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The mission of the Columbia Heights Recreation Department is to provide recreational and service opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds. The Recreation Department offers vast, year-round, comprehensive programs that strive to meet the needs of the whole community.

These programs include youth athletics/programs, traveling athletics, youth enrichment programs, adult athletics, senior citizens center, senior citizen outings, special events, John P. Murzyn Hall management, community garden plot rentals, neighborhood event wagon rentals, park scheduling, and Hylander Gym and Fitness Center management.

With the support of the Mayor, City Council, Park and Recreation Commission, City Manager, and the many civic and community organizations, the high-quality delivery of services and opportunities are provided through the dedicated work of the Recreation staff and our numerous volunteers.

John P. Murzyn Hall & Hylander Center
The City of Columbia Heights operates a variety of facilities for use by residents and the general public.  

John P. Murzyn Hall (near City Hall) is available for weddings, receptions, banquets, meetings, events, and more. Call 763-706-3730 for details and availability.
Hylander Center
(adjacent to the Columbia Heights High School): gym and fitness room.  Due to COVID-19, the Hylander Center will be closed until further notice. 

Staff Contact Information
Keith Windschitl
, Recreation Director
Phone: (763) 706-3732  |  Email

Delynn Mulligan, Senior Citizen Coordinator
Phone: (763) 706-3735  |  Email

Katie Holznagel, Recreation Coordinator
Phone: (763) 706-3733  |  Email

Deanna Saefke, Recreation Secretary - Murzyn Hall Coordinator
Phone: (763) 706-3734  |  Email

Paula Haynus, Recreation Clerk - Recreation
Phone: (763) 706-3730  |  Email