Facilities & City Buildings
- 5005 Minnetonka Blvd., St. Louis Park, MN 55416
- 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday
- Click here for a map
(City Hall is often open for meetings outside of regular office hours; however, the front desk is not staffed outside of these hours.)
Drop-boxes for utility bill payments can be accessed 24-hours a day. One drop box is located outside City Hall on Minnetonka Boulevard. Another drop box is located in the parking lot on the south side of City Hall (near the awning).
updated: Monday, March 10, 2014
Fire Station One and Fire Department Administration
3750 Wooddale Ave.
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.
updated: Tuesday, May 06, 2014
- 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.
updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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.
The 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.
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!
Visit Our Website! www.westwoodhillsnaturecenter.org
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. to 4:30 p.m.
February through November
Saturday and Sunday - Noon to 5 p.m.
The Interpretive Center will be closed on the following dates in 2014:
May 24 - 26, July 4-6, Aug. 30 - Sept. 1, Oct. 19, Nov. 11, Nov. 27 - 30, Dec. 25
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 Scroll down for information on programs offered at the Nature Center.
updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
The 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.
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.
- Sunday through Friday fees: $60 per hour (resident) / $70 per hour (non-resident) (two-hour minimum)
- Saturday (8 a.m. to midnight): $600 (resident) / $700 (non-resident)
- $700 refundable damage deposit
- Total fee depends on duration of rental and amenities
- View Banquet Room
Gallery Room Rental
Located on the first floor of The Rec Center, the gallery can accommodate 35 to 70 people for small group gatherings, team meetings and birthday parties. Audio-visual equipment can be rented for an additional fee.
- Sunday to Saturday (8 a.m. - 10 p.m.): $45 per hour (resident) / $55 per hour (non-resident) (two-hour minimum)
- $100 refundable damage deposit
- Fee depends on duration of rental and amenities
Indoor Ice Skating Party
During open public skating sessions, the adjacent gallery room can be rented for private parties admission is for up to 15 people.
- Two hour room rental: $85 (resident) / $100 (non-resident) plus
- $3 skate rental
- Click here to view public open skating schedule
Indoor Ice Rink Rental
Rent the Rec Center’s indoor ice arena for birthday parties, family celebrations, and company or school group 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. Rental skates are available for $3 per pair.
- $198.46 per hour, tax included
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...
updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
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 200 people. The concrete stage is edged with trees and shrubs. When no public events are scheduled, the amphitheater can be rented for weddings and other...
updated: Friday, May 30, 2014
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...
updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
2014 Park Building Rental 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 3 - Sept. 21
Weekdays, June 9 - Aug. 29
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 seat up to 20 people.
$50 per hour (resident) / $60 (non-resident)
- Birchwood Park Building, 2700 Zarthan Ave. S.
View Birchwood Park Building
- Browndale Park Building, 4900 Morningside Rd.
View Browndale Park Building
- Nelson Park Building, 2500 Georgia Ave. S.
View Nelson Park Building
- Oak Hill Park Building, 3201 Rhode Island Ave. S.
View Oaks Hill Park Building
Accommodates 30 people
$50 per hour (resident) / $60 (non-resident)
- Louisiana Oaks Park Building, 3350 Louisiana Ave. S.
- View Louisiana Oaks Park Building
- Wolfe Park Building, 3700 Monterey Dr.
View Wolfe Park Building
updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014
Beginning January 6, you may reserve your picnic shelter at the parks listed below! These open-air shelters can accommodate groups of 20 to 100. Most shelters have access to electricity, grills (no grills at Fern Hill Park),and outdoor portable toilets. Oak Hill and Fern Hill main shelters are the only facilities with indoor restrooms which are open...
updated: Thursday, May 29, 2014
updated: Thursday, February 27, 2014
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
updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
2014 Mobile Stage Application
Our portable 36-foot mobile stage is available for rental on weekdays after 4 p.m. and on weekends. Basic fee includes delivery, set-up, built-in stage and public address system. Extended stage is available for an additional fee. $840 and up. For rental information, call (952) 924-2540.