Phalen Park Beach

Phalen Beach 2About Phalen Park Beach

Phalen Park Beach is free and open to the public. The beach is now closed for the 2016 season. Please visit Great River Water Park for year round swimming fun!


  • A beach with plenty of sand to sprawl out
  • A sand volleyball court (bring your own net)
  • Locker rooms
  • Free meals for youth through the Free Summer Meals Program
  • Sailing classes
  • Watercraft Rentals 
    • Paddle boats        $15/hr.
    • Canoe                   $10/hr.
    • Kayak                    $8/hr.

Lake Phalen Boat Storage

Do you have a sailboat? How about a canoe or kayak? Why not store it on Lake Phalen this summer and enjoy this pristine lake in the heart of Saint Paul whenever you like?

Lake Phalen is one of the largest lakes in Saint Paul and no gasoline outboard motors are allowed on the lake, so it is a perfect place for peaceful boating on a sunny summer day. Seasonal sailboat buoy rentals are $300 for Saint Paul residents and $400 for non-residents. Canoe and Kayak storage is just $100 for Saint Paul residents and $130 for non-residents. Call 651-266-6396 for more information.  

Lifeguarding Jobs

Interested in becoming a lifeguard at Lake Phalen Beach? Positions are posted on the City of Saint Paul jobs webpage. Lifeguarding certification can be obtained though our Ellis training programs. Register for lifeguard training here.

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