What are the hours that parks are open?
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Saint Paul city parks are open from sunrise to 11:00 p.m. unless otherwise posted. For safety reasons parks can be subject to earlier closings or delayed opening.
Is alcohol allowed in Saint Paul Parks?
No. Consumption or possession of alcoholic beverages is not allowed in Saint Paul parks with the following two exceptions;
1. The possession and consumption of non-intoxicating malt liquor (containing not more than 3.2% alcohol by weight) between the hours of 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM and only within the designated areas of Cherokee Park, Como Park, Harriet Island Park, Highland Park, Phalen Park, Rice and Arlington, McMurray, Dunning ball fields, and Midway Stadium. No glass beverage containers are allowed.
2. Temporary liquor licenses to sell and/or serve beer, wine or alcohol at park facilities are available at the City License Inspector's Office with permission of the Director.
Is skate boarding allowed in Saint Paul Parks?
Skateboarding is only allowed within designated areas of Front and Merriam Park recreation centers. Skateboarding within all other city parks is prohibited.
Can we have a bonfire at the park?
do not require a permit but are only allowed within designated fire rings. Fire rings are available on a first-come, first-served basis at the following parks: Como, Hidden Falls, Highland, Newell, and Phalen. A fire ring is also available in the Crosby Shelter, which can be reserved during the picnic season (approximately May - September) with payment of the applicable permit fee.
May I walk my dog in the park without a leash as long as they stay right next to me and are very well behaved?
All dogs, even the best trained dogs, are required to be restrained on a leash no more than six feet in length in all Saint Paul parks except within the designated off leash area provided at Arlington/Arkwright dog park. Owners must have in their possession a method of feces removal. Violation of these rules may result in a fine of $108.00.
Answers to other questions as well as more detail on the previous questions may be found within the current park rules and regulations