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.