About Cherokee Regional Park

Realized as a potential recreational and natural green space in the early 1900s, Cherokee Regional Park has since developed into one of Saint Paul’s most visited parks, bringing in over 300,000 visitors a year. The park contains playgrounds, tennis courts, basketball courts, BBQ grills, and more spread out across 100 acres of land.

Cherokee Regional Park’s popularity is also boosted by the presence of two open-air shelters that see generous use throughout the season. The larger of the two shelters can accommodate 100 people while the smaller of the two can hold up to 60 guests. Electricity is also available at up to 110 volts at either location.

The possession and consumption of non-intoxicating and intoxicating malt liquor (containing not more than 5.5% alcohol by weight) is permitted from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. within designated picnic areas. Glass beverage containers are not allowed.

Roads, trails, amenities, and sections of Cherokee Regional Park may be closed at times due. For updates and information, visit the Park Closures & Special Notices page and the Public Works Road Closures page.

Reservation Information

Cherokee Regional Park has one small and one large shelter available to rent. The large shelter seats approximately 100 people and the small shelter seats approximately 60 people. Electricity is available at both.


Basketball Court, BBQ Grill, Benches, Biking Trail, Hiking Trail, Picnic Area, Playground, 1 Small and 1 Large Picnic Shelter, and 2 Tennis Courts

Fitness in the Parks

Fitness in the Parks is a free outdoor exercise program offered throughout the summer. Classes are open to all ages and no registration is necessary.


The new play area project was completed summer 2019. New play features include a 24' high climbing tower, swings, a seat chair spinner, monkey bars, and a 2-5 tot house. Other playground amenities include two benches, a swinging bench, a ADA picnic table, and two bicycle racks. 


Parks and Recreation secured funding to construct an internal, ADA accessible park trail between Cherokee Heights Blvd and Chippewa Ave. The scope of work for the trail project is to facilitate better connections between park features and the regional trail and to create an east-west connection between Cherokee Heights Blvd. and Chippewa Avenue. More information can be found on the trail connection website.