Highland Park

About Highland Park

Highland Park, the namesake of Saint Paul's Highland Park neighborhood, features a wide variety of amenities, including play areas, picnic areas, the Highland Park Aquatic Center, Highland National (18 Hole) Golf Course Highland 9-Hole Golf Course, Highland Park Disc/Frisbee Golf, Highland FootGolf CourseCircus Juventas, and much more. See the full list of amenities below.

Amenities

Golf

Highland Park is home to the Highland 9-Hole Golf Course and the Highland National (18 Hole) Golf Course.

FootGolf

For information on FootGolf at Highland 9, visit stpaul.golf/footgolf.

Disc/Frisbee Golf

The Highland Disc Golf Course is free to use and open from sunrise to sunset. You must provide your own discs. NOTE: Discs must remain within course area. Please be respectful of pedestrians, cars and nearby residents. Gameplay on roads, parking lots or trails is not allowed and will result in loss of course privileges. A permit is required for any group requesting and issued exclusive use and/or extension of the course.

You are invited: As we gear up to begin work to improve the existing holes and install new temporary holes at the Highland Park Disc Golf Course, we would like to provide an opportunity for a walk-and-talk discussion prior to the project start date for anyone who may be interested. Please join us on May 23 at 6:00 p.m. at the parking lot off Montreal Avenue if you would like to participate. Parks and Recreation staff will lead a discussion on the proposed enhancements and changes, and answer any questions related to the project. We will also be developing a survey to gather feedback on the renovations and temporary installations, and we will use the feedback to help inform decisions for the future of the disc golf course. After the temporary installation is complete, a link to the survey will be available on the website, onsite, and in an email to those who have provided us with email addresses. At the end of the 2018 season, a summary of the results will be published and available online. We thank you for your interest in the future of the disc golf course, and look forward to a good conversation onsite on May 23.

Highland Park Aquatic Center

Highland Park Aquatic Center offers a two-story water slide, lap swim pool, children's splash pad, diving boards, aquatic climbing wall, party rentals, concessions, swimming lessons and more. For more information visit the Highland Park Aquatic Center website.

Old Highland Pool House

Originally built in 1936 by the Works Progress Administration, the pool house is located on the Highland Park Disc Golf Course on the corner of Montreal Ave. and Edgcumbe Rd. The Friends of Highland Arts and Highland District Council are currently working with Saint Paul Parks and Recreation to help guide the future of this building.

Rentals and Reservations

Please call the Park Permit Office at 651-632-6400 for more information or to make a reservation.  Office hours are 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. 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. Barbecue grills are available, and people may bring their own grill for outdoor cooking. Recreational fires are allowed only at the fire ring.

Highland Picnic Pavilion (1200 Montreal Ave.) Includes a fireplace, kitchen facilities, including sinks, stoves, ovens, and a walk-in cooler. The pavilion has roll-up doors which can be left open or pulled down in case of weather. It also offers an indoor/outdoor fireplace.  This pavilion seats approximately 200 people. The Children's Play Area is located on the North side of the park near the shelter area.

Highland Shelter (1227 Montreal Ave.) Seats approximately 50 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.

Booya Shed - Electricity available. 

 

History

Highland Park was acquired by the City in 1925 largely due to the efforts of Commissioner of Parks Herman Wenzel. Undeveloped when it was purchased, within seven years Highland Park featured an 18-hole golf course, 10 tennis courts, a picnic area, football and baseball grounds. It also sported a stadium seating 2,700 people, an artificial "swimming hole" and a new clubhouse/reception facility proclaimed the best of its kind in the Northwest. Many of those facilities, either rebuilt or renovated, still stand today.