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Youth Programs

Summer Kids Zone

Looking for a great summer program for the kids? Here it is! Summer Kid Zone is a 9-week program that provides fascination and exploration for kids.

Kid Zone will be going to the pool for a Learn-to-Swim week June 26 to 29. Kids will be bussed to Jackson Middle School Pool and spend 30 to 35 minutes with Brooklyn Park Aquatics trained staff learning the fundamental survival skills and safety lessons around the pool. If your child already knows these basic skills, they will be challenged further to learn other stroke skills. They will come to the pool each day for a lesson and 15 to 20 minutes of free time to explore the pool on their own and put their new skills to use. Payment plans are available to those who need it.

Lunch is included, but please pack a snack for each day.


5 to 12, must be 5 and started Kindergarten by September 1, 2016.

Event dates

Mondays to Thursdays, June 13 to August 11, except July 3 to 6


Lakeland Park, 6901 66th Ave. N.

Hamilton Park, 6101 Candlewood Dr. N.


Afternoons only is $350 or full day is $500.

Kid Zone out of school days

Students can enjoy all-day programs offering recreational activities, team-building games, arts and crafts, field trips and specialized activities. Themes will take place in the latter half of the day (check out the opportunities below). Please bring lunch and a snack for the day.


Kindergarten to 5

No school days

Field trip to Cheap Skate

Don't miss out on our annual field trip to Cheap Skate. This is one of the favorite field trips Kid Zone participants have had the opportunity to go on. Don't miss out on making new friends and laughing your way through some awesome music on roller skates.

Event date

Monday, April 24, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


$32 for Brooklyn Park residents. $38 for everyone else.

Spring break

Monday, March 27, Learn and Play—Sports Sampler!

Have fun with all your friends or make new ones as we focus on physical activities that will keep your child wanting more. High energy coaches will get your child hooked on the great benefits of friendly competition and will engage them in either a new sport or improve on their favorites. We will have a wide variety of activities throughout the day to engage everyone—even those who are not into sports.


$32 for Brooklyn Park residents. $38 for everyone else.

Tuesday, March 28, Creative Kid Zone

If your child is hands on and creative, this is the day to let it all out. Awesome art instructors will lead activities that will challenge your child to be as creative as they can. Youth will have a wonderful experience expressing themselves through a wide variety of projects. Kid Zone staff will have plenty of cool activities for kids of all interest.


$32 for Brooklyn Park residents. $38 for everyone else.

Wednesday, March 29, Field Trip to the Mill City Museum

If you have been to the Mill City Museum, you know how fun it will be and, if you haven’t, don’t miss out on this opportunity for your child with Kid Zone. Register for this full day of great activities starting with awesome group activities in the morning so your child can make new friends. After lunch, we will launch into amazement at the Mill City Museum. Register soon!


$30 for Brooklyn Park residents. $36 for everyone else.

Thursday, March 30, Kid Zone Tech Day

Calling all techies and beyond…. Kid Zone is having the fabulous Teen Tech Squad come out and do some amazing hands on projects with the kids. Kids will get a chance to work on some of the coolest technology projects right in their own community.


$32 for Brooklyn Park residents. $38 for everyone else.

Discounted cost for all 4 days

Get a discount for attending all 4 days.

$20 for Brooklyn Park residents. $144 for everyone else.

Kids Zone basketball clinic

Join us this summer for an amazing basketball clinic at Zanewood Recreation Center! This clinic is for beginners, intermediate, and advanced players. The clinic will focus on improving each participant’s ball handling, passing, jump shots, defense, free throws and many more skills. 4 weeks.


Kindergarten to 5

Kid Zone tennis clinic

A fun and engaging way to learn the game of tennis. High-energy coaches will keep your kids moving and hitting using game-based drills to keep lessons fun. Our model is "less talking, more hitting." Students can expect to learn the core fundamentals of tennis strokes, techniques, rallying skills, and have fun! We have an intermediate class for those who've taken any tennis instruction before.


6 to 10

Class duration

45 minutes

Class ratio


Summer Kids Zone Tennis Week

Kid Zone tennis has been making a big splash teaching kids fundamental strokes indoor all winter long, now it’s time to get some fun in the sun! This fantastic program that has captivated families will now be at the freshly resurfaced Hartkopf Park Tennis Courts (1 block from Park Brook Elementary). Come and experience the magic that parents/kids have been raving about. Skilled specialized staff will keep your child entertained and engaged with the sport of tennis.


Kindergarten to 8

Event dates

Monday to Thursday, August 21 to 24


$30 for Brooklyn Park residents. $36 for everyone else.


August 18

Home Alone Safety Day

Is your child ready to stay home alone? Would they know what to do in an emergency? There is not a magic age at which a child has the good sense and maturity to stay alone. Help prepare them to be alone for short periods of time. In this class, kids will make their own first-aid kits and learn basic first-aid techniques. We will discuss personal and home safety, internet safety, phone skills, fire safety and escape plans, what to do in severe weather, snack ideas and so much more!

Lunch will be provided. This is a joint program with the Recreation, Police and Fire Departments.


9 to 12, must be 9 years old by first day of class

Event dates

Friday, June 16, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Friday, August 18, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.



Contact us

Community Activity Center (Recreation and Parks Department)

5600 85th Ave. N.
Brooklyn Park, MN 55443
View map and directions to the Community Activity Center

Office hours (these are not the hours for open skate)

Sunday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

June through August office hours

Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, closed unless we have a scheduled event or activity.
Hours may vary based on events and activities.

Phone and email

Contact Recreation and Parks Staff

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