Parks and Recreation News
Outdoor fun at Carty Park (705 Iglehart Ave.) Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30pm-7pm until August 10! Roaming Rec is a free summer youth program offering outdoor games, arts and crafts, and other recreation activities at parks and other locations around Saint Paul. Snacks will be served at each session. No registration necessary. For a list of all Roaming Rec times and locations, visit stpaul.gov/roamingrec.
Environmental Art-making Workshops
Join Public Art Saint Paul every Tuesday until August 22 from 10am -12:30pm for Environmental Art-making Workshops at Western Sculpture Park (387 Marion Street). Workshops are free, drop-in, and open to young people of all ages. New activities and special guests are featured each week.
Family Fun Nights
Looking for fun, free ways to spend time as a family? Head to Oxford/Jimmy Lee Recreation Center (270 Lexington Pkwy N.) on Fridays, July 21 and August 25 from 6:30pm-8pm for Family Fun Nights! Each month a variety of family activities and a light snack will be offered free of charge. Call 651-642-0650 for more information.
Free Meals for Kids
Saint Paul Parks and Recreation has partnered with Saint Paul Public Schools Nutrition Services to provide free summer meals at Oxford/Jimmy Lee Recreation Center, MLK Recreation Center and other locations throughout Saint Paul Monday through Friday until August 25 for youth 18 years of age and under and persons over 19 who participate in a public or nonprofit private school program for persons with disabilities. Schedules and more information is available on the Free Summer Meals website.
More Parks Programs
Girls Basketball Skillz Camp | MLK Recreation Center | Ages 8-18 |Tue & Thu, July 11-27, 6:30pm-8pm | $5
Safety Day Camp | Oxford/Jimmy Lee Recreation Center | Ages 6-12 | Thu & Fri, July 13-14, 9am-3pm | $30
Form or Join a Block Club Today!
Are you interested in developing closer relationships with neighbors to promote community engagement, prevent crime, and develop lasting friendships? Consider forming or joining a neighborhood block club! It is a great way to get involved in the community!
A block club can simply be a group of neighbors who communicate regularly or host small neighborhood events like National Night Out. However, when motivated people come together, a block club can a platform to address larger concerns and issues. If there are issues effecting your community that you feel passionate about resolving, a block club is a great place to start!
The Summit University Planning Council is here to help! To get more specific information about block clubs, visit our website and view our block club handbook. When you decide to form or join a club, or if you just have additional questions, email email@example.com or call the SUPC office at (651)-228-1855 for assistance and support. We look forward to having a great summer with you all and hope that you will consider organizing with your neighbors to form a better community!
Come join SUPC and Saint Paul Parks and Recreation on Wednesday, July 12 to celebrate the grand opening of McQuillan Park!
The neighborhood started meeting last summer to help design the new park, and many people shared their ideas. Surveys or meetings, young or old, this was a project that was shaped by the community. We want to celebrate their participation and passion!
When: July 12, 2-5 pm
Where: McQuillan Park, 515 Laurel Ave
Who: Everyone who loves a good park!
For more information about the design process, visit:
McQuillan Park is named after Arthur J. McQuillan, who was also known as the "Mayor of Selby Avenue". He owned a plumbing business and was very active in many social and civic causes.
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