About Explore Outdoors Saint Paul

The Explore Outdoors Saint Paul initiative is a cross agency commitment to promoting equitable nature access for young people in Saint Paul through programming, partnerships, and policy.  

Explore Outdoors Saint Paul reflects the pillars of the Saint Paul 2040 Comprehensive plan emphasizing:  

  • Equity and opportunity.  
  • Celebrating parks.   
  • Health.   
  • And Integration and coordination.

Download the Explore Outdoors Saint Paul Annual Report

Find outdoor fun and adventure in Saint Paul!

About Explore Outdoors Saint Paul

Saint Paul is a great place to enjoy nature and outdoor recreation. Check out the Explore Outdoors Saint Paul page for outdoor opportunities. This effort is brought to you by Saint Paul Parks and Recreation, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, and other participating organizations.

Rec Reimagined: Outdoor and Nature Activities

Our public buildings may be closed but the outdoors is open. Social distancing is important to keep folks safe during this COVID-19 outbreak. That said, spending time outdoors is also important to increase health, happiness and clarity, to decrease stress and anxiety, and more.

*Some of our amenities are currently closed or have additional restrictions in place. Before you visit, carefully read through our Parks & Recreation COVID-19 Information page for the most up-to-date guidelines and information.

Here are some resources we're excited to share with you: 

Park Info and Preparedness/Know Before you Go 

Cold Weather: Dress for Success 

Connect with the Mississippi River 

Connecting the City's two greatest assets, the people and the river. The Great River Passage offers a menu of richly partnered programs and amenities that welcome all to deepen their relationship with each other and Saint Paul wilderness. Visit their page to learn more about unique opportunities to experience the river in new ways.

The Great River Passage

Videos and Virtual Tours 

Wellness in the Outdoors 

Community Science Projects 

Activities for Kids 

Art and Technology 

Last Edited: July 19, 2021