Rec Plus

Rec Plus provides school-age childcare for children ages 5-12 (must be in grades K-6) at neighborhood recreation centers. Rec Plus operates before and after school, on school release days and during the summer, depending on recreation center. Activities include games and sports, arts and crafts, homework help, field trips and nutritious snacks.

Must register at Rec Plus location (no online registration). Please contact the recreation center for availability.

Rec Plus Goals

  1. Provide affordable recreation based school-age care in local recreation centers
  2. Enable children to experience positive benefits of a balanced recreation program
  3. Provide a safe environment for children that promotes healthy physical and social development

For more information call 612-230-6498 or email

Summer Program

Children must have completed Kindergarten to participate.

Summer Hours

Summer 2017 registration opens March 21, 2017 at 5:30 pm. 

June 19 - August 18, 2017
7 am-6 pm, Monday through Friday


School Year Program

School-age childcare for in grades K-6 at recreation centers before and after school and on Minneapolis Public Schools release days.

Please view and download the information listed below. Please bring the enrollment packet with you when you register in person.

Registration for 2016-2017 School Year Now Open

Contact the recreation center directly for availability and registration.

Recreation Fee Assistance

Minneapolis residents who cannot afford instructional fees because of economic need may apply for fee assistance through the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board Fee Assistance Program.

Qualifying families may also apply through the Hennepin County Child Care Assistance program.

Summer Locations

Summer Fees

Rec Plus has a nonrefundable registration annual fee of $35 per child. Minimum enrollment of 10 days during summer.

Rec Plus Daily Fees

Minneapolis Resident $40*/day
Minneapolis Resident Summer School rate $20**/day

Minneapolis Non-Resident $53*/day
Minneapolis Non-Resident Summer School rate $33**/day

*plus (occasional) trip fees over $20
**Rec Plus is off site three days a week from 9 am-2 pm. Summer school accommodations must be made around that time frame. Contact the Child Care Worker at your site directly for more information.

School Year Locations

Children may take a bus from their school to Rec Plus if it is located within the busing zone. Contact your transportation company directly for details.

2015-2016 Bus Routes Map [PDF]

2016-2017 Elementary/Middle School Bus Routes List [PDF]

School Year Fees

2016-2017 fees listed below.

Rec Plus has a nonrefundable annual registration fee of $35 per child, in addition to daily fees. Daily fees are listed per child.

Rates determined by school start and end times.

Before-School Rec Plus

AM Early: 7-8:40 am
Resident: $7.60 per day
Non-Resident: $9.85 per day

AM Late: 7-9:40 am
Resident: $10.20 per day
Non-Resident: $14.05 per day

After-School Rec Plus

PM Early: 2-6 pm
Resident: $15.50 per day
Non-Resident: $20.75 per day

PM Late: 3:10-6 pm
Resident: $10.90 per day
Non-Resident: $14.40 per day


School Release Days

Release Days are an option for all children (including those not enrolled in Rec Plus) who only need childcare on school release days. Space is limited and you must register a minimum of two weeks in advance. We offer nine school release days sites from 7 am-6 pm.

Rec Plus Member Rates
Resident: $40 per day + trip fees over $20
Non-Resident: $53 per day + trip fees over $20

Non-Rec Plus Member Rates (registration fee waived)
Resident: $44 per day + trip fees over $20
Non-Resident: $57 per day + trip fees over $20