About Highland Park
History - Highland Park was acquired by the City in 1925 largely due to the efforts of Commissioner of Parks Herman Wenzel. Undeveloped when it was purchased, within seven years Highland Park featured an 18-hole golf course, 10 tennis courts, a picnic area, football and baseball grounds. It also sported a stadium seating 2,700 people, an artificial "swimming hole" and a new clubhouse/reception facility proclaimed the best of its kind in the Northwest. Most of those facilities, either rebuilt or renovated, still stand today.
Alcohol - 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.
Disc Golf - The Highland Disc Golf Course is free to use and open from sunrise to sunset. You must provide your own discs.
FootGolf - For information on FootGolf at Highland 9, visit stpaul.golf/footgolf.
Fires/ BBQ Grills - Barbecue grills are available, and people may bring their own grill for outdoor cooking. Recreational fires are allowed only at the fire ring.
Highland Park Aquatic Center - Highland Park Aquatic Center offers a two-story water slide, lap swim pool, children's splash pad, diving boards, aquatic climbing wall, party rentals, concessions, swimming lessons and more. For more information visit the Highland Park Aquatic Center website.
Old Highland Pool House - Originally built in 1936 by the Works Progress Administration, the pool house is located on the Highland Park Disc Golf Course on the corner of Montreal Ave. and Edgcumbe Rd. The Friends of Highland Arts and Highland District Council are currently working with Saint Paul Parks and Recreation to help guide the future of this building.
Summer 2016 Old Highland Pool House Events:
- Pool House Music: Thursday, June 16 from 6:30pm - 9pm
- Movies in the Parks - The Hunger Games: Tuesday, August 23 at Dusk
- BBQ Grills
- Booya Shed
- Fire Ring
- Highland National (18 Hole) Golf Course
- Highland 9-Hole Golf Course
- Highland Disc Golf (Frisbee Golf)
- Highland FootGolf Course
- Highland Park Aquatic Center
- Horseshoe Court
- (2) Playgrounds
- Picnic Areas
- Picnic Shelter
- Sledding Hill (Medium Slope, Located behind water tower)
- X-Country Ski Trails
Rentals and Reservations
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.
Highland Picnic Pavilion (1200 Montreal Ave.) Includes a fireplace, kitchen facilities, including sinks, stoves, ovens, and a walk-in cooler. The pavilion has roll-up doors which can be left open or pulled down in case of weather. It also offers an indoor/outdoor fireplace. This pavilion seats approximately 200 people. The Children's Play Area is located on the North side of the park near the shelter area.
Highland Shelter (1227 Montreal Ave.) Seats approximately 50 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.
Booya Shed - Electricity available.