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Long Lake Regional Park, 1500 Old Highway 8 New Brighton, MN 55112
Admission: $0.00
Concessions Available
Hours of Operation:
Mon. 05:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Tue. 05:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Wed. 05:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Thu. 05:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Fri. 05:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Sat. 05:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Sun. 05:00 AM – 11:00 PM
As of April 8, 2022, Ramsey County Parks are open 5am-11pm.

Long Lake Regional Park offers families two playgrounds, including a sand play area for toddlers, a guarded beach, paved walking trails and picnic facilities, including shelters and over 30 other picnic tables throughout the park. There is plenty of parking and space to launch a boat or fish from a pier.

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Long Lake Park Playgrounds

The playground at Long Lake Park is constructed mostly of metal with a wood chip floor. While there is playground equipment designed for all ages of children, the tot equipment is very close to the other equipment and is tempting for the toddlers. If you are nervous about taller slides, you’ll want to be ready to chase them up. This playground kept my kids, ranging from toddler to preteen, entertained for our entire visit. Our favorite feature was the various centrifugal spinners around the playground. Whether they were playing on the large one pictured below or one of the many smaller spinners, these were a hit with everyone — including mom and dad.

Long Lake Regional Park Playground

Lions Park in Long Lake Park

Lions Park is the playground portion of Long Lake Regional Park closest to the entrance and a short walk to the beach. It has a newer playground and a and an old-fashioned style drinking fountain in the shape of a lion. Ramsey County will be adding a new picnic shelter and restrooms in this section of the park. The shelter would be built for a capacity of approximately 150 people.

One of two playgrounds at Long Lake Regional Park in New Brighton, Minnesota
Lions Playground

Birthday Parties at Long Lake Regional Park

Families can make a reservation to rent the Long Lake Park Pavilion. It has a capacity for 500 and includes three grills, a pig roasting area and a kitchen with appliances. A more affordable option is to rent the shelter. The shelter holds 50 people and includes a grill.


Toddler on baby swing while other kids play on the playground at Long Lake Regional Park in New Brighton, Minnesota
Baby Swing on Main Playground

Long Lake Public Beach

Ramsey county beach season runs from Memorial Day to Labor day any time during park hours. Ramsey County monitors Long Lake for e-coli or water quality. The beach area contains many of the park’s 32 picnic tables, but others are further away if you want to escape the swim area to eat.

Girls on hammocks at Long Lake Park in New Brighton, Minnesota

Dogs at Long Lake Park

Leashed Pets are allowed at Ramsey County Parks. However, they may not be brought on the beach or into any picnic areas. This park has more than three miles of paved trails. If you want to bring the family pet, hiking may be your best option.

Long Lake Regional Park Trail Map

With or without the dog, Long Lake’s trails are fun to walk or bike. The trails travel through somewhat woodsy areas and wetlands. Look for turtles, frogs, and other wetland creatures. This is also a good place for birdwatching. Ramsey county has created a Long Lake Regional Park map, including trails.

Pedestrian and Biker using the boardwalk trail at Long Lake Regional Park in New Brighton, Minnesota
Boardwalk Along Paved Trails

Long Lake Regional Park Fishing

According to the DNR, Long Lake has an abundance of shore fishing. Ramsey County has also installed a fishing pier at this park. Expect to find Walleye, Northern Pike, Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Crappie, Bullhead Species, Yellow Perch. Learn more about fishing Long Lake on the MN DNR website.

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