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About Saint Paul Parks and RecreationImage of Great River Water Park

Saint Paul’s Nationally-Accredited Parks and Recreation Department is committed to helping make Saint Paul the Most Livable City in America.

Saint Paul Parks and Recreation manages more than 170 parks and open spaces, an award-winning and AZA-accredited Como Park Zoo and Conservatory, 25 city-operated recreation centers, four municipal golf courses, more than 100 miles of trails, an indoor and outdoor aquatic facility, a public beach, a variety of premium sports facilities, and Great River Passage - which is the new identity for Saint Paul’s more than 17 miles of Mississippi River riverfront.

To help make Saint Paul the most livable city in America, Saint Paul Parks and Recreation will facilitate the creation of active lifestyles, vibrant places and a vital environment.

Vision Statement
Saint Paul Parks and Recreation will make Saint Paul the most livable city in America by:
  • Responding creatively to change
  • Innovating with every decision
  • Connecting the entire city

Commitment Statement

“Our Promise To You”
The staff of Saint Paul Parks and Recreation promises to cheerfully and respectfully serve you. We will provide access to quality programs at clean and safe facilities with timely and effective service. We will listen to your suggestions and concerns and respond to the best of our abilities.

Recreation and Leisure Activities Offer a List of Benefits that is Nearly Endless

The benefits related to recreation and leisure activities have been well documented by academic, medical and park professionals.  Benefits extend to all ages – young children, teens, adults, families and seniors.  Leisure time in and of itself is time free from obligation or work.  It is marked by the freedom to choose activities that are of interest and that promote feelings of enjoyment and well-being. 

Saint Paul Parks and Recreation is intent on providing a variety of leisure and recreation activities which are close to home, low or no cost and accessible, that present opportunities for learning, leadership, skill development, exercise, pleasure and relaxation.

Please do not hesitate to send us your questions, comments, observations or requests for information. Send an email to Parks Customer Service or call our Parks Hotline at (651) 266-6400 during normal business hours.

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