Experience the Park
Choose your free experience
There is a park within walking distance to every home in Brooklyn Park—get up and Experience Your Park!
We offer many free family experiences throughout the summer. Choose how you Experience the Park:
September 19, Happy Valley Boys, Farmers Market, Zane Sports Park, 8717 Zane Ave. N.
August 24, Coco, Central Park, 8440 Regent Ave. N.
July to October, Farmers Markets, Zane Sports Park, 8717 Zane Ave. N.
September 15, Bark Park Expo, Brookdale Dog Park, 7650 June Ave. N.
Pop up fitness in the park
Experience a new way to look at exercise in the outdoors — and free! Check out this list of free classes!
If you want to receive more information about when and where these classes will be held, email Kristie to be added to the email list.
Email Kristie Walker
Reduce stress and restore a healthy and balanced mind and body while also increasing strength, balance, flexibility, and coordination. This beginner level class will include seated and standing poses, balance exercises, stretching and a stress-reducing relaxation segment.
Reward yourself with “me” time as we breathe, reduce stress, and focus on ourselves in the present moment. Experience the luxury of relaxing into gentle yoga poses for several minutes, encouraging the release of both muscular and emotional tension. This class is appropriate for all levels and no previous yoga experience is needed.
Roll Out and Tune Up
Create a sense of relaxation similar to a massage by using tennis balls to release muscle tension, improve joint range of motion, and increase circulation. Gentle release techniques (myofascial release) is a must-have for anyone who exercises or would like to reduce feelings of stiffness. Most exercises will be performed seated on the ground.
Explore walking like never before! Nordic walking poles enable the entire body to work, with greater intensity, without it feeling more challenging! Attend this beginner instructional class to experience this workout for yourself.
Reestablish alignment, balance, and strength through simple movements designed to create more mobility, reduce tension, decrease pain/inflammation and build strength and stability. Aging is inevitable—aches and pains are not! Movements will be completed in socks or bare feet.
Relieving Foot Pain: What Your Podiatrist Probably Isn't Telling You
Discover how simple movements and adjustments can relieve foot discomfort and alleviate whole body aches and pains. Feet are our foundation, so let’s give them the attention they deserve! Movements and gentle exercises will be completed in socks or bare feet.
A Whole New Approach to Core Strength
Forget about sit-ups and crunches to achieve core strength! Discover how gentle, but effective, exercises and habit changes can improve abdominal strength and function. Uncover the solution to core weakness and diastasis recti!
How to be Stationary Without Being Still
We are currently in an unprecedented movement drought, even if we exercise daily. Learn how to sit, stand and move better without ever leaving our office or workstation. We CAN improve our health without sacrificing productivity! Movements will be completed in socks or bare feet.
Please bring a mat, blanket, or large towel
Classes based on research from biomechanist Katy Bowman.
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Fit Box Mobile
New in Brooklyn Park!
Dedicated exercise or fitness areas increase park use and encourage exercise. Special mobile equipment will be brought into parks on Fit Days. Adults model healthy behavior and encourage kids to develop good habits that last a lifetime.
Sponsored by Recreation and Parks and presented by Fit Box.
June 13, outdoors at the Community Activity Center, 5600 85th Ave. N. Gazebo, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Learn more about Fit Box
Community Activity Center (Recreation and Parks Department)
5600 85th Ave. N.
Brooklyn Park, MN 55443
View map and directions to the Community Activity Center
We are closed Friday, November 23 for Thanksgiving.
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 the Recreation customer service staff