imageAbout Newell Park

One of the oldest parks in Saint Paul, Newell Park was dedicated in 1908. The park is named after Stanford Newell, attorney, member of the first Saint Paul Park Board, and U.S. Minister to the Netherlands from 1897 to 1906.

Park development began in 1927. The pavilion, which still stands today, was built in 1929. The park was a center of community activity throughout the 1930s and many large celebrations were held there. During the '70s and '80s the pavilion became a part-time recreation center. It is still the site of recreational activities, although the prime use of the building is as a picnic pavilion.

Newell Park is located at 900 N. Fairview Avenue, 55104, four blocks west of Snelling Avenue on Pierce Butler Route. With its rolling hills and old oak trees, this 10-acre plot is a great place to have a summer picnic, or to sit under a tree and read a book.

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


Basketball Court, BBQ Grill, Benches, Fire Pit, Event Building, Picnic Area, Playground, Restroom Facilities, Shelter, and Softball Field

Newell Park Reservation Information

Please call the Park Permit Office at 651-266-6400 for more information or to make a reservation. Office hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Newell Park Double Shelter

Newell Park Building

  •  Available to rent for parties or meetings of up to 100 people from Memorial Day through Labor Day,
  • The building is not air-conditioned. 
  • Kitchen area has a stove, refrigerator, sink, serving window and is ideal for any meeting or celebration. 
  • Tables and chairs are provided in the 1800 square-foot meeting room. 
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Field Reservations

For field reservations, contact:

Parks Permit Office
Ph: (651) 266-6400