Play Together, Grow Together

We are FREE indoor play area for kids and parents to play together.

Because children learn through play, the Creative Play Place is designed to encourage children to explore movement and the arts through creative play. Children climb, slide and run to exercise their body, while playing in imaginative sets. Children learn theatrical arts through costuming, dramatic play and puppetry, visual arts through hands-on, process-oriented art experiences, music and dance through instrument experimentation and movement. Children learn social skills as they negotiate and share. The Creative Play Place provides parents with a variety of opportunities to play with their children to help them learn and grow. Come play with us!

Fall 2015 Events Announced

Fitness Tuesdays

Tuesday mornings @ 9–11:30 a.m. beginning October 6, 2015
Saint Peter Community Center Gymnasium

Fitness Fridays

Friday mornings @ 9–11:30 a.m. beginning October 9, 2015
Saint Peter Community Center Gymnasium

Fitness Tuesdays and Fridays focus specifically on the issue of developing healthy lifestyles. Staff and interns develop obstacle courses and games, as well as provide toys and equipment that encourage children to run and move their bodies. Free of charge; donations welcome.

Saint Peter Halloween Fun Run and Walk and Lil’ Monster Dash

Are your little monsters ready for the 2015 Saint Peter Halloween Fun Run and Walk? All participants will receive a goody bag, long-sleeve t-shirt, and finisher’s medal. Dress in your costume, have fun running, and then play in Spookyville! Proceeds from the Lil’ Monster Dash benefit the Creative Play Place.

More information, including registration, is available on the Saint Peter Halloween Fun Run and Walk website:

Creative Play Place Hours for 2015-16

We are so pleased to announce NEW open hours for this school year. We open for the 2015-16 season on Monday, October 5, 2015. Please also note our policy for closings.

2015-16 Open Hours

Monday: 9-11:30 a.m.
Tuesday: 9-11:30 a.m. Gym for Fitness Tuesday then 10-11:30 a.m. in CPP
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday:9-11:30 a.m.
Friday: 9-11:30 a.m. Gym for Fitness Friday then 10 – 11:30 a.m. in CPP
Saturday: 9 a.m.-Noon


The Creative Play Place follows South Elementary (Saint Peter School District) for weather-related closings. If there is a school delay, morning hours at Creative Play Place are canceled.

Kids Toys and Clothing Rummage Sale – Donations Sought

The CPP is participating in the Saint Peter city-wide garage sale and we need your donations! Clean out your closets and garages! Please bring donations of gently-used kids toys and clothing items to the Traverse des Sioux room of the Community Center (around the corner from the CPP) on Friday, May 15 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Proceeds will support the Creative Play Place…Keeping it free and open to all!

The 7th Annual Duck Race

Saturday, May 30, 2015 @ 10 a.m.
The Mill Pond – Saint Peter, MN

Kick off summer with a morning of family fun!!! Race tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the Recreation Desk at the Community Center or from any Creative Play Place Board Member. Ducks “race” to the finish line for fabulous prizes: five $100 prizes (ducks placing first through fifth), Saint Peter Family Pool Passes, restaurant gift cards, summer fun baskets, toys, books, much more! Stay after the race to play games and jump around in the bounce house.

You need not be present to win. Proceeds from this fundraiser help keep the Creative Play Place open and free for all! Rain cancels the event but names will be drawn for prizes and winners notified.

Creative Play Place Oscar Party 2015

Sunday, February 22, 2015 @ 5-7 p.m.
Patrick’s on Third – Saint Peter, MN

Join us for the third annual Creative Play Place Oscar Party! Experience all the glamour of the red carpet while enjoying great food and drink, contests for the best dressed, and stand-up comedy with the one and only Tom Leonhardt! Then stay to watch the 87th Academy Awards in style.

New this year: FREE childcare will be available for all ticket holders at the Saint Peter Community Center during the event! Free will donations for childcare are appreciated.

Tickets for couples are $30, which include:

  • pitcher of domestic beer OR two glasses of wine OR two rail drinks
  • choice of one of three appetizers
  • Red Carpet red velvet cake

An individual ticket is $20, and includes:

  • two drinks (domestic beer, wine, or rail drink)
  • an appetizer
  • Red Carpet red velvet cake

Purchase tickets in advance at the Creative Play Place, Patrick’s, or through a Creative Play Place board member. Proceeds from this fundraiser help keep the Creative Play Place open and free for all!