When comparing the offerings from fitness clubs, check the facilities at recreation centers run by local governments. Many jurisdictions offer fitness club-type facilities that are much less expensive to use than comparably equipped fitness clubs.

Below we list the local-government-run recreation centers we could identify as having at least a weight room/fitness center and/or an indoor swimming pool.

Anoka-Hennepin Schools Community Education

Roosevelt Community Pool
650 125th Ave., Blaine, 763-506-5980

Bloomington Public Schools Community Education

Jefferson Activity Center
4001 W. 102nd St., Bloomington, 952-806-7880

Kennedy Activity Center
150 E. 98th St., Bloomington, 952-681-5280

Brooklyn Center

Brooklyn Center Community Center
6301 Shingle Creek Pkwy., 763-569-3400

Brooklyn Park

Brooklyn Park Community Activity Center
5600 85th Ave. N., 763-493-8245


Chanhassen Recreation Center
2310 Coulter Blvd., 952-227-1400


Chaska Community Center
1661 Park Ridge Dr., 952-448-5633


Eagan Community Center
1501 Central Pkwy., 651-675-5550

Eden Prairie

Eden Prairie Community Center
16700 Valley View Rd., 952-949-8470


Edinborough Park
7700 York Ave. S., 952-833-9540

Forest Lake Area Schools Community Education

Southwest Junior High Pool, Door 6
943 SW 9th Ave., Forest Lake, 651-982-8746


Hopkins Activity Center
33 14th Ave. N., 952-939-1333

Inver Grove Heights

Veterans Memorial Community Ctr
8055 Barbara Ave. E., 651-450-2480

Jordan Public Schools Community Education & Recreation

The CERC (Community Education & Recreation Center)
500 Sunset Dr., Suite 3, Jordan, 952-492-6211

Maple Grove

Maple Grove Community Center
12951 Weaver Lake Rd., 763-494-6500


Maplewood Community Center
2100 White Bear Ave., 651-747-0922


Phillips Community Center
2323 11th Ave. S., 612-370-4946


Lindbergh Center (jointly owned & operated by the city of Minnetonka & the Hopkins School District)
2400 Lindbergh Dr., 952-988-4519

Williston Fitness Center
14509 Minnetonka Dr., 952-939-8370


Monticello Community Center
505 Walnut St., 763-295-2954

New Brighton

Highview Middle School Pool
2300 7th St. NW, 651-638-2143

New Brighton Community Center
400 10th St. NW, 651-638-2130

New Prague Area Community Education

New Prague Aquatic Center
410 Central Ave. N. (Door 12), New Prague, 952-758-1753


Life Time Fitness (privately owned & operated; Plymouth residents may purchase daily passes)
3600 Plymouth Blvd., 763-509-0909

Wayzata East Middle School Pool
12000 Ridgemount Ave., 763-509-5200


Robbinsdale Community Gym & Fitness Center
3730 Toledo Ave. N., 763-442-1678

Roseville Area Schools Community Education

Fairview Community Center
1910 County Rd. B W., 651-604-3500


Shakopee Community Center
1255 Fuller St. S., 952-233-9500


Shoreview Community Center
4580 Victoria St. N., 651-490-4700

St. Francis Area Schools Community Education

Sandhill Center
23820 Dewey St. NW, Bethel, 763-213-1640

St. Paul

Arlington Hills Recreation Center
1200 Payne Ave., 651-632-3862

Battle Creek Recreation Center
75 Winthrop St. S., 651-501-6347

Dayton’s Bluff Recreation Center
800 Conway St., 651-793-3885

Edgcumbe Recreation Center
320 Griggs St. S., 651-695-3711

El Rio Vista Recreation Center
179 Robie St. E., 651-789-3692

Highland Park Community Center
1978 Ford Pkwy., 651-695-3706

Linwood Recreation Center
860 St. Clair Ave., 651-298-5660

Martin Luther King Recreation Center
271 Mackubin St., 651-290-8695

North Dale Recreation Center
1414 St. Albans St. N., 651-558-2329

Oxford Community Center/Jimmy Lee Recreation Center & Great River Water Park
270 Lexington Pkwy. N., 651-642-0650

Palace Community Center
781 Palace Ave., 651-298-5677

West Minnehaha Recreation Center
685 W. Minnehaha Ave., 651-298-5823

South St. Paul

Central Square Community Center
100 7th Ave. N., 651-366-6200

Stillwater Area Public Schools Community Education

Pony Activity Center
5701 Stillwater Blvd. N., Stillwater, 651-351-8036

University of Minnesota

Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center
1910 University Ave, SE, Minneapolis, 612-626-1352

Recreation & Wellness Center
123 SE Harvard St., Minneapolis, 612-626-9222

St. Paul Gymnasium
1536 N. Cleveland Ave., St. Paul, 612-625-8283


Safari Island Community Center
1600 Community Dr., 952-442-0695

Westonka Public Schools Community Education

Westonka Activity Center
5903 Sunnyfield Rd. E., Minnetrista, 952-491-8260