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Recreation and Parks

Central Park outdoor rink is open

Central Park and the other outdoor locations are open.

Central Park warming house hours

January 2 to February 18, Monday through Friday 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday noon to 5 p.m.

If you would like to check out a key for Central Park or any other rink location, stop in at our Community Activity Center or contact our office at 763-493-8333.

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 are closed and all activities are cancelled.


For the latest information on the outdoor rink or weather conditions call us.
763-493-8181, press 1

Park bond

The park bond passed with 63% of the votes.

See the park bond projects

Recreation brochure

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

Read the recreation brochure!

Cover of the current Get Up and Go recreation and park activity brochure


Sign up or search for recreation programs and activities

Donate to our scholarship fund

All children deserve the opportunity to participate in community programs. You can help to ensure that all youth have access to our recreation and community programs by donating to the Youth Scholarships Program Fund.

You can contribute in two ways:

  1. Add a quarterly donation to your utility bill by clicking here.
  2. Donate online here.

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 recreation 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.

More resources

Youth program locator

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

September through May 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, activities and holidays.

Phone and email

Contact Recreation and Parks Staff

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