Arlington Arkwright Park
About Arlington Arkwright Park
Spread across over 20 acres of land, Arlington Arkwright Park is home to a dog park, skate park, baseball field, soccer field, outdoor basketball court, two tennis courts and a picnic area. Arlington Arkwright park is located at the intersection of Arlington and Arkwright, four blocks east of 35E. The baseball field is home to Saint Paul Men's Amateur Baseball League games, American Legion baseball games, and high school baseball games. The soccer field hosts a variety of adult and youth soccer activities.
A parking lot is available on the northwest corner of the park.
The park, which is completely enclosed, offers five entrance areas. The main and secondary entrances are at the northern most end of the park adjacent to the west and east sides of the tennis court. These entrances are closest to the parking lot. There are two entrances along Arkwright Street - one near the northern end and the other near the southern end. The final entrance is at the southeast corner of the park located at Clark Street. Each entrance has a swing gate, which needs to be closed upon entering and exiting.
Arlington Arkwright Park is home to a nearly 5 acre off-leash dog area that winds through a well-shaded forest and also contains a sizable open area. Users are responsible for providing their own pet waste bags and cleaning up after their pets. Running water is not available at the park. Users are responsible to supply water for their animals. The commons area has picnic tables and benches for users to sit in the shade or visit with other park users. Food is not allowed in the dog park because it can trigger aggressive behaviors between dogs.
Following the renovation of Front Park in 2014, the existing skate park equipment at Front Park was relocated to Arlington Arkwright Park in 2015. Arlington Arwright is now the City's third skate park, alongside the skate parks at Front Park and Merriam Recreation Center.