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1976 Ford Parkway, Saint Paul, MN 55116
(651) 695-3706
Admission: $0.00
Some events have fees or require registration
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Hours of Operation:
Mon. 06:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Tue. 06:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Wed. 06:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Thu. 06:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Fri. 06:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Sat. 06:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Sun. 06:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Park Hours: Sunrise to 11 p.m.; Scroll down for a link to building hours

The Highland Park Community Center is not part of Highland Park as the name would suggest. It is part of Hillcrest Park (not to be confused with Hillcrest Knoll Park). It is named for the Highland Park neighborhood in St Paul and the Highland Park Library, with which it shares space. Families will find that this expanded community center offers an outdoor playground and an expanded indoor children’s area, a story time room and a reading garden and public art. This community center offers Tot Times and Open Gym for kids and families. Adults can join the fitness center at this location.

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Girl playing at Highland Library in Saint Paul, Minnesota
Highland Park Library is found in Highland Community Center

Free Summer Meals

This recreation center has been part of the Saint Paul Parks Free Summer Meals for kids program. For more information, call 651-292-6508. Summer meals run from mid-June to mid-August.

Sledding at Highland Park Community Center

The community center has a steep slope sledding hill recommended by the parks department. Sledding at St. Paul Parks is free. The city offers suggestions for safe sledding on its sledding hills web page.

Play Area Improvements

This playground was updated in 2018 and 2019. The new play equipment consists of a tot lot and a climbing structures for for bigger kids, a swing set and a spin ball. The playground has a sand floor. Families will also find a nearby reading garden and a couple soccer and softball fields.

Birthday Parties at Highland Park Community Center

As with most St. Paul Recreational Centers Highland Park has several rooms available for private use, including a gym that could be used for a sporty birthday party gathering. Other rooms include an auditorium, craft room, kitchen and meeting rooms. Up-to-date rental information and rates can be found here.

Highland Park Recreation Center Exterior, St. Paul, Minnesota
Highland Park Recreation Center. Image Courtesy of St. Paul Parks

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