Phalen Park Beach

Phalen Beach 2Thanks for another great summer! Phalen Beach is officially closed for the season. Please visit our indoor facility Great River Water Park until next summer.

Please note, the picnic pavilion, Lakeside Activity Center, and beach house parking lots at Phalen Regional Park will also be closed for the winter. See map for alternate parking lots.


Swimming Lessons

Register for Swimming Lessons

Watercraft Rentals

Watercraft rentals are available at Phalen Beach during summer hours. 

  • Paddle boats        $15/hr.
  • Canoe                   $10/hr.
  • Kayak                    $8/hr.

Canoe Clinics

  • For ages 10+
  • Learn about boat safety
  • Learn the 5 different paddle strokes
  • Learn how to properly maneuver a canoe
  • Learn how to tip a canoe back over
  • Go on an excursion around the famous Phalen Lake to test their new skills
  • $10/class - No registration necessary
  • Tuesdays: June 18, 25 and July 9, 16, 23, 30
  • 12:30pm - 1:30pm

Lake Phalen Canoe & Kayak Storage

Do you have 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.  Canoe and Kayak storage is just $100 for Saint Paul residents and $130 for non-residents. Please complete the form below and submit to

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 training programs.

Phalen Regional Park website