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McDonough Recreation Center offers families a playground, a medium slope sledding hill, sports fields and a recreation center. Note: St. Paul has a bewildering habit of giving unrelated parks very similar names. This recreation center should not be confused with McDonough Park Preserve, which is on the opposite side of St. Paul.
St. Paul Recreational Centers have rooms available for rent. A PDF price sheet can be found HERE. Rooms at this facility include, a craft room, a kitchen and a large and small gym.
Free Summer Meals at McDonough Recreation Center
Many Saint Paul Parks provides free summer meals at recreation centers for youth 18 years of age and under. This location has participated. For more information, call 651-292-6508.
This park has a medium slope hill which the St. Paul Park's department recommends for sledding. Learn more and get tips for sledding safety here.
Blast Programs at McDonough Recreation Center
Several St. Paul offer free Blast programs for grade school kids during school breaks. Activities include crafts, art, tennis, cooking, swimming, gym games, water fun, outdoor nature activities, outdoor play, fitness, kitchen science and more. Call to verify that this location participates.