COVID-19 updates

You will receive a full refund if we cancel an activity due to COVID-19. If an activity is cancelled, you will see "Cancelled" next to it at and it will not allow you to register online. Team sports (baseball, t-ball, soccer, and tennis) have been cancelled for 2020.

Activity Guide

Watch for your Activity Guide inside your free "Star-Observer Express" the weekend of March 14, 2020. Additional copies can be found at City Hall and at the River Falls Public Library. You may want to view the 2020 ACTIVITY GUIDE online before you begin the registration process. 

Registration Dates

Online registration opens Monday, March 16, 2020. 

Ways to Register 

Payment Methods

We accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover, cash, or check. Payment for all activities is due at the time of registration.


A RESIDENT is any person who lives within the corporate city limits of River Falls and receives a property tax bill from the City. (Not to be confused with a School District Resident.) A NON-RESIDENT is anyone who lives outside the City Limits, for example in Troy, Clifton, Kinnickinnic or River Falls Township, or in other cities. Only City residents pay property taxes that go toward City parks and recreation programming.


We want to be prepared for your child! In order for us to have adequate staffing and supplies, please register by the deadline, or at least three business days before a program begins. 


You may cancel a class at least two business days prior to the class beginning. There is a $5 fee to cover our administrative and processing costs. Parks and Rec will refund the entire program fee if a program is canceled for insufficient enrollment. If your cancellation causes the program number to fall below the required minimum, your refund will be contingent upon the vacancy being filled. No refunds will be given after the program begins. You cannot cancel or switch online; please call or email Parks and Rec for assistance.

Say Cheese!

Photos may be taken of participants. If you do not wish to have your photo taken, please notify the photographer and/or class instructor. Photos may be used in future publications, Facebook, and/or websites.

Community Feedback

If you have any questions or comments, please call or email. Have an idea for a new program? Let us know! We take pride in our service and look forward to sharing our summer with the residents of River Falls, and its surrounding townships and communities.

Recreation Programs

The Parks and Recreation Department is proud to offer the community a variety of recreation programs for all age groups. Please call us at 715-425-0924 with any questions or to request more information.

Aquatic Programs
We offer spring swimming lessons at the high school pool and summer swimming lessons and open swim at Glen Park Pool. 

Youth Programs
When winter finally goes away, it’s time for children to get out and play! Keep your children occupied and engaged this summer with youth recreation programs.

Adult Programs
Year round, the Parks and Recreation Department offers activities and programs just for adults.