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.

Rice Park Renovation Project

Visit the Rice Park Renovation Project webpage for project updates.

NOTICE: Tree removal will begin in Rice Park on January 3, 2018 as part of the Rice Park Revitalization Project. Trees are being removed due to disease, safety, and for improved design. New tree plantings will being in summer 2018.

Wells Fargo WinterSkate

Wells Fargo WinterSkate is a free, outdoor ice rink located in Landmark Plaza, adjacent to 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. Electricity is available for those wishing to reserve the park for weddings or other events. Please call the Park Permit Office at 651-266-6400 for more information or to make a reservation. Office hours are 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Note:  With the exception of pre-approved events, the possession or consumption of alcohol is prohibited in Rice Park.


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.