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Rec Fee Assistance Available

Rec PhotoParents have until the end of May to submit an application for fee assistance credits that can be used towards most recreational sports and activities offered by St. Paul Parks and Recreation. The city of St. Paul Fee Assistance Program program was established to help parents/guardians with fees for youth programs. To be eligible for the program, participants must live in Saint Paul, be 18 years of age or younger and meet family income requirements, which are based on federal guidelines.

Parents/guardians must fill out one form per child and submit it directly to the recreation center.  Mailed, faxed or late applications will not be accepted. Proof of residency must be shown when submitting the application. Proof of residency can include a current driver’s license, current utility or phone bill. The name on the document must match the name of the individual applying for the assistance.

Due to limited funds, an application does not guarantee being awarded fee assistance credits. The application selection process will be a lottery. Participants who are selected will receive $75 in fee assistance credits. The credits can only be used only for future programs and not applied to past programs. Unused credits will be forfeited at the end of the year. A participant can receive fee assistance credits only once during a calendar year.

For more information, call 651-266- 6377 or e-mail

Surf’s Up!

This year’s Ward 1 Beach Party, organized by Ward 1 City Councilmember Melvin Carter III, will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. Dec. 19 at the city’s newest recreation center and only indoor water park, Oxford Community Center, 270 Lexington Parkway North (click here for map/directions).

The free event will include food, community resource information, water park access, activities for the whole family, and great prizes and giveaways.

Parks and Rec Fun for All

Photo courtesy St. Paul Parks & Rec Department

Photo courtesy St. Paul Parks & Rec Department

The St. Paul Parks and Rec Department is accepting applications for Fee Assistance for many Parks and Recreation programs, including athletics, swimming lessons and classes. Fee Assistance may not be used at Como Town or for concessions or for programs sponsored by agencies other than St. Paul Parks and Recreation. Applicants must be 18 or younger and live in the city of St. Paul.
Some additional info:

  • Parents/guardians need to fill out one form per child. This is a  change from last year.
  • Parents need to bring the completed application plus some documentation that proves residency in St. Paul to a City of Saint Paul recreation center.
  • Recreation Center staff review the application to make sure it is complete.  The name and address on the proof of residency must match the name and address of the parent/guardian filling out the form. Staff do not need to keep a copy of proof of residency.  The city is not accepting mailed, faxed or late applications.
  • The applications will be reviewed to see which ones meet the family income requirement.  There will be a randomly drawn lottery if the city receives more requests than the available funding.
  • Applications will be accepted November 1-30 and May 1-31.  All applications of participants who do not receive fee assistance in January will be kept and put back into the pool for the July 1 awards.

Information about the fee assistance program is available here.  Parents can download the application form here.

If you have questions, contact Linda Flynn at (651) 292-6508 or Acooa Lee at (651) 266-6365.