Central Village Park is as aptly of a named park as anyone will find — uninterrupted trails extend from the park into the surrounding neighborhood, covering an area roughly equivalent to four square blocks. Those south of I-94 will find easy access to the centrally located park via a footbridge connected to the park's friendly trails. Open green space, playground equipment, and two enclosed tennis courts provide visitors with plenty of ways to stay active or relax.
It's very possible to be king of the hill at Cato Park — or king of the mound, rather. One look at the traffic island and visitors will notice a gentle mound protruding from the earth. The raised terrain is a unique feature of the neighborhood.
Acquired in 1979, Cathedral Hill Park is the perfect welcoming space for visitors to the Cathedral of Saint Paul. The open space, leading into the cathedral's front steps, ensures that no building can ever block the head-on view of the historic landmark. Visitors will find nearby Summit Park more suitable for physical activities.
Visitors to Carty Park will find plenty of picnic tables and BBQ grills as well as a two playground areas on the park's eastern half. A half-court basketball court and two tennis courts occupy the remaining half.
Near the heart of downtown, Capital Centre Plaza, also known as Ecolab Plaza, is a tree lined plaza with benches perfect for taking an afternoon break. It is also a popular spot to catch food trucks at lunchtime during the warmer months.
Burns Avenue Park provides visitors with plenty of recreational opportunities with a tennis court, half-court basketball court, picnic table, and a new playground. A surrounding canopy of trees creates a secluded getaway.
Basketball Court, Benches, Picnic Area, Playground, and Tennis Court