Rice Park

Rice Park is located in the heart of historic downtown Saint Paul. Rice Park is home to many festivals, concerts and events throughout the year. The park features a beautiful fountain and is surrounded by the Saint Paul Hotel, Landmark Center, Ordway and the Downtown Central Library. Electricity is available for those wishing to reserve the park for weddings or other events.

Note:  With the exception of pre-approved events, the possession or consumption of alcohol is prohibited in Rice Park.

Fitness in the Parks

Fitness in the Parks is a free outdoor exercise program offered throughout the summer. Classes are open to all ages and no registration is necessary.

Rentals & Reservations

Residents of the City of Saint Paul proper may apply for a permit on the first business day in January.  Non-Residents may apply for a permit the first business day in February for reservations in that calendar year.  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.


There is no reserved parking.  Street parking is available throughout downtown.

Park Security

For more information about park security, visit the park security website or call Parkwatch at (651) 646-3535.