Picnic Areas

Available Facilities

There are picnic shelters at:

To reserve these shelters, please stop by the Parks and Recreation Department at the Municipal Center or call Sharon at 651-552-4150 for further information.

Rental Information

Large Picnic Shelter Rental 

Garlough Park and Marthaler Park

  • Resident $84.63 Full Day
  • Non Resident $106.05 Full Day

Small Picnic Shelter Rental 

Oakdale Park, Southview Park, and West St. Paul Sports Complex

  • Resident $42.85 Full Day
  • Non Resident $53.56 Full Day

Note: A $50 damage deposit is required for all shelter rentals. It will be returned after event if shelter is left like it is found. Beer is allowed in parks in cans only. No glass containers allowed. Parks close at 10 p.m. Parks should be left in good condition and trash put in proper receptacles.

Rules for General Conduct

If you experience any problems while at the park and City Hall is closed, you can contact the non-emergency police number at 651-322-2323 and they will contact a police officer to assist you. If you do not have a cell phone, there is a phone located at City Hall, through the first set of doors, that is accessible 24 hours a day. If the Rules for General Conduct Within City Parks and Recreational Areas are not followed, you may be asked to vacate the premises and/or future permits may be prohibited.