• In July 2004, the SSPPS and the City of South St. Paul entered into a joint partnership agreement to form the Central Square Community Center (CSCC). The core operation of the CSCC is dependent upon fitness memberships and program revenue. Fitness memberships hit a peak in 2013 and has since been steadily in decline. The continued decrease in memberships put additional financial pressure on both the city and school district.

    After months of discussion and almost 20 years of operation, the City of South St. Paul and South St. Paul Public Schools (SSPPS) are ending their Joint Management Agreement for the Central Square Community Center (CSCC) effective June 30, 2021.

    Beginning July 1, South St. Paul Public Schools, as owners of the Central Square building, will take full responsibility for the management of the site. While you will likely see many of the same things our community has come to know and love about CSCC, we are also excited to be working on some expanded programming opportunities.