Central Square Community Center

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Central Square Community Center Reopening Monday, July 6th at 5 a.m.

Central Square will reopen with reduced hours, center restrictions and limited facility access, per state and health department recommendations and guidelines. The safety and well-being of our members is of our utmost concern, we are taking extra precautions aimed at slowing the spread of COVID-19 in order to protect our members, community and staff.

In order to ensure safe operation of the facility and the safety of our members, we thank you in advance for following recommended protocol, guidelines and safety measures.

We will be resuming operations within our facility under a three phase plan, which will allow us to ensure that all safety guidelines and protocols are being followed under state and health department recommendations.

Phase 1 will allow certain areas to be open with restrictions, including the fitness room, indoor pool, restrooms, bottle filling stations and activity room for limited fitness classes.

We will be operating under restricted hours which will include the following:
Monday-Friday  5 am - 8 pm
Saturday  starting October 3rd, 7 am - 12 pm, Sunday Closed

Current Memberships

Membership payments will be adjusted accordingly:
Pre-paid 6-month and Annual Memberships: will be extended based upon the duration of building closure.

Monthly Memberships (ACH): will not be charged/processed for the months of April, May, June or July. Your next payment will be processed August 15th.

Building Protocol

Face masks are required for everyone entering the building in the common areas, however, may be removed when engaging in fitness activities.

Members will be required to scan their card and review the facility protocol checklist posted at the front desk.

Fitness Room: The fitness room will have reduced occupant capacity. We request that workouts be limited to 60 minutes as necessary to provide access for all fitness members. Fitness equipment will be closed at various intervals to allow for social distancing and sanitation.   Flexibility and patience will be necessary.

Disinfection supplies are available in the fitness room. Please spray the towels provided and wipe equipment down before and after use.

Fitness Classes: Phase 1 will allow limited fitness class options, with a capacity of 14 participants per class. We request that you register online when possible to help limit contact as much as possible. Social distancing will be followed in class by designated spaces in the activity room. Equipment will be sanitized between classes.

Indoor Pool: Phase 1 will include lap swimming for members only, with a capacity of 10 swimmers allowed at a time in the pool. 

Locker rooms: Restrooms, showers and locker rooms will be open with limited capacity and posted use restrictions. We ask that you use only designated lockers to provide for social distancing requirements.

Facility and Equipment: Staff will clean and disinfect high-contact surfaces regularly.
We will provide nightly deep cleaning.
Disinfection supplies will be provided for equipment and hand sanitization stations are offered throughout the building.

Additional Programming

Youth programs: We plan to resume youth programs such as swimming lessons and gymnastics in Phase 2 of the reopening plan.
Senior Center: Activities will be reintroduced in Phase 3 of the reopening plan.


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The Central Square Community Center is committed to meeting the needs of the community by providing an excellent facility combined with great services and programs, all at affordable rates. A variety of membership options as well as single use punch cards are available for our patrons to take advantage of this publicly funded facility. 

The Parks and Recreation Department staff and South St. Paul school district #6 operate the Central Square Community Center, the center is "where South St. Paul comes together".

Amenities include : 

  • Complimentary child watch is offered for members Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Family friendly facility with programs available for all ages.
  • Indoor pool featuring lap swim, water exercise classes, swimming lessons and open swim times.
  • Membership rates available for residents and non-residents. South St. Paul businesses and employees receive a resident rate
  • Membership includes unlimited use of our Fitness Center featuring a variety of cardio machines and strength machines from FreeMotion strength machines.

Members of Central Square Community Center receive a discount on all fitness classes.

  Absolute Abs
HIIT Boot-Camp
  Aqua Intervals
Kettlebell
  Beginner Kettlebell
Kettlebell-TRX® Fusion
  Cardio & Strength Circuit
Pilates
  Cardio Kickboxing
Total Body Conditioning
  Country Heat®
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