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109 West 4th Street, Saint Paul, MN 55102
651-266-6400
Limited Concessions Available
City of St Paul parks are open sunrise-11pm unless otherwise noted
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Rice Park (named for Henry Mower Rice) is located in downtown Saint Paul and features a beautiful fountain. It is surrounded by historic buildings, including the Landmark Center, the Ordway and the St. Paul Public Library – George Latimer Central – making it a fun family day out.

The Landmark Center hosts summer walking tours from the park and a weekly music series – Rhythm in Rice. In the winter, it is one of the locations of the St. Paul Winter Carnival and is lit up for the season.

The Landmark Center in Winter
A view of the Landmark Center from Rice Park in Winter – Image courtesy of the City of St. Paul

WinterSkate

Winterskate has moved from Rice Park to CHS Field and will be taking 2022 off. You are not out of luck, though. Find our complete list of Free Outdoor Ice Rinks around the Twin Cities here.

Rice Park WinterSkate

Summer Picnics at Rice Park

The Landmark Center recommends Rice park for an afternoon picnic to enjoy the recently revitalized and refreshed historic (2019):

“Its new amenities include plaza restoration, beautiful floral displays and gardens, and an extensive lawn for throwing down the picnic blanket.”

The park’s gardens are kept by the Saint Paul Garden Club, who maintain beautiful seasonal beds and planters from spring through fall.

Music Programs in the Park

Rhythm in Rice is a 10-week music series featuring both globally inspired musicians and mainstream music. On Fridays from June to August watch two bands beginning at 6:00 p.m. and running to about 8:00 p.m. The music line up can be found on the Rhythm in Rice website or in the FFTC Family Fun Calendar.

The park is also part of the city-wide music in the parks program hosted by St. Paul Parks.

Landmark Center Tours of Rice Park

The Landmark Center offers free walking tours from June through September. Among the tours is the Rice Park Tour. Space is limited on these tours and they often sell out. Reservations are required. During the summer of 2020, the Landmark Center created virtual versions of the tour, so you can do a self-guided walk if you would like.

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