Painter Recreation Center closes October 22 for rehabilitation project

Grand reopening planned early 2019


Painter Recreation Center closes Monday, Oct. 22, 2018 so crews can prepare the building for a range of repair and rehabilitation work over the fall and winter.  

Announced by the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) in August, the rehabilitation project includes: 

  • Addition of air conditioning, along with replacement of furnaces
  • Restroom accessibility updates 
  • Other accessibility updates and improvements, per ADA design guidelines and MPRB’s ADA Action Plan
  • Lobby, reception desk and public meeting room modifications
  • Additional repairs and updates

Alternate recreation center

Please visit Bryant Square Recreation Center this winter. It is the closest recreation center to Painter, located just three blocks away on 31st Street between Aldrich and Bryant Avenues. 

Programs at Painter Recreation Center 

  • Preschool and karate classes will take place at Bryant Square Recreation Center while Painter is closed. MPRB staff have notified families and worked with them on details regarding this temporary location. 
  • All other programs will be on hiatus until the center re-opens in early 2019.  

 Thank you for your patience while we work to improve Minneapolis recreation centers! 


Every Neighborhood Deserves a Great Park. 

This work is funded by the 20-Year Neighborhood Park Plan (NPP20), a long-term initiative that provides $11 million annually to maintain, repair and replace facilities and transform Minneapolis’ neighborhood park system. 

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