Recreation & Springbrook Programs

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we all have had to rethink how we live, work and play. The Recreation and Springbrook teams have been working creatively to safely offer new types of programs both in-person and at-home. This page lists all the Recreation and Springbrook programming for 2021. 

If you have questions, please reach out to Fridley Recreation at 763-572-3570 or Recreation@FridleyMN.gov or Springbrook Nature Center at 763-572-3588 or Springbrook@FridleyMN.gov

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Recreation Programs


Summer ROCKS 2021

  • Summer ROCKSWe are once again hosting our popular Summer ROCKS program! Summer ROCKS (Recreation Opportunities for Creative Kids in the Summer) is all about exploring, adventure, learning, creativity, friendships, and most of all FUN! The program will be held at the Fridley Middle School and Commons Park. Check out our Summer ROCKS page for more information!

Free Events

  • Finding Your Fun in Fridley Pop-up Events: Get out and enjoy the winter weather in Fridley Parks! Join our staff for a variety of activities including: ice skating, snowshoeing, hiking, crafts and more. Receive a FREE thermal mug at your first event. Check out our Facebook and Instagram to keep updated in where we'll be visiting throughout the season and to share your adventures.
  • Ice Skate Drive: Lack of equipment, limits wintertime fun.  We are collecting used and unwanted ice skates to be offered for use at the Commons Park warming house free of charge. Skates can be dropped off at Fridley City Hall and Commons Warming House during open hours.
  • Snowman Contest: Build a snowman in a Fridley Park and then post it to your Instagram story and tag us @FridleyRecreation to enter the contest (Direct Messages also accepted) or send us an email at Recreation@FridleyMN.gov
    • Win a $50 certificate for Fridley Parks and Rec Programs and your picture of your snowman featured in our brochure!

Preschool Activities – Ages 3-5 

Arts & Crafts:

  • Parent/Child Sculpture & Clay Creations: Come play with Clay!  Learn building and shaping techniques using a variety of clay.
  • Parent/Child Painting: Painting is all about expression and exploring your creativity. This class is structured to teach the basics while having fun. Join us to try out a variety of painting techniques while learning about different styles of art from still life to abstract. 

STEM:

  • Parent/Child, Be an Inventor: Improve a product or a process while building problem-solving skills. The act of inventing is a process that requires creativity and determination. In this class we’ll play fun idea-generating games, create experiments and develop our very own inventions. Let’s crack some eggs!

Sports:

  • Parent/Child Floor HockeyParticipants will learn the basic fundamentals while having fun with friends.
  • Parent/Child Soccer & T-Ball: Focusing on these two sports, this class is well-suited for first-time players.
  • Parent/Child Tae Kwon Do: Children will learn self-defense skills through fun games, obstacle courses and pad striking. 
  • Parent/Child Gym Games: Bring your energy, because it’s gym time! We will be playing social distanced games like gator bowling, survivor, and other active games. Participants will learn how to work as a team while enjoying games that bring out the best in themselves! 
  • Parent/Child Olympic Sports: This exciting class offers the opportunity for youth to experience a different Olympic activity each week including track and field events, as well as sports such as basketball and soccer. We will have fun learning the basic fundamentals of each sport and get you ready to be a gold medalist. 

Evening Youth Activities – Gr. K-4

Arts & Crafts:

  • Sculpture & Clay Creations: Come play with Clay!  Learn building and shaping techniques using a variety of clay.
  • Painting: Painting is all about expression and exploring your creativity. This class is structured to teach the basics while having fun. Join us to try out a variety of painting techniques while learning about different styles of art from still life to abstract. 

STEM: 

  • Parent/Child, Be an Inventor: Improve a product or a process while building problem-solving skills. The act of inventing is a process that requires creativity and determination. In this class we’ll play fun idea-generating games, create experiments and develop our very own inventions. Let’s crack some eggs!

Sports:

  • Floor Hockey: Participants will learn the basic fundamentals while having fun with friends. 
  • Soccer & T-ball: Focusing on these two sports, this class is well-suited for first-time players. 
  • Musketeer FencingThis program introduces children to the fundamentals of fencing..
  • Tae Kwon Do/Karate: Children will learn self-defense skills through fun games, obstacle courses and pad striking.
  • Gym Games: Bring your energy, because it’s gym time! We will be playing social distanced games like gator bowling, survivor, and other active games. Participants will learn how to work as a team while enjoying games that bring out the best in themselves! 
  • Olympic Sports: This exciting class offers the opportunity for youth to experience a different Olympic activity each week including track and field events, as well as sports such as basketball and soccer. We will have fun learning the basic fundamentals of each sport and get you ready to be a gold medalist.

Adult Activities

Fitness:

  • Zumba: Enjoy the party as we shake to the rhythms of Latin-infused music/dance with our instructor Lenka Seferovic!
  • Aqua Zumba: Aqua ZUMBA gives new meaning to to the idea of a refreshing workout. Integrating the ZUMBA philosophy with traditional aquatic fitness, every class is a party!
  • Tae Kwon Do: This Korean Martial Art class will teach you to use your hands and feet without weapons.  Focusing on technique in the virtual sessions on Wednesday and fine tuning these skills during the in person classes on Saturdays.
  • POUNDTransforms drumming into an incredibly effective way of working out. Instead of listening to music, you become the music in this exhilarating full-body workout that combines cardio, conditioning, and strength training with yoga and Pilates-inspired movements.

Athletics/Sports:

  • Adult Softball Leagues: The City of Fridley offers USSSA sanctioned softball leagues at Community Park. All leagues play double-headers and run 12 weeks, including play-offs. Entry fees include softballs, umpires and play-off champion awards. COVID-19 guidelines will be followed and protocols will be in place. Registration deadline is due two weeks in advance, with full payment due upon registration. Questions? Contact Jen.Graham@FridleyMN.Gov 
  • Bag Toss: Grab a partner and play in our indoor Bag Toss league. Teams are made up of 2 players with any gender combination. The league will be 7-weeks in length with 5 regular season games and a 2-week playoff period. Games will be won on a best of three set basis. All teams will make the playoffs, and prizes will be awarded to the top teams. Music can be played upon request!
  • Open Pickleball
    Looking to play Pickleball this winter? We will be offering indoor court rental at the Hayes Gym from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. on Saturdays beginning on January 23. Fee is $15 per hour; balls and paddles are available.  Reservations must be made at least one week in advance. Please contact us at 763-572-3570 to reserve a time. 
  • Pickleball League: Come join our self-officiated doubles pickleball league!  This fast-paced sport combines elements of tennis, badminton, and ping pong and is becoming one of the fastest growing sports in the nation.  This league welcomes players of all skill levels.
  • Pickleball Clinic: We offer two different types of introduction level clinics.  Step I clinics are designed to introduce and improve players' skills while focusing on the fundamentals of the game.  Step II classes are made to take your skills to the next level and building upon what was learned in the first clinic.  Clinic price is $5.  This popular program fills up fast, so register before it's too late!  

All Ages Programs:  

ROX: Recreation in a Box
We have you covered for fun at home with some exciting themed activities that will keep everyone entertained. Simply sign up and you will receive a kit full of goodies to get the party started.

  • Lucky Day: Get your green on and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in a lucky way! Pick up your kit on March 12th. Deadline to register is March 5th. 

Springbrook Nature Center Activities

 

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Virtual Programming

 

Curious Connections - Maple Syrup Basics

Curious Connections: Maple Syrup Basics

March 13, 10:30 - 11:30 am     $15

Maple trees give shade from the summer sun, foliar fall fireworks, and best of all: Maple Syrup!! Join the Springbrook Naturalists in this virtual workshop to learn:

  • The rich culture of the “sugar bush”     
  • What basic supplies you need to get started    
  • How to tap a tree & boil down the sap    
  • How to properly store that sweet, sticky, gold.    
  • Local events and festivals

Registration closes at 12 pm on Friday, March 12th. 

Register for Curious Connections: Maple Syrup Basics here.