12th & Park Recreation Center

Programs and contact information for 12th & Park Recreation Center

12th and Park Rec Center Building


Built in 1970, the 12th & Park Center is located at the corner of 12th and Tucker in Ray Leisure Park.  The center has a gymnasium, large indoor pool, boxing room, kitchen, and a couple multipurpose rooms.  Leisure park is home to Tony LaRussa baseball field, as well as a large playground.

Learn more about the 12th and Park Rec Center.

Hours and Contact

1410 S Tucker Blvd
St Louis, MO 63104

Phone: (314) 589-6142

Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday 8:00am - 8:00pm
Saturday 12 noon - 5:00pm Sunday 9:00am - 7:00 pm


12th & Park Indoor Pool Ages 6 and up | females and males | Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri

Please be advised... 1. Bring swim suits, towels, and soap. 2. No shorts or gym attire allowed as swimming suits. 3. Optional allowable items are: goggles/masks/swimming caps 4. Swim diapers are allowed for children up to 2 years. 5. Only water wing flotation devices are allowed only in Learn To Swim Classes. 6. Swim sessions will be be canceled if weather is dangerous.

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Bricks 4 Kidz Early Engineers (Session 2) Ages 6 to 10 | females and males | Sat

The City of St. Louis Recreation Department in partnership with Bricks 4 Kidz is pleased to offer their Early Engineers program. Early Engineers is a hands-on class where students build machines, buildings, vehicles, and other structures out of technic LEGO bricks, motors, and gears. Students follow a proprietary Bricks 4 Kidz plan to build a moving model. While exploring principles of engineering, physics, life sciences, and more, students will develop problem solving and critical thinking skills. Students build a new project each week, and each class begins with a teacher-led discussion related to the day?s model and the science behind it. We have models of varying degrees of difficulty to accommodate the age range of the class, ages 6-10. Bricks 4 Kidz is St Louis is owned by Easy Tech LLC, an S corporation owned solely by Nancy Portscheller, a woman who grew up and currently resides in St Louis. Ms Portscheller has a BS ? Aerospace Engineering from Missouri S&T and an MBA from Maryville University. Her goal is to provide fun Science Technology Engineering and Math programs to young children. Most Bricks 4 Kidz are teachers in school districts such as Brentwood, Kirkwood, Rockwood, and others. Other employees are college students that are working on degrees that work with children. Three employees are female engineers. All employees receive background checks and training. <iframe src="https://drive.google.com/file/d/1EtQu_jIOflIoOpyZtyjnLRd2p-YTxmbp/preview" width="100%" height="480"></iframe>

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City Rec Phreedom Dancer's Program Ages 10 to 17 | females | Mon, Wed

Based in our 12th & Park location, youth can gain numerous benefits,great pleasure, and satisfaction from professional dance training.Dance challenges the mind and body,while providing and exhilarating sense of accomplishment through body control.We will be developing body coordination and flexibility while expanding the knowledge of positive image. <iframe

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