About Us

 

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About Saint Paul Parks and Recreation

Saint Paul Parks and Recreation is a nationally accredited and gold medal award-winning organization that manages 179 parks and open spaces, AZA-accredited Como Park Zoo and Conservatory, 25 city-operated recreation centers, more than 100 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 nationally accredited by the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies and has been recognized by the Trust for Public Land as the #1 Urban Park System in the USA in 2015 and #2 in 2016, 2017, and 2018.

Learn more about Saint Paul Parks and Recreation in our Annual Report.

Mission

To help make Saint Paul the most livable city in America, Saint Paul Parks and Recreation will facilitate the creation of active lifestyles, vibrant places and a vital environment.

Vision Statement

Saint Paul Parks and Recreation will make Saint Paul the most livable city in America 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.