The abundance of parks in North St. Paul provide a multitude of recreational opportunities for citizens and visitors alike, regardless of age or ability. People value the time they spend in city parks, whether walking a dog, playing basketball, or having a picnic. Parks can also provide measurable health benefits, from providing direct contact with nature and a cleaner environment, to walking or jogging, or participating in a team sport, to climbing on playground structures. Our parks also provide an environment for community engagement.