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Palace Community Center offers family friendly programs and activities including tot times, open gym and family events. Fitness center memberships are available for adults who live or work in St. Paul for $30/year. Outside the park offers playground equipment, an outdoor refrigerated ice rink, sports fields, and space for picnics.
Free Lynx Tickets for Saint Paul Youth & Families
In 2017, St. Paul Parks partnered with the Lynx to give St. Paul youth and families free home game tickets, meal vouchers, and transportation to the games. Palace is one of six locations that provides busing. Pre-Registration is required. Sign up at your closest Rec Center.
Various rooms in the community center can be rented for private use. They include:
- Kitchen: $19/hour
- Meeting Room: $47/hour
- Multi-Purpose Room: $47/hour
- Medium Gym: $42/hour
- Craft Room: $28/hour
Free Summer Meals at Palace Community Center
This location has participated in St. Paul's Free Summer Meals for kids program. The Summer Meals Schedule is usually posted in early June. For more information, call 651-298-5677.
Blast Program at Palace Community Center
Blast Programs are offered when school is out of sessions -- summer break, winter break & spring break. This free program offers activities such as crafts, art, tennis, cooking, swimming, gym games, water fun, outdoor nature activities, outdoor play, fitness, kitchen science and more. Space fills up fast at this location.
Rinks in St. Paul Parks are free and open to the public for skating when weather cooperates for ice quality. However, Palace is one of four St. Paul Parks with refrigerated outdoor skating rinks, allowing it to open earlier in the season and stay open later into the spring.
The warming room at Palace is open Monday- Friday 8:00 a.m. -9:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Find up-to-date information on St. Paul Outdoor Rinks and Palace Open Skate Times Here.
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