Parks & Trails
The St. Louis Park Operations & Recreation Department has installed a THOR GUARD lightning prediction warning system at Louisiana Oaks Park. The system will be operational from Mid-April through the end of October seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
How it works:
A lightning prediction and warning system tracks storm activity and measures static electricity in the atmosphere. When conditions are present that could trigger lightning, the device emits a warning blast.
When the system detects conditions that could trigger lightning, it emits a 15 second blast warning park patrons to take cover. The warning blast sounds like an air horn. A strobe light stays lit until the system sounds an all-clear signal by emitting three short blasts.
You may hear the siren if you're in the vicinity of Louisiana Oaks Park, 3305 Louisiana Ave. S.
If you have any questions, please contact Rick Beane at (952) 928-2854 or email@example.com
updated: Monday, January 06, 2014
For park addresses, visit the "Neighborhood Parks" page. Of St. Louis Park's 24 miles of trails, city crews plow approximately 17 miles. Trails are only plowed when more than one inch of snow falls. Although we do our best to plow to bare pavement, bare pavement can't be guaranteed after ice build-up or compaction by trail users. Most...
updated: Tuesday, November 26, 2013
This trail links St. Louis Park to downtown Minneapolis. It has separate lanes for bikers and walkers. It begins at the east frontage road of Highway 100, passes by Cedar Lake, goes near the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden and ends at 12th and Glenwood in downtown Minneapolis. At midpoint, this trail also links to the Midtown Greenway Trail via the...
updated: Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Please make trail use safe and enjoyable for everyone: walkers, bicyclists and runners. Thank you!
- Travel on the right.
- Pass on the left, in single file only.
- When coming behind a trail user, warn the individual by using a bell or calling out, "passing on your left."
- If you stop, move off the trail.
- Obey all traffic signs, and stop at all road crossings to look for cars.
- Dogs must be on a leash and under the owner's control at all times.
- If you're walking a dog, bring a plastic bag and pick up your pet's feces. Properly dispose of droppings in waste containers.
- Trail maps are available at City Hall, The Rec Center, Westwood Hills Nature Center or at the St. Louis Park Public Library.
With over three miles of trails to choose from, you will find a trail that suits your needs. Trail surfaces include wood chipped, paved, crushed rock and wooden boardwalks that travel through a variety of habitats. Westwood's trails are open daily from sunrise to sunset, year round. For more information or to print a trail map. Click on the...
updated: Monday, February 10, 2014
Bike Safety in the Park: Three Rivers Parks Officer Danny McCullough provides tips and information on bike safety.