Sidewalks and trails are not treated with chemicals or sand, and are limited to snow removal only. Sidewalks and trails are also extremely difficult to maintain and keep ice-free. As the snow melts, it often gets trapped between the snow banks on either side of the sidewalk or trail where it pools and refreezes.
Does St. Louis Park have reciprocal agreements with other cities for facility rates?
Yes. In exchange for allowing Golden Valley, Hopkins and Minnetonka residents to buy aquatic park season passes at St. Louis Park resident rates, St. Louis Park residents may use select facilities in these communities at their resident rates. Thanks to reciprocal agreements, we share use of the following:
Brookview Golf Course, 200 Brookview Pkwy., Golden Valley — St. Louis Park residents are eligible to purchase patron cards and golf at patron rates for 18-hole, 9-hole and par-3 golfing at the Golden Valley resident rate.
Shady Oak Beach, 5200 Shady Oak Road, Minnetonka — St. Louis Park residents are eligible to purchase season passes for the summer season at Shady Oak Beach at the Minnetonka resident rate. This 85-acre recreational area offers 76' of sandy beach shoreline and clear spring-fed waters with great amenities, including lifeguards, swimming, high dive, concessions, changing area, canoe rental, sand volleyball and free parking. The beach also offers a community play area featuring multiple play areas, water tables, water misters and a "fossil dig" for exploration.
Williston Fitness Center, 14509 Minnetonka Drive, Minnetonka — St. Louis Park residents may join the Williston Fitness Center at the Minnetonka resident rate. Williston offers an indoor pool, indoor tennis, indoor baseball/softball practice facilities, a party room, basketball, volleyball and other gym activities. Williston also has a full complement of cardiovascular and strength conditioning equipment.
Which city buildings and parks have free Wi-Fi?
St. Louis Park offers free Wi-Fi in many public buildings and parks. Visit the Free Wi-Fi page for a complete list of locations.
How does St. Louis Park control weeds in city parks?
The city has contracted with Phillip's Tree Care, LLC to spray weeds in selected parks this fall. The treatments will occur between September 1 and October 31. Glyphosate and Millennium chemicals, which have been determined to be safe for public use, will be used for the treatments. View the list of city parks to be treated.
What's the Adopt-a-Park or Garden Program?
We hope you’ll consider adopting a park or garden near you! Monitor one as a family, community group, neighborhood, church or business. It’s a great way to get outdoors and take pride in the community you live in. We just ask that you visit the park twice a month through September to pick up litter and check for damage. (Assignments can be arranged around summer vacation schedules.) For more information, contact Volunteer Coordinator Laura Smith at 952.928.2847 or firstname.lastname@example.org.