Kenwood Recreation Center re-opens Monday, August 27

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Kenwood Recreation Center

Kenwood Recreation Center
re-opens August 27, following major rehabilitation project 

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Welcome back! Fall programs and Rec Plus school-age childcare resume as scheduled, following the building's closure this summer. 

Staff at Kenwood Recreation Center are excited to welcome visitors at starting on Monday, August 27. From theater workshops, yoga and nature play to soccer, basketball and guitar lessons, a host of programs are offered at Kenwood this fall and winter: Browse and register online at MPRB's Activenet website, or stop by and talk with staff.  

The recreation center's re-opening follows a major Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) rehabilitation project that began in June, as construction crews repaired or replaced various building components that were aging, obsolete or no longer functional. Project highlights include: 

  • Fully functional kitchen, following replacement of a collapsed underground drain pipe  
  • Kitchen counters and reception desk that meet standards for accessible design
  • Automated entry doors
  • New floors and ceiling
  • New, energy-efficient LED lighting 

Thank you for your patience during this work.

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Repairs and improvements include new accessible drinking fountains, new drain piping to restore function to kitchen and new LED lighting.

Every Neighborhood Deserves a Great Park. 

Rehabilitation work at Kenwood Recreation Center was funded by the 20-Year Neighborhood Park Plan (NPP20), a long-term initiative that provides $11 million annually to maintain, repair and replace facilities and transform Minneapolis’ neighborhood park system. 


More on NPP20: Visit the websitesubscribe to updateswatch a 1-minute video

Recreation center contact 

Marc Holty

Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board


Project contact

Louis Peters 

Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board