In Falcon Heights our mission is to provide quality parks and recreation programs that promote healthy and active lifestyles to benefit residents and foster a sense of community.
Overview of Department
The Parks and Recreation Department offers programs for preschool age children up to adults and offers a variety of programs including: art classes, instructional sport classes, Tae Kwon Do, summer playgrounds, cooking classes and much more! Our goal is to provide quality programs where participants can develop, learn and have fun at the same time!
Where are programs held?
Programs are held conveniently at locations around the city including:
Falcon Heights City Hall, 2077 W. Larpenteur Ave.
Community Park, 2050 Roselawn Ave W
Curtiss Field, 1550 Iowa Ave W
CTC - Commonwealth Terrace, Community Center (CTC Residents only), 1250 Fifeld Ave.
How do we know if a class is cancelled due to weather?
Falcon Heights Parks and Recreation Programs may be canceled when dangerous weather conditions are reported in the area. These conditions may include severe weather, lightning, tornado activity and a heat index of 108 or higher.
Light rain typically does not interfere with programs.
Call (651) 792-7607 ten to fifteen minutes prior to your class time to confirm cancellations via a recorded message.
Is your staff trained to recognize concussions?
In an effort to increase awareness of concussion symptoms, reduce the potential for both short and long-term impact in young athletes and comply with Minnesota Statute 121A.37-38, the city of Falcon Heights will require all youth sports coaches, instructors, supervisors, assistant recreation leaders and recreation leaders to complete the training session the Heads Up: Concussion in Youth Sports training program developed by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Training will be required before any coaching/instructor assignments after September 1, 2011 and at least every three years thereafter.
To comply with the Minnesota Statute 121A.37-38, parents are asked to review the concussion fact sheet for parents and also educate their children on the symptoms of a concussion.
The city of Falcon Heights will follow the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Action Plan once a concussion is suspected.
1. Remove the athlete from play.
2. Ensure that the athlete is evaluated right away by an appropriate health care professional.
3. Inform the athlete’s parent or guardians about the possible concussion and give them the fact sheet on concussions.
4. Allow the athlete to return to play only with a written permission slip from a health care professional that has experience in evaluating for concussions.
All youth sports organizations using/renting space from the city of Falcon Heights to conduct youth sports programs will be required to demonstrate full compliance with all provisions of the Minnesota Statute 121A.37-38.
Does the Falcon Heights Parks and Recreation offer scholarships?
Scholarships are available to Falcon Heights residents who are in need of financial assistance. Participants are eligible for up to 3 programs that qualify per year. Scholarships reduce the rate of programs 50%. Applications are available to be filled out at Falcon Heights City Hall.
How do I register for programming?
Registration opens on Monday March 30.