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Parks & Recreation December 2019 – March 2020

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Contents Adaptive recreation..................................... 34

events

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Adult fitness and recreation........................12 Art and dance programs............................ 8 – 9

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Athletic associations...........................................25 Community Education........................... 36 – 37 Facilities and rentals...............................28 – 32

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Friends of the Arts................................................39 Go green........................................................................33 Ice skating and hockey........................13 – 17

AGES 18+

Outdoor rinks and rentals.................. 26 – 27

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to bowl on ice? You’re in luck! Sign up for the inaugural ShamROC Ice Bowling. Bowl four frames to win fabulous prizes and stay for the food, drinks, music and fun. Register your team of four and secure your time slot. Visit bit.ly/icebowling for rules, registration and more information.

Preschool programs............................ 6 – 7, 20 Registration form..................................................24

ROC, 3700 Monterey Drive

ROC events............................................................ 2 – 3

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Senior programs................................................. 38

FEE

Services.......................................................................... 31 Special events......................................................... 4 – 5 Volunteer opportunities...................................35

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March 14, noon – 9 p.m. Games take approximately 30 minutes $50 per team Registration deadline: March 11 Come meet Ryan from the Morning Show from 2 – 4 pm and stay for the fabulous prizes, music, food and fun!

Westwood Hills Nature Center.......18 – 22 Youth and teen programs..... 10 – 11, 19 – 21

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ALL AGES

ROC, 3700 Monterey Drive

Ice skate as DJ Bob plays the tunes and lights up the ice.

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FEE

Dec. 21, 12:15 – 1:45 p.m. Free. Ice skate rentals available for $3 per person. 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! Prizes will be awarded for the coloring contest for ages 8 and under. Pick up a color sheet at The Rec Center, or download it when you register. Bring your completed masterpiece to the event. Event is sponsored by the St. Louis Park Lions Club.

ALL AGES

ROC, 3700 Monterey Drive Before you go out for the night, come skate at the ROC with music by DJ Bob and refreshments.

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DAY DATE+TIME Sa

April 11, 10 a.m. $4 per child; no fee for supervising adult. Registration deadline: April 10 or when full.

FEE

Dec. 31, 3:30 – 6 p.m. Free. Ice skate rentals available for $3 per person.

FEE

Egg hunt will begin promptly at 10:15 a.m.

AGES 18+

ROC, 3700 Monterey Drive

League

Broomball Pond hockey Wiffle ball

Dates

Nov. 10 – Dec. 15 Jan. 5 – Feb. 9 March 22 – April 26

All AGES

ROC, 3700 Monterey Drive

For hockey players, there is nothing better than the sound of hockey sticks clashing against each other, pucks hitting the boards, skates carving through the ice and fresh outside air.

Minnesota Wild outdoor practice Presented by Twin Cities Audi Dealers

Thursday, Jan. 2, 11 a.m.

Nov. 9 – March 8 3700 Monterey Drive 952.924.2540

Visit www.wild.com/outdoorpractice for more details.

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TIME

Sa, Su 11 a.m. – noon (no hockey Feb. 1 – 2, Feb. 15 – 16) FEE Free

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Special events

All ages Louisiana Oaks Park, 3520 Louisiana Ave. S. Dig out last year’s treasure, throw on the masterpiece you just created or simply enjoy the creativity of others. This 5K course loops through Louisiana Oaks Park and the lighted tress of Oak Hill Park. Afterwards, warm up across the street at Park Tavern and revel in your accomplishments while wearing your brand-new race medal. Registrants also receive a goodie bag. Pre-race pickup is Friday, Dec. 6. More information will be sent to participants.

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Dec. 27, 9:45 a.m. – noon

FEE $12 per person

Registration deadline: Dec. 13

DATE+TIME

Dec. 8; RACE BEGINS AT 5:30 p.m. Registration fee: Oct. 19 – Nov. 17, $30 Forgot about it fee: Nov. 18 – Dec. 7, $35 Race day registration: begins at 4 p.m., $45

ALL AGES Vista Lutheran Church, 4003 Wooddale Ave. S. Fare For All is a cooperative food purchasing program that sells groceries at discounted prices and is open to everyone. No registration required and many forms of payment are accepted. Visit www.fareforall.org for more information.

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ALL AGES Old Log Theater, 5185 Meadville St., Excelsior The incomparably imaginative creators of Seussical, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, bring one of Hans Christian Andersen's most beloved tales to life in The Emperor's New Clothes. This musical is a crowd-pleaser for all ages.

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Dec. 18, Jan. 22, Feb. 19, March 18, 4 – 6 p.m.

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ALL AGES The Rec Center Banquet Room, 3700 Monterey Drive The St. Louis Park Lions Club is hosting Breakfast with Santa, vision screening for ages 6 months to 6 years old and a vendor fair. Bring your camera for pictures with Santa and a toy/food donation for St. Louis Park Emergency Program (STEP).

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FEE

Dec. 14, 8 – 11 a.m. Ages 2 and under: free Ages 3 – 9: $4 Ages 10 and up: $5


BundledUp!

Saturday Sampler AGES 16+ The Rec Center Banquet Room, 3700 Monterey Drive Check out fun ways to keep moving this winter by sampling fitness classes we’ll be offering this spring. Each class has high and low impact options. Attend one or all of these free sampler classes. There will be a small break between classes and a chance to win prizes. Instructor: Judy Coughlin

Saturday, Jan. 25 | Noon – 4 p.m. Oak Hill Park, 3201 Rhode Island Ave. S. Fun day activities: bonfires, cross country skiing, sledding, snowshoeing, raptor, cocoa, hay rides, s’mores, raffle and more!

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Presented by:

Jan. 4, 9 – 11 a.m. 9 – 9:30 a.m. Cardio, Strength and Core Circuit: a combination of cardio moves, strength and abs! 9:35 – 10:05 a.m. Strength and More Core: strengthen major muscle groups and work on stabilizing your core! 10:15 – 11 a.m. Yoga Vinyasa and Gentle Yoga: centering, flexibility, balance work and final restorative poses. Free; no registration required.

FEE

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Chartered in1947

Founding Club

Children First

Veterans’ Memorial Amphitheater, 3700 Monterey Drive

Enjoy FREE hot cocoa all day at these parks! Date

Location and address

Dec. 27 Dec. 31

Browndale Park, 4955 Morningside Rd. Oak Hill Park, 3201 Rhode Island Ave. S. Free cocoa 6 – 9 p.m. only. Browndale Park, 4955 Morningside Rd. Oak Hill Park, 3201 Rhode Island Ave. S.

Jan. 20 Feb. 17

All AGES Westwood Hills Nature Center, 8300 W. Franklin Ave. We will use this shortest day of the year to help us remember that many in our community aren’t able “to see the light” because of struggles with mental illness or difficult situations. Together we can be the light for those in our community and help them take their first “steps” out of the darkness. Activities will include a self-guided luminary trail, bonfire, s’mores and making your own luminary.

DAY DATE+TIME Sa

Dec. 21, 6:30 – 8 p.m.

FEE Free; preregistration required.

Registration deadline: When program is full.

We provide the sound production, and you provide the talent! One performer per Open Mic Night, and performers will have the stage for one hour. All performance groups and individuals need to book a performance date with Lisa Abernathy at 952.924.2539.

DAY DATES+TIME

Th June 18 – Aug. 13, 7 – 8 p.m. Sa June 20, 2 – 4 p.m. Parktacular (30 minutes per band) Registration deadline: Jan. 3

ALL AGES Join us at our community walking event where we will meet for a 1 – 2 mile walk each month. We will be walking in the St. Louis Park Middle School, 2025 Texas Ave. S.; meet in the front entrance on Texas Avenue.

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FEE

Dec. 14, Jan. 11, Feb. 8, March 14, April 11, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Free; no registration required.

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Preschool programs

Little Tot Playtime AGES 1 – 5 BY START OF PROGRAM 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 during open playtime! This is an unsupervised activity; parents or guardians must accompany their child(ren).

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!

AGES 18 MONTHS – 6 YEARS

CHILDREN MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT

The Rec Center Gallery Room, 3700 Monterey Drive From papier mache bowls, projects that glow-in-the-dark and messy clay masterpieces, these are the projects our littlest students love the most all put together in one popular class! Come ready to get messy while you play right along with your child.

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Tu – F Nov. 6 – May 1, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. (no session Dec. 24 – 27, Jan. 1 – 2) FEE $3 per session at the door (as of Jan. 1, 2020) $55 for 30-sessions which can be used at any session.

Our Littlest Fans’ Favorites

Holiday Ornament Making Party AGES 5 – 12 The Rec Center Gallery Room, 3700 Monterey Drive We will set up four stations, each with a different ornament project. These ornaments will make great keepsakes or holiday gifts!

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Jan. 8 – 29, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. $60 per child (resident) / $68 (non-resident) Registration deadline: Jan. 1

FEE

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Dec. 6, 9 – 11 a.m. $27 per child (resident) / $32 (non-resident) Registration deadline: Nov. 29 or when full.

FEE

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More preschool programs can be found on page 20.


My Messy Valentine AGES 18 MONTHS – 6 YEARS CHILDREN MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT

The Rec Center Gallery Room, 3700 Monterey Drive Let your young artist show their favorite Valentine how much they love them by getting messy! We’ll throw and splatter paint on a canvas board to create a one-of-a-kind masterpiece. Nothing says “I love you” better than a handmade gift.

DAY F

These programs are designed to be fun and introduce youth to the art of dance!

Creative Movement – Pre-Ballet AGES 3 – 5 The Rec Center Banquet Room, 3700 Monterey Drive or Louisiana Oaks Park building, 3520 Louisiana Ave. S. Participants will stretch, tumble and develop their gross motor skills through fun games, stories and a positive environment. This introductory class will also teach students age-appropriate ballet skills that will improve their body strength and control, while encouraging safety, group interaction and peer encouragement. Ballet shoes, leotard and tights preferred, but not required.

DATE+TIME

Feb. 14, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. $17 per child (resident) / $22 (non-resident) Registration deadline: Feb. 7

FEE

Story Time Art AGES 18 MONTHS – 6 YEARS CHILDREN MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT

The Rec Center Gallery Room, 3700 Monterey Drive Beautifully illustrated children’s books will inspire us each class to create masterpieces using a variety of kid-friendly art supplies. We’ll swim with Swimmy, meet Yertle the Turtle, ride bikes with Curious George and get wild with the wild things!

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March 4 – 25, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. $60 per child (resident) / $68 (non-resident) Registration deadline: Feb. 26

Dino-rama AGES 18 MONTHS – 6 YEARS CHILDREN MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT

The Rec Center Gallery Room, 3700 Monterey Drive Is your child dazzled by dinosaurs? Then this is your child’s chance to have a play date with a dinosaur and create their own diorama complete with a toy dinosaur! F

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March 6, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. $17 per child (resident) / $22 (non-resident) FEE Registration deadline: Feb. 28

Soccer Shots AGES 2 – 5 ROC, 3700 Monterey Drive Soccer Shots Mini (age 2) is a high-energy program that introduces children to fundamental soccer principles through fun games, songs and positive reinforcement. Soccer Shots Classic (ages 3 – 5) uses creative and imaginative games to focus on basic soccer skills like dribbling, passing and shooting the ball.

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March 31 – May 5, 5 – 5:30 p.m., Mini March 31 – May 5, 5:35 – 6:05 p.m., Classic March 31 – May 5, 6:10 – 6:40 p.m., Classic April 1 – May 6, 5 – 5:30 p.m., Mini April 1 – May 6, 5:35 – 6:05 p.m., Classic April 1 – May 6, 6:10 – 6:40 p.m., Classic FEE $127 per child (resident) / $139 (non-resident) Registration deadline: One week before start date or when full.

Jan. 8 – Feb. 19, 5 – 5:45 p.m. (no class Feb. 12) Louisiana Oaks Park building FEE $54 per child (resident) / $62 (non-resident) W March 4 – April 22, 5 – 5:45 p.m. (no class April 1) The Rec Center Banquet Room FEE $63 per child (resident) / $71 (non-resident) Registration deadline: One week before start date or when full.

Beginning Ballet AGES 6 – 8 The Rec Center Banquet Room, 3700 Monterey Drive or Louisiana Oaks Park building, 3520 Louisiana Ave. S. Students will learn ballet techniques and terminology in creative ways to express their individuality. Explore barre exercises, center floor work and choreography. Ballet shoes, leotard and tights preferred, but not required.

DAY DATES+TIME W

Jan. 8 – Feb. 19, 6 – 6:45 p.m. (no class Feb. 12) Louisiana Oaks Park building FEE $54 per child (resident) / $62 (non-resident) W March 4 – April 22, 6 – 6:45 p.m. (no class April 1) The Rec Center Banquet Room FEE $63 per child (resident) / $71 (non-resident) Registration deadline: One week before start date or when full.

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Art and dance programs

My Messy Valentine

Dino-rama

AGES 18 MONTHS – 6 YEARS

AGES 18 MONTHS – 6 YEARS

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!

Our Littlest Fans’ Favorites AGES 18 MONTHS – 6 YEARS CHILDREN MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT

The Rec Center Gallery Room, 3700 Monterey Drive From papier mache bowls, projects that glow-in-the-dark and messy clay masterpieces, these are the projects our littlest students love the most all put together in one popular class! Come ready to get messy while you play right along with your child.

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DATEs+TIME

Jan. 8 – 29, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. $60 per child (resident) / $68 (non-resident) FEE Registration deadline: Jan. 1

The Rec Center Gallery Room, 3700 Monterey Drive Let your young artist show their favorite Valentine how much they love them by getting messy! We’ll throw and splatter paint on a canvas board to create a one-of-a-kind masterpiece. Nothing says “I love you” better than a handmade gift.

DAY F

DATE+TIME

Feb. 14, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. $17 per child (resident) / $22 (non-resident) Registration deadline: Feb. 7

FEE

Story Time Art AGES 18 MONTHS – 6 YEARS CHILDREN MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT

The Rec Center Gallery Room, 3700 Monterey Drive Beautifully illustrated children’s books will inspire us each class to create masterpieces using a variety of kid-friendly art supplies. We’ll swim with Swimmy, meet Yertle the Turtle, ride bikes with Curious George and get wild with the wild things!

DAY W

DATEs+TIME

March 4 – 25, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. $60 per child (resident) / $68 (non-resident) Registration deadline: Feb. 26

FEE

Holiday Ornament Making Party AGES 5 – 12 The Rec Center Gallery Room, 3700 Monterey Drive We will set up four stations, each with a different ornament project. These ornaments will make great keepsakes or holiday gifts!

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Dec. 6, 9 – 11 a.m. $27 per child (resident) / $32 (non-resident) Registration deadline: Nov. 29 or when full.

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CHILDREN MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT

The Rec Center Gallery Room, 3700 Monterey Drive Is your child dazzled by dinosaurs? Then this is your child’s chance to have a play date with a dinosaur and create their own diorama complete with a toy dinosaur!

DAY F

DATE+TIME

March 6, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. $17 per child (resident) / $22 (non-resident) Registration deadline: Feb. 28

FEE

Paint Your Puppy AGES 4 – 9 Wolfe Park building, 3700 Monterey Drive Come to class ready for some mess making fun. You will use your fingers to paint a portrait of your adorable pooch. Pack a nut-free snack and drink for your child.

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DATE+TIME

March 6, 1 – 4 p.m. $33 per child (resident) / $38 (non-resident) Registration deadline: Feb. 28

FEE


Unicorn Slime AGES 4 – 9 The Rec Center Gallery Room, 3700 Monterey Drive Come explore the magical, mystical unicorn universe with us! We’ll learn the secret recipe for glittery unicorn slime and take it home in a unicorn jar so sparkly that it’s guaranteed to dazzle! Pack a nut-free snack and drink for your child.

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Feb. 17, 9 a.m. – noon $33 per child (resident) / $38 (non-resident) Registration deadline: Feb. 10

FEE

These programs are designed to be fun and introduce youth to the art of dance!

Creative Movement – Pre-Ballet AGES 3 – 5 The Rec Center Banquet Room, 3700 Monterey Drive or Louisiana Oaks Park building, 3520 Louisiana Ave. S. Participants will stretch, tumble and develop their gross motor skills through fun games, stories and a positive environment. This introductory class will also teach students age-appropriate ballet skills that will improve their body strength and control, while encouraging safety, group interaction and peer encouragement. Ballet shoes, leotard and tights preferred, but not required.

Westwood Hills Nature Center 8300 W. Franklin Ave. Don’t miss out on your chance to participate in winter and spring break camps at Westwood Hills Nature Center! There are camps for children in grades K – 5 beginning Dec. 26, through Dec. 31, 2019. There are also spots available in the spring break camps beginning March 30 – April 2, 2020.

More information on pages 20 – 21.

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Hip-Hop Ages 6 – 10 Louisiana Oaks Park building, 3520 Louisiana Ave. S. or The Rec Center Banquet Room, 3700 Monterey Drive Students will explore their body movement while learning basic fun isolation, footwork and hip-hop choreography. Jazz or tennis shoes recommended.

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Jan. 8 – Feb. 19, 7 – 8 p.m. (no class Feb. 12) Louisiana Oaks Park building FEE $60 per child (resident) / $68 (non-resident) W March 4 – April 22 , 7 – 8 p.m. (no class April 1) The Rec Center Banquet Room FEE $70 per child (resident) / $78 (non-resident) Registration deadline: One week before start date.

Jan. 8 – Feb. 19, 5 – 5:45 p.m. (no class Feb. 12) Louisiana Oaks Park building FEE $54 per child (resident) / $62 (non-resident) W March 4 – April 22, 5 – 5:45 p.m. (no class April 1) The Rec Center Banquet Room FEE $63 per child (resident) / $71 (non-resident) Registration deadline: One week before start date or when full.

Beginning Ballet AGES 6 – 8 The Rec Center Banquet Room, 3700 Monterey Drive or Louisiana Oaks Park building, 3520 Louisiana Ave. S. Students will learn ballet techniques and terminology in creative ways to express their individuality. Explore barre exercises, center floor work and choreography. Ballet shoes, leotard and tights preferred, but not required.

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Jan. 8 – Feb. 19, 6 – 6:45 p.m. (no class Feb. 12) Louisiana Oaks Park building FEE $54 per child (resident) / $62 (non-resident) W March 4 – April 22, 6 – 6:45 p.m. (no class April 1) The Rec Center Banquet Room FEE $63 per child (resident) / $71 (non-resident) Registration deadline: One week before start date or when full.

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 ($8 extra fee for each additional child). 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. 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 March. FEE

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

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Youth and teen programs

Urban Air Adventure Park Unicorn Slime 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!

AGES 4 – 9 The Rec Center Gallery Room, 3700 Monterey Drive Come explore the magical, mystical unicorn universe with us! We’ll learn the secret recipe for glittery unicorn slime, and take it home in a unicorn jar so sparkly that it’s guaranteed to dazzle! Pack a nut-free snack and drink for your child.

Holiday Ornament Making Party

FEE

AGES 5 – 12 The Rec Center Gallery Room, 3700 Monterey Drive We will set up four stations, each with a different ornament project. These ornaments will make great keepsakes or holiday gifts!

DAY DATE+TIME F

Dec. 6, 9 – 11 a.m.

FEE $27 per person (resident) / $32 (non-resident) Registration deadline: Nov. 29 or when full.

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DATE+TIME

Feb. 17, 9 a.m. – noon $33 per child (resident) / $38 (non-resident) Registration deadline: Feb. 10

Paint Your Puppy AGES 4 – 9 Wolfe Park building, 3700 Monterey Drive Come to class ready for some mess making fun. You will use your fingers to paint a portrait of your adorable pooch. Pack a nut-free snack and drink for your child.

DAY F

DATE+TIME

March 6, 1 – 4 p.m. $33 per child (resident) / $38 (non-resident) Registration deadline: Feb. 28

FEE

Westwood Hills Nature Center winter and spring break camps can be found on pages 20 – 21.

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AGES 11 – 17 Urban Air Adventure Park, Coon Rapids We’ll have two hours of open play on various attractions, including climbing walls, ropes course, tubes, trampolines and more. Participants must complete a waiver. Transportation is provided from the Minnetonka Community Center, 14600 Minnetonka Blvd.

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Jan. 11, noon – 3:15 p.m. $38 per person (resident) / $43 (non-resident) FEE Registration deadline: Jan. 4

Buck Hill Snow Tubing AGES 11 – 15 Buck Hill, Burnsville Enjoy a day of winter fun by jumping on a snow tube, riding the lift to the top and choosing from one of Buck Hill’s several chutes to slide your way to the bottom. Transportation is provided from the Minnetonka Community Center, 14600 Minnetonka Blvd.

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Feb. 22, noon – 4 p.m. $26 per person (resident) / $31 (non-resident) FEE Registration deadline: Feb. 15

Game Show Battle Room AGES 12 – 17 Game Show Battle Room, Golden Valley Enjoy an afternoon of heated game show style competition! Two teams face-off playing three different game shows: Friendly Feud, Minute Games and Matchup for one hour. Transportation provided from the Minnetonka Community Center, 14600 Minnetonka Blvd.

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DATE+TIME

March 14, 1 – 3:15 p.m. $38 per person (resident) / $43 (non-resident) Registration deadline: March 7

FEE


Little Tigers Self Defense

Mites Basketball

GRADES K – 1 St. Louis Park Middle School, 2025 Texas Ave. S. Skill-based program with an emphasis on the fundamentals like dribbling, passing and shooting. Instructional scrimmages will be played. Mini basketballs are used, and baskets will be lowered for this activity. When registering, note up to two children that your child would like to be on a team with.

Parents interested in volunteering to coach their child’s basketball team will have their child’s registration fee returned at the end of the season. Maximum two per team. Parent coaches must help cover all games and practices. For more information, call 952.928.1415 after registering your child.

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Jan. 18 – March 7, 9:15 – 10:15 a.m. $50 per child (resident) / $55 (non-resident) Registration deadline: Jan. 3 or when program is full.

FEE

Grade 1

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Jan. 18 – March 7, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. $50 per child (resident) / $55 (non-resident) Registration deadline: Jan. 3 or when program is full.

FEE

Youth Basketball League GRADES 2 – 7 This league provides an opportunity to play against other cities through a partnership with the cities of Crystal, Golden Valley and Robbinsdale. Youth will learn basketball skills, playing as a team and good sportsmanship. Practices are held during the week at St. Louis Park elementary schools and begin the week of Jan. 6; days and times vary due to coach availability. Games are played on Saturdays at the Crystal and Davis Community Centers. Teams are coached by parent volunteers.

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Grade K

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AGES 3 – 5 Davis Community Center, 5430 Glenwood Ave. N., 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. *Resident rate applies to participants living in Golden Valley, New Hope or St. Louis Park.

DATEs+TIME

Jan. 18 – March 7, times vary

Gender AND Grades

Boys Grade 2 Boys Grade 3 Boys Grades 4 – 5 Boys Grades 6 – 7 (3-on-3 league)* Girls Grades 2 – 3 Girls Grades 4 – 5 FEE $65 per child Registration deadline: Dec. 15 or when program is full. *For the boys grades 6 – 7 level, teams of four to five players will play in this recreational 3-on-3 league. The intent of this format is for players to expand their basketball skills and have fun learning the game. Teams will still practice once per week and have games on Saturday afternoons.

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Jan. 7 – Feb. 11, 5:45 – 6:15 p.m. Feb. 18 – April 7, 5:45 – 6:15 p.m. (no class March 3 and 31) $64 per person (resident*) / $68 (non-resident)

Indoor Skateboard Camps at 3rd Lair AGES 6+ 3rd Lair Skate Park, 850 Florida Ave., Golden Valley Exciting indoor skateboard camps 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 ends.

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Nov. 27, 9 a.m. – noon Nov. 29, 9 a.m. – noon Dec. 23, 9 a.m. – noon Dec. 26, 9 a.m. – noon Dec. 27, 9 a.m. – noon Dec. 30, 9 a.m. – noon Jan. 2, 9 a.m. – noon Jan. 3, 9 a.m. – noon FEE $50 per person per day M – F March 23 – 27, 9 a.m. – noon M – F March 30 – April 3, 9 a.m. – noon FEE $200 per person Registration deadline: The day before camp starts.

Tae Kwon Do AGES 5+ Davis Community Center, 5430 Glenwood Ave. N., Golden Valley A self-defense program for all ages that teaches discipline, focus, endurance and flexibility. Master Malone will help you achieve awesome kicks, punches and strikes while getting in shape. *Resident rate applies to participants living in Golden Valley, New Hope or St. Louis Park.

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Jan. 7 – Feb. 11, 6:15 – 7 p.m. Feb. 18 – April 7, 6:15 – 7 p.m. (no class March 3 and 31) $79 per person (resident*) / $84 (non-resident)

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Adult fitness and recreation

Monday Strength and More Core

AGES 16+ Wolfe Park building, 3700 Monterey Drive Strengthen all your major muscle groups with weights and mini exercise balls. The last part of class will be used to specifically train the lower back, hips and abdomen. Instructor: Judy Coughlin

DAY DATES+TIME M M

Jan. 6 – Feb. 17, 6 – 6:45 p.m. (no class Jan. 27) Feb. 24 – March 30, 6 – 6:45 p.m. FEE $36 per person (resident) / $41 (non-resident) Registration deadline: One week before start date or when full.

Vinyasa Flow Yoga

AGES 16+ Wolfe Park building, 3700 Monterey Drive This class is more challenging and moves at a faster pace, focusing on building strength, flexibility and balance through a continuous flow of movement. Knowledge and experience of basic yoga is recommended. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat. Instructor: Judy Coughlin

DAY M

DATES+TIME

Jan. 6 – Feb. 17, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (no class Jan. 27) M Feb. 24 – March 30, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. FEE $70 per person (resident) $78 (non-resident) Registration deadline: One week before start date or when full.

Express Cardio Strength and Core Circuit AGES 16+ Wolfe Park building, 3700 Monterey Drive Get the ultimate express circuit class workout! Format will be two-minute strength cycles with one-minute ab cycles. All fitness levels welcome. Instructor: Judy Coughlin

DAY DATES+TIME

Jan. 8 – Feb. 19, 6 – 6:45 p.m. (no class Jan. 29) Feb. 26 – April 1, 6 – 6:45 p.m. FEE $36 per person (resident) / $41 (non-resident) Registration deadline: One week before start date or when full. W W

Six-Person Broomball League

Gentle Yoga

AGES 16+ Wolfe Park building, 3700 Monterey Drive This evening class starts and ends with breath work and centering. Poses are held longer for strengthening and stretching muscles. Props will be available for assistance. Mats will be available; however, you may bring your own. Instructor: Judy Coughlin

DAY DATES+TIME

Jan. 8 – Feb. 19, 7 – 7:45 p.m. (no class Jan. 29) Feb. 26 – April 1, 7 – 7:45 p.m. FEE $54 per person (resident) / $62 (non-resident) Registration deadline: One week before start date or when full. W W

Monday Strength and Balance

NE W

AGES 16+ Wolfe Park building, 3700 Monterey Drive This class will strengthen every major muscle group with hand weights and bands. Fun drills using equipment to improve balance for sports or every day activities will also be included. Instructor: Judy Coughlin

DAY DATES+TIME

DAYs

M – Th evenings

DATES

Seven-week schedule begins in January (weather permitting) $400 per team FEE Registration deadline: Dec. 13 or when league is full.

Softball League

AGES 18+ Dakota Park, 2643 Dakota Ave. S. The league is USSSA sanctioned and offers all levels of play (C–D) and tournaments (additional cost). Begins late April.

DAYs

league type

Men’s (single or double-header games) M – Th evenings Su, Tu, W, Th Co-rec (single games) Single games (12 games) $600 FEE Double-header games (20 games) $810 Registration deadline for 2019 returning teams: Feb. 14 Registration deadline for new teams: March 20

Jan. 6 – Feb. 17, 12:45 – 1:30 p.m. (no class Jan. 27) Feb. 24 – March 30, 12:45 – 1:30 p.m. FEE $36 per person (resident) / $41 (non-resident)

Kickball League

Adult league registration

DAY

M M

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

AGES 18+ Aquila Park, 3110 Xylon Ave. S. or Dakota Park, 2643 Dakota Ave. S. Go back to the playground with kickball for “big” kids.

DATES

Adult leagues are offered for team registration only. Individuals who would like to participate in a team sport, but don’t have a team, should contact parks and recreation to be placed on a free-agent list. Download registration packets at www.stlouispark.org/parks-rec or call 952.924.2540 to have a registration packet mailed to you. Online registration is not available.

Pickleball Leagues and Lessons

Indoor Volleyball League

DAY DATES+time

Su evenings 10-week schedule begins May 31 $250 per team FEE Registration deadline: May 15

AGES 18+ Wolfe Park pickleball courts, 3700 Monterey Drive Like tennis and badminton with a few varied rules. Pickleball Beginner Lessons Four lessons, May 6 – 27, 9 – 10 a.m.

AGES 18+ St. Louis Park Middle School, 2025 Texas Ave. S. Co-rec, six-person officiated league.

W

DAY

Pickleball Ladder League

DATES

W evenings Seven-week schedule, Jan. 8 – Feb. 26 W evenings Seven-week schedule, March 4 – April 22 $210 per team FEE Registration deadline: Dec. 20 or when league is full.

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AGES 18+ Nelson Park hockey rink, 2500 Georgia Ave. S. Recreational men’s and co-rec leagues.

www.stlouispark.org/parks-rec • 952.924.2540

FEE $40 per person

Registration deadline: April 24

DAY

DATES+time

Eight-week schedule, June 3 – July 22, 9 a.m. – noon $50 per person FEE Registration deadline: May 15 W


Ice skating and hockey

Session registration deadlines and class exceptions 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.

Special notes

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, please 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. • Skaters 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. Skaters may be moved at instructor discretion during the first few weeks of class to a level that is appropriate or more comfortable for them.

• 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. • Skaters should wear warm, comfortable clothing, including gloves or mittens. • First-time skaters and those using rental skates should arrive 15 minutes prior to the start of class to be on time. • Students 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 are not guaranteed. Classes may be combined with others or canceled if the minimum number has not been met.

Winter 2 session January – February DAY DATES

Sa Jan. 4 – Feb. 15 Registration deadline: Dec. 21

DAY DATES

Su Jan. 5 – Feb. 16 (no class Feb. 2) Registration deadline: Dec. 22

DAY DATES

M Jan. 6 – Feb. 17 Registration deadline: Dec. 23

DAY DATES

Tu Jan. 7 – Feb. 18 Registration deadline: Dec. 24

Spring intersession February – March DAY DATES

Tu Feb. 25 – March 22 Registration deadline: Feb. 11

Spring Ice Show rehearsals DAYs

DATES

Sa, Su, M Feb. 22 – March 20 Registration deadline: Jan. 5

See page 17 for details. December 2019 – March 2020

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Basic 1/Pre-Alpha

Group classes 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

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

Sa Jan. 4 – Feb. 15, 8:30 – 9 a.m. $80/$88 Sa Jan. 4 – Feb. 15, 9 – 9:30 a.m. $80/$88 Sa Jan. 4 – Feb. 15, 9:30 – 10 a.m. $80/$88 M Jan. 6 – Feb. 17, 6:15 – 6:45 p.m. $80/$88 M Jan. 6 – Feb. 17, 6:45 – 7:15 p.m. $80/$88 Tu Jan. 7 – Feb. 18, 9:30 – 10 a.m. $80/$88 Tu Feb. 25 – March 24, 9:30 – 10 a.m. $80/$88 Registration deadline: Two weeks before first day of class.

Basic 2/Advanced Pre-Alpha

Advanced Snowplow

DAY DATES+TIME

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

DAY DATES+TIME

FEE

Sa Jan. 4 – Feb. 15, 8:30 – 9 a.m. $80/$88 Sa Jan. 4 – Feb. 15, 9 – 9:30 a.m. $80/$88 Sa Jan. 4 – Feb. 15, 9:30 – 10 a.m. $80/$88 M Jan. 6 – Feb. 17, 6:15 – 6:45 p.m. $80/$88 M Jan. 6 – Feb. 17, 6:45 – 7:15 p.m. $80/$88 Tu Jan. 7 – Feb. 18, 10 – 10:30 a.m. $80/$88 Tu Feb. 25 – March 24, 10 – 10:30 a.m. $80/$88 Registration deadline: Two weeks before first day of class.

AGES 5+ Program consists of a modified learn-to-skate curriculum and test standards and opens the door to the 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 Pre-Alpha 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 required.

DAY DATES+TIME

FEE

$80/$88 Sa Jan. 4 – Feb. 15, 8:30 – 9 a.m. $80/$88 Tu Jan. 7 – Feb. 18, 10:30 – 11 a.m. $80/$88 Tu Feb. 25 – March 24, 10:30 – 11 a.m. Registration deadline: Two weeks before first day of class.

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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.

FEE

Sa Jan. 4 – Feb. 15, 8:30 – 9 a.m. $80/$88 Sa Jan. 4 – Feb. 15, 9 – 9:30 a.m. $80/$88 M Jan. 6 – Feb. 17, 6:15 – 6:45 p.m. $80/$88 M Jan. 6 – Feb. 17, 6:45 – 7:15 p.m. $80/$88 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

Special Skater

FEE

$80/$88 Sa Jan. 4 – Feb. 15, 9 – 9:30 a.m. $80/$88 M Jan. 6 – Feb. 17, 6:45 – 7:15 p.m. Registration deadline: Two weeks before first day of class.

FEE

Sa Jan. 4 – Feb. 15, 9:30 – 10 a.m. $80/$88 M Jan. 6 – Feb. 17, 6:15 – 6:45 p.m. $80/$88 Registration deadline: Two weeks before first day of class.

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

FEE

$80/$88 Sa Jan. 4 – Feb. 15, 9:30 – 10 a.m. $80/$88 M Jan. 6 – Feb. 17, 6:15 – 6:45 p.m. Registration deadline: Two weeks before first day of class.

www.stlouispark.org/parks-rec • 952.924.2540

Basic 5/Beta

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

Sa Jan. 4 – Feb. 15, 9:30 – 10 a.m. $80/$88 Su Jan. 5 – Feb. 16, 5 – 5:30 p.m. $69/$76 M Jan. 6 – Feb. 17, 6:45 – 7:15 p.m. $80/$88 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 twofoot spins and side toe hops.

DAY DATES+TIME

FEE

Sa Jan. 4 – Feb. 15, 9:30 – 10 a.m. $80/$88 Su Jan. 5 – Feb. 16, 5 – 5:30 p.m. $69/$76 M Jan. 6 – Feb. 17, 7:15 – 7:45 p.m. $80/$88 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

FEE

Sa Jan. 4 – Feb. 15, 9:30 – 10 a.m. $80/$88 Su Jan. 5 – Feb. 16, 5 – 5:30 p.m. $69/$76 M Jan. 6 – Feb. 17, 7:15 – 7:45 p.m. $80/$88 Registration deadline: Two weeks before first day of class.


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 DATES+TIME

Sa Jan. 4 – Feb. 15, 8:30 – 9 a.m. Su Jan. 5 – Feb. 16, 5 – 5:30 p.m. M Jan. 6 – Feb. 17, 7:15 – 7:45 p.m. FREESTYLE 2

DAY DATES+TIME

Sa Jan. 4 – Feb. 15, 8:30 – 9 a.m. Su Jan. 5 – Feb. 16, 5 – 5:30 p.m. M Jan. 6 – Feb. 17, 7:15 – 7:45 p.m. FREESTYLE 3

DAY DATES+TIME

Sa Jan. 4 – Feb. 15, 8:30 – 9 a.m. Su Jan. 5 – Feb. 16, 5 – 5:30 p.m. M Jan. 6 – Feb. 17, 7:15 – 7:45 p.m. FREESTYLE 4

DAY DATES+TIME

Sa Jan. 4 – Feb. 15, 8:30 – 9 a.m. Su Jan. 5 – Feb. 16, 5 – 5:30 p.m. M Jan. 6 – Feb. 17, 7:15 – 7:45 p.m.

FEE

$80/$88 $69/$76 $80/$88

FEE

$80/$88 $69/$76 $80/$88

FEE

$80/$88 $69/$76 $80/$88

FEE

$80/$88 $69/$76 $80/$88

Adult Beginner

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

Sa Jan. 4 – Feb. 15, 9 – 9:30 a.m. $80/$88 M Jan. 6 – Feb. 17, 6:15 – 6:45 p.m. $80/$88 Registration deadline: Two weeks before first day of class.

Adult Intermediate

Sa Jan. 4 – Feb. 15, 8:30 – 9 a.m. Su Jan. 5 – Feb. 16, 5 – 5:30 p.m. M Jan. 6 – Feb. 17, 7:15 – 7:45 p.m. FREESTYLE 6

DAY DATES+TIME

Sa Jan. 4 – Feb. 15, 8:30 – 9 a.m. Su Jan. 5 – Feb. 16, 5 – 5:30 p.m. M Jan. 6 – Feb. 17, 7:15 – 7:45 p.m. FREESTYLE 7

DAY DATES+TIME

Sa Jan. 4 – Feb. 15, 8:30 – 9 a.m. Su Jan. 5 – Feb. 16, 5 – 5:30 p.m. M Jan. 6 – Feb. 17, 7:15 – 7:45 p.m.

FEE

$80/$88 $69/$76 $80/$88

FEE

$80/$88 $69/$76 $80/$88

DAY DATES+TIME

FEE

Su Jan. 5 – Feb. 16, 4:30 – 5 p.m. $69/$76 Registration deadline: Two weeks before first day of class.

Hockey Skills

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

Sa Jan. 4 – Feb. 15, 9 – 9:30 a.m. $80/$88 M Jan. 6 – Feb. 17, 6:15 – 6:45 p.m. $80/$88 Registration deadline: Two weeks before first day of class.

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

Sa Jan. 4 – Feb. 15, 9:30 – 10 a.m. $80/$88 M Jan. 6 – Feb. 17, 7:15 – 7:45 p.m. $80/$88 Registration deadline: Two weeks before first day of class.

FEE

Su Jan. 5 – Feb. 16, 4:30 – 5 p.m. $69/$76 Registration deadline: Two weeks before first day of class.

Team Skating

GAMMA LEVEL and UP Skaters will learn the basics of ice dance patterns, footwork and individual moves in the field, freestyle and choreography. Currently offered at a discounted price. Requires instructor approval.

DAY DATES+TIME

FEE

Su Jan. 5 – Feb. 16, 4 – 4:30 p.m. $52/$59 Registration deadline: Two weeks before first day of class.

Moves, Power and Edges

FEE

$80/$88 $69/$76 $80/$88

AGES 4 – 7 For skaters who have passed the Advanced Tot 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.

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.

FREESTYLE 5

DAY DATES+TIME

Hockey Tots

AGES 16+ SkateFit is designed for adult skaters who want to stay fit by skating but want more than an open skate session. Each session is led by a professional instructor. Schedule is subject to change.

DAY

DATES+TIME

FEE

Su Jan. 5 – Feb. 16, 4:30 – 5 p.m. $52/$59 Registration deadline: Two weeks before first day of class.

DAY DATES+time

Tu Jan. 7 – March 24, 11 – 11:45 a.m. FEE $10 per person / $45 for five-passes

Junior Club/Program

Adult Hockey Skills

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.

DAY DATES+TIME

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.

FEE

Su Jan. 5 – Feb. 16, 4:30 – 5 p.m. $69/$76 Registration deadline: Two weeks before first day of class.

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 also be enrolled in their appropriate skate school class in addition to this course.

DAY DATES+TIME

FEE

Sa Jan. 4 – Feb. 15, 8 – 8:30 a.m. $80/$88 Su Jan. 5 – Feb. 16, 5:30 – 6 p.m. $69/$76 M Jan. 6 – Feb. 17, 7:45 – 8:15 p.m. $80/$88 Registration deadline: Two weeks before first day of class.

December 2019 – March 2020

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Freestyle Off-Ice Training

Public skating

FREESTYLE LEVEL SKATERS The Rec Center, 3700 Monterey Drive Improve your skating skills and performance on the ice. The class will vary from week to week, covering jump and spin exercises, strength and conditioning, balance and flexibility. Classes are for Freestyle level skaters and are designated by current class level. Come to class wearing athletic/skating attire and athletic footwear.

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

INDOOR: Sept. 4 – March 31 The Rec Center, 3700 Monterey Drive

DAYs

DAY DATES+TIME M

Jan. 6 – Feb. 17, 6:30 – 7 p.m.

FEE $35 per person (resident) / $42 (non-resident)

Off-Ice Harness Training

AGES 5+ The Rec Center, 3700 Monterey Drive This class 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. 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 or skates. Lessons are held in 10-minute increments. Email the skating director at skate@stlouispark.org to schedule private off-ice harness training.

Developmental 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.

DAy Tu W

Sa

FEE

DAY DATES+TIME M

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

dates+time

Nov. 5 – March 31, 6:30 – 8:30 a.m. Nov. 6 – March 25, 6:30 – 8:30 a.m. (no skating Dec. 25, Jan. 1) Nov. 2 – March 28, 7 – 8 a.m. $10: One-time pass $48: Six-passes Purchase at The Rec Center. $24 – 40: Monthly admission (Skaters must preregister prior to the first day of the month. Online registration is available for monthly admission.)

TIME

M, W, F Noon – 1:30 p.m. (no skating Dec. 25 and 27, Jan.1) Sa 10:15 – 11:45 a.m. (no skating Dec. 28, March 7) Su 2:15 – 3:45 p.m. (no skating Feb. 2) $3.50 per person (youth and senior) FEE $30 for 10-passes (youth and senior) $4 per person (adult) $35 for 10-passes (adult) optional FEES: $3 skate rental, $5 skate sharpening

OUTDOOR: Nov. 8 – March 8 3700 Monterey Drive

DAY F Sa Su

TIME

5:45 – 7:15 p.m. (no skating Nov. 15, Jan. 31) 12:15 – 1:45 p.m. (no skating Nov. 16, Feb.1 and 15) 12:15 – 1:45 p.m. (no skating Feb. 2 and 16) FEE $3.50 per person (youth and senior) $30 for 10-passes (youth and senior) $4 per person (adult) $35 for 10-passes (adult) optional FEES: $3 skate rental, $5 skate sharpening

Open hockey Adult open hockey

AGES 16+ The Rec Center, 3700 Monterey Drive Open hockey is available at The Rec Center’s indoor ice arenas. Schedule is subject to change. Call 952.924.2567 to confirm dates and times.

DAYs DATES+TIME

Tu, Th Nov. 5 – March 31, noon – 1:30 p.m. (no hockey Nov. 28 and Dec. 26) FEE $5 per person / $45 for 10-passes

Youth open hockey The Rec Center Skate Shop

The skate shop is located in The Rec Center in between the west and east ice arenas. The shop features rental skates, skate sharpening service and a small pro shop. Stop by and check it out!

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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www.stlouispark.org/parks-rec • 952.924.2540

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 TIME

M – F March 30 – April 3, 10:15 – 11:45 a.m. $5 per person / $45 for 10 passes FEE


Join us for the 2020 St. Louis Park Skate School Spring Ice Show! This is your skater’s moment to shine and show what they’ve learned in skate school in a choreographed program set to music. Skaters will be divided by level just as in a typical skate school class. Skaters must also be enrolled in regular session classes prior to the show to participate. Each group will have five to eight practices between Feb. 22 – March 16 leading up to the show and dress rehearsal on Friday, March 20. Practices will be 30 minutes in length, and the final practice schedule will be determined by participation numbers. Performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 21 and 1 p.m. on Sunday, March 22. Email skate@stlouispark.org with questions. Registration deadline: Jan. 5

St. Louis Park Skate School Annual Ice Show AGES 4+

The Rec Center, 3700 Monterey Drive

DAY M Tu

FEE

DATES+TIME

March 21, 7:30 p.m. March 22, 1 p.m. Tickets: $5 in advance / $8 at the door Children 4 and under are free.

Show activity descriptions

Beginner Snowplow, Advanced Snowplow, Basic 1-2/Pre-Alpha, Hockey Tot/Skills, Adult, Team Group will have four to six practices, dress rehearsal and two performances. Skaters will perform in group number and appear in show finale. Practices are 30 minutes in length, and the final practice schedule will be determined by participation numbers. Must be registered for prior regular class session to participate.

GROUP

Beginner Snowplow Advanced Snowplow Basic 1-2/Pre-Alpha Hockey Tot Hockey Skills Adult Team

REHEARSAL DATES

Feb. 22 – March 20, times vary Feb. 22 – March 20, times vary Feb. 22 – March 20, times vary Feb. 22 – March 20, times vary Feb. 22 – March 20, times vary Feb. 22 – March 20, times vary Feb. 22 – March 20, times vary

FEE (Resident/Non-resident)

$70/$78 $70/$78 $70/$78 $70/$78 $70/$78 $70/$78 $70/$78

Basic 3-4/Alpha through Freestyle Group will have five to seven practices, dress rehearsal and two performances. Skaters will perform in a group number, an introduction number and show finale. Practices are 30 minutes in length, and the final practice schedule will be determined by participation numbers. Must be registered for prior regular class session to participate.

GROUP

Basic 3-4/Alpha Basic 5/Beta Basic 6/Gamma Pre-Freestyle/Delta Freestyle 1 Freestyle 2 Freestyle 3 Freestyle 4 Freestyle 5 Freestyle 6 Freestyle 7

REHEARSAL DATES

Feb. 22 – March 20, times vary Feb. 22 – March 20, times vary Feb. 22 – March 20, times vary Feb. 22 – March 20, times vary Feb. 22 – March 20, times vary Feb. 22 – March 20, times vary Feb. 22 – March 20, times vary Feb. 22 – March 20, times vary Feb. 22 – March 20, times vary Feb. 22 – March 20, times vary Feb. 22 – March 20, times vary

FEE (Resident/Non-resident)

$80/$88 $80/$88 $80/$88 $80/$88 $80/$88 $80/$88 $80/$88 $80/$88 $80/$88 $80/$88 $80/$88

Specialty Numbers (Freestyle ONLY) This activity is available only for Freestyle students. Skaters must also be registered for the Freestyle ice show group number in order to participate. Skaters will be placed into a specialty number (solo, feature, duet, trio, etc.) based on the number of sessions and classes registered for, competitions participated in the current season and current test level.

GROUP

Specialty Numbers

REHEARSAL DATES

Feb. 22 – March 20, times vary

FEE (Resident/Non-resident)

$80/$88

December 2019 – March 2020

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City of St. Louis Park

N A T U R E

Public programs

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ALL CHILDREN AGES 2+ MUST PAY AND BE ACCOMPANIED BY A PAID ADULT UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED

Hide-n-Seek Challenge

ALL AGES Westwood Hills Nature Center, 8300 W. Franklin Ave. Can you hide as well as a flying squirrel in a tree? Are you as observant as an owl on a dark night? Find out during Westwood’s Hide-n-Seek Challenge where you’ll discover how different animals use camouflage, stealth and their senses to survive by participating in a series of outdoor activities.

DAY DATE+TIME Sa

Dec. 7, 12:30 – 2 p.m. $5 per person (resident) / $8 (non-resident) Registration deadline: When program is full.

FEE

Woodland Photo Frames

all AGES Westwood Hills Nature Center, 8300 W. Franklin Ave. Create your own unique picture frame! Take a short self-guided hike to collect natural materials from the nature center and then attach them to unfinished picture frames. All frames and other materials are included.

Winter Birds

ALL AGES Westwood Hills Nature Center, 8300 W. Franklin Ave. Not all birds fly south for the winter! Come and learn about some of Minnesota’s winter-hardy birds and how they adapt to the cold. Meet one of Westwood’s raptors.

DAY DATE+TIME Su

Dec. 15, 12:30 – 2 p.m. FEE $5 per person (resident) / $8 (non-resident) Registration deadline: When program is full.

Be The Light Winter Solstice Walk

Life in the Cold

ALL AGES Westwood Hills Nature Center, 8300 W. Franklin Ave. Minnesota is known for its harsh winter weather, but what keeps animals warm and safe? Discover the answer through hands-on experiments and a fun winter walk. Bring your warm winter boots, and we’ll provide the hot cocoa.

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

FEE

ALL AGES Westwood Hills Nature Center, 8300 W. Franklin Ave. We will use this shortest day of the year to help us remember that many in our community aren’t able “to see the light” because of struggles with mental illness or difficult situations. Together we can be the light for those in our community and help them take their first “steps” out of the darkness. Activities will include a self-guided luminary trail, bonfire, s’mores and making your own luminary.

Close Encounters

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Dec. 21, 6:30 – 8 p.m. FEE Free; preregistration required. Registration deadline: When program is full. Sa

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Dec. 14, 12:30 – 2 p.m. $10 per frame (resident) / $12 (non-resident) Registration deadline: When program is full.

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ALL AGES Westwood Hills Nature Center, 8300 W. Franklin Ave. Have you ever wondered what a salamander feels like? What a turtle likes to eat? Or how a snake moves without any legs? Our exhibit animals will be out for an up-close and hands-on day where you can learn the answers to these questions and more.

DAY DATE+TIME Jan. 12, 1 – 2 p.m. FEE $3 per person (resident) / $5 (non-resident) Registration deadline: When program is full.


Fire Starting

AGES 6+ Westwood Hills Nature Center, 8300 W. Franklin Ave. Create your own fire starter and put it to use! Learn about different structures and things that can be used to start a campfire. Enjoy a s’more over your very own fire.

DAY DATE+TIME Su

Jan. 19, 12:30 – 2 p.m. $5 per person (resident) / $8 (non-resident) Registration deadline: When program is full.

FEE

Walking Stick

ALL AGES Westwood Hills Nature Center, 8300 W. Franklin Ave. Come to Westwood and pick out a buckthorn walking stick. Fashion your walking stick to your liking and take a self-guided hike to test your creation.

DAY DATE+TIME Sa

Jan. 25, 3 – 4:30 p.m. $6 per person (resident) / $9 (non-resident) Registration deadline: When program is full.

FEE

Woodpeckers

ALL AGES Westwood Hills Nature Center, 8300 W. Franklin Ave. Woodpeckers are found almost everywhere in the world, including Westwood. Find out which woodpeckers call Minnesota home and learn some amazing facts from Westwood’s very own woodpecker character. Put together a simple suet feeder and take a walk to search for woodpeckers and the clues they leave behind.

DAY DATE+TIME Sa

Feb. 1, 12:30 – 2 p.m. $5 per person (resident) / $8 (non-resident) Registration deadline: When program is full.

FEE

Wood Round Valentines

All AGES Westwood Hills Nature Center, 8300 W. Franklin Ave. Design your own “tree cookie” creations to give to your valentine. Combine natural materials along with art and craft supplies to create something unique and special. We’ll provide the materials, you bring the ideas.

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Feb. 9, 3 – 4:30 p.m. FEE $5 per person (resident) / $8 (non-resident) Registration deadline: When program is full.

Snowshoe Adventure

AGES 6+ Westwood Hills Nature Center, 8300 W. Franklin Ave. Join us for an exciting day of exploring the woods and wetlands at Westwood Hills Nature Center on snowshoes. Play games and follow tracks in the snow. Finish the fun by sipping hot chocolate. Snowshoes are provided, but wear warm winter boots and dress in layers. This event is dependent on snow conditions.

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Feb. 15, 3 – 4:30 p.m. March 8, 3 – 4:30 p.m. FEE $5 per person (resident) / $8 (non-resident) Registration deadline: When program is full.

Winter Games

AGES 2+ Westwood Hills Nature Center, 8300 W. Franklin Ave. Come out to the lake and woods to play some winter games. Have fun doing activities like snow bowling, snowball targets and kicksledding (activities depend on snow conditions). Hot chocolate will be served. Dress for the weather.

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Feb. 23, 2:30 – 4 p.m. $5 per person (resident) / $8 (non-resident) Registration deadline: When program is full.

FEE

Animal Tracks and Signs

ALL AGES Westwood Hills Nature Center, 8300 W. Franklin Ave. Learn how to detect the “clues” that will help you identify the animal guests visiting your yard. We will go out on a nature hike to practice our detective skills as we search for tracks, food, fur and other evidence the animals leave behind. Dress for the weather and plan to spend some time outdoors.

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March 14, 3 – 4:30 p.m. FEE $5 per person (resident) / $8 (non-resident) Registration deadline: When program is full.

Maple Syrup

all AGES Westwood Hills Nature Center, 8300 W. Franklin Ave. Come enjoy a Friday night fire at the nature center. Learn famous stories about constellations and how humans have used the night sky.

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ALL AGES Westwood Hills Nature Center, 8300 W. Franklin Ave. Join us for this spring celebration. Tap a tree, and if the sap is running, taste the sweet sap. Discover how the trees are tapped and how the sap is collected and cooked to become syrup. Enjoy a sample of Westwood’s tasty maple syrup.

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March 22, 1 – 3 p.m. $5 per person (resident) / $8 (non-resident) Registration deadline: When program is full.

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Feb. 21, 6:30 – 8 p.m. $5 per person (resident) / $8 (non-resident) Registration deadline: When program is full.

FEE

JUNIOR NATURALIST GRADES 7 – 12+ (2020-2021) Are you ready to volunteer and have some fun? Do you enjoy helping kids with activities, caring for animals or helping with projects? If so, visit www.stlouispark.org/whnc beginning March 1 for information on our popular Westwood Hills Nature Center Junior Naturalist program! Applications accepted online from March 1 until filled.

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Walk the Lake

All AGES Westwood Hills Nature Center, 8300 W. Franklin Ave. Join a naturalist for a hike along the lake trail to explore our wetland environment in the “off” season. Minnesota weather keeps us guessing in March, so come prepared to spend time in whatever the weather is that day!

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March 29, 12:30 – 2 p.m. $5 per person (resident) / $8 (non-resident) Registration deadline: When program is full.

FEE

Spring Break Scavenger Hunt

Preschool programs

CHILDREN AGES 2+ MUST PAY AND BE ACCOMPANIED BY A PAID ADULT UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED.

Tuesday Turtles Preschool

AGES 4 – 5 (DROP-OFF PROGRAM) Westwood Hills Nature Center, 8300 W. Franklin Ave. Tuesday Turtles will 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. Sign up for one or all sessions.

DAY DATEs+TIME Tu

Dec. 3, 10, 17, 1 – 3 p.m. $32 per child (resident) / $36 (non-resident) Tu Jan. 7, 14, 21, 28, 1 – 3 p.m. Tu Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25, 1 – 3 p.m. Tu March 3, 10, 17, 24, 1 – 3 p.m. FEE $42 per child (resident) / $48 (non-resident) Registration deadline: When program is full.

ALL AGES Westwood Hills Nature Center, 8300 W. Franklin Ave. Spend an afternoon of spring break exploring the outdoors. Spend time exploring the nature center for signs that spring is returning, such as migratory birds, sprouting plants, active animals, mud and more!

FEE

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Puppet Story Time

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April 3, 1 – 3 p.m. FEE $5 per person (resident) / $8 (non-resident) Registration deadline: When program is full.

Adult programs Nature Unnoticed

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

DAY DATEs+TIME Sa Sa

Jan. 11, 10 – 11:30 a.m. March 28, 10 – 11:30 a.m. FEE $5 per person (resident) / $8 (non-resident) Registration deadline: When program is full.

ALL AGES Westwood Hills Nature Center, 8300 W. Franklin Ave. 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.

Owls

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Dec. 9, 10 – 11:30 a.m. Dec. 13, 10 – 11:30 a.m. FEE $4 per person (resident) / $5 (non-resident) Registration deadline: When program is full. Animal Tracks and Clues

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Jan. 6, 10 – 11:30 a.m. Jan. 10, 10 – 11:30 a.m. FEE $4 per person (resident) / $5 (non-resident) Registration deadline: When program is full. Who’s Hibernating?

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Feb. 3, 10 – 11:30 a.m. Feb. 7, 10 – 11:30 a.m. FEE $4 per person (resident) / $5 (non-resident) Registration deadline: When program is full. Maple Syrup

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March 16, 10 – 11:30 a.m. March 20, 10 – 11:30 a.m. FEE $4 per person (resident) / $5 (non-resident) Registration deadline: When program is full.

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Winter break camps ALL WINTER BREAK CAMPS ARE DROP-OFF CAMPS.

Animals Warm and Cold GRADES K – 5 Westwood Hills Nature Center, 8300 W. Franklin Ave. Learn about different animals at the nature center and how they act during the winter. Warm-blooded or cold-blooded, all these critters have amazing adaptations that get them through Minnesota winters. Spend some time with Westwood’s live animals and find out how being warm-blooded or cold-blooded affects how we care for them. Bring a nut-free snack and lunch. Dress for spending time outdoors.

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Dec. 26, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. $30 per child (resident) / $35 (non-resident) Registration deadline: When program is full.

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Raccoon Time GRADES K – 5 Westwood Hills Nature Center, 8300 W. Franklin Ave. Come explore the nature center through the eyes of “Raccoon” the puppet. Learn more about raccoons and the world that surrounds them. Bring a nut-free snack and lunch. Dress for spending time outdoors.

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Dec. 27, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. $30 per child (resident) / $35 (non-resident) Registration deadline: When program is full.

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Cozy Camp GRADES K – 5 Westwood Hills Nature Center, 8300 W. Franklin Ave. Have you heard about “hygge”? This Danish word is all about finding ways to be cozy in the wintertime. Put on your comfy clothes and spend a day at the nature center full of story times, puppet shows, campfires and hot cocoa. Bring a nut-free snack and lunch, along with warm clothing and boots for spending time outdoors.

DAY DATE+TIME M

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

FEE


Imagine, Design and Build GRADES K – 5 Westwood Hills Nature Center, 8300 W. Franklin Ave. Explore your creative side! Our projects will use materials and ideas found in and inspired by the woods, marsh and prairie of Westwood. Be prepared to build, create, invent and let your imagination run free. Bring a nut-free snack and lunch. Dress for spending time outdoors.

DAY DATE+TIME Tu

Dec. 31, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. FEE $30 per child (resident) / $35 (non-resident) Registration deadline: When program is full.

Art in Nature GRADES K – 5 Westwood Hills Nature Center, 8300 W. Franklin Ave. Combining art and nature is one of our favorite ways to spark creativity and appreciate the natural world. Join us at camp to create art inspired by what we see and find outside. There will also be plenty of time to explore the trails and woods that surround the nature center with naturalists and other campers. Bring a nut-free snack and lunch. Dress for spending time outdoors.

DAY DATE+TIME Tu

Spring break camps ALL SPRING BREAK CAMPS ARE DROP-OFF CAMPS.

Spring Discoverers GRADES K – 5 Westwood Hills Nature Center, 8300 W. Franklin Ave. Spend a spring day outdoors at the nature center. Activities could include discovering what’s growing, splish-splashing in the puddles and playing games in the woods. Exact activities will depend on weather conditions that day. Bring a nut-free snack and lunch. Dress for spending time outdoors.

DAY DATE+TIME M

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

March 31, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. $30 per child (resident) / $35 (non-resident) Registration deadline: When program is full.

FEE

Super Sneaky Nature GRADES K – 5 Westwood Hills Nature Center, 8300 W. Franklin Ave. In the quest to eat or be eaten, being well-concealed can make all the difference for an animal. Learn how different animals stay hidden and survive. We’ll employ stealth and camouflage to go undercover, evade detection and spy on some sneaky creatures. Bring a nut-free snack and lunch. Dress for spending time outdoors.

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

FEE

Wild About Animals GRADES K – 5 WestwoodSurvival Hills Nature Center, 8300 W. Franklin Ave. Winter Snakes, salamanders and more! Join us asturtles, we learn some ways to stay warm, We’lland have the in chance to take Westwood’s safe happy the cold. Discuss proper animals outfor from behind the weather glass and preparation various winter spend time handling them and seeing conditions and other important safety themincluding up close.problem We’ll also spend time skills, solving and shelter outside to discover animals live and building. Learn how tohow make an adequate search for theirDress homes survival shelter. forand the hideouts. weather and Bring a nut-free snack and lunch. Dress for be ready to brave the elements. spending time outdoors.

DAY DATE+TIME Animal Tracks and Signs

Learn to9detect April 2, a.m. – 3the p.m.“clues” that will Th how help animal guests visiting $30identify per child the (resident) / $35 (non-resident) FEE you your yard. deadline: We will When go out on a nature Registration program is full. hike to practice our detective skills as we search for tracks, food, fur and other evidence the Home school programs animals leave behind. Dress for the weather. ages 5 – 12

Orienteering MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT.

Get back to the basics ofADULT. navigation. Learn NO CHARGE FOR SUPERVISING the art of orienteering a map and Westwood Hills Natureusing Center is a great compass. Practice skills on Westwood’s resource for home your school learning activities. orienteering course. Dress for theand weather. We can customize our recreation natural history programs to fit a variety of ages andCold learning needs. Please call Life in the 952.924.2544 forthe more Discuss many of coolinformation mysteries of how about scheduling visit for a smallDiscover group life persists in the awinter months. or home school what critters likecooperative. frogs, turtles, raccoons, deer and insects do to survive. We will cut a hole in the ice on the lake and discuss water quality and unique properties of water that allow so many creatures to cope with the harsh conditions of winter. Dress for the weather.

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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 facility includes wetland, prairie and forest habitats which are ideal for exploration and service projects. Call 952.924.2544 to learn more.

Service projects

Looking for a service project for your community, scout or service group? Westwood can provide opportunities for park cleanups, plantings or other projects. Call 952.924.2544 to schedule one.

Facility rentals Waterfall observation deck

Westwood Hills Nature Center, 8300 W. Franklin Ave. 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. 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 6-foot-high waterfall and tumble down the hillside! 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 for up to 20 – 25 people. Rent separately or consider adding this option to your outdoor water garden rental. For reservations, call 952.924.2544.

Lower picnic building

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. Located near the parking lot, this 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! For reservations, call 952.924.2544.

Outdoor water garden

Westwood Hills Nature Center, 8300 W. Franklin Ave.

Get outside and enjoy the fun and activities of the winter season! Snowshoes and kicksleds are available to rent to use at Westwood Hills Nature Center. Park Packs (filled with naturethemed activities) are also available in the winter! Check out equipment at the nature center front desk during regular business hours. Snowshoes and kicksleds must be returned a half hour prior to building closing. Driver’s license and a credit card are required for deposit on all rentals.

Equipment available

FEE

Snowshoes (minimum 6-inch snow base) Kicksleds

$5 per hour (resident) / $6 (non-resident) $5 per hour (resident) / $6 (non-resident) No fee

Park Pack

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. The 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, 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. For reservations, call 952.924.2544.

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

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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 ($8 extra fee for each additional child). Children will meet a live animal, hike outdoors and then celebrate in the party room. You bring the treats, paperware and presents.

$100 refundable damage deposit

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

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Winter equipment rental

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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 March. 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.

Registration options 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 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 close at 2 p.m. on Dec. 24, close at 4:30 p.m. on Dec. 31 and closed all day Nov. 28, Dec. 25 and Jan. 1.

Westwood Hills Nature Center Interpretive Center hours Monday – Friday

8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Activities may be canceled due to poor weather. Call the weather line at 952.924.2567 if weather appears questionable.

Saturday and Sunday

Noon – 5 p.m.

Refund policy

Westwood Hills Nature Center trails are open daily, sunrise to sunset.

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 cancelation is due to injury or serious illness.

Register online

Register here

Register early!

The interpretive center will be closed Nov. 28 – Dec. 1, closed at 2 p.m. on Dec. 24, Dec. 25, Jan.1 and 20, and Feb. 17.

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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

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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 will be 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. The St. Louis Park Parks and Recreation Division regularly takes 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. Make checks payable to the City of St. Louis Park.

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Athletic associations Baseball Association Ages 5 – 18 www.slpbaseball.com • Little League Ages 5 – 12 www.slplittleleague.com • Traveling Baseball Ages 10 – 15 www.slpbaseball.com • Senior Youth Baseball League Ages 16 – 18 • Junior 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 Lacrosse Association Grades 2 – 12 www.slplax.com

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Interpretive Center project update We are excited to say that the walls are up and the new interpretive center at Westwood Hills Nature Center is taking shape! The new interpretive center will be ready to use in summer 2020. Even though construction is happening, 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 the main entrance, there is a trail that will take you to the current interpretive center. We appreciate your patience as we work to improve your Westwood Hills Nature Center facilities. Visit www.stlouispark.org/whnc/new-interpretive-center or text SLPMN WHNC to 468311 to sign up or for project updates.

Canadian Pacific Holiday Train visits St. Louis Park Dec. 11!

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

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Outdoor rinks with warming houses

The city operates five parks with warming houses near their skating rinks: Birchwood, Browndale, Nelson, Oak Hill and Parkview parks. Warming houses will close when the temperature falls below negative 5 degrees Fahrenheit and/or the wind chill is negative 15 degrees or lower. Call the weather line at 952.924.2567 for updates. Hot cocoa will be sold for $2 at the Browndale and Oak Hill park warming houses.

Warming house hours Regular hours: Dec. 20 – 22, Jan. 2 – Feb. 17 (Holidays and weather permitting)

DAYs

M – Th F Sa Su

Times

4 – 8 p.m. 4 – 8:30 p.m. 10 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. Noon – 7 p.m.

Outdoor rink locations The city operates 11 parks with skating rinks.

location

Address

Ainsworth Park

7700 28th St. W.

Birchwood Park

2701 Zarthan Ave. S.

Browndale Park

4955 Morningside Rd.

Center Park

3750 Wooddale Ave.

Edgebrook Park

3920 Pennsylvania Ave S.

Fern Hill Park

4421 W. 28th St.

Jackley Park

4215 Brookside Ave.

Nelson Park

2500 Georgia Ave. S.

Oak Hill Park

3201 Rhode Island Ave. S.

Parkview Park

6801 33rd St. W.

Willow Park

2500 Rhode Island Ave. S.

Hot cocoa will be sold for $2 at the Browndale and Oak Hill park warming houses.

Winter break, Dec. 23 – Jan. 1

DAYs

M – Sa Su

Times

10 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. Noon – 8:30 p.m.

Holiday and school release day hours

DATEs

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Dec. 24 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Dec. 25 Closed Dec. 31 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.* Jan. 1 Noon – 8:30 p.m. Jan. 20 Noon – 8 p.m. Jan. 24 Noon – 8:30 p.m. Feb. 17 Noon – 8 p.m. *Oak Hill Park will be open for extended hours on Dec. 31 from 6 – 9 p.m.

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Nelson Park general skating schedule Below are the days and times when the WEST rink will be open for general skating (no sticks or goals allowed).

Regular hours: Dec. 20 – 22, Jan. 2 – Feb. 17

DAYs

M, Tu, Th W, F Sa Su

Times

4 – 6 p.m. 4 – 8 p.m. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Noon – 2 p.m.

Winter break, Dec. 23 – Jan. 1

DAYs

M–F Sa Su

Times

10 a.m. – 6 p.m. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Noon – 2 p.m.

Holiday and school release days

DATEs

Dec. 24 Dec. 25 Dec. 31 Jan. 1 Jan. 20 Jan. 24 Feb. 17

Times

10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Closed 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Noon – 6 p.m. Noon – 6 p.m. Noon – 6 p.m. Noon – 6 p.m.

Outdoor winter facility map


Rentals Warming house rentals

The four enclosed park buildings listed below can accommodate groups up to 25 and are available for rental before, during and after regular warming house hours. Tables and chairs can be set up for rentals in a designated area of the warming house. The general public may still access the building during this time.

location

Birchwood Park Browndale Park Nelson Park Oak Hill Park

FEE

ADDRESS

2701 Zarthan Ave. S. 4955 Morningside Rd. 2500 Georgia Ave. S. 3201 Rhode Island Ave. S. Before / after warming house hours: $50 per hour (resident) / $60 (non-resident)

Enjoy FREE hot cocoa all day at these parks! Date

Location+address

Dec. 27 Dec. 31

Browndale Park, 4955 Morningside Rd. Oak Hill Park, 3201 Rhode Island Ave. S. Free cocoa 6 – 9 p.m. only. Browndale Park, 4955 Morningside Rd. Oak Hill Park, 3201 Rhode Island Ave. S.

Jan. 20 Feb. 17

During warming house hours: $20 per hour (resident and non-resident)

Outdoor hockey rink rentals

Outdoor hockey rinks with nets are available for private rental at the four parks listed above during regular warming house hours. Broomball nets are available only at Nelson Park. FEE

$30 per hour (resident) / $40 (non-resident)

Minnesota Wild outdoor practice Presented by Twin Cities Audi Dealers Thursday, Jan. 2, 11 a.m.

Visit www.wild.com/outdoorpractice for more details.

3700 Monterey Drive 952.924.2540

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Facilities and rentals

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 6, 2020

Oct. 14 – March 8, 2020

Sunday – Saturday, 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. FEE $40 per hour (resident) / $55 (non-resident)

Sunday – Saturday, 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. FEE $145 per hour (resident) / $150 (non-resident)

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Outdoor public skating All Ages

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Sunday, Sept. 8, 2 – 6 p.m. DAY TIME

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Sunday – Saturday, 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. FEEs $40 per hour (resident) / $55 (non-resident) Half day (8 a.m. – 2 p.m. or 4 – 10 p.m.) $240 (resident) / $330 (non-resident) Full day (8 a.m. – 10 p.m.) $480 (resident) / $660 (non-resident) $60 food and beverage fee (events over 100 people) $300 refundable damage deposit

All rates do not include tax.

Events

May 13 – Oct. 3, 2020

• Fall skate school showcase Sunday, Oct. 13, 6:15 – 8 p.m.

F 5:45 – 7:15 p.m. (no skating Nov. 15, Jan. 31) • and Open Family Sa movie nights 12:15 – 1:45 p.m. (no skating Nov. 16, Feb.1 15) pond hockey Su 12:15 – 1:4526p.m. skating Feb. 2 and 16) Saturdays and Sundays, Oct. 26 – March 8, 11 a.m. – noon Thursdays, Sept. and(noOct. 3, dusk

FEE

$3.50 per person (youth and senior)

$30 for 10-passes (youth and senior) • R OCtoberfest

• Adult Co-rec Broomball League

per person Sundays, Nov. 10 – Dec. 15, 6 – 10 p.m. Saturday,$4Sept. 28, 2(adult) – 8 p.m. $35 for 10-passes (adult) See pages 2 – 3 for details. optional FEES: $3 skate rental, $5 skate sharpening

www.stlouispark.org/parks-rec • 952.924.2540


Banquet Room

Indoor ice arena

The Rec Center facilities

Indoor ice skating party

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

During open public skating sessions (see page 16 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 an 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 $215 per hour, plus tax

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

May 2 – Sept. 13 May 26 – Sept. 4 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. (two-hour minimum) All buildings are fully enclosed and have indoor restrooms, Wi-Fi, tables and chairs.

Picnic shelter rental

weekdays

Rental hours

May 2 – Sept. 13 May 26 – Sept. 4 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 26 – Sept. 4. Portable toilets will be available before May 25 and after Sept. 5. A permit is required for live bands or amplified music. To view our picnic shelters, visit www.stlouispark.org/parks-rec.

location

Address

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

Capacity Fee

80 people $75 (resident) / $95 (non-resident) Oak Hill Park Central Shelter 3201 Rhode Island 40 people $80 (resident) / Ave. S. $100 (non-resident) Oak Hill Park Main Shelter 3201 Rhode Island 100 people $105 (resident) / Ave. S. $135 (non-resident) Wolfe Park East Shelter 3700 Monterey Drive 35 people $80 (resident) / $100 (non-resident) Wolfe Park West Shelter 3700 Monterey Drive 35 people $80 (resident) / $100 (non-resident) $100 refundable damage deposit for picnic shelter rentals. 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. Note: Picnic shelters in all other parks cannot be reserved; they are available only on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Weekends

location

Birchwood Park Browndale Park Louisiana Oaks Park Nelson Park

weekdays

address

2701 Zarthan Ave. S.

Rental hours

Capacity / amenities Fee

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

$65 per hour (resident) / $75 (non-resident) $65 per hour (resident) / $75 (non-resident) $65 per hour (resident) / $75 (non-resident) $65 per hour (resident) / $75 (non-resident) Oak Hill Park 3201 Rhode Island 20 people / indoor $65 per hour (resident) / Ave. S. fireplace, near ballfields, $75 (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.

ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES ARE NOT ALLOWED IN ANY PARK.

City of St. Louis Park

N A T U R E

Westwood Hills Nature Center facility rentals. See page 32.

C E N T E R

RESERVE NOW

for spring and summer rentals!

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www.stlouispark.org/parks-rec • 952.924.2540

Starting Jan. 2


Additional parks and services Outdoor skate park

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.

location

address

Capacity Fee

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

$75 per hour (resident) / $85 (non-resident), two-hour minimum $105 per hour (resident) / $125 (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.

FEE

$25 per hour per court (resident) / $30 (non-resident)

Sand volleyball Location

St. Louis Park Middle School Wolfe Park

address

2025 Texas Ave. S. 3700 Monterey Drive

# of courts 2 1

Tennis location

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

address

3110 Xylon Ave. S. 3501 Beltline Blvd. 4900 Hwy. 7 4421 W. 28th St. 2200 Louisiana Ave. S.

# of courts 8 2 3 1 2

Pickleball location

address

Bass Lake Preserve 3501 Beltline Blvd. St. Louis Park Middle School 2025 Texas Ave. S. Wolfe Park 3700 Monterey Drive

# of courts

2 4 (potential for 8) 5

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 Free

Off-leash dog parks

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., 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday.

sunday – saturday, 7 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. 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

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

Available to rent weekdays after 4 p.m. and on weekends FEE $860 (resident) / $980 (non-resident)

Residential brush site 2501 Edgewood Ave. S.

Closed due to cedar lake road construction — will reopen April 2020 Visit www.stlouispark.org/brush-drop-off for hours.

Wood mulch

The city offers wood mulch delivery within St. Louis Park. The cost is $75 for a half load and $135 for a full load. Call Parks Superintendent Rick Beane at 952.928.2854 for more information.

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

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Westwood Hills Nature Center rentals Lower picnic building

Waterfall observation deck

Located near the parking lot, this 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 6-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 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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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.


Go green

Media and Entertainment Swap

The Rec Center Banquet Room, 3700 Monterey Drive

The city is hosting another swap! This time you are invited to go through your books, games, movies and music because it is time for a media and entertainment swap! Start your new year off right by resolving to reuse in 2020! This event is free and open to everyone. Visit www.stlouispark.org/waste-reduction for more information, including a list of accepted items.

DAY DATE+TIME W

FEE

Jan. 22, 5:30 – 7 p.m. Free

Wishcycling Workshop

Recycle right after the holidays In the United States, waste generation increases dramatically between Thanksgiving and New Year’s, largely due to the many holidays during this time. Unfortunately this also means the potential for contamination in recycling increases. Remember that the following items can't be placed in your recycling cart: • W  rapping paper: consider recyclable alternatives like newspaper or old maps or reusable options like cloth bags • H  oliday string lights: lights that don't work can be taken to Express Metals in Hopkins • Batteries: used batteries can be taken to any Hennepin County library

Municipal Service Center, 7305 Oxford St.

What is wishcycling? Many of us do this when we stand over recycling bins and eventually toss something in with the hope that someone else will figure it out in the sorting process. Come and learn more about what can and can’t be recycled and pledge to stop wishcycling! Visit www.stlouispark.org/garbage-recycling to register.

DAY DATE+TIME Th

FEE

Feb. 27, 6 – 7 p.m. Free; RSVP required.

Tree sale begins March 2 Annually, the City of St. Louis Park holds a tree sale for residents. Beginning March 2, visit www.treetrust.org to order and pay for your tree. Trees are $35 each with a maximum of three trees per property. Tree pickup will be Saturday, May 2, from 8 a.m. – noon at the Municipal Service Center, 7305 Oxford St. Plant a tree now for the future!

Zero Waste Packaging Ordinance

In June 2019, the city adopted amendments to the Zero Waste Packaging Ordinance. Several changes go into effect on Jan. 1, 2020, including a requirement that licensed food establishments only offer straws upon request. This means that restaurants, food trucks and coffee shops can no longer provide patrons with straws unless requested. A front-of-house self-dispenser meets the ordinance requirement. If you have questions about the ordinance, visit www.stlouispark.org/zwp or contact Emily Barker at ebarker@stlouispark.org.

Tree pruning to begin in January Each year the City of St. Louis Park hires a licensed tree service to prune a portion of the city’s boulevard trees. This rotational pruning takes place from January through March. The city-hired tree service contractor will be starting the first week in January 2020 in the Lenox Neighborhood, then moving into the Oak Hill Neighborhood. They will prune through the end of March 2020. This work is intended to improve the health, safety and function of boulevard trees; each boulevard tree is pruned once every nine years. Visit www.stlouispark.org/trees to see a map of when pruning will occur in your neighborhood. Property owners are responsible for the full cost of pruning trees on private property and may only use tree services licensed by the city. By licensing tree contractors, the city is assuring property owners that these companies have adequate insurance and qualifications to perform safe and professional tree work. Tree pruning is strongly recommended during tree dormancy, November through March. Visit www.stlouispark.org/trees for a list of licensed tree services.

Vegetable Growing Basics and Beyond

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 DATEs+TIME

Tu

March 31 – April 21, 6:30 – 8 p.m. Free Registration: between March 10 – 31

FEE

December 2019 – March 2020

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Adaptive recreation

Reach for Resources

The adaptive recreation program is a cooperative effort of Reach for Resources and the cities of Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Chanhassen, Chaska, Golden Valley, Maple Grove, Plymouth and St. Louis Park. Reach is an agency that 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 cities, you are considered a “non-resident” and need to add $8 to select registration fees. For more information, call 952.393.5880 or visit www.reachforresources.org.

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, Chanhassen, Chaska, Crystal, Golden Valley, Minneapolis, New Hope and St. Louis Park, and Three Rivers Park District. 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.

Zumba AGES 15+ The Rec Center Banquet Room, 3700 Monterey Drive

DAY M

FEE

DATES+TIME

Jan. 6 – Feb. 10, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. $46 per person (resident) / $54 (non-resident)

Themed Yoga

Friday Dances

AGES 5+ The Rec Center Banquet Room, 3700 Monterey Drive Have fun dressing up while practicing yoga! Each week will have a new theme like '80s, crazy hair and more! Increase attention span, focus, muscle tone and flexibility. Adults may sign up to participate independently. Children with disabilities and their parents participate together. All children under 13 must be accompanied by at least one adult.

AGES 13+ The Rec Center Banquet Room, 3700 Monterey Drive

DAY

DAY

Tu

FEE

Jan. 7 – Feb. 18, 7 – 8 p.m. (no class Jan. 14) $46 per person (resident) / $54 (non-resident)

Teen Explorers AGES 13 – 21 Various locations Our teens love going out to the movies, going bowling, grabbing dinner or ice cream, getting outside, having themed parties, doing crafts and so much more!

DAY Tu

FEE

DATES+TIME

Jan. 7 – Feb. 25, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. $49 per person (resident) / $57 (non-resident)

Non-competitive Basketball League AGES 13+ Brooklyn Center Community Center, 6301 Shingle Creek Pkwy. Have fun on a team, improve your basketball skills, help design your team jersey and celebrate with a party at the end of the season.

DAY Th

FEE

DATES+TIME

Jan. 9 – Feb. 27, 6:30 – 8 p.m. $44 per person (resident) / $52 (non-resident)

Bowling

F

FEE

DATEs+TIME

Jan. 17, Feb. 14, March 20, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. $6 per person (preregistered) / $8 at the door

Bingo AGES 13+ The Rec Center Gallery Room, 3700 Monterey Drive F

FEE

DATE+TIME

Jan. 31, 6:30 – 8 p.m. $8 per person to preregister / $10 at the door

Karaoke with Mocktails and Snacks AGES 16+ The Rec Center Banquet Room, 3700 Monterey Drive Bring a CD, or we can search for your favorite song online!

DAY F

FEE

DATE+TIME

Feb. 28, 6:30 – 8 p.m. $16 per person

Daytime: Science Museum AGES 18+ Science Museum of Minnesota, 120 W. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul Join us for a fun day checking out the Science Museum exhibits, and maybe even go to the Omni Theater for those who want to do that! Entrance fee is included. Omni Theater admission is additional. We will be there as a group from 1 – 3:30 p.m., but stay as long as you’d like after.

DAY Th

FEE

DATE+TIME

March 5, 1 – 3:30 p.m. $10 per person

DIY Spring Floral Monogram

AGES 5+ Park Tavern, 3401 Louisiana Ave. S., St. Louis Park Bowl two fun, noncompetitive games each week. Bring $4.25 cash or check each week.

AGES 13+ The Rec Center Banquet Room, 3700 Monterey Drive Choose the letter you prefer for your monogram and fill it with beautiful artificial flowers to decorate your home or give as a gift to a loved one.

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Sa

FEE

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DATEs+TIME

DAY

DATEs+TIME

Jan. 11 – Feb. 29, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. $44 per person (resident) / $52 (non-resident)

www.reachforresources.org • 952.200.3030

M

FEE

DATE+TIME

March 9, 6:30 – 8 p.m. $16 per person


Volunteer opportunities

City opportunities

Health in the Park Champions Do you have an idea of what could make our community healthier, supporting physical activity, nutrition or mental health? Do you have a healthy activity that you want to bring to your neighborhood, or do you want to see the city or school district make changes to support a healthy community? If so, apply today to be a City of St. Louis Park Health in the Park Champion! Champions work with the city and school district on creating a healthier community through physical activity, nutrition and improved mental health. Contact Laura Smith at lsmith@stlouispark.org or 952.928.2847 to apply and sign up for training.

West Metro Home Remodeling Fair

Event volunteers needed

Volunteers are needed to help greet guests at the West Metro Home Remodeling Fair on Feb. 9, 2020 at the Eisenhower Community Center, 1001 Hwy. 7, Hopkins. Volunteer shifts are approximately three hours. For more information or to sign up, contact Laura Smith at lsmith@stlouispark.org or 952.928.2847.

The City of St. Louis Park needs volunteers for periodic community events. Volunteering at city events is a great way to connect with your neighbors and give back to the community. It also provides the opportunity to volunteer when it fits your schedule, with minimal commitment.

School opportunities

Hydrant Hero The St. Louis Park Fire Department would like to remind homeowners and businesses that have a fire hydrant on or near their property to please shovel the snow around the fire hydrant after each snowfall and keep the hydrant clear of plant overgrowth during the summer. There are about 1,700 fire hydrants in St. Louis Park, and while we will have a crew of firefighters removing snow, they can't clean all of them in a timely manner. Protect your family and neighbors when seconds count by becoming a Hydrant Hero! To adopt a hydrant, go to hydranthero.org. Choose a hydrant, click on the “Adopt me” link and fill out the registration form – you can even give your hydrant a name!

Contact Laura Smith at lsmith@stlouispark.org or 952.928.2847 to get signed up and be notified when event volunteers are needed.

JUNIOR NATURALIST GRADES 7 – 12+ (2020-2021) Are you ready to volunteer and have some fun? Do you enjoy helping kids with activities, caring for animals or helping with projects? If so, visit www.stlouispark.org/whnc beginning March 1 for information on our popular Westwood Hills Nature Center Junior Naturalist program! Applications accepted online from March 1 until filled.

St. Louis Park Public 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 you and we will work with you to find a placement that fits your interests and availability. To become a school volunteer or for more information, contact Sandy Armendariz at 952.928.6419 or armendariz.sandy@slpschools.org.

Questions can be directed to Assistant Chief Cary Smith at 952.924.2171.

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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 brochure mailed to homes in early December. For preschool and youth enrichment registration, call 952.928.6777. For information about all 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 a 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 technique and creative dance movement. Classes are held Mondays and Thursdays. Call 952.928.6777 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 952.928.6774 to schedule an appointment or learn more.


Youth Enrichment Activities

Homemade Egg Rolls and Samosas

GRADES K – 12 The program offers a wide variety of programs for kids, including Grandmasters of Chess, Young Rembrandts, Driver's Education and more. Look for details in the Community Education catalog, at www.slpcommunityed.org or call 952.928.6399.

ADULTS Lenox Community Center, 6715 Minnetonka Blvd. Restaurant-quality egg rolls and samosas can be made right in your own kitchen. Make a variety of egg rolls, samosas and dipping sauces in class. A $20 material fee is payable to the instructor, Selam (Mimi) Ponds, at class.

Aquatics

DAY DATE+TIME March 23, 6 – 8 p.m. M FEE $39 per person

ADULTS and SENIORS Central Community Center, 6300 Walker St. Water safety instructors are needed. Water exercise, adult swimming lessons, log rolling and adult lap swim are offered at Central Community Center. Call 952.928.6780 to learn more.

Adult Enrichment Activities ADULTS Community Education offers a wide variety of classes (arts, language, fitness, health, etc.). Programs are listed at www.slpcommunityed.com or call 952.928.6442 to learn more.

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305 Fitness ADULTS Lenox Community Center, 6715 Minnetonka Blvd. Get ready to sweat in this nonstop cardio party featuring fun, easy-to-follow dance cardio moves to tone your core and glutes. Instructor: Alivia Tison

DAY W W FEE

DATEs+TIME

Activity#

Jan. 15 – Feb. 12, 6 – 7 p.m. Feb. 26 – March 25, 6 – 7 p.m. $80 per person

L306W20A L306W20B

Relax and Unwind: Yoga for Every Body

Pottery Studio ADULTS St. Louis Park High School, 6425 W. 33rd St. Intro to Pottery Studio: Learn how to use the pottery wheel and gain experience with different glazes. You will learn all necessary techniques to participate in Open Pottery Studio in the future. Open Pottery Studio: For potters with previous studio experience. Instructor Jen Noetzli will fire objects at no extra charge.

DAY Su Th FEE

Activity#

DATES+TIME

Activity#

Jan. 26 – March 22, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Jan. 30 – March 19, 6 – 8 p.m. $155 per person

H103W20 H104W20

ADULTS Lenox Community Center, 6715 Minnetonka Blvd. Want to do yoga, but think you're too old, too overweight, too out of shape or that you don't "look like a yogi?" This body-positive class was created for you! Instructor: Rachel Holdgrafer

DAY DATEs+TIME Activity# L146W20 W Jan. 22 – March 25, 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. FEE $15 – $150, sliding scale based on household income.

Good Life Expo ADULTS Central Community Center, 6300 Walker St. Connect with people from all over the Twin Cities who are committed to a healthy mind, body and spirit. We’ll have handmade jewelry, art, essential oils and more.

Native American Video and Discussion Series ADULTS Lenox Community Center, 6715 Minnetonka Blvd. This series is taught by Dr. Elizabeth Rowan Keith, a professor of Native American Studies. We will watch a film about each topic and have a discussion on how these pieces of our past have created the world we know today.

DAY DATEs+TIME Th Dec. 5 and 12, Jan. 30, 6 – 9 p.m. FEE Free

Activity# LF19

Women in Islam ADULTS Lenox Community Center, 6715 Minnetonka Blvd. Learn about the different roles of Muslim women in society, including cultural differences, common misconceptions and gender equity in the spiritual, social and economic aspects of life. Instructor: Islamic Resource Group

DAY DATE+TIME Th March 19, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. FEE $7 per person

Activity# L319

Swing Dance Workshop ADULTS Aquila Elementary School, 8500 W. 31st St. One night. One dance. A lifetime of fun! An "Arch" and a "Loop" are just two of the patterns that can take you from the sidelines onto the dance floor. Couples only. Instructor: Monica Mohn

DAY DATE+TIME Th Dec. 5, 7 – 9 p.m. FEE $35 per couple

Activity# Y108F19

DAY DATE+TIME Sa Dec. 7, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. FEE Free; no registration required.

December 2019 – March 2020

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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. 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 Tu

Dec. 3 – March 31, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Activity#

L221W20

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 Dec. 2 – 30, 10:25 – 11:25 a.m. (no class Dec. 23 and 25) Jan. 6 – 31, 10:25 – 11:25 a.m. (no class Jan. 20) Feb. 3 – 28, 10:25 – 11:25 a.m. (no class Feb. 17) March 2 – 27, 10:25 – 11:25 a.m. (no class March 16) FEE $40 per person (member) / $48 (non-member) or $5 drop-in

Activity#

L217W20 L218W20

Parkshore Senior Campus, 3663 Park Center Blvd. This class is in a 91-degree, zero-entry ramp pool and consists of basic strength, flexibility and range of motion. No swimming skills required; locker rooms onsite.

Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol

DAY DATEs+TIME

DAY DATE+TIME

Interval Circuit

Lenox Community Center gym, 6715 Minnetonka Blvd. Circuit training is an effective method of exercising the whole body and boosting your metabolism in a short period of time.

DAY DATEs+TIME M

FEE W

FEE F

FEE

L220W20

FEE

M W

FEE F

FEE

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#

Feb. 4 – March 17, 9 – 10 a.m. L232W20 March 24 – April 28, 9 – 10 a.m. L234W20 FEE $44 per person (member) / $48 (non-member) Th Th

Activity#

Jan. 2 – Feb. 6, 1:15 – 2 p.m. P222W20 Feb. 13 – March 19, 1:15 – 2 p.m. P223W20 FEE $23 per person (member) / $27 (non-member) Th Th

L219W20

Gentle Yoga

Tours

Warm Water Pool Exercise

Jan. 6 – March 30, 7 – 7:45 a.m. $66 per person Jan. 8 – March 25, 7 – 7:45 a.m. $72 per person Jan. 10 – March 27, 7 – 7:45 a.m. $72 per person April 13 – June 29, 7 – 7:45 a.m. $66 per person April 15 – June 24, 7 – 7:45 a.m. $72 per person April 17 – June 26, 7 – 7:45 a.m. $66 per person

Activity#

L375W20 Monday L375W20 Wednesday L375W20 Friday L735W20 Monday2 L375W20 Wednesday2 L375W20 Friday2

Lenox Community Center Lounge Room, 6715 Minnetonka Blvd. Enjoy a three-entree buffet lunch, then sit back and enjoy Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol!

Activity#

Dec. 20, 11:15 a.m. – 3:45 p.m. L215W20 FEE $70 per person (member) / $75 (non-member) F

Mamma Mia!

Lenox Community Center Lounge Room, 6715 Minnetonka Blvd. Join us for lunch and a matinee performance of Mamma Mia!, a guaranteed smash hit!

DAY DATE+TIME

Activity#

Jan. 22, 9:45 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. L215W20 FEE $94 per person (member) / $99 (non-member) W

100 Years of Sinatra

Lenox Community Center Lounge Room, 6715 Minnetonka Blvd. We’ll have a buffet lunch at the 400 Club Restaurant in Rockville, then travel to Paramount Theatre in St. Cloud to enjoy Andrew Walesch and his band.

DAY DATE+TIME

Activity#

March 3, 9:15 a.m. – 5:15 p.m. L205W20 FEE $75 per person (member) / $80 (non-member) Tu

Ballroom Dancing

Lenox Community Center gym, 6715 Minnetonka Blvd. No partner required. Refreshments included.

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. Play and listen to country music!

DAY DATEs+TIME W

Dec. 4, Feb. 5, March 4, 1 – 3 p.m. (no January session)

FEE Free

Open Woodshop

Lenox Community Center woodshop, 6715 Minnetonka Blvd.

DAYs DATEs+TIME

Activity#

Tu, Th Dec. 3 – March 31, 6:30 – 9 p.m. L230W20 (no class Feb. 25, March 3) FEE $2 per person (member) / $5 (non-member)

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www.slpseniors.org • 952.928.6444


Friends of the Arts

St. Louis Park Friends of the Arts

Arts for Life scholarships

Local arts events

Gift of Music

Friends of the Arts is a nonprofit community organization that has been building community through the arts since 1995, with a mission to support, promote and enhance the arts in St. Louis Park to bring people together. Friends of the Arts connects people and organizations around the arts, shares arts-related information and resources, supports local artists and coordinates community arts programs. Friends of the Arts organizes, supports and promotes high-quality arts and culture events and creative activities in St. Louis Park. Events range from interactive art-making sessions, to educational artist talks, concerts and theater productions with a focus on themes and topics relevant to St. Louis Park and featuring artists connected to our community. Get involved and participate, or sit back and enjoy. Find out what events are coming up and how to attend at www.slpfota.org/events. All ages The Galleries of Brookview Golden Valley, 316 Brookview Pkwy. S., Golden Valley The Artist Showcase is a community art exhibit celebrating artists from St. Louis Park and Golden Valley. Opening night includes the community’s first look at selected local artworks in a wide variety of styles, as well as opportunities to meet the artists, enjoy music performances and film screenings, and connect with friends and neighbors.

DATEs+TIME

Jan. 31, 5 – 9 p.m. Opening night reception Feb. 1 – March 7, Exhibit on general view Free

Funding is available to St. Louis Park residents with financial need to participate in arts and creative activities like music lessons, art class registration fees and necessary art materials. This program is rooted in the belief that creativity is inherent in all people, and that the arts should be affordable and accessible. Scholarships are awarded quarterly in March, June, September and December. Learn more and apply at www.slpfota.org/artsforlife.

The Gift of Music program, in partnership with the St. Louis Park Community Band, provides musical instruments to students in St. Louis Park schools to participate in band or orchestra. We collect donated instruments, clean and repair them, and place them into the hands of students in need. To date, more than 750 students have received their very own instrument through this program. Learn more or donate an instrument at www.slpfota.org/giftofmusic.

Arts & Culture grants

Each year, grants are awarded to individuals or organizations for arts and culture projects that support community pride, connect artists and the community, and engage people in creative learning. Artists, arts organizations, students, community and neighborhood groups, and cultural and religious organizations are encouraged to apply. Application deadline is in September for projects to occur the following year. Learn more and apply at www.slpfota.org/artsandculture.

Fiscal sponsorship

Friends of the Arts provides fiscal sponsorship and support for informal and unincorporated arts groups and projects so they can receive grants and tax-deductible donations, and focus their time and energy on the art. If you have a creative idea you’d like to bring to St. Louis Park, visit www.slpfota.org/fiscalsponsorship to schedule a consultation. Friends of the Arts is currently the fiscal sponsor of the Community Band, Maggie’s Farm Theater, St. Louis Park Art Fair, Community Storytelling Forum and Historic Walker Lake Placemaking Committee.

Artist opportunities

If you are an artist, maker or creative who lives, works or has a meaningful connection to St. Louis Park, Friends of the Arts has opportunities for you. Opportunities include public art commissions, teaching opportunities, photo contests, calls for artwork for exhibits and art fairs, and more. See a current list of St. Louis Park artist opportunities and sign up for the local artist email list at www.slpfota.org/opportunities.

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

December 2019 – March 2020

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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

Saturday, March 14, noon – 9 p.m. AGES 18+

Sh a m r o c

ROC, 3700 Monterey Drive

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to bowl on ice?

Ice B owling S t. Lo u is Pa r k

Participants will bowl four frames for the chance to win fabulous prizes, all while enjoying food, drinks, music and having fun! (Games take approximately 30 minutes)

Fee: $50 per team of four participants. Come meet Ryan from the Morning Show from 2 – 4 pm and stay for the fabulous prizes, music, food and fun! Visit bit.ly/icebowling for rules, registration and more information.

952.924.2540 www.stlouispark.org nextdoor.com

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Parks & Recreation brochure: December 2019 - March 2020  

Parks & Recreation brochure: December 2019 - March 2020

Parks & Recreation brochure: December 2019 - March 2020  

Parks & Recreation brochure: December 2019 - March 2020