Phalen Regional Park

About Phalen Regional Park

Phalen Regional Park is a popular destination for fishing, boating, swimming, biking, golf, picnics, and more. Lake Phalen is one of the largest lakes in Saint Paul.

The City of Saint Paul acquired the land around Lake Phalen in 1899 at a cost of $22,000. The park was opened to the public soon after. The park is named after early settler Edward Phelan, whose last name was variously spelled. Phelan staked one of the first claims to the land around Phalen Creek.


Amphitheater, Baseball Field, BBQ Grill, Beach Volleyball Court, Benches, Bike Rack, Biking Trail, Boat Launch, Fire Pit, Fishing Pier, Phalen Golf Course, golf clubhouse/banquet facility, Hiking Trail, Hockey Rink (Refrigerated), Lakeside Activities Center, Picnic Shelter & Pavilion, Picnic Tables, Playground, Public Art, Restroom Facilities, Sailing Lessons, Skating Rink, Skiing (Cross Country), Soccer Field, Softball Field, Splash Pad, Tennis Courts, Phalen Recreation Center,  and Phalen Park Beach.

Reservation Information

Please call the Park Permit Office at 651-632-5111 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. 

Phalen Recreation Center and Ball Fields

For field reservations or to reserve space at Phalen Recreation Center, call (651) 793-6600.

Phalen Picnic Pavilion

Phalen Picnic Shelter

  • Shelter seats approximately 50 people.
  • Located on an island and only accessible by pedestrian bridge only so everything must be carried to the shelter. 
  • NO electricity is at the picnic shelter
  • Picnic Shelter Calendar 
  • Reservation Rates

Phalen Picnic Amphitheater

  • Seats approximately 100 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.
  • Amphitheater Calendar
  • Reservation Rates

Phalen Lakeside Activity CenterPhalen Lakeside Activities Center

  • Phalen Lakeside Activities Center is a great place to host your next event! Contact the Permit Office at 651-632-5111 for more information. 
  • For information on sailing lessons at Phalen Lakeside Activities Center, visit the Sailing and Rowing page. 

Additional Information

Boat Storage

Seasonal sailboat buoy rentals are $300 for Saint Paul residents and $400 for non-residents. Canoe and Kayak storage is just $100 for Saint Paul residents and $130 for non-residents. Call 651-266-6396 for more information.  

Construction Projects

For information on current projects at Phalen Regional Park, visit the Design and Construction Current Projects page.

Watercraft Rentals

For rental information on paddle boats, canoes or kayaks, visit the Phalen Park Beach website.