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

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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.