About Saint Paul Parks and Recreation
Saint Paul Parks and Recreation is a nationally accredited and gold medal award-winning organization that manages 183 parks and open spaces, AZA-accredited Como Park Zoo and Conservatory, 26 city-operated recreation centers, more than 120 miles of trails, an indoor and two outdoor aquatic facilities, a public beach, a variety of premium sports facilities, municipal golf courses, and Great River Passage – which is the new identity for all proposed public development along Saint Paul’s more than 17 miles of Mississippi riverfront. Saint Paul Parks and Recreation is also the proud home of Right Track, a youth employment initiative changing the face of Saint Paul.
Saint Paul Parks and Recreation is recognized by the Trust for Public Land™ ParkScore® as the #2 City Park System in the United States in 2023. This marks the 9th consecutive year of being one of the country’s top 3 urban park systems. The ParkScore index measures park systems according to five categories: equity, access, acreage, investment, and amenities.
Learn more about Saint Paul Parks and Recreation in our Annual Report.
To make Saint Paul a city that works for all of us, Saint Paul Parks and Recreation will facilitate the creation of active lifestyles, vibrant places and a vital environment.
Saint Paul Parks and Recreation will make Saint Paul a city that works for all of us by:
- Responding creatively to change.
- Innovating with every decision.
- Connecting the entire city.
“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.