Contact Information

Recreation Department
John P. Murzyn Hall
530 Mill Street NE
Columbia Heights, MN 55421

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday 8 am. - 4:30 pm

Recreation Department
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.

The Recreation Department is OPEN, with restrictions. Visit online registration for a list of upcoming activities.

*** Beginning Monday, March 29, 2021 we are moving to a new and improved registration system.  You will be required to set up a new account.  If you have problems signing up for programs feel free to call our office, Monday through Friday, 8am to 4:30pm.  Thank you for your patience as we improve the way forward. ***

Tax appointments at this location are full. Click here for AARP tax information.

Spotlight on Recreation Happenings:
Story Strolls: FREE Spring Family Activity! Gather your family to explore our parks and read a story together. Large story pages are placed throughout featured parks. Please be mindful of social distancing. 
     Huset Park: March 16-17   |   Sullivan Park: April 13-14   |   LaBelle Park:  May 11-12
Girls Softball!  Click here to sign up now.

The Recreation Department provides a wide variety of social, educational, and recreational programs for youth and, adults and seniors.  Current Recreation Brochure   Recreation Facebook Page

The Governor's Order 20-99 has limited the type of programs we would typically offer. Check back regularly for updates on the following program categories:
ENCORE community learning programs, dance, theater, youth enrichment, sports programs, family yoga, and more.
Adults:  exercise for all adult ages, crochet, 55+ art classes.
55+ and Seniors: art classes (no experience required), movies, exercise classes, bingo, mini-bus outings, social groups, and much more. To view the "Active Agers" monthly newsletter visit our Senior Center page. 

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 to discuss COVID-19 guidelines.
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: 

Candy Lack, Recreation Clerk
Phone: (763) 706-3580  |  Email: