Community Services & Recreation

Offering opportunities for youth and adults in the Independent School District 624. 

Founded in 1955, Community Services and Recreation was created to offer recreation to the White Bear Lake Area. It now offers a wide variety of programs including adult enrichment classes, adult recreation, Adult Basic Education, adults with disabilities programming, senior programs, youth enrichment and development, youth recreation, driver education, middle school athletics, Early Childhood programs, Extended Day School Age Care and the Hippodrome ice arena.

Two participants at BearPower 6.24K Family Fun Walk/Run

Our Mission

The mission of Community Services & Recreation, a dynamic department at the leading edge of community programming, is to connect and engage individuals and the community in lifelong learning and enrichment through a vital system distinguished by:

  • Safe, nurturing environments and accessible spaces
  • Inclusive, varied programs and experiences
  • Participants, volunteers, and staff who reflect and embrace the diversity of our community
  • Synergistic partnerships and meaningful relationships
  • Dedicated, qualified, and supported staff and volunteers

Community Services Advisory Councils

The Community Services Department needs input from community members to ensure that we offer programs and opportunities the community wants. Currently, there are Advisory Councils for the Senior Program, Early Childhood Family Education Program and an overall Community Services Advisory Council. Generally, these groups meet monthly to learn about various programs and give feedback/ideas/information to staff. If you are interested in learning more about these opportunities please call the Director of Community Services and Recreation at (651) 407-7501.