St. Paul Natural Resources

Saint Paul Natural Resources

 Environmental Programs

Information about upcoming environmental programs with
Saint Paul Natural Resources, a section of Saint Paul Parks and Recreation.

Woman and child ice fishing

Phalen Freeze Fest

Phalen Freeze Fest is an annual event celebrating winter and encouraging people of all ages to get outside and be active in parks throughout the year.
Enjoy a variety of winter activities at Lake Phalen!

Watch The Story of Shingebiss with Urban Roots
Fish through the ice with Tips Outdoors 
Play boot hockey with JCNSP Polar Devils Hockey
Cook food over a fire with Saint Paul Parks and Recreation
Go on a Story Walk with the Saint Paul Public Library
Build a fire with Wilderness Inquiry
Snowshoe with Saint Paul Natural Resources 
Learn about a Low-Salt Diet for water with Ramsey Washington Metro Watershed District
Glide on a kicksled with Ramsey County Parks

And more!

Mark your calendar today and we’ll see you there!

Saturday February 11 | 2:00pm-6:00pm | All ages | Free | More information
Phalen Lakeside Activity Center, 1530 Phalen Dr, Saint Paul, MN 55106

Downy woodpecker

Family Bird Day

Come out and experience local birds! Saint Paul is home to a lot of shyer wildlife, but you’ve probably seen and heard birds all around town.

Winter is a great time to learn about birds in Minnesota: There are fewer species around and fewer leaves to block your view. Join us for a bird hike and use binoculars to spot our feathered neighbors. Practice identifying birds with helpful staff and discover a new way to enjoy being outside!

Make a bird feeder to take home so you can check out what birds are hanging out in your neighborhood!

Pre-registration required. Register Here!

Saturday March 4 | 10:00am-12:00pm | All Ages | $5
Como Streetcar Station, 1224 Lexington Pkwy N, Saint Paul, MN 55117

Two children play in snow


Join us on outdoor adventures with your child! We’ll venture out on a hike, engage in hands-on activities, and enjoy stories and songs to connect to the natural world. Held second and fourth Wednesdays. Different themes offered each class. Please dress appropriately for the weather.

Children must be supervised with an accompanying adult. Siblings welcome.

2nd and 4th Wednesdays | 10:00am-12:00pm | All Ages | Free | More information
Phalen Lakeside Activity Center, 1530 Phalen Dr, Saint Paul, MN 55106

Visit our website to find more information about upcoming environmental programs.

View the full list of programs at:

Explore Outdoors Saint Paul

A calendar of free or low cost activities in Saint Paul. 
More activities are continually being added!

Ongoing Programs:


2nd and 4th Wednesdays 
10am-11:30am @ Phalen Lakeside

Green Time

3rd Thursdays
10:00am-11:30am @ Phalen Lakeside

Save the Date:

Take Aim at Summer Fun
Saturday May 20, 2017

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