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Saint Paul Parks and Recreation



Saint Paul Parks and Recreation's Natural Resources unit, which includes Environmental Services, Forestry, and Arts & Gardens, has a growing volunteer program that is perfect for people who enjoy the outdoors and want to positively impact Saint Paul's natural areas, parks, and gardens.

Our environmental programs focus on protecting, enhancing, and providing access to the city's natural resources. Staff from various sections throughout Parks and Recreation play a role in these programs.


Coordinate environmental volunteer opportunitiesConduct monitoring and research of natural resources in parksRestore and manage vital and unique ecosystemsProvide interpretation and education

We also work with citizens and non-profit, county, state, and national agencies to coordinate efforts which enhance the natural environment of Saint Paul.

Mission: MissionTo help make Saint Paul the most livable city in America, Saint Paul Parks and Recreation will facilitate the creation of active lifestyles, vibrant places, and a vital environment.
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