Where to Walk Indoors for FREE in the Twin Cities

Free Places Moms Can Walk Indoors in the Twin Cities

 

The Twin Cities can be a brutal place to try to work out in the winter, especially if you love to walk or run. We’ve put together a list of over 20 places in the Twin Cities where moms can work out for FREE in the winter while staying warm and comfy!

Always check with each location before arriving to make sure the facility hasn’t been closed for a special event, a school break or maintenance. Some of these options are available year-round, including the summer!

Not listed here: Malls without specific walking programs or special hours, but those are always an option too!

Blaine

Northtown Mall
398 Northtown Drive, Blaine
763-786-9704
The mall is open for walkers on Mondays-Saturdays from 8am -8pm and Sundays from 9:30am-6pm.
Cost: Free

Bloomington

Mall of America
60 East Broadway, Bloomington
Mall Stars Phone: 612-866-0850
The Mall Stars Program is not free, but you do have the opportunity to receive discounts throughout the mall for showing your Mall Stars membership card. Free coffee and talks from speakers on health topics start the day before the walk. Cost is $15/person or $25/couple.
Cost: Moderate

Brooklyn Park

Community Activity Center
5600 85th Ave N, Brooklyn Park
763-493-8333
Free and open to the public! Walk around the upper part of the ice arena every day with the exception of a occasional closures due to special events or hockey games. Call for details. Regular hours are generally Mon-Fri 8am-10:30pm and Sat/Sun 9am-10:30pm.
Cost: Free

Chaska

Chaska Community Center
1661 Park Ridge Drive, Chaska
952-448-5633
The indoor track is open to the public and free to use. Hours for track use are Sundays 8am-9pm and Mon-Sat 5am-10pm.
Cost: Free

 

Farmington

Boeckman Middle School
800 Denmark Ave, Farmington
651-460-1400
Open during the school year, Mon-Fri 6-7am and 2:45-9pm.
Cost: Free

Dodge Middle School
4200 208th St W, Farmington
651-460-1500
Open during the school year, Mon-Fri 3-9pm on days when school is in session. Also open on Saturdays and days when school is not in session from 8am-2pm. The building is always closed on holidays.
Cost: Free. Enter through the west entrance

Farmington High School
20655 Flagstaff Ave, Farmington
651-252-2520
Open during the school year (indoors and track) and open in the summer only (indoors). School year hours are daily from 3:15-9pm (indoors and walking track unless there’s a gym event. Summer hours are Mon-Fri 10am-4pm (indoors only).
Cost: Free

Burnsville

Burnsville Center Mall
1178 Burnsville Center, Burnsville
952-435-8182
Open Mon-Sat at 7am for early walking and Sun at 8am for early walking. Regular mall hours are Mon-Sat from 10am-9pm and Sun 11am-6pm. Holiday and store hours will vary. Four entrances will be open for walkers: Chuck e. Cheese, Sears & JC Penney, Macy’s and JC Penney and Applebee’s entrances. Available year-round
Cost: Free

Lakeville

Lakeville North High School
19600 Ipava Ave W, Lakeville
952-232-3600 (Community Ed is at 952-232-2150).
There are no specific formal walking hours, but the indoor track above the gym is available for walking Mon-Fri from 6pm-10pm on school days if there are no events in the gym. Call first to check availability. Available during the school year only.
Cost: Free

Lakeville South High School
21135 Jacquard Ave, Lakeville
952-232-3300 (Community Ed is at 952-232-2150)
There are no specific formal walking hours, but the indoor track above the gym is available for walking Mon-Fri from 6pm-10pm on school days if there are no events in the gym. Call first to check availability. Available during the school year only.
Cost: Free

 

Maple Grove

Maple Grove Sports Dome
9880 Fernbrook Lane N, Maple Grove
763-494-6480
Hours vary but a calendar is available here.

New Hope

New Hope Ice Arena
4949 Louisiana Avenue North
Phone: 763-531-5181
The indoor walking track is open Mon-Fri from 8am-3pm. Closed on holidays or when otherwise noted. Call to verify they are open on various holidays.
Cost: Free

Plymouth

Plymouth Fieldhouse – Plymouth Creek Center
14800 34th Ave, Plymouth
Hotline: 763-509-5292
Free indoor walking from Nov 1st until April. A full schedule is available here or you can call the hotline for hours/days.  Stollers are permitted!
Cost: Free

Prior Lake

Prior Lake High School
7575 150th St W, Savage
Community Ed: (952) 226-0080
Prior Lake High school is open for walking and jogging/running from November through April. This is on the track above the gym only, not in the halls. Monday & Wednesday is Family Walking from 6pm-7:30pm. Strollers are welcome during this session. Tuesdays and Thursdays are adults only walking. No kids or strollers allowed. Monday through Thursday you may jog or run from 7:30-8pm.
Check this link for closure dates and to sign up for their notification list.

Cost: Free

Rosemount

Rosemount Community Center
13885 South Robert Trail, Rosemount
651-322-6000 Info line: 651-322-6020
Open tear round in the public. Hours are Mon-Fri from 8am-4:30pm. Closed major holidays. Evening events could cause times to vary.
Cost: Free

Roseville

Roseville Skating Center
2661 Civic Center Drive, Roseville
Main: (651) 792-7007
Free indoor walking in the indoor skating arena. Rubberized track goes around the ice area. Schedule is available at this link
Cost: Free

HarMar Mall
2100 Snelling Ave N, Roseville
Email: info@harmarmall.com
The mall opens daily at 7am for mall walkers.
Cost: Free

 

Savage

Savage Sports Center
13450 Dakota Ave., Savage
952-567-2095
Open for walking and jogging every day from November – April. Strollers are welcome! Hours are Mon, Wed, Fri from 6:30am-9:30am and Tues & Thurs from 12-3pm.
Cost: Free

Shakopee

Shakopee Community Center
1255 Fuller St. S., Shakopee
(952) 233-9500
The walking track is open to the public and free. It’s a three-lane track for walking and jogging. The community center is open from¬†5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday; 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Strollers are permitted to use the inside lane of the track from 10 to 11 a.m. and 3 to 5 p.m. daily.
Cost: Free

Stillwater

Stillwater Area High School
5701 Stillwater Blvd N, Oak Park Heights
Community Ed: 651-351-8300
Open for walking Mon-Thurs from 5:30pm – 8:30pm between January and April. No registration required. No walking on Jan 18, Feb 15, Mar 21-24 or April 18-21 in 2016.
Cost: Free

Victoria

Victoria Recreation Center
8475 Kochia Lane, Victoria
952-443-4255
The walking track is available to the public for free. It’s located above the hockey rink and is heated. It closes during hockey games, so call before arriving. Kids 10+ can also use the track. There are closures listed on their site here.
Cost: Free

 

West St. Paul

Regional Athletics Center (R.A.C.)
1655 Livingston Ave, West St. Paul
651-552-4158
Open year-round to the public. Hours are Mon-Fri 7am-4:45pm. Hours are subject to change due to rentals of the facility. Call first. Free open walking and jogging. Please sign in at the front desk.
Cost: Free

Western Wisconsin

Trinity Lutheran Church
1250 Broadway Street, Hammond, WI
715-796-2281
Free indoor walking workouts are available at 4:30pm and 7:30pm at the church! Call for more info!
Cost: Free

The following options are not free, and usually require either a membership, punch card or daily access fee. Check each location for details, hours, cost…most are under $5 per usage or less.

East Ridge High School – Woodbury
Park High School – Cottage Grove
Hastings High School – Hastings
Vadnais Heights Sports Center – Vadnais Heights
Eagan Community Center – Eagan
Dakota Hills Middle School – Eagan
Valley Middle School – Apple Valley
Rosemount Middle School – Rosemount
Henry Sibley High School – Mendota Heights
Simley High School – Inver Grove Heights
Veteran’s Memorial Community Center – Inver Grove Heights
Andover Community Center – Andover
New Brighton Community Center – New Brighton
Maplewood Community Center – Maplewood
Anoka-Ramsey Community College – Coon Rapids

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