This list is the City of St. Paul's record of parks (from stpaul.gov). To increase research speed, I've appended all the parks in their list into this one long string (instead of individual park views).
Alden Square Park
Located just west of the Minnesota State Fairgrounds, Alden Square Park is anything but a square. The triangular plot of land is perfect for spontaneous picnics and spacious enough to toss around a baseball. Visitors will find the park's main amenity, a gazebo, a welcome addition to the neighborhood spot.
Benches, Gazebo, and Picnic Area
Situated on just 1.76 acres, Aldine Park utilizes every inch to provide a variety of recreational opportunities for visitors. The mini park contains a small softball field and a horseshoe area along the park's northern edge. A playground, tot lot, picnic shelter, and a basketball court line the park's southern edge.
Basketball Court, BBQ Grill, Benches, Horseshoe Ring, Picnic Area, Playground, Shelter, Skating Rink, and Softball Field
Situated just south of Harriet Island Regional Park and east of Cherokee Regional Park, Alice Park provides a half-acre of land for local residents to use. Small pets will love the quiet space and the well-groomed lawns.
Ames Lake Park
Visitors to Ames Lake Park will find a beautifully designed pier curving into Ames Lake. After a few laps, walkers, runners, bicyclists, and more will find easy access to the Bruce Vento Regional Trail and Phalen Regional Park for extended activity.
Benches, small lake and walking pier
Arlington Arkwright Park
Spread across over 20 acres of land, Arlington Arkwright Park is home to a dog park, skate park, baseball field, soccer field, outdoor basketball court, two tennis courts and a picnic area. Arlington Arkwright park is located at the intersection of Arlington and Arkwright, four blocks east of 35E. The baseball field is home to Saint Paul Men's Amateur Baseball League games, American Legion baseball games, and high school baseball games. The soccer field hosts a variety of adult and youth soccer activities. The park, which is completely enclosed, offers five entrance areas. The main and secondary entrances are at the northern most end of the park adjacent to the west and east sides of the tennis court. These entrances are closest to the parking lot. There are two entrances along Arkwright Street - one near the northern end and the other near the southern end. The final entrance is at the southeast corner of the park located at Clark Street. Each entrance has a swing gate, which needs to be closed upon entering and exiting. Following the renovation of Front Park in 2014, the existing skate park equipment at Front Park was relocated to Arlington Arkwright Park in 2015. Arlington Arkwright is now the City's third skate park, alongside the skate parks at Front Park and Merriam Recreation Center.
1 Baseball Field (fenced), 1 Soccer Field, 1 Basketball Court, 2 Tennis Courts, 1 Skate Park, Picnic Area, 5 acre off-leash Dog Park
The Baker Recreation Center building has been re-partnered with Saint Paul Public Schools.
Baseball Field, Basketball Half-Court, Football Field, Playground, Sledding Hill - Steep (2), Softball Fields (2), Tennis Courts
Battle Creek Recreation Center
Battle Creek Recreation Center offers educational programs, after school activities, tot-times, family events, a seasonal ice rink, S’more Fun childcare, field rentals, rental space for parties, meetings, and events, and so much more.
Bike Rack, Baseball Field (3), Basketball Half-Courts, Bocce Ball Court, Football Field, Hockey Rink, Horseshoe Pit (2), Playgrounds, General Skating Rink, Sledding Hill (Steep Slope) (2), Soccer Fields (Fall only) (4), Softball Fields (2), Tennis Courts
Bordering the Soo Line Railroad between 7th Street and the Mississippi River, Bay Triangle makes for an ideal location for small outdoor gatherings.
Belvidere Park borders the West Side Boys & Girls Club and sports two softball fields, a baseball field, and a soccer field.
Baseball Field, Soccer Field, and Softball Field
Bluff Park is a natural formation of elevated land densely packed with trees. The park contributes to the beautiful urban canopy across all of Saint Paul.
Bluff Preservation Area
Bluff Preservation Area is a nature preserve atop the bluffs along Pigs Eye Lake.
Bohland Triangle is a traffic island that reflects Saint Paul Parks and Recreation's mission of creating a more vital environment by maximizing green space throughout the city.
Boyd Park is well visited by many residents and visitors to the Cathedral Hill neighborhood. Bike racks, paved sidewalks, and a fully outfitted playground make for an enjoyable time outside.
BBQ Grill, Benches, Picnic Area, and Playground
Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary
The Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary is located just east of downtown along the east side of the Mississippi River. The park features 450 million-year-old limestone and sandstone bluffs, spring-fed wetlands, excellent bird watching opportunities, rich Native American history, and beautiful views of the downtown skyline and Mississippi River. An outdoor classroom, apiary, and interpretative markers provide added educational opportunities. There is no access to the Mississippi River from Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary due to the railroads still in use.
Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary Restoration
- After a century of industrial use, the land lay vacant and blighted until a coalition of East Side and Lowertown residents (The Lowertown Phalen Creek Project), with the help of the City, launched an effort to purchase the land and transform it into the 27-acre Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary.
- Bluff restoration work at the Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary and Indian Mounds Regional Park began in April 2004.
- Today, project partners are restoring the land's ecology and working with Dakota people to interpret Carver's Cave/Waken Tipi, a sacred area in a corner of the sanctuary.
- Stormwater that previously flowed into the Mississippi River via storm sewers is now recaptured by native plants and is stored in three separate clear water ponds and adjacent wetlands.
- Mulch, incorporated into existing sterile soil, promotes the growth of new plantings.
- Limestone rock slabs previously used in railroad operations form a waterfall, stone bridge, stairway and ponds.
- Site remediation and stabilization work is ongoing.
- Restoration priorities in 2005 focused on combating invasive species, slop stabilization, erosion control, and planting 7.5 acres of native trees.
Benches, Bird Watching, Educational Bee Apiary, and Hiking Trail
Burns Avenue Park
Burns Avenue Park provides visitors with plenty of recreational opportunities with a tennis court, half-court basketball court, picnic table, and a new playground. A surrounding canopy of trees creates a secluded getaway.
Basketball Court, Benches, Picnic Area, Playground, and Tennis Court
Just west of Macalester College, Cambridge Triangle occupies a 0.07 acre plot of land at the intersection of Cambridge Street, Amherst Street, and Princeton Avenue.
Capital Center Plaza
Near the heart of downtown, Capital Centre Plaza, also known as Ecolab Plaza, is a tree-lined plaza with benches perfect for taking an afternoon break. It is also a popular spot to catch food trucks at lunchtime during the warmer months.
Capitol View Park
Named for its view of the Minnesota State Capitol, Capitol View Park sits adjacent to the Smith Avenue Bridge high atop the bluffs. Visitors are also treated to stunning views of the Cathedral of Saint Paul, the Mississippi River, and downtown Saint Paul.
Visitors to Carty Park will find plenty of picnic tables and BBQ grills as well as a two playground areas on the park's eastern half. A half-court basketball court and two tennis courts occupy the remaining half.
Basketball (Half Court), BBQ Grill, Benches, Picnic Area, Playground, and Tennis Court
Cathedral Hill Park
Acquired in 1979, Cathedral Hill Park is the perfect welcoming space for visitors to the Cathedral of Saint Paul. The open space, leading into the cathedral's front steps, ensures that no building can ever block the head-on view of the historic landmark. Visitors will find nearby Summit Park more suitable for physical activities.
It's very possible to be king of the hill at Cato Park — or king of the mound, rather. One look at the traffic island and visitors will notice a gentle mound protruding from the earth. The raised terrain is a unique feature of the neighborhood.
Where the new Trout Brook Regional Trail and the popular Gateway State Trail meet, visitors will find Cayuga Park. A new play area was installed in 2015.
Basketball Court, BBQ Grill, Horseshoe Ring, Picnic Area, and Playground
Central Village Park
Central Village Park is as aptly of a named park as anyone will find — uninterrupted trails extend from the park into the surrounding neighborhood, covering an area roughly equivalent to four square blocks. Those south of I-94 will find easy access to the centrally located park via a footbridge connected to the park's friendly trails. Open green space, playground equipment, and two enclosed tennis courts provide visitors with plenty of ways to stay active or relax.
BBQ Grill, Benches, Horseshoe Ring, Picnic Area, Playground, and Tennis Court
Cherokee Regional Park
Realized as a potential recreational and natural green space in the early 1900s, Cherokee Regional Park has since developed into one of Saint Paul’s most visited parks, bringing in over 300,000 visitors a year. The park contains playgrounds, tennis courts, basketball courts, bbq grills, and more spread out across 100 acres of land.
Cherokee Regional Park’s popularity is also boosted by the presence of two open-air shelters that see generous use throughout the season. The larger of the two shelters can accommodate 100 people while the smaller of the two can hold up to 60 guests. Electricity is also available at up to 110 volts at either location.
The possession and consumption of non-intoxicating malt liquor (containing not more than 3.2% alcohol by weight) is permitted from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. within designated picnic areas. Glass beverage containers are not allowed.
Basketball Court, BBQ Grill, Benches, Biking Trail, Hiking Trail, Picnic Area, Playground, Picnic Shelter, and Tennis Court
Bordering the Mississippi River just south of the Science Museum of Minnesota, Chestnut Plaza is a beautifully designed public space melding together several serene elements: a modern fountain, warm brick pavers, medium-sized trees, and carved stone benches. Those using the Sam Morgan Regional Trail will find the setting to be a welcome stop.
Benches and Public Art
Once slated for demolition, the iconic City House is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The City House facility, formerly know as the Saint Paul Municipal Elevator and Sackhouse, has been restored as a park pavilion and interpretative center situated on piers and cantilevered out over the Mississippi River. Located in downtown Saint Paul at Mill St. and Walnut St. along the Sam Morgan Regional Trail, the facility offers beautiful views of the Mississippi River and the downtown skyline.
Construction on City House began in 1927, and today it stands as an important reminder of Saint Paul's history as a Mississippi River port city. Visit the National Park Service Saint Paul Municipal Elevator and Sackhouse website for more information on the historical significance of City House.
City House is now home to seasonal restaurant Red River Kitchen, featuring tacos, noodle bowls, sandwiches, salads, a full bar and more.
Biking Trail, Hiking Trail, Pavilion, Restroom Facilities and Red River Kitchen
Clayland Park, adjacent to Newell Park, holds two tennis courts and provides open green space for small activities.
Challenging the paradigm of park design, Cleveland Circle spruces up the northwest entrance of the Xcel Energy Center with three beautiful public gardens and open lawns. The three gardens and lawns occupy their own corners of the busy intersection.
Visitors to Cochran Park will immediately notice its primary attraction, a bronze sculpture known as Indian Hunter and His Dog, in the middle of a flowery fountain. Nearby, visitors can take in the view of the sculpture while sitting inside a small brick structure with seating for several individuals.
Within College Park, visitors will find two tennis courts, a basketball court, and playground equipment for dozens of children to use at a time.
Basketball Court, Playground, and Tennis Court
Though it may appear to be a sloping, oversized median, Commonwealth Park is indeed a one-acre park. It's nearly 1,000 feet of length reflects the thin nature of the small park.
Como Avenue Horseshoe Courts
With amenities for 13 simultaneous games of horseshoes, this popular location is able to host tournaments, trainings, and casual get-togethers.
Como Regional Park
For over one hundred years, Como Park has played a vital role in meeting the recreational needs of residents of Saint Paul and surrounding communities. Inspired in part by the landscape designs of H.W.S. Cleveland, Frederick Nussbaumer, Superintendent of Parks from 1891 to 1922, worked tirelessly to create an outdoor haven for the area's urban population. Nussbaumer strongly advocated for a wide variety of free or reasonably priced recreational activities, services and educational opportunities for all park visitors. The park as we know it today continues to carry out this original vision.
Facilities and Activities
- Como Dockside - Restaurant & Event Venue
- Shelter, pavilion
- 3 miles of paved trails
- Barbecue grills
- Three fire rings
- One large play area
- Four tennis courts
- McMurray Athletic Fields
- Four ball fields
- Fishing pier
- Watercraft Rentals
- Como Lake
- Como Lakeside Pavilion
- Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
- Como Zoo
- Como Town Amusement Park
- Cafesjian’s Carousel
- Como 18 Hole Golf Course
- Miniature Golf
- Como Regional Park Pool
- Historic Streetcar Station
- Como Woodland Outdoor Classroom
Como Lakeside Pavilion/Como Dockside
Como’s beautiful Lakeside Pavilion features a full-service restaurant, banquet, and meeting rooms managed by Como Dockside. In addition, concerts, musicals, and plays are offered regularly throughout the summer.
Kayak, canoe, pedal boat, paddle board, and Surrey Bike rentals on Lake Como provided by Wheel Fun.
Private and general boat excursions on Lake Como, provided by Wheel Fun Boat Excursions.
Music in the Parks
Downhill Skiing & Snowboarding
Como Park Ski Center
Downhill skiing and snowboarding is available at the Como Park Ski Center, located at the Como Golf Course. The facility features two rope tows and a 150 foot vertical drop on 15 skiable acres.
Como Regional Park Pool
Amenities and Features
- 25-yard, six-lane lap pool
- Equipment for lap swim and water aerobics
- Life jackets available to rent for free
- Two basketball hoops
- Children's activity pool with family Slide
- One-meter diving board
- Two diving platforms
- Aquatic climbing wall
- Aquatic zip line
- 400-foot lazy river
- Men's, women's, and family Locker Rooms
South of Holman Field, Concord Park is a largely undeveloped strip of land packed densely with vegetation.
Conway Park offers many amenities including a splash pad, field rentals, playground, and recreation center. The Conway Recreation Center has been re-partnered with the Sanneh Foundation. The Sanneh Foundation offers public programs including free youth camps, open basketball, futsal, soccer, after school computer time, study hall, academic support, and more.
Baseball Field, Basketball Court, Community Garden, Football Field, Playground, (2) Soccer Fields, (3) Softball Fields Splash Pad, (2) Tennis Courts
Cossetta Park, re-named from Eagle Street Plaza in 2015, is located at Chestnut Street and Ryan Avenue. Those strolling by this plaza will notice a familiar character greeting guests with open arms — Charlie Brown. Visitors may also want to check out nearby Irvine Park, Cleveland Circle, and Chestnut Plaza.
Benches and Public Art
Crocus Hill Terrace Park
Crocus Hill Terrace Park overlooks I-35E and contributes to Saint Paul's beautiful urban canopy with its densely packed trees.
Crocus Triangle is a traffic island.
More triangle than square, Cromwell Square is a pleasant patch of green space north of Hampden Park.
Crosby Farm Regional Park
Crosby Farm Regional Park is named after Thomas Crosby, an English immigrant who staked out 160 acres in the valley southwest of the present-day junction of Shepard Road and Interstate 35E in 1858. Before Crosby's death in 1886, the farm became one of the largest and longest running in the West End and Highland Park area. A succession of families farmed it between 1902 and 1962. The Saint Paul Port Authority purchased the land in the early 1960s and leased it to the City for park use. Today, Crosby Farm's potential as a nature area accessible to the public may be realized.
With about 6.7 miles of paved trails, the park provides a beautiful setting for an afternoon's walk, run, or ride. Trails run along shady, wooded bottom lands next to the Mississippi River, along the marshes of Crosby Lake, past scenic picnic areas, and connects to the Mississippi River Boulevard parkway.
Expect to catch primarily pan fish in Crosby Lake and Upper Lake. One DNR official called the Mississippi River "the fishin' river of Minnesota." It has a fantastic array of game fish such as walleyes, sauger, northern pike and muskie. Standard state regulations apply to fishing on the Mississippi.
Crosby Shelter at Gannon Road and Crosby Farm Road seats approximately 50 people.
Other amenities include a fire pit, barbecue grill, electricity and restrooms, drinking fountain, Watergate Marina, fishing in Upper Lake, Crosby Lake and the Mississippi River.
BBQ Grills, Biking/Hiking Trail, Fire Pit, Fishing, Marina, Picnic Tables, Picnic Shelter, Restroom Facilities
Wedged between Ramsey County Government Center East and Kellogg Park, the half-acre Culture Park contains a cozy sitting area, outfitted with artistic landscaping, overlooking the Mississippi River.
Nestled in the middle of dozens of surrounding houses, Dawson Park has remained an integral piece to Saint Paul's urban canopy over the years. The undeveloped plot of land, measured at nearly 2 acres, is one of several natural preserves in the city.
Dayton's Bluff Recreation Center
Dayton's Bluff Recreation Center offers educational programs, after school activities, family events, field rentals, rental space for parties, meetings, and events, and so much more.
Baseball Field Playground (3) Softball Fields (2) Tennis Courts
Depot Tot Lot
Sibley St. and E. 4th St.
Formerly referred to as the Fourth and Sibley Tot Lot, Depot Tot Lot received its new name in time for the opening of the nearby Green Line. The name also reflects the transportation theme found throughout the park.
Benches and Playground
525 Pelham Blvd.
Desnoyer Park contains every amenity needed for a successful outing: a softball field complete with lights, a playgrounds, a tennis court, a half-court basketball court and a seasonal soccer field.
The Desnoyer Recreation Center building has been re-partnered with Kids Park childcare facility.
Basketball (Half Court), Picnic Area, Playground, Soccer Field, Softball Field, and Tennis Court
Donated to the City of Saint Paul in the early 1900s, Dickerman Park spans a quarter mile along University Avenue midway between downtown Minneapolis and downtown Saint Paul. The site is home to 100-year-old oak trees and serves as a recreational space for children attending local schools and the Midwest Family YMCA to play on.
328 Stevens St. W.
Several parks within Saint Paul contain large works of art invisible at ground level but when viewed from above, become apparent. The artistically shaped trails at Douglas Park are one example of this creative phenomenon. While aesthetically designed, the trails also serve a functional purpose — leading visitors to a centrally located playground.
Benches, Picnic Area, and Playground
186 Dousman St.
Situated on a half-acre plot of land in the West Seventh neighborhood, Dousman Park's small playground is perfect for parents with small toddlers wanting to get out and play. A nearby bench and picnic table as well as plenty shade from trees provides provide opportunities to sit back and enjoy the day. Amenities
Benches, Picnic Area, and Playground
Duluth & Case Recreation Center
Duluth & Case Recreation Center offers educational programs, after school activities, family events, youth and adult athletics, field rentals, rental space for parties, meetings, and events, and so much more.
Bike Rack, Baseball Field, Garden for Children, Flag Football Field, Football Field, Picnic Area, Playground, Soccer Field, (7) Softball Fields, (2) Tennis Courts, (2) Tuj Lub Courts
Dunning Sports Complex
The Dunning Sports Complex is home to Municipal Athletic adult softball leagues, adult baseball leagues, and a variety of youth softball and baseball events. Toni Stone Field is located at 1188 Concordia Ave., between Hamline Ave and Lexington Ave and bordered by Marshall Avenue to the south, in the Midway area of Saint Paul.
(3) Softball Fields (Dunning East, Dunning West, Dunning South), (3) Baseball Fields (Toni Stone Field, Billy Peterson Field, Jim Kelly Field), (5) Tennis Courts (Bucky Olson Tennis Courts), (2) Batting Cages, Warming Room, Playground, Picnic Area, Restrooms
The Dunning Recreation Center has been re-partnered with ARTS-Us.
Eastside Heritage Park
735 Phalen Blvd
Though it has no specific boundaries for athletic games, visitors to Eastside Heritage Park will find a large open green area suitable for games of football, soccer, ultimate Frisbee, and more. The 9-acre park also contains a shelter and restroom facilities, making it an ideal place for family gatherings. The park also connects to the Bruce Vento Regional Trail.
Benches, Biking Trail, Picnic Area, Restroom Facilities, and Shelter
Eastview Recreation Center has been re-partnered with Brunette Boxing, Inc and Twin City Barbell, Inc.
Baseball Field, Basketball Half-Court, (2) Horseshoe Pits, Picnic Table, Playground, Soccer Field, (3) Softball Fields, (2) Tennis Courts, Tennis Backboard
Edgcumbe Recreation Center
Edgcumbe Recreation Center offers educational programs, after school activities, family events, youth and adult athletics, outdoor skating, field rentals.
Baseball Field, Hockey Rink, Playground, Skating Rink (General), Soccer Field, (2) Softball Fields, (4) Tennis Courts
El Rio Vista Recreation Center / Wellstone Community Center
Offers educational programs, after school activities, family events, youth and adult athletics, field rentals, rental space for parties, meetings, and events, and so much more.
Baseball Field, Football Field, Soccer Field, (2) Softball Fields
1937 Feronia Ave.
At .01 acres, Feronia Square is one of Saint Paul Parks and Recreation's smallest parks. Even so, the traffic island serves its purpose well — it houses a lamppost and a USPS Blue Box.
Forest Street Triangle
751 Forest St. N.
A rather inconspicuous park, Forest Street Triangle utilizes the tip of a larger triangular block to provide passersby with benches and shading.
587 Lexington Pkwy. S.
Dedicated to the public in 1886, Fountain Park is a half-acre, triangular plot of land northeast of Highland Park.
Frogtown Park & Farm
Frogtown Park and Farm is an urban demonstration garden, open space, and natural area currently being developed in the Frogtown neighborhood.
Community Garden, Sledding Hill. Playground.
Front Park contains one baseball field, two softball fields and a newly renovated skate park. A restroom facility is conveniently located between both sides.
Baseball Field, Skate Park, Seasonal Restroom and Softball Field
Frost Lake Park
1421 Hoyt Ave. E.
Tucked in the northeast corner of Saint Paul, Frost Lake Park is comprised mainly of Frost Lake and surrounding trees and trails. The Frost Lake Recreation Center has been re-partnered with Saint Paul Public Schools.
Baseball Field, Basketball Half-Court, Playground, Sledding Hill (Gentle Slope), Soccer Field, (3) Softball Fields
2270 Blake Ave.
Just west of Langford Park, Cordon Square flourishes with beautiful flowers and plants. A corner lamppost illuminates the area through the night.
1188 Hubbard Ave
The Griggs Recreation Center site has recently been renovated as of fall 2014. The site received a new large, nature-themed play area as well as new walkways and landscaping. The Griggs Recreation Center building has been re-partnered with Leonardo’s Basement.
Baseball Field, Basketball Court, Picnic Area, Playground, Skating Rink (General), Sledding Hill (Gentle Slope), (2) Soccer Fields, Softball Field
Groveland Recreation Center
Groveland Recreation Center offers educational programs, S’more Fun preschool, family events, youth and adult athletics, ice skating, field rentals, rental space for parties, meetings, and events, and so much more.
Baseball Field, Basketball Court, (2) Hockey Rinks, Oval Rink, (2) Playgrounds, Pond Hockey for Children, Skating Rink (General), Soccer Field, (2) Softball Fields, (2) Tennis Courts
Hamline and Hague Park
1328 Hague Ave.
Hamline and Hague Park's main amenity is its circular tot-lot that attracts local families. Visitors will also notice a swinging bench nearby amidst the trees.
Benches and Playground
Located alongside Snelling Avenue, Hamline Park contains a variety of amenities for visitors to use across four sections divided by trails. The northern section features a spacious playground, the eastern quarter features a tennis court, to the south is a basketball court as well as bike racks and additional playing equipment, and adjacent to Snelling Avenue is bonus green space.
Basketball Court, BBQ Grill, Benches, Picnic Area, Playground, and Tennis Court
Hamm Memorial Plaza
99 6th St. W.
Hamm Memorial Plaza is the tip of the arrowhead-shaped formation of historic buildings and landmarks in downtown Saint Paul that includes the Saint Paul Public Library, the James J. Hill Center, Rice Park, and the Landmark Center.
743 7th St. E.
Hamm Park displays well-groomed and colorful flowers, trees, and bushes throughout the year and sits kitty corner from Swede Hollow Park. Visitors will find trails connecting the two locations.
Renovated in 2013, Hampden Park was redesigned to provide the safest and most open experience possible for visitors. The park, along with the nearby South St. Anthony Recreation Center and Raymond Square, provide the community — surrounded by train tracks, industrial buildings, and Highway 280 — with a much-needed, nearly contiguous recreational space.
Benches and Picnic Area
Hancock Recreation Center
Hancock Recreation Center offers educational programs, family events, youth and adult athletics,ice skating, field rentals, rental space for parties, meetings, and events, and so much more.
Basketball (Half Court), Picnic Table, Playground, Soccer Field, (2) Softball Fields
Harriet Island Regional Park
The award-winning Harriet Island Regional Park is one of Saint Paul's—and the Twin Cities'—most popular parks. Located alongside the Mississippi River near downtown Saint Paul, the 'island' boasts many amenities, including the Clarence W. Wigington Pavilion, a 5,000 square foot facility that hosts receptions, parties, weddings, and more throughout the year.
BBQ Grill, Benches, Biking Trail, Hiking Trail, Pavilion, Picnic Area, Playground, and Shelter
Hayden Heights Recreation Center
Hayden Heights Recreation Center offers educational programs, after school activities, family events, youth and adult athletics, field rentals, rental space for parties, meetings, and events, and so much more.
Baseball Field, Basketball Court, (2) Football Fields, Picnic Table, Playground, Skating Rink (General), (3) Softball Fields, (2) Tennis Courts
Hazel Park Recreation Center
Hazel Park Recreation Center offers educational programs, after school activities, family events, youth and adult athletics, field rentals, rental space for parties, meetings, and events, and so much more.
Baseball Field,Flag Football Field, Football Field, Playground, (3) Softball Fields, (2) Tennis Courts
2260 Hendon Ave.
Bisected in half by Hendon Avenue, Hendon Triangles is one of Saint Paul's more uniquely designed parks. The southern half features a small play area equipped with a slide, a swing-set, and a dome climber. Those looking for open space will find the northern half suitable for small group activities and games.
Benches and Playground
2120 Skyway Dr.
Henry Park is a nature preserve east of Pig's Eye Lake. The land was acquired by the City of Saint Paul in 2006.
Hidden Falls Regional Park
The park dates back to 1887, when it was selected by Horace Cleveland, a nationally known landscape architect and park planner, as one of four major park sites for the City of Saint Paul. Except for the use of a portion of the land as a tree nursery, no improvement was made in Hidden Falls Park until 1936-37, when the WPA carried out an extensive improvement program on the site. Featured in the park was a small spring-fed waterfall from which the park got its name. In the mid 1960's the park took much of its present form as work began on the park's four primary use areas: the primitive area, boat launching area, general picnic area, and scenic falls area.
BBQ Grill, Benches, Biking Trail, Boat Launch, Fire Pit, Hiking Trail, Picnic Area, Restroom Facilities, and Shelter, drinking fountains, 2 fire rings, 1 boat launch, paved trails and barbecue grills which are located around the site. Hidden Falls has an open shelter that covers 12 of 16 picnic tables and seats approximately 60 people. With about 6.7 miles of paved trails, the park provides a beautiful setting for an afternoon's walk, run, or ride. Trails run along shady, wooded bottomlands next to the Mississippi River, past scenic picnic areas, and connects to the Mississippi River Boulevard parkway.
High Bridge Dog Park
The High Bridge Dog Park is a 7-acre, former coal power plant site that was given to the city for operation as a dog-park following clean-up in May 2012. Thanks to a land-use agreement with Xcel Energy/NSP-Minnesota, the City of Saint Paul Parks and Recreation Department operates the High Bridge Dog Park. High Bridge Dog Park is located just south of Shepard Road, west of Upper Landing, north of the River, and just beneath the Smith Ave High Bridge.
The park, which is completely enclosed, offers 1 primary entrance area. The main entrance is at the western most end of the Dog Park. This entrance is closest to the parking lot.
Highland Park was acquired by the City in 1925 largely due to the efforts of Commissioner of Parks Herman Wenzel. Undeveloped when it was purchased, within seven years Highland Park featured an 18-hole golf course, 10 tennis courts, a picnic area, football and baseball grounds. It also sported a stadium seating 2,700 people, an artificial "swimming hole" and a new clubhouse/reception facility proclaimed the best of its kind in the Northwest. Most of those facilities, either rebuilt or renovated, still stand today.
The Highland Disc Golf Course is free to use and open from sunrise to sunset.
Highland Park Aquatic Center offers a two-story water slide, lap swim pool, children's splash pad, diving boards, aquatic climbing wall, party rentals, concessions, swimming lessons and more.
Originally built in 1936 by the Works Progress Administration, the old pool house is located on the Highland Park Disc Golf Course on the corner of Montreal Ave. and Edgcumbe Rd. The Friends of Highland Arts and Highland District Council are currently working with Saint Paul Parks and Recreation to help guide the future of this building.
- BBQ Grills
- Booya Shed
- Fire Ring
- Highland National (18 Hole) Golf Course
- Highland 9-Hole Golf Course
- Highland Disc Golf (Frisbee Golf)
- Highland FootGolf Course
- Highland Park Aquatic Center
- Horseshoe Court
- (2) Playgrounds
- Picnic Areas
- Picnic Shelter
- Sledding Hill (Medium Slope, Located behind water tower)
- X-Country Ski Trails
Highwood Hills Park
2192 Londin Ln.
Highwood Hills Park is located on Saint Paul's East Side and is adjacent to Highwood Hills Elementary School. The park contains a small picnic area, soccer field, playground, two half-court basketball courts, and a full-court basketball court.
Basketball (Half Court), Basketball Court, Benches, Picnic Area, and Soccer Field
748 Brookline Ave.
One of many passive parks just east of Pigs Eye Lake, Highwood Preserve occupies 14 acres of open and wooded space. The park is perfect for those looking for a natural escape with views over the nearby backwater lake and downtown Saint Paul skyline. For a place to play and sit, visitors will find Taylor Park, bordering Highwood Preserve to the north, a suitable location.
Hillcrest Knoll Park
Just blocks from the Saint Paul - Maplewood border along Larpenteur Avenue, Hillcrest Knoll fulfills two functions. The knoll (1) retains excess water after heavy rainfalls and (2) provides the surrounding neighborhood with an accessible, open green space.
Benches, Trails, and Open Space
680 Laurel Ave.
Holcombe Circle is a traffic island bordering the northeast corner of Webster Pard. The mini park is the centerpiece of the roundabout at the intersection of St. Albans Street and Laurel Avenue.
Holly Tot Lot
529 Holly Ave.
Holly Tot Lot is a popular place for toddlers and their parents, older siblings, and caretakers to engage in play. The tot lot contains friendly equipment such as a small swing-set, a sand pit, and a small slide. Amenities
Benches and Playground
An ideal location for a short afternoon stroll, Homecroft Park contains a horseshoe court, two tennis courts and a tennis practice board. The adjacent Homecroft Recreation Center, which contains a playground, basketball court, two softball fields, picnic area, and soccer field, has been re-partnered with St. Paul Public Schools.
Basketball Court, (2) Horseshoe Pits, Picnic Area, Playground, Soccer Field, (2) Softball Fields, Tennis Backboard, (2) Tennis Courts
1383 Minnehaha Ave. W.
Horton Park is designed to be picnic friendly and recreation friendly. Benches, shaded areas, and picnic tables fill the western and northern sections of the park while the remaining land is dedicated to open lawns amidst surrounding trees. The site is also the location of a mini arboretum.
Benches, Mini-Arboretum, and Picnic Area
1135 Howell St. S.
Thought it may appear like a private property, the triangular strip of land at the intersection of Howell Avenue and Edgcumbe Road is in fact a 3/4 acre public park. Visitors will notice its defining feature immediately, a medium-sized boulder in the center of the park.
Indian Mounds Regional Park
Indian Mounds Regional Park is home to six Native American burial mounds high atop 450 million-year-old limestone and sandstone bluffs overlooking downtown Saint Paul. The mounds serve as a reminder of Minnesota's history for future generations. At least sixteen burial mounds originally existed on the bluff top. Nineteen more were located further down the bluff above Wakan Tipi, also known as Carver's Cave.
It is thought that the mounds were created approximately 1500-2,000 years ago by the Hopewellians and later added to by the Dakota. In the mid-1800s, several scientists with an interest in Minnesota's prehistory -- Edward Duffield Neill in 1856, and later the Minnesota Historical Society under the leadership of Colonel DA Robertson excavated the remaining mounds. T.H. Lewis, however, contributed most of the information on his later series of excavations.
Several types of burials were found in both Mounds Park and Dayton's Bluff. Most common were simple interments frequently accompanied by mussel shells and occasionally a projectile point. Small bundle burials were found in the upper parts of several mounds -- these were placed there by later peoples. Log tombs were found at the base of at least 3 mounds. A pit burial was found in one mound. In two of the Indian mounds were eight stone cists about 7 inches high made of thin limestone slabs set upright. Human bones were found in each cist and were accompanied by grave offerings, including shells, perforated bear teeth, copper ornaments, and a piece of hammered sheet copper, as well as the usual number of projectile points.
Among the more startling discoveries was a skull covered with red clay producing the image of the original face. Nothing similar to this "death mask" had ever been found by archeologists in mounds or ancient graves. The mask was removed intact during that excavation. The log tombs, hammered sheet copper and the clay death mask belong to the Hopewellian period.
Please Respect The Mounds
The Indian Mounds are Saint Paul's great treasure of the past, remnants of one of mankind's earliest organized civilizations, a civilization that prospered while there were still pharaohs in Egypt and great dynasties in China. So please respect these burial mounds, sacred for over 2,000 years, to the first people of Minnesota. They are the graves of their ancestors, not observation decks or playgrounds.
BBQ Grill, Benches, Biking Trail, Hiking Trail, Picnic Area, Playground, Public Art, Restroom Facilities, Shelter, and Softball Field
1884 University Ave. W.
Accessible from the Fairview Avenue stop along the Green Line, Iris Park contains one of the City's most beautiful artificial ponds. The park also offers a picnic area and much-needed green space along University Avenue for residents to use and enjoy.
Benches and Picnic Area
Irvine Park, our most popular outdoor wedding ceremony location, is nestled in a quiet, shady, residential neighborhood in a historic district just west of downtown Saint Paul. Park features include a gazebo with electrical outlets that holds approximately 10 people, and an ornate fountain that serves as the park's centerpiece.
Benches, Gazebo, Fountain, & Gardens.
Located in downtown Saint Paul. Park features include two fountains, an arbor, and electrical outlets. This park offers a great view of the Mississippi River.
Benches, Fountains, Arbor, & Electric Outlets.
38 Kenwood Pkwy
Kenwood Park is one of only a few parks in Saint Paul completely surrounded by brick roads. The mini park, at less than one-fifth of an acre, functions as the center island of a cul-de-sac for nearby homes overlooking I-35E.
22 Prospect Blvd.
Kidd Park sits high atop Saint Paul's bluffs and provides breathtaking views of downtown Saint Paul. The park's main feature, a beautiful mugo pine, stands alone next to a bench.
379 St. Peter St.
The perfect compliment to the historic Landmark Center, Landmark Plaza beautifies downtown Saint Paul with vibrant green lawns and scene-setting trees. The plaza connects to both Hamm Memorial Park and Rice Park and is home to several bronze Peanuts statues.
In the winter, Landmark Plaza is home to the Winter Skate refrigerated ice rink, a free skating rink.
Benches, Skating Rink (Refrigerated), and Warming Facility
Lane Place Park
1211 Jessamine Ave E
Just south of Lake Phalen, Lane Place Park is a one-acre stretch of green space available for general use. Though the park is dotted with trees and patches of open space provide opportunities for small activities and games.
Langford Park Recreation Center
Langford Recreation Center offers educational programs, Rec Check after school activities, family events, youth and adult athletics, field rentals, rental space for parties, meetings, and events, and so much more.
Basketball Court, (2) Hockey Rinks (1 Regular, 1 Small), (3) Horseshoe Pits, Playground, Skating Rink (General), (2) Softball Fields ,(2) Tennis Courts, Warming Room
1067 Van Slyke Ave.
Leroy Triangle is a traffic island near the southwest corner of Como Lake.
Lewis Park draws many families throughout the year looking for a safe and spacious place to bring children to play. The park features a playground with synthetic turf, picnic area, trails, a splash pad, and open spaces suitable for group activities and games.
Playground, Picnic Area & Splash Pad
Lilydale Regional Park
Lilydale Regional Park is currently undergoing restorations and renovations. Roads, trails, amenities, and sections of the park may be closed during this time. Visit the Lilydale Construction Updates page on the City’s website for more information.
Boat Launch, Hiking and Biking Trails, Bird Watching, Fossil Hunting
Requests for fossil hunting permits are not being accepted at this time. No fossil hunting allowed as fossil grounds are currently closed.
Linwood Recreation Center
Linwood Recreation Center offers educational programs, after school activities, tot-times, family events, a seasonal ice rink, S’more Fun childcare, field rentals, rental space for parties, meetings, and events, and so much more.
Baseball Field,Basketball Half-Court, Playground, Skating Rink (General), Soccer Field, (2) Softball Fields, (2) Tennis Courts
901 Cook Ave. E.
Lockwood Park is a popular park among locals due to its large, flat, square terrain. The park can be utilized for football, soccer, and softball as well as play time for children in the large playground area.
Lower Landing Park
200 Warner Rd.
Lower Landing Park sits just outside of downtown Saint Paul where the Mississippi River makes its second major bend. The park accompanies Lambert's Landing, a historic dock that took in hundreds of ships per day during its peak and is still utilized by tows and passenger steamboats to this day. Several picnic tables located throughout the long park's open lawns provide a unique riverside experience for residents and visitors traveling along the river.
Lowertown Dog Park
Located near CHS Field in Lowertown, this small dog walk area is completely fenced in and is a designated off-leash area. The park was given a complete renovation during the construction of CHS Field.
92 Lyton Pl.
Lyton Park contains two of Saint Paul's more whimsical sculptures: Girl on Dolphin and Boy on Turtle. The sculptures add to the park's unique atmosphere created by its location — at an intersection — and its decorative fencing.
Benches and Public Art
115 Maria Ave.
Margaret Park contains many amenities that encourage residents to stay active. Two softball fields, a lighted soccer field, which can be used for football, volleyball, ultimate Frisbee, and more, and a large playground area fill the over 3.5 acre park. A recent removal of the former Margaret Recreation Center has provided even more green space for residents to enjoy.
Benches, Playground, Soccer Field, and Softball Field
Maria Avenue Triangle
Maria Avenue Triangle is decorated with a small garden to beautify the Dayton's Bluff neighborhood. The traffic triangle and avenue takes on the unique pronunciation of "Mariah."
MLK Recreation Center
MLK Recreation Center offers educational programs, after school activities, family events, youth and adult athletics, dance studio rentals, rental space for parties, meetings, and events, and more.
Playground, (2) Tennis Courts
542 Maryland Ave. W.
Marydale Park and Loeb Lake were acquired by the City of Saint Paul in 1969 after decades of being used as a chemical and waste disposal site. A hazardous area within the North End, community members sought to restore the park in 1974 for recreational use. Their efforts have since resulted in the introduction of several amenities added to the land, including picnic tables, grills, benches, a tot-lot, and a trail surrounding Loeb Lake. The lake is designated by the Minnesota DNR as a children's fishing pond — young anglers can fish for crappies and bluegills from a pier on the lake's eastern shore.
BBQ Grill, Benches, Fishing Pier, Lake, Picnic Area, Playground, and Restroom Facilities
Maryland Avenue Open Space
2100 Maryland Ave. E.
Maryland Avenue Open Space is a preserve consisting of a wooded, marshy area just blocks from the border of Saint Paul and Maplewood near Beaver Lake.
A popular neighborhood park among locals, Mattocks Park has a little bit of everything for everyone. Two tennis courts, a half-court basketball court, and a playground and tot-lot can be found on the western half of the park. The remaining space can be utilized for games of softball, football, soccer, ultimate Frisbee, and more.
Basketball (Half Court), Benches, Picnic Area, Drinking Fountain, Playground, Pickleball (Outdoor) and Tennis Court
May Park is a 0.81 acre park surrounded by residential homes in the Hamline-Midway Neighborhood. The park currently has two large oak trees, a swing set, merry-go-round, and flexible open space.
Picnic Area, Open Space and Playground
McDonough Park Preserve
1600 Saint Paul Ave.
Southwest of Highland Park, McDonough Park is a large 7-acre preserve densely packed with vegetation.
McDonough Recreation Center
McDonough Recreation Center offers educational programs, Rec Check after school activities, family events, youth and adult athletics, a seasonal sledding hill, field rentals, rental space for parties, meetings, and events, and so much more.
Bike Rack, Football Field, Playground, Sledding Hill (Medium Slope), (2) Soccer Fields, Softball Field
McMurray Athletic Fields
The McMurray Fields are located off of Lexington Ave. and are bordered by Jessamine Ave. to the South and Como Ave. to the North. The fields are home to Municipal Athletics' adult softball leagues, youth baseball leagues, and a variety of soccer leagues. Ample parking surrounds the fields.
(3) Artificial Turf Fields - Soccer, Football, or Lacrosse Baseball Field (4) Broomball/BootHockey Rinks, Sledding Hill (Steep), (5) Softball Fields
Visitors to McQuillan Park will find mature shade trees, open space, a tennis court and playground. The park is located in Saint Paul's Cathedral Hill neighborhood.
As of spring 2016, McQuillan Park is scheduled for renovation.
Playground and Tennis Court
Mears Park is located in the heart of downtown Saint Paul's Lowertown district. The park has a covered band shell with electricity, seasonal flower gardens, dog walking area and a beautiful stream running diagonally through the park. It is home to many concerts, events and festivals throughout the year.
Meeker Island Dog Park
The Meeker Island Dog Park is located adjacent to Meeker Island Historic Lock and Dam site, the site of the first and northernmost lock and dam on the Mississippi. The site is located just west of the intersection of Eustis Street and N Mississippi River Blvd near the border of Saint Paul and Minneapolis. The park is located along the river at the bottom of the bluff and can be accessed from the entrance along the Mississippi River Blvd trail. It features a dog run and a dog beach. There is no fence surrounding the park, which is bordered by the Mississippi River and the steep river bluffs.
Benches, Off-Leash Dog Park, and Hiking Trail
Merriam Park Recreation Center
Merriam Park Recreation Center offers educational programs, after school activities, tot-time, family events, youth and adult athletics, field rentals, rental space for parties, meetings, and events, and so much more.
Baseball Field, Basketball Half-Court, Batting Cage, Picnic Tables, Playground, Skate Park, Sledding Hill, (2) Soccer Fields, Softball Field, (2) Tennis Courts
Midway Stadium Complex
Midway Stadium was a municipal stadium from 1982-2014. It was located at 1771 Energy Park Drive in Saint Paul. It was home to the Saint Paul Saints and the Hamline Pipers as well as held many concerts and youth sports games over the years. Midway Stadium was replaced by CHS Field in Saint Paul's Lowertown in 2015.
Mississippi River Gorge Regional Park
50 Mississippi River Blvd. S.
Mississippi River Gorge Regional Park features several miles of paved trails along the east side of the Mississippi River with beautiful scenic overlooks along the way. Visit the National Park Services'
Benches, Biking Trail, and Hiking Trail
Nathan Hale Park
401 Summit Ave
Opposite the road from Summit Overlook, Nathan Hale Park is a similarly shaped, triangular park dedicated to Nathan Hale in name and in bronze. Visitors will notice beautifully groomed gardens and bushes near the statue. A wide open lawn also provides opportunities for small games and activities.
One of the oldest parks in Saint Paul, Newell Park was dedicated in 1908. The park is named after Stanford Newell, attorney, member of the first Saint Paul Park Board, and U.S. Minister to the Netherlands from 1897 to 1906.
Park development began in 1927. The pavilion, which still stands today, was built in 1929. The park was a center of community activity throughout the 1930s and many large celebrations were held there. During the '70s and '80s the pavilion became a part-time recreation center. It is still the site of recreational activities, although the prime use of the building is as a picnic pavilion.
Newell Park is located at 900 N. Fairview Avenue, 55104, four blocks west of Snelling Avenue on Pierce Butler Route. With its rolling hills and old oak trees, this 10-acre plot is a great place to have a summer picnic, or to sit under a tree and read a book.
Basketball Court, BBQ Grill, Benches, Fire Pit, Pavilion (available year-round), Picnic Area, Playground, Restroom Facilities, Shelter, and Softball Field, Newell Park Double Shelter
Newell Park Building
Four-season building that is available to rent for parties or meetings of up to 100 people.
North Dale Recreation Center
North Dale Recreation Center offers educational programs, S’more Fun summer programing, family events, youth and adult athletics, Red Check, ice skating, field rentals, rental space for parties, meetings, and events, and so much more.
Baseball Field, (2) Hockey Rinks (1 Refrigerated), Picnic Area, Playground, Skating Rink (General), (3) Softball Fields, (2) Tennis Courts
North High Bridge Park
Marking the northern and lower end of the Smith Avenue High Bridge, High Bridge Park North offers beautiful river views and public art. Visitors may also trek up the bridge to Capitol View Park for spectacular views of Saint Paul.
Benches, Drinking Fountain, and Public Art, Scenic Views
North High Bridge Park Sculptures
Stone Watcher, Green Chair, Czech Immigrant Memorial Gate
Northwest Como Recreation Center
Northwest Como Recreation Center offers educational programs, S’more Fun summer programing, family events, youth and adult athletics, Red Check, ice skating, field rentals, rental space for parties, meetings, and events, and so much more.
Baseball Field,Basketball Half-Court, Playground,Skating Rink (General) ,Soccer Field, (5) Softball Fields
Oakland Terrace Park
462 Grand Ave.
Oakland Terrace Park is a one-acre park hugging I-35E to the north at milestone 106.
One of Saint Paul's smallest parks at just .01 acres, Oakley Square a tiny traffic island along Iris Park’s northwest side.
875 Orchard Ave.
(2) Picnic Tables, Playground, Sledding Hill – Gentle, Soccer Field, (2) Tennis Courts
The Orchard Recreation Center building has been re-partnered with Saint Paul Blackhawks Soccer Club.
Oxford Community Center/Jimmy Lee Recreation Center
Located in the heart of the historic Rondo neighborhood of Saint Paul, the Oxford Community Center provides state-of-the-art recreational facilities for residents and visitors alike. The community center, reconstructed from the Oxford/Jimmy Lee Recreation Center built in the 1960s, is made up of the Jimmy Lee Recreation Center and Great River Water Park, a year-round aquatic facility.
Oxford Community Center/Jimmy Lee Recreation Center offers educational programs, after school activities, open gym, family events, youth and adult athletics, field rentals, rental space for parties, meetings, and events, and much more.
Baseball Field - Synthetic Turf, Football Field - Synthetic Turf, Lacrosse Field - Synthetic Turf, Soccer Field - Synthetic Turf, Softball Field - Synthetic Turf, Picnic Area, Playground
Palace Community Center
Palace Community Center offers educational programs, after school activities, open gym, family events, an outdoor refrigerated ice rink, youth and adult athletics, field rentals, rental space for parties, meetings, and events, and much more.
Baseball Field, Football Field, Hockey Rink (Refrigerated), Picnic Tables, Playground, Skating Rink (General), Soccer Field, (3) Softball Fields
Parque de Castillo
149 Cesar Chavez St.
Parque de Castillo contains a tot-lot and many picnic tables for the enjoyment of visitors and compliments MLB Twins All-Star Park at Gilbert de la O Fields, a renovated set of baseball fields across the street at El Rio Vista Recreation Center.
BBQ Grill, Benches, Picnic Area, and Playground
Donated by the Pedro family, this downtown plot of land is currently the site of the "Urban Flower Field" project and will eventually be developed into a permanent park.
355 Pelham Ave.
Pelham Triangle is quarter-of-an-acre mini park that sits a couple blocks south of Desnoyer Park.
Phalen Regional Park
Phalen Regional Park is a popular destination for fishing, boating, swimming, biking, golf, picnics, and more. Lake Phalen is one of the largest lakes in Saint Paul. The City of Saint Paul acquired the land around Lake Phalen in 1899 at a cost of $22,000. The park was opened to the public soon after. The park is named after early settler Edward Phelan, whose last name was variously spelled. Phelan staked one of the first claims to the land around Phalen Creek.
Amphitheater, Baseball Field, BBQ Grill, Beach Volleyball Court, Benches, Bike Rack, Biking Trail, Boat Launch, Fire Pit, Fishing Pier, Phalen Golf Course, golf clubhouse/banquet facility, Hiking Trail, Hockey Rink (Refrigerated), Lakeside Activities Center, Picnic Shelter & Pavilion, Picnic Tables, Playground, Public Art, Restroom Facilities, Sailing Lessons, Skating Rink, Skiing (Cross Country), Soccer Field, Softball Field, Phalen Recreation Center, and Phalen Park Beach.
Phalen Lakeside Activities Center
Seasonal sailboat buoy rentals are $300 for Saint Paul residents and $400 for non-residents. Canoe and Kayak storage is just $100 for Saint Paul residents and $130 for non-residents.
Canoe, Kayak and Outdoor Adventures Summer Camps
Spend the week learning boating safety and on-water canoeing and kayaking technique! Other activities include archery, fishing, a climbing wall, nature scavenger hunts, cooking, leather crafting and swimming at Lake Phalen.
Phalen Park Beach
Phalen Park Beach is free and open to the public.
A beach with plenty of sand to sprawl out
A sand volleyball court (bring your own net)
Free meals for youth through the Free Summer Meals Program
Watercraft Rentals Paddle boats $15/hr., Canoe $10/hr., Kayak $8/hr.
Phalen Recreation Center
Phalen Recreation Center, offers educational programs, after school activities, open gym, tot-times, family events, youth and adult athletics, field rentals, rental space for parties, meetings, and events, and much more.
Baseball Field, (2) Hockey Rinks (1 Refrigerated), (3) Soccer Fields (2 Small, 1 Large), (3) Softball Fields, Skating Rink (General), Warming Room
Pig's Eye Regional Park
Pig's Eye Regional Park has hiking trails and is an excellent bird watching area. The park contains one of the largest urban heron and egret rookeries in the Midwest. Many eagles can also be spotted here.
The archery range is located at 1200 Warner Rd. The hours are sunrise to sunset. The range has six targets, and one paved, ADA accessible lane with turn-around pads at 10 and 20 yards. The range is available on a first-come, first-served basis, but the option to reserve one or several lanes will be available in the near future.
Hiking Trails, Fishing, Bird Watching, and Archery Range (Now Open).
Point of View Park
32 S Summit Ct.
Point of View Park is a small park that overlooks the West Seventh neighborhood from its position opposite of I-35E.
180 W Delos St.
A spectacular view of downtown Saint Paul and zero through traffic make Prospect Park one of the city's unique getaways for families and those looking to play and relax. A playground and ample seating via benches and picnic tables as well as trails leading to nearby Cherokee Regional Park and Harriet Island Regional Park round out the experience.
Benches, Picnic Area, and Playground
Prospect Terrace Park
71 Prospect Blvd.
Providing perhaps the most spectacular view of downtown Saint Paul, Prospect Terrace Park one-ups its neighboring park, Prospect Park.
Though it doesn't provide a playground or a picnic area like its similarly named neighbor, Prospect Park, Prospect Terrace Park does provides an unparalleled view over downtown Saint Paul. Visitors will find extra seating and green space at nearby Kidd Park.
Prosperity Heights Park
1632 Ivy Ave. E.
Prosperity Heights Park is a nearly 10-acre expanse of natural land on Saint Paul's East Side. The park contains a pond, open areas perfect for playing catch, and trails connecting to nearby Prosperity Field.
1371 Kennard St.
Prosperity Park, along with Prosperity Heights Park, combine to provide Saint Paul's East Side with a large expanse of recreational and natural green space to utilize. The recreational field consists of two softball fields, two baseball fields, two tennis courts, two bocce ball courts, a basketball court, and a full-size playground.
Baseball Field, (2) Bocce Ball Courts, (2) Picnic Tables, Playground, Restrooms, (3) Softball Fields, Tennis Court
Located on the Mississippi River, Raspberry Island Regional Park provides stunning views of downtown Saint Paul. A renovation in 2008 made the island even more beautiful with the replacement of a rip-rap revetment to protect the riverbank and the addition of several landscaping features, including a walking path, access points to the river, planting beds, benches, lighting, and parking lot improvements. Restroom facilities were also added to the Minnesota Boat Club building. The commitment to maintaining the esthetics of Raspberry Island Regional Park earned it a prestigious award in the Public Landscape Design Category in 2009.
924 Bayless Ave.
Raymond Square is a traffic island that functions as an extension of Hampden Park.
Rice Park is located in the heart of historic downtown Saint Paul. Rice Park is home to many festivals, concerts and events throughout the year. The park features a beautiful fountain and is surrounded by the Saint Paul Hotel, Landmark Center, Ordway and the Downtown Central Library.
Rice Recreation Center
Rice Recreation Center offers educational programs, after school activities, Rice Teen Zone, family events, gym activities, youth and adult athletics, field rentals, rental space for parties, meetings, and events, and so much more.
Basketball Court, Football Field, Playground, Soccer Field, (5) Softball Fields, (2) Tennis Courts
618 Avon St. N.
Two playgrounds, a picnic area, and open green space highlight Ryan Park's recreational opportunities for visitors.
Picnic Area and Playground
Located next to the Boys & Girls Club on Saint Paul's East Side, Sackett Park provides a large open space for soccer, ultimate Frisbee, or other games, as well as a softball field.
Soccer Field and Softball Field
Sam Morgan Regional Trail
The Sam Morgan Regional Trail follows Shepard/Warner Road along the east side of the Mississippi River from Crosby Farm Regional Park to Indian Mounds Regional Park. Walkers, runners and bikers will enjoy beautiful views of the Mississippi River, the downtown skyline, the Cathedral, High Bridge and more along this approximately 9mi long, paved path.
Scheffer Recreation Center
Scheffer Recreation Center offers educational programs, after school activities, family events, youth and adult athletics, field rentals, rental space for parties, meetings, and events, and so much more.
Scheffer Recreation Center Construction Project
The City of Saint Paul is excited to move forward with the planning and design of a brand new Scheffer Recreation Center as a replacement of the existing 1970’s building.
Basketball Court, Baseball Field, Football Field, Playground, (2) Softball Fields
Shadow Falls Park
30 Mississippi River Blvd. N.
Located between the University of St. Thomas and the Mississippi River, Shadow Falls Park provides a serene setting for those wishing to relax and enjoy nature. The quiet atmosphere is popular among students and local residents.
Benches, Biking Trail, and Hiking Trail
1085 4th St. E.
Skidmore Park is well known to locals for its beautiful and well-stocked community garden. The park brings together neighbors with events and educates families on sustainability.
South Saint Anthony Park
890 Cromwell Ave
This South Saint Anthony Recreation Center building has been re-partnered with Joy of the People Soccer Club.
Basketball Half-Court, Picnic Table, Playground, (2) Softball Fields, (2) Tennis Courts
St. Clair Park
265 Oneida St.
The St. Clair Recreation Center building has been re-partnered with the West 7th Community Center.
Football Field, Picnic Table, Playground, (2) Softball Fields, (2) Tennis Courts
996 Stinson St.
Stinson Park contains open green space suitable for small activities a playground.
2250 Stanford Ct.
Though referred to as an oval, Stonebridge Oval is Saint Paul's most circular park. The mini park, a traffic island blocks from the Mississippi River, also refers to a median on Stanford Court between Stonebridge Boulevard and Woodlawn Avenue.
Summit Overlook Park
Summit Overlook, named for its position overlooking Ramsey Street, is a triangular-shaped park adjacent to the similarly shaped Nathan Hale Park. While its neighboring park contains a statue of an American hero, Summit Overlook is home to a statue of America's icon known as the New York Eagle.
185 Summit Ave.
Located just outside of the Cathedral of Saint Paul, Summit Park contains one of the city's most noticeable and notable monuments, Soldiers and Sailors Monument. The park also functions as a centerpiece for a network of green spaces in Cathedral Hill that include lawns cared for by Saint Paul College and the Minnesota History Building as well as Cathedral Hill Park.
Swede Hollow Park
603 North St.
The location of a bustling immigrant community up until the late 1950s, Swede Hollow Park is enjoyed by many residents looking for a green escape in an urban setting. The park's valleys create a distinct feeling of wilderness in conjunction with a bisecting stream that lightly fills the impressive silence and serenity afforded by the environment.
Benches, Biking Trail, and Hiking Trail
Raymond Ave. and Bayless Pl.
Created during the renovation of Hampden Park, Sydney Triangle functions as a stormwater drain, utilizing runoff water to help new planted bushes and trees flourish.
77 Rose Ave. W.
Budding area athletes have the opportunity to play ball and soccer under the lights at Sylvan Park. The park also contains restroom facilities and a playground.
Baseball Field,Playground, Restrooms, Soccer Field, (2) Softball Fields
1939 W Taylor Ave.
Tatum Park is home to one of Saint Paul's newer community gardens, Tatum Park Community Garden. Local volunteers help to run the garden throughout the year, planting perennials and edibles on a rotating basis.
2131 S Howard St.
A small neighborhood park east of Pig's Eye Lake, Taylor Park offers visitors an open green space perfect for pick-up games, a playground for children to play on, and picnic tables for families to gather around. For a more natural experience, visitors may trek south to the adjacent Highwood Preserve.
Benches, Picnic Area, and Playground
31 Isabel St. W.
Terrace Park, tucked in a back corner of Saint Paul's bluffs, provides many visitors with their first opportunity to ascend the bluffs via a stairway. Visitors will find Kidd Park and Prospect Terrace Park atop the bluffs a rewarding culmination to their trip.
1521 Albany Ave.
Tilden Park is a popular location for families to gather due to its comfortable size, open space, ample seating, and plentiful playground equipment.
Benches, Picnic Area, and Playground
Trout Brook Nature Sanctuary
Trout Brook Nature Sanctuary is an approximately 42 acre site located west of I-35E between Norpac Rd. and Cayuga Ave. The Nature Sanctuary is part of the larger Trout Brook Greenway. The Trout Brook Regional Trail is proposed to run through the site from Jackson St. to Cayuga where it will connect to the Gateway Trail.
The vision for the site is to create a nature preserve in the heart of a heavily urbanized area. The residential area to the west was at one time perched on a bluff that overlooked the Trout Brook valley. The Trout Brook ran from McCarron’s lake in Roseville to the Mississippi River. With the development of the railroad and industry, the creek was filled and put underground in the Trout Brook storm sewer. The natural valley was lost and, in turn, the neighborhood connection to the natural environment.
A major element of the development is the creation of a stream channel segment that runs the length of the park. The nature sanctuary development also includes a storm water management system of filtration ponds and wetlands, restoration of pre-settlement ecosystems present in this area, a new portion of the Trout Brook Regional Trail, local connector trails, nature trails, and related amenities for the new park.
Biking Trail, Hiking Trail, Picnic Area, and Restroom Facilities
Upper Landing Park
Upper Landing Park is located along the north side of the Mississippi River near the Science Museum of Minnesota. This beautiful location, showcasing a beautiful lawn and fountain, is great for company picnics, wedding ceremonies, family reunions, and many other events.
690 Jackson St.
Valley Park provides visitors with a nearly 13-acre, open field for large group activities and games such as softball, football, soccer, and more. The large space can comfortably hold at three simultaneous games and activities, Mt. Airy Boys and Girls Club.
Van Slyke Triangle
1182 Churchill St.
Van Slyke Triangle is perhaps Saint Paul's most unique traffic island. The miniature park contains a bench, a public garden, and a Little Free Library for visitors to explore.
Victoria Park is a planned recreational, athletic, and family-friendly space being developed in the West Seventh Neighborhood.
465 Wacouta St.
Though it may be lesser known than its fellow urban parks - Rice and Mears - the relatively new Wacouta Commons does contain one feature the two parks do not have: a playground. The urban park also features a dog walk and arbors.
Benches and Playground
937 Lexington Pkwy. S.
Walsh Park is a secluded, passive park east of Highland Park. It joins nearby Dawson Park as a "ghost" park, preserves meant to maintain the natural growth of the area.
Webster Park is a popular location for sports among youth residing in the Summit-University neighborhood. Conveniently located behind Obama Elementary School, the park welcomes visitors to play ball and shoot some hoop. A tennis court and practice backboard are also available. An expansive green field also sees plenty of use from football and soccer.
Basketball (Half Court), Picnic Area, Playground, Soccer Field, Softball Field, and Tennis Court
637 Burr St.
Weida Park's primary feature is a rectangular, lit field perfect for games of soccer, Ultimate Frisbee, lacrosse, and more. The park also contains a basketball court, picnic tables, BBQ grills, and a playground area.
Basketball Court, BBQ Grill, Benches, Picnic Area, Playground, Soccer Field, and Tennis Court
West Minnehaha Recreation Center
West Minnehaha Recreation Center offers educational programs, after school activities, open gym, tot-times, family events, youth and adult athletics, field rentals, rental space for parties, meetings, and events, and much more.
Baseball Field, Basketball Court, (2) Football Fields, Picnic Area, Playground, Soccer Field, (4) Softball Fields, (2) Tennis Courts
Western Sculpture Park
387 Marion St.
Perhaps Saint Paul's most visually and intellectually stimulating park, Western Sculpture Park is the location of several unique sculptures and works of art created by local artists. Visitors with children will find the large playground area a welcome addition to viewing the works of art scattered throughout the park.
Benches, Playground, and Public Art
Wheelock Parkway Triangles
725 Wheelock Pkwy. E.
Wheelock Parkway Triangles consist of two small, triangular-shaped parks surrounding Wheelock Parkway west of Lake Phalen.
Wilder Recreation Center
Wilder Recreation Center offers educational programs, after school activities, open gym, tot-times, family events, youth and adult athletics, field rentals, rental space for parties, meetings, and events, and much more. City Academy High School is located within the Wilder Recreation Center.
Football Field, Picnic Table, Playground, Softball Field
Willow Reserve is an undeveloped nature preserve on Saint Paul's North End.
1908 Hampshire Ave.
Alphabetically last among Saint Paul's parks, Xinia Triangle utilizes soft, concave, curving edges and rounded corners to create an organic flow of motion from vehicles, bicyclists, and pedestrians.