Como Park Rentals & Reservations

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General Information

Como Picnic Shelter

Located at Midway Parkway near Hamline Avenue; seats approximately 50 people. Electricity is available at 110 volts. Multiple crock pots, coffee pots, roasters and other electric items may cause overloads on the power source. It also has a large double grill. The restrooms, drinking fountain and play area are nearby. The maximum size group that park permits will issue a permit for at this location is 100 persons. Note: No tents are allowed in this picnic area.

Alcohol - The possession and consumption of non-intoxicating malt liquor (containing not more than 3.2% alcohol by weight) is permitted from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. within designated picnic areas. Glass beverage containers are not allowed.

Como Park Pavilion

Located at 1199 Midway Parkway; seats approximately 250 people. Electricity is available at a 110 volts. Multiple crock pots, coffee pots, roasters and other electric items may cause overloads on the power source. It also has two large double barbecue grills. The restrooms and drinking fountain are located in a separate building at the site.

The pavilion is a side-by-side picnic pavilion that can be rented separately or as one. Each side seats approximately 125 people. Both sides have a kitchen with a gas stove (no oven), sinks, electricity and a serving counter. South side has a walk-in cooler and the North side has a commercial size refrigerator. Note: Large group picnic or functions in Como Park may require the sponsoring organization arrange for alternative or off-site parking with a shuttle bus service to the park.

Alcohol - The possession and consumption of non-intoxicating malt liquor (containing not more than 3.2% alcohol by weight) is permitted from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. within designated picnic areas. Glass beverage containers are not allowed.

Historic Streetcar Station

Located at 1224 N. Lexington Pkwy., the Historic Streetcar Station was built in 1905. It houses an interpretive museum about the Twin Cities Streetcar Line and Como Park. The renovated building includes an interpretive exhibit area, public restrooms, office space, and an outdoor patio.

This facility is a heated and air conditioned building that is available for rentals year-round. It is equipped with tables and chairs. The setup of tables and chairs is the responsibility of the permit holder. Take down of the tables and chairs will be done by Parks staff after rental is completed. Only weighted tents are allowed. No large games/rides are allowed.

Note: Museum is open to the public on Sundays from 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm, no reservations will be made for this time.

Alcohol - The possession or consumption of alcohol is prohibited at this site.

Como Lakeside Pavilion/Como Dockside

For information on rentals for private events or meetings, visit the Como Lakeside Pavilion website.

Como Zoo Picnic Plaza

Located within the Como Zoo grounds at 1225 Estabrook Drive. Como Zoo is home to over 125 species of animals. Host your next picnic at Como Zoo Picnic Plaza and your guests will enjoy a deliciously catered meal in Como's private picnic shelter. The Como Zoo Picnic Pavilion offers a beautiful private setting and a covered pavilion for group events. The Como Zoo Picnic Plaza is available for rental every day from May through October. The Plaza is rented two times per day from 10:30 am – 1:30 pm and from 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm. Contact Lancer Catering  at 651-487-8282 for more information.

Como Woodland Outdoor Classroom Permits

Visit the Como Woodland Outdoor Classroom website for permitting information or contact the Permit Office at parkspermits@ci.stpaul.mn.us or (651) 632-5111.

Ball Field Rentals

Como Ball Fields 

To rent one of the four ball fields located north of Horton Ave at Como Regional Park, contact Northwest Como Recreation Center at (651)298-5813.

McMurray Fields

To rent facilities at McMurray Athletic Fields, contact the Municipal Athletics office at 651-558-2255, email ​fieldrentals@ci.stpaul.mn.us or visit the facility rentals website for more information.

Bike and Water Craft Rentals

For information on kayak, canoe, pedal boat, paddle board, and Surrey Bike rentals on Lake Como, visit the Wheel Fun website.

Boat Excursions

For information on private and general boat excursions on Lake Como, visit the Wheel Fun Boat Excursions website.