAY

TIME

First W of Noon, accordion music by MaryJo Mileski each month 1 – 3 p.m., Jam

Arts and crafts Needlecraft

Lenox Community Center Room 115, 6715 Minnetonka Blvd. This group meets to make items for the senior program craft sales and also works on their own projects while socializing with other crafters.

DAY DATEs+TIME

Tu Ongoing, 9 – 11:30 a.m. FEE Free

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www.slpseniors.org • 952.928.6444


Volunteer opportunities

City opportunities To sign up for one or more of these opportunities, contact Laura Smith at lsmith@stlouispark.org or 952.928.2847. Opportunities are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Visit www.stlouispark.org/volunteer for an up-to-date list.

Fire hydrant painting

More than 1,500 St. Louis Park fire hydrants are in need of your help! This opportunity can be for individuals or groups, painting one or more hydrants in your neighborhood. Training and materials are provided.

Pick up the Park

Health in the Park Champion

Become an advocate for community health and wellbeing in St. Louis Park! Health in the Park Champions work on initiatives revolving around healthy eating, active living and mental health topics to improve the wellbeing of residents in St. Louis Park.

Parktacular

Volunteer at the city’s annual Parktacular celebration! Volunteers are needed June 15 – 16 in several areas, including the fishing clinic, parade, information booth and Kidtacular. All volunteers receive a free T-shirt and meal voucher. Visit www.parktacular.org to sign up and for more information!

School opportunities St. Louis Park Schools utilize volunteers to assist students throughout the district from early learning and preschool programs to high school and adult basic education students. Volunteers help in many areas such as reading, math, shelving books in the media centers or other activities to support teachers and classrooms. If you have just one hour per week during the school day, we can use your help and will work with you to find a placement that fits your interest and time. To become a school volunteer or for more information, contact Angie Martinez Grande, volunteer program specialist, at 952.928.6450 or martinez.angela@slpschools.org.

Help beautify St. Louis Park by picking up litter and debris from a local park or street! This is a great activity for individuals and groups of all ages and can be done on your own time. The city provides gloves and bags.

Garden adoption

Help plant and maintain one of our city flower gardens this spring. Flowers are provided, and you can plant on your own time. Volunteers maintain the flower gardens throughout the summer.

Adopt a Spot

Help keep St. Louis Park beautiful by adopting a spot to care for! Your “spot” can be a park, garden, playground, trail, road or any public space in the city. Once adopted, monitor your “spot” to ensure it is well cared for, litter free and report any repairs to the city.

Teen volunteer opportunities can be found on pages 13 and 29.

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PRSRT STD U.S. Postage PAID Twin Cities, MN Permit NO. 603

Operations and Recreation Department 3700 Monterey Drive St. Louis Park, MN 55416

Buttons: $5 each or 4 for $15 Purchase at The Rec Center

June 12 – 16 www.parktacular.org Schedule subject to change.

Wednesday Ride the Rails with The Yanni Trio Parktacular kick-off dinner and Senior Ambassador Coronation: 4:30 p.m. Marriott West Hotel. $18 per person

Thursday Splash Summer at the Aquatic Park 5 – 8 p.m. Free with button into

Friday

Saturday *Wolfe Park

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Walk the Park Meet at Melrose 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

HealthPartners and Park Nicollet Health Fair* 2 – 6 p.m.

Tommy's Fishing Clinic for Kids* 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Free kayak/canoe rides* 2 – 6 p.m.

Parktacular Expo* 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.  arktacular food trucks* P 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Grand Day Parade Noon – 2 p.m. Ecotacular at Parktacular* 1 – 6 p.m.

Kidtacular family and kids activities* 2 – 6 p.m.

952.924.2540 www.stlouispark.org

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All ages inflatables, water slides, activities and games* 2 – 6 p.m. One free ride with button

FREE

Concert: Family-friendy concert at Veterans' Memorial Amphitheater: Nearby food trucks open until 7 p.m., at the ROC

Ambassador photo

Fantasy Corral pony rides and petting zoo* 2 – 6 p.m.

 arktacular Ambassador P Coronation 4 p.m., Senior High School

Rock the ROC The R Factor 5:30 – 10 p.m. $5 or free with button Food and drink available

Saturday

Sunday Father’s Day waffle brunch 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. The Rec Center

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Parks and Recreation brochure: April - August 2019  

Parks and Recreation brochure: April - August 2019

Parks and Recreation brochure: April - August 2019  

Parks and Recreation brochure: April - August 2019