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Como Regional Park, St Paul

1360 Lexington Pkwy N, Saint Paul, MN, United States
(651) 632-5111
Admission: $0.00
Concessions Available
Hours of Operation:
Mon. 07:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tue. 07:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wed. 07:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thu. 07:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Fri. 07:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sat. 07:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sun. 07:00 AM - 11:00 PM

For over one hundred years, Como Regional Park has been St Paul's most prized public park. Its sprawling 450 acres includes Como Lake and historic lakeside pavilion, an excellent free zoo & conservatory, a swimming complex, golf courses (including a miniature golf course), athletic fields, a woodland outdoor classroom, miles of walking and biking trails, a permanent amusement park, an antique carousel, a playground, winter recreation facilities, and picnic space.

We feature the Como Park Zoo & Conservatory in a separate directory entry here.

  • Como Regional Park Pool Water Play Area
  • Image courtesy Como Park Zoo


Como Regional Park Play Area

The play area in Como Regional Park was renovated in 2013 and includes:

  • A large climbing structure designed to bring children close to tree level and provide imaginative and challenging play to older children
  • Neutral color tones to blend into the environment
  • Separate play area for toddlers and small children
  • Large swing bay overlooking fire pits.

Como Regional Park Pool

Como Pool Waterpark

Como Pool's season runs from early June – Labor Day.

  • Open Swim Hours - 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Weekdays; 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Weekends
  • Tot Times - Saturdays 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. ($8 for adult/child pair; $4 second child)

Admission Fees:

Under 48" $6
Over 48" $7
Family (up to 5 members) $24
*Each Additional Member $4
Deck Fee (non-swimming) $4
Infant (Under 1 year old) Free

Como Regional Park Pool is Saint Paul's newest outdoor aquatics facility. Amenities include:

  • 25-yard, six-lane lap pool
  • Equipment for lap swim and water aerobics
  • Life jackets available to rent for free
  • Two basketball hoops
  • Children's activity pool with family Slide
  • One-meter diving board
  • Two diving platforms
  • Aquatic climbing wall
  • Aquatic zip line
  • 400-foot lazy river
  • Men's, women's, and family Locker Rooms
  • Concession stand
  • Swimming lessons

Cafesjian's Carousel at Como Regional Park

Cafesjian's Carousel was built in 1914 by Philadelphia Toboggan Company. It is known as PTC 33 because it is the 33rd machine they made. The company employed German immigrants to do most of the carving and painting. The word "toboggan" in the company name is an old term for roller-coaster, which was the company's original product. Find Free Days Here.

Como Regional Park - Como Outdoor Classroom Guidebook

Click here to download the Como Outdoor Classroom Guidebook

The Como Woodland Outdoor Classroom Guidebook has been published to provide background information for educators and the public. The guidebook contains a map of the Classroom, content of 27 interpretive posts, natural and cultural history material, and environmental stewardship strategies employed in the Classroom.

The Como Woodland Outdoor Classroom showcases eight native plant communities, 27 interpretive posts, accessible paved and gravel trails, a propagation garden, and restored historical features on 17.5 acres. The Classroom provides natural and cultural interpretation, a place for learning, and habitat for native wildlife.

Winter Recreation at Como Regional Park

Como Park Ski Center  is located within the larger regional park and offers both downhill and cross-country skiing. Day passes for downhill and snowboarding cost $12-$15 plus equipment rental of $12-$20. There is a heated with restrooms and concessions.  

On Fridays between December 23, 2016 - February 17, 2017, Families can attend Family Fun Nights from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 pm at the discounted rate of $60 for a family of 5 or less, including rentals. Additional family members are $15.

If you have your own equipment, cross country skiing is free at Como Golf Course and you do not need a Minnesota Ski Pass!

Winter Recreation at Como Regional ParkThe St. Paul Parks department recommends the Como Ski Center and Golf Course for a medium slope sledding hill. Sledding in St. Paul parks is free and open to the public. For a bit more of a challenge, McMurray Athletic Field -- just off of Como Regional Park -- has a steep slope sledding hill. The park department offers sledding safety tips on its website.



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