Youthline Outreach Mentorship

Youthline engages youth ages 12-17 in positive leadership experiences and recreational activities while connecting them to adult mentors in the parks.

Teen Teamworks

Teen Teamworks is a summer employment and educational program for youth ages 14-18.

Nite Owlz

Nite Owlz provides extended teen programming at various recreation centers from 8-11 pm on Friday and Saturday nights. Activities may include open gym, cooking, computer labs and more. Contact a neighborhood recreation center for details.


IDEAWERKS is for youth ages 12-18 to learn multimedia production; record audio and video information on a digital media workstation; study music basics and computer software to create music tracks and videos; and produce and record individual multimedia projects.

Village Parks

Village Parks is a unique cultural, linguistic diversity and leadership program for youth ages 14-18.

Sports Leagues

Sign up for sports leagues to learn new skills and friendships in a fun and safe environment guided by knowledgeable and supportive coaches.

Pop-Up Parks

Pop-Up Parks burst with music, art, games, crafts, books, dance and more, and “pop-up” in neighborhoods throughout Minneapolis.

Youth Advisory Council

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board Youth Advisory Council is a select group of youth leaders to guide and influence recreation programs, youth employment and athletic decisions.