Permits & Rentals

We are excited to announce that starting Monday, July 17, the Saint Paul Parks and Recreation forestry, permits, and general customer service offices will now be housed in one location and all parks and recreation requests can now be met using one phone number. The new Community Resources and Customer Service Desk is located at 25 West 4th Street, Suite 400 and can be reached Monday through Friday, 7:30am-3:30pm at 651-266-6400 or

Park & Facility Reservations

2017 Permit Season General Information

  • Reservations for the 2017 permit season are now being accepted for all Residents and Businesses.
  • Reservations need to be made a minimum of seven business days in advance.
  • Permits are issued and allowed for summer holidays.
  • Reserved parking spaces are not permitted in our parks; all parking is general and on a first come, first served basis.
  • All insurance certificates must be submitted to Saint Paul Parks and Recreation no later than 15 business days prior to the event. Failure to do so will result in event being canceled. Insurance is required for all inflatables and no dunk tanks are allowed in parks. See Saint Paul Event Insurance Requirements for more information.
  • Organizations claiming tax exempt status must submit a completed MN Certificate of Exemption (ST3) form prior to making a reservation. This tax exempt number must be issued by the State of MN and not by the IRS Department of Treasury.
  • The Parks and Recreation Department retains the right to shutdown any rental for any violation of the Park Permit Rules & Regulations, city ordinances, or laws that are violated, without refund of the rental fee.
  • For any questions, contact the Permit Office at 651-266-6400 or


Browse our most popular reservable locations below. If you are interested in reserving a site not listed, please contact the Permit Office at 651-632-5111 or


Pavilions & Large Buildings

  • Reservations for pavilions may be made in one of the following time slots: 7:30am to 2:00pm, 3:30pm-9:30pm or 7:30am-9:30pm.
  • Reservations for buildings must be made with a 3-hour minimum requirement. Additional hours may be added.
  • Pavilions and all other large buildings must be reserved by calling the permit office at 651-266-6400.
  • Facility Dimensions
  • Picnic Reservation Rates (Groups of 999 or less)

Picnic Shelters

Planning Large Events & Festivals

From iconic Como Regional Park to stunning Harriet Island, Saint Paul is packed with great outdoor spaces to host festivals, concerts, races and more! See the Event Planning page to find out who to contact, what documents are needed, and other necessary information to help plan your next big event.

Cancelation Policy

  • No refunds will be issued if request is made less than 30-days prior to the event date.
  • Permits less than $150.00 will not receive a refund.
  • Permits $150.00 and over will receive 50% of the permit fee paid.

Other Permits

Pig's Eye Archery Range

  • The Pig's Eye Archery Range is available free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis, or by reservation through the Permit Office.

Boulevard Tree Permits

  • All maintenance work being performed on public boulevard trees requires a free permit issued by Saint Paul Forestry.
  • For more information, call Forestry at 651-266-6400, or visit the boulevard tree permit webpage.

Fossil Hunting

  • Requests for fossil hunting permits are not being accepted at this time. No fossil hunting allowed as fossil grounds are currently closed.

Photo and Film Permits