Parks & Facilities

Our Park System

The South St. Paul park system has 15 public park areas covering more than 240 acres. The different types of parks include Community Parks, Neighborhood Parks, and Special Use Park Areas. For more information on individual parks, use the links on the left.

Printable list of Parks and Amenities

Off-Leash Dog Park 

DOG PARK STATUS UPDATE *****   As of March 15, 2021, the Dog Park is OPEN  *******
Dog Park Closed 3-5-2021 Field Conditions

Kaposia Landing Off-Leash Dog Area, located at 800 Bryant Ave., is a 6.3 acre fenced in area that offers dogs and their owners the only legal dedicated area to run, recreate and train without a leash in the city. It features river overlooks, and nearly two miles of paved trails. Permits may purchased at Central Square Community Center (100 7th Avenue North). Your membership will directly support the ongoing maintenance and development of the park. The park is open to valid permit holders from 6:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m. A seasonal drinking fountain has been installed outside the north end entrance.  The park now features a specialty area for small/frail/timid dogs.
Permit Required $20 Resident / $30 Non-Resident.

Apply for a Off-Leash Dog Park Permit and view Dog Park information

Park Picnic Shelter and Pavilion Rentals

The South St. Paul park system has three picnic shelters and one park building available for rental mid-May through mid-October. Reservations are accepted starting the first business day following January 1st of the current rental year. 

Read about Lorraine Park amenities
Read about Kaposia Park amenities

Save or print the Rental Applications and Policies

Apply to rent a Picnic Shelter and view the rental policy
Apply to rent the Pavilion and view the rental policy 

Memorial Park Bench, Tree and Memory Path Program

The Memorial Park Bench, Tree and Memory Path Program allows individuals to purchase and dedicate a bench, tree or path paver in honor of a loved one. This dedication provides a lasting remembrance in honor of a loved one and enhances the meaning of a bench or tree to observers. The gift is also a valuable contribution to the park system to be used and enjoyed by all. 

Read or print the Memory of a Loved One brochure