Minneapolis Park Board discusses community center hours expansion in event of teacher strike

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board announced Friday that they are ready to extend hours at recreation centers in the event of a Minneapolis Public Schools teacher strike.

If teachers begin a strike, 10 “hub site” recreation centers will be open from 12-9 p.m. Monday through Friday in order to serve youth in the community.

Those 10 sites are:

  • Bryant Square Recreation Center, 3101 Bryant Ave. S., 55408
  • East Phillips Park Cultural and Community Center, 2307 S 17th Ave., 55404
  • Farview Recreation Center, 621 N 29th Ave., 55411
  • Longfellow Recreation Center, 3435 36th Ave. S.,55406
  • Luxton Recreation Center, 112 Williams Ave. SE, 55414
  • Lake Nokomis Community Center, 2401 E Minnehaha Parkway, 55417
  • North Commons Recreation Center, 1801 James Ave. N., 55411
  • Northeast Recreation Center, 1530 Johnson St. N, 55413
  • Sibley Recreation Center, 1900 E 40th St., 55407
  • Whittier Recreation Center, 425 W 26th St., 55405

Each site will offer activities for grades K-8 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. and resume ‘normal’ drop-in programs until 9 p.m.

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The extra hours will not impact the operation of other recreation centers that remain open from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays.

Parents and guardians can sign up for the program here.

A list of the “hub sites” and 37 other recreation centers can be found here.