South Saint Paul Park

Find South Saint Paul Minnesota parks. Parks provide information on indoor and outdoor recreational areas and facilities, playgrounds, ball and athletic fields, trails, and general outdoor nature areas.


Vets Field 1400 3rd Street North South Saint Paul MN 55075


About South Saint Paul Parks

South Saint Paul Parks are natural or semi-natural open spaces set aside for outdoor recreation, leisure, or preservation in South Saint Paul, MN. Almost all Parks in South Saint Paul are public spaces open to the general public, though there are some examples of private Parks. Most Dakota County and local governments have a Parks Department that is responsible for maintaining City Parks, Town Greens, Athletic Parks, and similar open spaces.

You may contact Parks for questions about:
  • Finding a South Saint Paul Park near you
  • South Saint Paul Park special events calendar
  • Athletic fields, training facilities, and sports facilities
  • South Saint Paul Park permits
  • Local, Minnesota State Parks & National Parks
South Saint Paul Public Parks

South Saint Paul City Park, also called an Urban Park or Municipal Park, provides recreation and green space for visitors and the residents of the local community. Common features of a City Park include walking paths, running trails, gardens, playgrounds, picnic tables, open lawns, and sports fields. Some may include public restrooms and an information center. A Neighborhood Park is a smaller-scale version of a City Park intended for the residents of the surrounding neighborhood. They are typically designed to give South Saint Paul residents, especially families with young children, open recreation space within walking distance of their homes.

South Saint Paul Town Parks

A Town Green is a Park that serves as a common area for civic gatherings, public celebrations, and South Saint Paul community events. They are often located in the center of a municipality, adjacent to the South Saint Paul City or Town Hall, and they are common sites for farmers markets, concerts, and similar gatherings. A City Square is an urban alternative to a Town Green and fulfills a similar purpose in a less natural setting.

Athletic Parks in South Saint Paul, Minnesota

South Saint Paul Athletic Parks consists of fields and facilities necessary for recreational and competitive sports. An Athletic Park may be designated for a single sport or activity, or it may be a complex of facilities that serves as a hub for athletic activities in a locality or region. Athletic Parks can range from a single South Saint Paul little league baseball field with a gravel parking lot to a large regional complex with a full array of amenities including locker rooms, training facilities, concession stands, field lighting, stadium seating, and press boxes.

Minnesota State Parks & National Parks

A National or Minnesota State Park is an area set aside for conservation by the federal government or a MN State government due to its environmental, historical, or cultural significance. National and State Parks also serve as tourist destinations and recreational areas. National Parks are managed by the U.S. National Parks Service, while Minnesota State Parks are usually managed by the Minnesota Department of Conservation or Department of Environmental Protection.