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Youth Programs

Kid Zone Summer Program

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 Jackson Middle School 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 12 to August 17, except July 3 to 6, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


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 Time (OST)

Students can enjoy all-day programs offering recreational activities, team-building games, arts and crafts, field trips and specialized activities when there is no school. 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. Please check back for the 2017-18 school year.


Kindergarten to 5

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

Event dates

Tuesdays, July 11 to August 1, 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.


$30 for residents, $36 for non-residents.

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 Kid 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.

For those 8th graders who are seeking a tune-up to play on a team, we have the High Performance Program that will get you in tennis shape for the season.


Kindergarten to 8

Event dates

Monday to Thursday, August 21 to 24.


Friday, August 25 will be a round robin tournament

Grades Tournament time
K-5 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.
6-8 11:30 a.m to 1:00 p.m.
High Performance 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.



$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

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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