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!


The 8th Annual Duck Race

Saturday, May 14, 2016 @ 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 Childcare Event

We’re excited to share a fun event with you. The Creative Play Place is hosting drop-off childcare at the Saint Peter Community Center on Saturday March 19, 2016. Use this form to make your reservation!

Here’s some more information:

  • Minimum age of children is 18 months.
  • Drop off begins at 5:30 p.m. All children must be picked up by 9:30 p.m.
  • Childcare will be provided by Gustavus Adolphus College student volunteers and Creative Play Place board members.
  • The cost is $3.00 per hour, per child. All proceeds benefit the Creative Play Place!

We hope this will be a fundraiser that’s helpful for our community. Who doesn’t need a Saturday evening out, an evening in, child-free chores or errands, really whatever you can imagine!? And know that every dollar we raise goes directly to the Creative Play Place, keeping it FREE for everyone to enjoy!

Feel free to contact us with questions.

“Gift of the Monkey Pajamas” Author Visit

We are so excited to announce that this Friday, December 11, 2015, Saint Peter author, Sandy Walsh will join us to read her first book titled “Gift of the Monkey Pajamas.” She will be reading in the Saint Peter Community Center Gym at 10 a.m. Books will be available for purchase and Sandy is happy to sign them, too! What a great Christmas gift!

If you can’t make it (or you just love it so much you want to hear it again!) she will also be making an appearance in January at the Saint Peter Public Library. Hope to see you Friday!