Kaposia Park, one of South St Paul's largest at 85 acres, was created as a Works Progress Administration project during the Great Depression. “Kaposia” is derived from the native Dakota people who settled their village in the area in 1826. There is a historic marker between the park and Kaposia Landing in memory of this event.
10 Ideas for Family Fun at Kaposia Park
1. Rent the historic log pavilion for your next family event. It comes complete with restrooms and a kitchen.
2. Walk or bike through Simon's Ravine, a hilly and shaded path that connects to the Dakota County Regional Trail.
3. Have a picnic under the large, mature trees in the park.
4. Find an old-timer who understands the rules of horseshoes and play a round.
5. Host a family sand volleyball tournament.
6. Little monkeys will like the play equipment.
7. Older monkeys will enjoy the top-grade 24-hole disc golf course.
8. Practice your swing on the small baseball diamond.
9. Glide across the outdoor ice skating rink in the winter.
10. Practice your tennis game on the courts.
Disc golf at the park
The park is home to the Kaposia Disc Golf Course, managed by Kaposia Pro Shop. Skip the line at the park at purchase your $5 day pass online. The course is open from noon-7pm on weekdays and 10am-7pm on weekends. Note that this course may be best for more experienced players; for beginning disc golfer, find more Twin Cities disc golf courses.
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