City of Saint Paul opens Phalen Beach for the summer

Lifeguards will be on duty; physical distancing required 

SAINT PAUL, MN - Saint Paul Parks and Recreation is pleased to announce Phalen Regional Park Beach will officially open for the summer on Saturday, June 27. The beach will be open from 12pm-8pm daily with lifeguards on duty and public health guidelines in place. 

The City's splash pads are also expected to open soon. Updates on Saint Paul aquatics facilities will be posted at Como Regional Park Pool and Highland Park Aquatic Center will remain closed for the summer. 

Before arriving at Phalen Beach, visitors should be aware of the following:

  • All park visitors are asked to maintain a physical distance of 6 feet from anyone not in their household. Masks should be worn on the beach if physical distancing is not possible. 
  • Showers, changing rooms, and flush toilets will not be available. Beachgoers should maintain good personal hygiene before their visit, arrive in their swim clothes, and bring hand sanitizer if possible. Swim diapers are required for persons who are not potty trained.
  • Portable toilets will be available. 
  • Drinking fountains and concessions will not be available. Prepare for your visit by bringing water, sunscreen and other necessities. 
  • Alcohol, smoking, vaping, dogs, glass, fishing, and inflatables are not permitted on the beach. 
  • Children must be supervised at all times. Lifejackets are available to borrow. 
  • We request that visitors limit their time to 2 hours to allow others to use the beach. 

Although lifeguards will be on duty and health and safety guidelines in place, Saint Paul Parks and Recreation advises visitors to use Phalen Beach at their own risk. Admission to the beach is free and all are welcome, however, public health officials advise those who are sick, exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19, or at a higher risk of illness to avoid visiting public places at this time. Updates and more information on Saint Paul Parks and Recreation's COVID-19 response are available at