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Image courtesy St. Paul Parks
271 Mackubin St Saint Paul, MN 55102
(651) 290-8695
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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
Saint Paul Parks open Sunrise to 11pm. Scroll down for building hours.

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.

Try the New FitLot

Drop by the park and try the new outdoor FitLot (installed during the summer of 2022). Visitors can work out on their own or attend a free FitLot class led by certified fitness professionals. Note really a Ninja Course, this equipment is aimed at adults and teens, but kids could probably respectfully use it. It could make a fun family workout.  (See featured image courtesy of St. Paul Parks)

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

Like most St. Paul Recreational Centers, this facility has rooms available for rent. 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.

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Free Summer Meals at Martin Luther King Recreation Center

MLK has participated in the summer meals program through Saint Paul Parks. If you have questions regarding this program, you can call 651-292-6508. Learn more about Free Summer Meals for Minnesota Kids Here.

Child with a packaged lunch and carton of milk. Free Summer Meals for Minnesota Kids
Free Lunches for kids in Twin Cities Parks

Open Gym at Martin Luther King Recreation Center

MLK Rec Center has open gym times and Tot 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.

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