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Parks & Recreation
Welcome to the South St. Paul Parks and Recreation Department! 405616.JPG
We provide quality parks, trails and programs that are accessible and enriching to our community. Our park system includes over 250 acres of active and natural space enhanced by a variety of seasonal recreation programs and activities.

The Five Divisions of the  Parks and Recreation Department
The South St. Paul Parks and Recreation Department is comprised of five divisions: Parks and Recreation Administration, Recreation and Facilities, Central Square Community Center, Doug Woog Arena, and Community Affairs and Volunteer Program.

Parks & Recreation Administration
Provides direction and staff support to the Parks and Recreation Department and coordinates the Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission.

Parks & Facilities
Provides programs, special events, and opportunities for all ages from preschool to seniors that are both fee and non-fee based. On average more than 250 programs are offered providing leisure opportunities to over 13,000 participants annually. Park facility operation includes:

Central Square Community Center (CSCC)
A dynamic community center that offers its members and visitors a wide range of activities and opportunities. The facility houses:
  • Fitness Center Featuring Cardio and Strength Machines
  • Activity Rooms
  • Gymnastics Center
  • Indoor Competition Pool
  • Public Meeting Rooms

CSCC is proud to be the home of the South St. Paul Senior Center and Parks and Recreation Department offices.

Our Mission Statement
The goal of Central Square Community Center is to meet the needs of our community and our members by providing an excellent facility with superior customer service at a reasonable cost. 
Christopher Esser
Director of Parks and Recreation

Central Square Community Center
100 7th Ave. N.
South St. Paul, Minnesota 55075

Ph: 651-366-6200
Fx: 651-366-6201
Weather Hotline: 651-366-6210

Monday - Friday
5:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Sunday & Saturday
7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.