Family Fun Directory: Things To Do with Kids

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Central Gym Park, Minneapolis

3416 S Fourth Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55408
Admission: $0.00
Hours of Operation:
Mon. 03:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Tue. 03:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Wed. 03:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Thu. 03:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Fri. 03:00 AM - 09:00 PM
Sat. 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Sun. Closed
Currently Showing Building Hours August 27 2018-June 11 2019: Park Hours: 6 am-10 pm

Central Gym Park offers family friendly activities and amenities including a playground and tot lot and wading pool. You will also find space for picnics with a grill and access to restrooms and a drinking fountain. This park has a variety of sports fields and courts. Central Gym often hosts indoor family-friendly movies during the colder months. Current listings can be found on our Family Fun Calendar.

Summer Meals for Kids at Central Gym ParkSummer Meals for Kids at Central Gym Park

Central Gym has participated in the summer meals program, providing meals to kids 18 and under while school is out. Summer meals run from from mid-June to mid-August each summer. You can learn more about the program here.

Central Gym Park Wading Pool

Central Gym Park shares space with Richard R. Green School; therefore, its wading pool will opens after the close of school and closes before school begins in the fall. A new pool is in the improvement plans, but not in 2018.

Central Gym Park Improvements ProjectCentral Gym Park Improvements Project

Park renovations were completed in October of 2018. These improvements included:

  • Athletic field updates
  • New playgrounds with separate area for kids 5-12 and a new tot lot
  • Community gathering area update and expansion
  • New full-size basketball court
  • New and updated paths and walkways

A skate park was approved in the South Service Area Master Plan, but is still in the design and plan stage. When finished it will be the 7th skate park in the Minneapolis Parks district. 

Minneapolis Parks Recreation Centers

This recreation center is not air-conditioned, but it does have a gymnasium and a craft room, as well as a community kitchen and meeting rooms. The lobby has a pool table for public use during open hours.

Birthday Parties at Central Gym Park

MPRB wants you to use your park facilities to their full potential! Individuals and groups are encouraged to use the centers and park spaces for self-directed activities. There are different permit requirements and special use fees, depending on the use.

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