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1360 Lexington Pkwy N, Saint Paul, MN, United States
(651) 632-5111
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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
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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.

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

Most years, Como Pool's season runs from early June – Labor Day. Outdoor pools are subject to weather and other circumstances outside human control. We recommend checking the pool's web-page before heading out for a day of swimming. This page also includes updated hours and fees.

The pool includes a standard sized (75 feet) six-lane lap pool, a one-meter diving board and diving platforms. Waterpark amenities include two basketball hoops, an aquatic climbing wall and aquatic zipline, a 400-foot lazy river and a children's activity pool with family Slide. Life jackets are available to borrow. The park has locker rooms for men, women and families and a concession stand.

Como Pool Waterpark


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. Because of the age and historical value of the carousel, operations are subject to weather and other factors. If you are visiting Como Park specifically to ride the carousel, we recommend checking the carousel's website first.
 

Como Woodland Outdoor 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.

If you would like to visit on your own, download a copy of the Como Woodland Outdoor Classroom Guidebook, which 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.

Click here to download the Como Outdoor Classroom Guidebook


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 in winter months, 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!

The 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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