This park is packed with your year round recreation opportunities. During the summer months, pickleball, tennis and basketball courts; batting cage; and baseball, soccer, and softball fields are available for your leisure. During the fall, football is in full swing and there are two field goal posts to practice your kicking.
Central also has two outdoor skating rinks, a scenic pleasure path around the baseball field and a spacious relaxing warming house. There is also a newly created pavilion donated by the Ramsey Lions Club that features a concession stand that is also available for rent.
INDOOR DROP-IN PLAY
(October 9 through April…check back for exact 2018-2019 dates)
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9:00-11:00 am
St. Peter’s Catholic Church (6730 Nicollet Ave)
$3/visit. Paddles and balls are available at the site on drop-in days until you buy your own equipment.
OUTDOOR DROP-IN PLAY (May through mid-September)
May-September (weather-permitting). Paddles and balls are available at the parks on drop-in days until you buy your own equipment.
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9:00-11:00 am
Jefferson Park Tennis Courts (6700 Thomas Ave)
Donaldson Park Tennis Courts (7434 Humboldt Ave)
Note: Donaldson not available 7/10, 7/12, 7/31, 8/16, and 8/21
Mondays & Wednesdays, 9:00-11:00 am
Heredia Park Tennis Courts (6710 Portland Ave)
Monday, Wednesday, & Friday, 9:00-11:00 am, 4:00-6:00 pm
Washington Park Pickleball Courts (7600 17th Ave)
Note: during these times, other pickleball players will be at the courts to play and loan equipment. Players may drop in to play on their own anytime during park hours (sunrise to sunset).
The Rochester Area Pickleball Association (RAPA) practices almost every day at Cooke Park. Check them out this summer (and look for Matthew Stolle’s coverage of the players in this week’s 507 Magazine)! Rochester Recreation Center also hosts indoor pickleball play during the winter season.
The Eastside YMCA in St. Paul, MN offers group exercise classes, personal training, swim lessons and other great fitness and community building programs. Our facilities include great amenities like a fitness center, aquatics(including an indoor pool, sauna and waterslide), basketball court, gym, indoor track and much more.
The St. Paul JCC is more than just a fitness center. As a member, you will be part of an open, welcoming environment that will inspire you to live a healthier life, become more active and pursue your interests. We offer a range of engaging, high-quality programs in a warm atmosphere with many opportunities to make new friends and lasting relationships. We look forward to seeing you at the J!
Health & Fitness
Our Health & Fitness programs feature trained and certified staff who support you at all levels and focus on your individual needs. We offer aquatics, fitness, wellness and sports activities.
Fitness & Conditioning Center with:
- Cardiovascular equipment
- Cybex strength training equipment
- Free weights
- Stretching areas
- Full-tine access to trained fitness specialist
More than 40 weekly Group Exercise Classes at no extra charge, including:
- Water Fitness
- Indoor Cycling
- Step Aerobics
Specialty Fitness Classes, including:
- Tai Chi
- Boot Camps
- Krav Maga
- Feldenkrais Method®
- Tae Kwon Do
*these classes have a fee
- Nationally-certified personal trainers
- American Red Cross swim lessons
- Sauna, whirlpool and steam room
- Indoor swimming pool
- Full court gymnasium
- Indoor running/walking track
Youth & Family Programming
Our Youth & Family Department has something for the whole family, during both and and out-of-school time, including:
- NAEYC accredited Early Childhood Center (6 weeks – Pre-K)
- Babysitting services while you work out
- After-School and School’s Out programs
- Summer camps for ages 3–15
- Teen leadership opportunities
- Youth basketball leagues
- All Children’s Theatre (ACT) productions
Arts & Culture
We’re your one-stop spot for all things arts and culture. Our wide variety of programming is sure to have something for everyone, including:
- Art exhibits in the JCC Gallery Wall
- St. Paul JCC Symphony Orchestra Concerts
- Music lessons
- Israeli dancing
- Twin Cities Jewish Book Series, Film Fest, & Humor Fest
- Celebrations of Jewish life and culture
Social Opportunities & Services
Our Adult Department offers many programs and services for members, including:
- Women’s Roundtable
- Men’s Club
- Out on the Town
- JCC Book Group
We also offer supportive services for older adults, such as:
- Rides to medical appointments and other errands
- Meals on Wheels
- Russian translation services
There’s no place else like this.
To schedule a tour, contact our Membership Department at email@example.com
- Monday – Thursday, 9 AM – 7 PM
- Friday, 8 AM – 4 PM
- Weekends by appointment