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Auxiliary aids
Auxiliary aids for persons with disabilities available upon request at least 96 hours in advance. Persons with hearing or speech impairment served by MN Relay Service, 711 (TTY/Voice.)

Art/cooking/holiday classes
Participants in art and cooking classes should dress in old clothes and/or bring a paint shirt or apron.

Children who do not follow the rules will be given one warning. If they choose not to follow the rules a second time, they will not be allowed to return. No money will be refunded.

Inclement weather
If classes or activities are canceled due to inclement weather, we will attempt to make them up. For a recorded message about activity cancelations, call (763) 569-3442.

We cannot pro-rate activity fees. Payment due at time of registration.

Financial Assistance
Available for Brooklyn Center resident youth who could not otherwise take a class due to financial reasons. Request and registration must be made in person at the Community Center. Not available for one-day classes, private or adaptive swim lessons, lifeguard training, water safety aide, memberships or trip programs. Limited to one class per child per season.

Late pickup fee
If child is not picked up after class, $5 fee is charged for every 10 minutes after class ending time.

The Community Activities, Recreation & Services Department does not provide accident insurance for participants. Participants assume all inherent risk of injury from their involvement in programs or classes.

Missed Lessons/Classes
Sometimes conflicts may occur in your schedule. Missed classes/lessons will not be made up. No refunds for missed classes/lessons.

Participant Substitutions
Substitutions are not allowed. You cannot sign up one child and replace him/her with a sibling or friend.

Photograph notice
The Recreation staff takes pictures of program participants for publicity purposes. Photos may appear in the brochure, on the website, or other marketing publications.

Refund Policy
  • Request for refunds must be made at least 24 hours before the first class.
  • If you need to cancel after the first class, make your request 24 hours before the second class.
  • No refunds will be issued after the second class.
  • No refunds on Active Adult programs and Community Tripsters after the registration deadline.
  • Requests for refunds for Holiday, Lifeguard Training, and one day classes must be made at least 8 days before the class start date.
  • Refunds will be prorated and a $5 cancelation fee is charged.
  • No refunds given on classes or activities $5 or less.            
  • If classes or activities are canceled by the recreation department, a full refund will be issued.

Registration for classes is accepted online, in person at the community center and by calling (763) 569-3400. Instructors not permitted to accept registrations. For your protection, we do not accept credit card payments through the mail, email or by fax.

Class attendance limited to participants. Spectators, including parents, siblings and friends, not allowed except with permission. 

We Encourage Your Participation
We do not charge non-resident fees for our programs or activities.

Waiver Statement
When registering for a program by phone, online, by mail or in person the following waiver statement is implied: “I understand that participation in this activity is completely voluntary and that the activity is being offered for the benefit of the participants named in the registration. I agree that the participants are participating in the activity at their own risk. I also agree that the City of Brooklyn Center, its agents and employees, will not be liable for any claims, injuries or damages of whatever nature incurred by the participants due to the negligence of the City, its agents or employees, arising out of or connected with this activity. I expressly release and discharge of the City of Brooklyn Center, its agents and employees, from any such claims, injuries or damages.”