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!

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!

Special Holiday Hours

The Creative Play Place follows the South Elementary (Saint Peter School District) calendar for closings, which means we will be closed during their winter break from December 22, 2014, to January 5, 2015.

However, we have some fun news! The CPP will offer special open hours for three days during the break:
Tuesday, December 30: 9 a.m. open gym and 10-11:30 a.m. open hours at the Creative Play Place
Friday, January 2: 9 a.m. open gym and 10-11:30 a.m. open hours at the Creative Play Place
Saturday, January 3: 9 a.m.-noon open hours at the Creative Play Place

Bring your family to our warm and inviting play spaces during the long winter break. We look forward to seeing everyone!

CPP Board

“It is the mission of the Creative Play Place to foster the development of the whole child through play, movement and the arts to promote healthy lifestyles, enhance literacy, and strengthen the parent-child bond.”

Do you love the Creative Play Place? Are the goals in our mission statement ones you agree with? If the Creative Play Place has been important in your life, please consider joining the board of directors. We are looking for volunteers to help sustain, direct, and grow the Creative Play Place in our community. If you are interesting in joining the board, please contact Jane at or send us a message on Facebook. Help us keep this community a wonderful place for kids!