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City Hall

updated: Tuesday, May 17, 2016

The St. Louis Park City Hall reception desk is open 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday to serve residents. Purchase extra garbage stickers, pay your utility bill, file homestead applications, buy a Parktacular button, have a document notarized, pick up organics bags (organics customers only) or simply have a question answered. Friendly receptionists...

Fire Stations

updated: Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Fire Staion 1Fire Station One and Fire Department Administration
3750 Wooddale Ave. S.
St. Louis Park, MN 55416

Fire Station Two 
2262 Louisiana Ave.
St. Louis Park, MN, 55426 (Northside of St. Louis Park)

Unless out on a call, firefighters are at the stations 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can visit the stations daily from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for a free blood pressure check.

The Fire Stations are open on all holidays. They are staffed 365 days a year, 24 hours a day.

In an emergency – Call 911 – Do not call a fire station directly.

Municipal Service Center - MSC

updated: Monday, February 01, 2016

  • 7305 Oxford St., St. Louis Park, MN, 55426
  • 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday - Friday (The MSC may also be open during snowplowing or storm repair; however, the front desk is not staffed outside of these hours)

Holidays: Unless workers are on duty to plow snow or handle storm clean-up, the building is closed on New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents' Day, Memorial Day weekend, Independence Day, Labor Day weekend, Thanksgiving Day, the day after Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

Oak Hill Splash Pad

updated: Monday, March 07, 2016

Our water playground at Oak Hill Park lets kids activate bubbling hoses, water nozzles and sprinkler arches. Just wave your hand over the sensor bollard and get ready to splash in the sun! It’s the equivalent of running through the sprinkler on a grand scale. Parents should always accompany and supervise children. Rubber soled water shoes are...

Police Station

updated: Wednesday, April 06, 2016

The Police Department has 51 sworn officers and 23 civilian personnel, including 11 dispatchers, 7 support staff, and 4 community service officers. Employees in the Police Department include sworn law enforcement officials, administrators, support staff and dispatchers.

Police Car in front of stationThe Police Department is responsible for:

  • Enforcing motor vehicle laws
  • Protecting lives and property from crime
  • Preserving public order
  • Apprehending criminals
  • Collecting and preserving evidence
  • Mediating conflicts
  • Responding to medical emergencies and car accidents
  • Preventing crime by identifying community problems, analyzing crime patterns and working with neighborhoods and community institutions to address concerns
  • Maintaining criminal records and data.

Police Substations

updated: Tuesday, February 02, 2016

St. Louis Park has three police substations or COP Shops at the locations listed below. Hours vary since the substations are primarily used by officers to write reports and meet with people who have made advance arrangements. Call (952) 924-2600 for more information.

St. Louis Park Cop Shops      
Excelsior & Grand Cop Shop   4717 Park Commons Drive
St. Louis Park, MN 55416
Texa-Tonka Shopping Center   Texas Ave. & Minnetonka Blvd
St. Louis Park, MN 55416
West End Cop Shop   1623 West End Blvd
St. Louis Park, MN 55416

Westwood Hills Nature Center

Westwood Hills Nature Center is a 160-acre natural area featuring marsh, woods and restored prairie. The preserve is beautiful throughout the seasons and provides homes for many animals including deer, fox, mink and owls. Westwood Naturalists conduct year-round programs to increase visitors understanding and appreciation of our natural world. The nature center is located just south of I-394 and east of Highway 169. Parking and admission are free. Wood chipped, boardwalks and hard surface accessible trails are open from dawn to dusk year-round. Take a peek at what you'll see at the Nature Center!

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Westwood Hills Nature Center
8300 W. Franklin Ave.
St. Louis Park, MN 55426

Phone: 952.924.2544

Park & Trail Hours:
Nature center trails and playground are open every day from sunrise to sunset, year-round.

Interpretive Center Building Hours
Monday to Friday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: Noon - 5 p.m.

The Interpretive Center will be closed on the following dates in 2016: May 28-30, July 4, Sept. 3-5, Oct. 23, Nov. 11, Nov. 24-27, Dec. 25

Prohibited Activities:
In order to maintain Westwood's natural habitats, the following activities are prohibited.

  • Dogs and other pets.
  • Picking or collecting of any plant or animal including wildflowers.
  • Feeding of wildlife.
  • Alcoholic beverages.
  • Bicycle riding on trails.
  • Releasing/relocating any wild animal.

Programs: Information on programs offered at the Nature Center are available on

The Rec Center

updated: Wednesday, May 11, 2016

City of St. Louis Park - Rec CenterThe St. Louis Park Rec Center, 3700 Monterey Drive, features an outdoor aquatic park, two indoor ice arena—used by both St. Louis Park and Benilde-St. Margaret’s boys and girls High School hockey teams—and meeting and banquet facilities.

Admission fee events are not allowed at The Rec Center (Banquet/Gallery/Amphitheater/Aquatic Park) unless partnered with the City of St. Louis Park.


2016 Rec Center Rental Guide

Banquet Room Rental
Located on the second floor of The Rec Center, the Banquet Room overlooks the Aquatic Park and Wolfe Park. The room is available for wedding receptions, birthday parties, bar and bat mitzvah parties, company events, family reunions and large meetings. The room comfortably seats 160 people and offers a caterer's holding kitchen, dance floor, dimmable lighting and sound system. Audio-visual equipment can be rented for an additional fee. Contact Complete Beverage Service at 1-800-550-7750 if you wish to have alcohol at your event. An additional $280 charged to retain police officer if alcohol is served.

  • Sunday through Friday (two-hour minimum): $60 per hour (resident) / $70 (non-resident)
  • Saturday (8 a.m. - midnight): $600 (resident) / $700 (non-resident)
  • $700 refundable damage and kitchen cleaning deposit
  • Total fee depends on duration of rental and amenities

Gallery Room Rental
Located on the first floor of The Rec Center, the gallery can accommodate up to 60 people for small group gatherings, team meetings and birthday parties. Audio-visual equipment can be rented for an additional fee. Total fee depends on duration of rental and amenities.

  • Available to rent Sunday to Saturday, 8 a.m. - 10 p.m. (two-hour minimum)
  • $45 per hour (resident) / $55 per hour (non-resident)
  • $100 refundable damage deposit

Indoor Ice Skating Party
During open public skating sessions, either the Gallery or the Banquet Room can be rented for private parties. Each party will include two hour use of a room and admission to open skating for up to 15 people. Skate rental will be available for an additional $3 per pair.

  • Gallery available to rent Sunday to Saturday, 8 a.m. - 10 p.m. (two-hour minimum). $85 (resident) / $100 (non-resident)
  • Banquet Room available to rent Sunday to Saturday, 8 a.m. - 10 p.m. (two-hour minimum). $100 (resident) / $125 (non-resident)
  • View the public open skating schedule

Indoor Ice Rink Rental
Rent The Rec Center’s indoor ice arena for birthday parties, celebrations, and company or school events. We’ll provide the gallery room for two hours without additional charge. The Banquet Room can also be reserved for use at half price the cost. Up to 15 rental skates are included with private ice rental.

  • 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.
  • $209.19 per hour, tax included 


Nature Center Birthday Parties

Birthday Parties are for individuals age 4 and older feature a one-hour naturalist-led program and another hour for your use of a private party room. Children will meet a live animal, hike outdoors and then celebrate the birthday in a private room in the Nature Center. You bring the treats, paper ware and presents. Reservations are being accepted...

Veterans Memorial Amphitheater

updated: Monday, March 07, 2016

Terraced into the hill on the south side of Wolfe Park (3700 Monterey Drive), the amphitheater connects the park to the Excelsior & Grand Town Green. Its eight terraced tiers offer seating for 300 people. The concrete stage at the bottom of the hill is edged with trees and shrubs. The facility is available after dusk until 10 p.m. with an additional...

Park Building Rental

updated: Thursday, March 03, 2016

2016 Outdoor Facility Application
All park buildings are fully enclosed, have indoor restrooms, tables and chairs, and are available for rent. Alcoholic beverages are NOT allowed in any park.

Weekends, May 7 - Sept. 18
Weekdays, May 31 - Sept. 2
Rental hours:
8 a.m. - 10 p.m. (two-hour minimum)

$300 damage deposit for all park buildings
Fee depends on duration of rental and price listed below

Holidays: Buildings generally cannot be reserved on Memorial Day weekend, Independence Day weekend or Labor Day weekend.

These enclosed park buildings accommodate 20 people.
$55 per hour (resident) / $65 (non-resident) 

Accommodates 30 people
$55 per hour (resident) / $65 (non-resident)

This glass and stone pavilion features a fireplace, air conditioning, and can accommodate 30 people.
$60 per hour (resident) / $70 (non-resident)

Open Air Picnic Shelter Rental

updated: Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Beginning January 4, you may reserve your picnic shelter at the parks listed below! These open-air shelters can accommodate groups of 20 to 100. All shelters have access to electricity and most have grills (except for Fern Hill Park). Indoor toilets are open May 31 - Sept. 2. Portable toilets will be available before May 31 and after Sept. 2. Renters...

Tents & Canopy Rental

updated: Monday, February 22, 2016

The use of tents or canopies for special public events or retail sales may require a permit. Please contact the Fire Department at least seven days before you plan to put up a tent or canopy for your event.

For more information, contact the Fire Department at

  • (952) 924-2595

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St. Louis Park City Hall
5005 Minnetonka Blvd.
St. Louis Park, MN 55416
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