Parks & Recreation Special Notices & Closures 

Severe weather updates and cancellations 

  • Recreation Centers: 
  • Mississippi River area closures:
    • Areas along the Mississippi River may occasionally close due to flooding, icy conditions, or maintenance. Please use caution near the river. For flood closure updates, visit: 
  • Deer Management: Saint Paul, Maplewood and Ramsey County are partnering on deer management south of I-94 this winter, pursuant to the 2023 Ramsey County Deer Management Program. In this area, the current deer population exceeds the amount of sustainable deer habitat, which may result in an unhealthy, stressed herd. Overpopulation of deer also results in damage to ornamental and garden plants, high rates of deer/vehicle collisions, and damage or excessive browsing to native trees, shrubs and plants. During the winter of 2023-24 deer management activities will be accomplished in partnership with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Wildlife Services division. All deer removed in this program will be donated to underserved residents of Ramsey County in coordination with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
  • EAB Ash tree removal: For information on boulevard ash tree removal, visit the Structured Removal webpage.
  • Design and construction updates: For more information on park, facility, road, and trail closures related to park construction projects, visit the Current Projects webpage.
  • Public Works: For road closure information related to Public Works projects, visit the Public Works Road Closures page.
  • COVID-19 updates: For information regarding coronavirus (COVID-19), visit  

Last Edited: February 22, 2024