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Recreation and Parks

Recreation brochure

You are sure to find lots of fun activities, classes, programs, events and much more for you and your family to enjoy!

Take a look at the new Winter Recreation Brochure! (PDF)


Five easy ways to register!

Online registration

Using your VISA/Mastercard/Discover/American Express card, you can register online anytime that is convenient for you.

Sign up or search for programs and activities

In person registration

Walk–in registrations are accepted at the Brooklyn Park Community Activity Center, 5600 85th Ave. N. or Zanewood Recreation Center, 7100 Zane Ave. N. during business hours.

Over the phone registration

Call the main office at 763-493-8333 during business hours. Have your VISA/Mastercard/Discover/American Express card ready and our staff will assist you. 

Mail in

Mail your registration to Recreation and Parks Department at 5600 85th Ave. N., Brooklyn Park, MN 55443.


Fax your registration to 763-493-8253.

Returned Check Charge

You will be charged $30.00 for any check or automatic bank draft payment your bank returns to us.

Outdoor rinks

Outdoor ice rinks are open until February 15.

Download the outdoor skating rink schedule (PDF)

Central Park warming house hours

Central Park has a supervised warming house. Hours are:

  • Monday through Friday, 4:30 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.
  • Holidays, 1 to 5 p.m.
    • Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, January 18
    • Presidents Day, February 15

Other rink locations

These parks have outdoor ice only. They do not have a supervised warming house. The park lights turn off daily at 8:30 p.m.

  • Brookdale
  • College
  • Jewell
  • Monroe
  • Norwood
  • Sunnylane
  • Willowstone

Special use

Rinks and warming houses are available for team practices, neighborhood gatherings and birthday parties. For information about rink use during non-staffed warming house times, please contact Recreation and Parks at 763-493-8333.

Conditions for closing

If the outside air temperatures dip below -15 degrees or if the weather bureau indicates severe blizzard conditions, rinks close and all activities get cancelled.


For the latest information on the outdoor rink or weather conditions call us.

763-493-8181, press 1

About the Recreation and Parks Department

The Recreation and Parks Department is responsible for taking care of planning parks and recreation facilities, managing the public's use of parks and facilities, setting up recreation programs, and managing special facilities.

The divisions include:

  • Parks and Facilities Management
  • Recreation Program and Services
  • Edinburgh USA Golf Course
  • Brookland Golf Park
  • Brooklyn Park Ice Arenas
  • Park Planning
  • Community Activity Center
  • Zanewood Recreation Center

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

Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Hours may vary based on events and activities.

Phone and email

Contact Recreation and Parks Staff


February 11, 2016
February 11, 2016
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