Painter Recreation Center closes October 22 for rehabilitation project

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Painter Recreation Center

Painter Recreation Center
closes October 22 for
rehabilitation project 

painter rec center exterior


Grand re-opening is planned for early 2019

Painter Recreation Center, will be closed as of October 22 so that crews can prepare the building for a range of repair and rehabilitation work this fall and winter.  


Announced by the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) in August, the rehabilitation project includes: 

  • Addition of air conditioning, along with replacement of furnaces
  • Restroom accessibility updates 
  • Other accessibility updates and improvements, per ADA design guidelines and MPRB's ADA Action Plan
  • Lobby, reception desk and public meeting room modifications
  • Additional repairs and updates

Alternative recreation center

Please visit Bryant Square Recreation Center this winter. It is the closest recreation center to Painter, located just three blocks away on 31st Street between South Aldrich and Bryant Aves. 


Programs at Painter Recreation Center 

  • Preschool and karate classes will take place at Bryant Square Recreation Center while Painter is closed. MPRB staff have notified families and worked with them on details regarding this temporary location. 

  • All other programs will be on hiatus until the center re-opens in early 2019.  


Thank you for your patience while we work to improve Minneapolis recreation centers! 

Every Neighborhood Deserves a Great Park. 

This work is 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. 


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Recreation center contact

Sarah Cedar-Renick

Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board


Project contact

Dana Murdoch

Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board