Gateway Regional Trail - Rotary Park

Highway 36 & Hadley Avenue Interchange Project Begins in Oakdale

The Gateway Trail will be closed beginning Monday, April 8, 2019.
See below the posted route. More information can be found at here.

Gateway Trail Detour Route
If you have not been on the Gateway Regional Trail, it is a must-do in any season! The Gateway Trail is an 18-mile multiple use trail which runs from St. Paul through North St. Paul to Pine Point Park, just north of Stillwater. Plus, the 5.9 mile Brown's Creek State Trail now connects to the gateway Trail. Gateway Trail Map (PDF)

Gateway Trail Trailhead Located in North St. Paul
In October 2011, the North St. Paul Gateway Regional Trailhead located between 2nd and 1st Street and the wind turbine, was officially dedicated with the construction of 31 parking spaces, a temporary restroom facility, drinking fountain, water and sewer connections, park lighting, and interpretive signage. The public restroom is always open for your convenience.

Trail Features

The Gateway paved trail cuts through a cross-section of urban areas. It winds through parks, lakes, wetland and fields in Ramsey and Washington Counties. You'll be surprised to find such rural landscapes in such a metro setting. Quite often you'll see people riding horses along the area designated for horses, carriage driving or mountain biking. During the winter months the western portion of the trail between I-694 and Cayuga Street in St. Paul is plowed. The eastern portion between I-694 and Pine Point Park is groomed for cross-country skiing. A ski pass is needed for all cross-country skiers on public cross-country trails. 

Partnership with area Rotary Club

The City of North St. Paul has long sought out partnerships to enhance the feasibility of projects and to better engage with organizations and the community. One of the opportunities for a partnership has been with the further development of Rotary Park. Park improvements that Rotary Club have funded include: drinking fountain, two open aired
shelters, bike racks, flag poles, rain garden, photo eye, monument sign, cement, picnic
tables and benches. The partnership with North St. Paul, Maplewood, Oakdale Rotary Club  was to develop a permanent restroom facility and park shelter for this highly visible site, located at the intersection of North Saint Paul Drive and 2nd Street next to the Public Works facility. In the near future, permanent restrooms will be installed.

Rotary Club American Spirit Program

The North St. Paul, Maplewood, Oakdale Rotary Club has developed a program for Americans to show pride in their country. The program called “The American Spirit” is designed to offer people the opportunity to have a flag on their boulevard during holidays. The funds from this program are then donated to organizations aiding local youth in our communities.

For a fee of $48/6 days the North St Paul, Maplewood, Oakdale Rotary Club volunteers will place a 3’ by 5’ American flag on a 10 ft pole in front of your home on six holidays.

Volunteers install flags by 8 a.m. and remove them the evening of the flag day. You do not have to be present. The Rotary Club is responsible for replacement of any flag soiled, damaged or stolen as well as storing the flags throughout the year. Learn more at:

Rotary Park at Gateway Trailhead
Rotary Park - Gateway Trail Trailhead
Rotary Park - Rotarian Event
Rotary Spirit Program