In this article we shall be talking about the various things you can do within the city of West Saint Paul, Minnesota, and, indeed, there are many things that one can do here in the city! Whatever you want, there’s something for everyone here in the city of West Saint Paul!
Within the city is West Saint Paul Swimming Pool. Not just a thing of the past, the West St. Paul Swimming Pool is open daily from June 9 – August 26. This is an outdoor facility that features a 2-story water slide, zero depth splash pool, separate lap pool with drop slides, and full concession area. There is also a separate playground and picnic tables outside of the swimming facility. The pool will once again be operated by the YMCA in West St Paul.
The pool is open seven days a week. And features amenities other than the pool, such as free WIFI, picnic tables, and a playground.
There are a few youth groups that attend open swimming sessions throughout the week. During the group times large numbers of kids may be using the pool. The YMCA makes sure to staff extra life guards during these times so safety is never an issue. The following are the different groups and their times of use:
YMCA Youth Group
- Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday
- 1 – 3 p.m.
ISD 197 School Age Care
- Monday – Thursday
- 1 – 3 p.m.
The city also has an athletic dome that you can use for various sports activities. This state-of-the-art indoor sports facility opened for use in November 2012 and has enjoyed success every season since. A 110,000 square foot permanent dome with an 11v11 soccer field, a smaller training field and 3 batting cages are available for rent. The dome is open to the public, daytime hours, Monday through Friday for walking / jogging free of charge and $5 open dome use is available when rentals permit.
There are picnic shelters at:
- Garlough Park
- Marthaler Park
- Oakdale Park
- Southview Park
- West St. Paul Sports Complex
To reserve these shelters, please stop by the Parks and Recreation Department at the Municipal Center.
As for their 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.
Please note that 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.