The land is owned by three (3) parties (MN Dot, DNR, North St Paul). In 2012 was turned over to the City of North St Paul for the specific use of building our Rotary Park. The move was driven by the lands location right on the Gateway Trail, approximately mid-way between St Paul and Stillwater. This makes the location a perfect spot to either rest or use as a destination. The trail usage has continued to grow to well over 300,000+ hikers, bikers, and runners annually.

The park was planned and built out through a partnership between the City of North St Paul and the Rotary Club of North St Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale.

Facilities include: 31 car parking lot, rain garden, a drinking fountain, 8 park benches, 2 bike racks, 2 shelters with picnic tables, 3 flag poles, Little Free Library, a bike repair station, a monument, and restrooms. The last of these projects to be completed were the permanent restroom facilities for both women and men, replacing the unisex port-a-potty.


rotary park - aerial 2012


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The whole build-out took nine years with support from the City of North St Paul, Rotary Club of North St Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale, Rotary District 5960, Lake Elmo Rotary, Stillwater Sunrise Rotary, Stillwater Noon Rotary, and Prior Lake Rotary. In addition, through numerous business and individual contributions of services, materials, labor and/or funds.

Contributors include: Berwald Roofing, Bredemus Hardware, Brite Lite Electric, Cemstone Concrete, Eckblad Foundation, Fischer Framing, Gateway Cycle, Gateway Trail Association, Glenbrook Building Materials, Jack Conzemius Memorial, Little Igloo HVAC, Mulcahy Nickolaus Dry Wall, NAI Architects, Norbert Conzemius Foundation, NorBlom Plumbing, and Premier Banks.