Update (March 25, 2020): The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has flagged mental health as a top concern associated with the COVID-19 outbreak. The stay at home order allows for outdoor activities such as walking, running, biking or hiking while still maintaining physical distancing. Parks provide a connection to the outdoors and green space as well as opportunities for physical activity, which studies demonstrate reduces stress and improves mental health.
The City of St. Louis Park is not closing its parks, trails and open spaces and wants them to be used in a safe manner that allows people to enjoy the mental and physical health benefits these spaces provide. Follow these guidelines when using the parks and trails to minimize risk to yourself and others.
- Don’t use parks and trails if you are sick or exhibiting symptoms.
- Maintain 6 feet of distance from other individuals at all times.
- Prepare for limited availability of restrooms and water fountains.
- Playground structures are closed.
- Wash your hands before and after visiting the park.
- Follow CDC guidance on the recommended size of social gatherings including outdoor picnicking, pick-up sports and other group hangouts, and maintain physical distance.
- Baseball/softball fields
- Basketball courts
- Courts available to rent
- Drinking fountain
- Free WiFi
- Off-street parking
- Outdoor grills
- Park building
- Paved trails
- Picnic tables
- Play structure
- Regional trail
- Sliding hill
- Tennis courts
Aquila Park is located on the west side of St. Louis Park. You will find lighted softball diamonds and football fields for use in the summer and fall. Basketball courts, eight tennis courts, horseshoes, and a playground structure are also located inside the park. A trail system runs throughout the park for biking, walking and running. Aquila Park also has many picnic tables and sun shelters for use (shelters can be rented for use), along with WiFi.
The park's tennis courts are available to rent Tuesdays and Thursdays, April 3 – Oct. 30, 9 – 11 a.m. Fees are $20 per hour per court for residents, $25 for non-residents. Call 952.924.2540 to reserve a court.