City of St. Paul Park 

on the Mississippi

History of St. Paul Park


The City of St. Paul Park was founded on the banks of the Mississippi in 1887; incorporated in 1909.  In 1974, St. Paul Park became a city by state statute.  

Today, St. Paul Park is a friendly community of approximately 5,550 welcoming residents.  It is a community rich in parks and proud of its heritage and linkage to the Mississippi River. St. Paul Park is conveniently located by freeway to downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul, and only 15 minutes east of the Mall of America.

The City of St. Paul Park has great admiration and utmost gratitude for all the men and women who have selflessly served their country and this community in the Armed Forces by proclaiming the City as a Purple Heart City on October 7, 2019. Also, the City of St. Paul  Park has partnered with the City of Cottage Grove, a Yellow Ribbon Community, to help provide community support, training, services and resources for our Service Members, Veterans, and their families.

Each year the city remembers its great heritage with a celebration in August, which brings in over 10,000 visitors to share in that pride. 


Population 5,544 (Met Council 2020 )
Households 2,044 (Met Council 2020)
Employment 1,169 (Met Council 2020)
School District South Washington County District #833
County Washington
Region East Twin Cities Metro
Distance from St. Paul 15 miles
Distance from nearest MSA* 17 Miles from Minneapolis--St. Paul MSA
US Congressional District 2 and 4
MN Legislative District 54A
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* Metropolitan Statistical Area

Statistical information for the City of St. Paul Park can be found on the Minnesota Metropolitan Council webpage.  Click on the link below for our Community Profile.    


The Class of 1919

As senior classes everywhere are putting together their Senior Year Book and preparing for their commencement ceremony, here is a peek at one from 1919.
City of St. Paul Park, 600 Portland Avenue, St. Paul Park MN 55071