Thought it may appear like a private property, the triangular strip of land at the intersection of Howell Avenue and Edgecumb Road is in fact a 3/4 acre public park. Visitors will notice its defining feature immediately, a medium-sized boulder in the center of the park.
Located alongside Snelling Avenue, Hamline Park contains a variety of amenities for visitors to use across four sections divided by trails. The northern section features a spacious playground, the eastern quarter features a tennis court, to the south is a basketball court as well as bike racks and additional playing equipment, and adjacent to Snelling Avenue is bonus green space.
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.
Iris Park is located along University Avenue near the Fairview Avenue Green Line stop. It contains a picnic area and a beautiful pond. Iris Park was renovated in 2016 to better connect it to University Avenue and the Green Line and provide more amenities for the neighborhood.
Lower Landing Park sits just outside of downtown Saint Paul where the Mississippi River makes its second major bend. The 21.4 acre park accompanies Lambert's Landing, a historic dock that took in hundreds of ships per day during its peak and is still utilized by tows and passenger steamboats to this day. Several picnic tables located throughout the long park's open lawns provide a unique riverside experience for residents and visitors traveling along the river. The Samuel H.