Families can find a playground and several spaces that could be rented for birthday parties at Martin Luther King Recreation Center. It is home to the Hallie Q. Brown Community Center and Penumbra Theatre.
Rec Tech Lab at Martin Luther King Recreation Center
MLK was the first of six St. Paul Rec Centers with new modern computer facilities. Community members can use the lab to develop computer literacy and skills. Other rec centers with modernized computer labs include El Rio Vista Recreation Center, Jimmy Lee Recreation Center, and Dayton’s Bluff Recreation Center. Hazel Park Recreation Center and Rice Recreation Center Teen Zone will also be getting labs soon. St. Paul Parks and Recreation will also host trainings in these recreation centers.
Birthday Parties at Martin Luther King Recreation Center
Like most St. Paul Recreational Centers, this facility has rooms available for rent. A PDF price sheet can be found HERE. Rooms at this facility include a dance studio, a craft room, a large gym and some meeting and multipurpose rooms. For more birthday party ideas, read FFTC’s Ultimate Guide to Birthday Parties in the Twin Cities.
Free Summer Meals at Martin Luther King Recreation Center
MLK has participated in the summer meals program through Saint Paul Parks. Times are subject to change for year to year. If you have questions regarding this program, you can call 651-292-6508.
Blast Programs at Martin Luther King Recreation Center
St. Paul Parks offer Summer Blast and shorter term Blast programs for school breaks. This free afternoon program is for kids who will be starting grades 1-6. Activities include crafts, art, tennis, cooking, swimming, gym games, water fun, outdoor nature activities, outdoor play, fitness, kitchen science and more. Visit the Summer Blast web page to see if this park will be part of the program.
Open Gym at Martin Luther King Recreation Center
MLK Rec Center has open gym times. Times are subject to change without notice and do change seasonally. Please call ahead to avoid disappointment.
Hallie Q. Brown Community Center at Martin Luther King Recreation Center
The Hallie Q. Brown (HQB) Community Center has been providing community services, such as early childhood education, human services and youth programs at the MLK Center since 1972. HQB is open to everyone but has a primary focus on providing services to the Rondo neighborhood.