Battle Creek Regional Park
Trail and parking lot closures
Metropolitan Council Environmental Services is working on a rehabilitation project for the Battle Creek regional sewer (interceptor) system. Construction is anticipated to last through fall 2021, and will require some trail closures and detours. The parking lot located near Highway 61 and Lower Afton Road is closed. For more information, including a detour map, please visit the project page.
Health officials advise people and pets visiting the park to avoid contact with any foam in Battle Creek. Testing has found elevated levels of Perfluoroalkyl Substances or PFAS in foam on the creek.
Location and hours
Battle Creek Regional Park is accessible from several parking lots and trails. Park is open 30 minutes before sunrise to 30 minutes after sunset.
City of Saint Paul's Battle Creek Recreation Center
75 Winthrop Street South
Saint Paul, MN 55119
2300 Upper Afton Road
Maplewood, MN 55119
- Parking for 270 cars.
- Handicap-accessible restrooms located in the pavilion.
- Large playground and nature play area.
- Paved trails and mountain biking trail.
- Dog park.
- Picnic tables and grills throughout the park.
- Battle Creek Waterworks.
- Sledding hill.
- Cross-country ski trails.
Amplified sound of any kind is prohibited at Battle Creek Regional Park.
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$166 plus tax
- Capacity: 75.
- 12 picnic tables.
- Serving shelf with electrical outlets.
- Half pavilion: $234
- Full pavilion: $466
- Weekends and holidays: $466 plus tax, full pavilion only
- Capacity: 500 (250 for half-pavilion rentals).
- 41 six-foot picnic tables.
- Seven picnic tables outside pavilion.
- Two large grills (36”x28”).
- Pig roasting area (requires an additional fee).
- Two identical kitchens including two-burner electric cooktops, sink, walk-in cooler, home-style freezer, electrical outlets and serving window.
- Stage with two electrical outlets (amplified sound is not allowed).