Quality of Life
The Twin Cities, including Ramsey County, offers many cultural amenities. From the area’s vibrant music scene to world-class museums and zoos, residents and visitors never run out of things to do. In fact, these incredible cultural amenities are one of the many reasons Ramsey County continues to attract new residents and grow.
Active Sports Culture
The Minnesota United brought Major League Soccer (MLS) to Saint Paul’s Midway area with the new Allianz Field. The city’s minor league baseball team, the Saints (owned by Bill Murray) play in the new CHS Field in downtown Saint Paul. We love our local teams and have an enthusiastic sports culture that brings residents together to cheer them on.
Ramsey County communities are home to numerous regional and municipal parks that connect residents and visitors with our beautiful natural resources. Ramsey County maintains more than 6,000 acres of parkland, and Saint Paul’s park system, which consists of nearly 200 parks, was recently named the No. 2 park system in the country for the fourth straight year. Residents and visitors take advantage of all the park system has to offer in the warm months as well as the cold ones.
The cold doesn’t scare residents or businesses away. Rather, the area embraces Old Man Winter with events throughout the county such as the annual Saint Paul Winter Carnival, ice skating at the Guidant John Rose MN Oval, cros- country skiing at Tamarack Nature Center and other parks, live music in the Saint Paul Conservatory and much more.
Ramsey County is known for abundant recreation opportunities and having one of the best park systems in the entire United States. We invite you to visit the many beautiful Ramsey County parks, explore our trail system, splash around at the water park, take the dog for a walk, play ball and get active in Ramsey County!
Find a Ramsey County Park
Ramsey County government maintains nine county parks, six regional parks and five regional trail corridors. Many parks include lake access and provide a variety of recreation opportunities, such as boating, picnicking, play areas and swimming. Our park system includes:
- Bald Eagle-Otter Lakes Regional Park
- Battle Creek Regional Park
- Keller Regional Park
- Long Lake Regional Park
- Tony Schmidt Regional Park
- Vadnais-Snail Lakes Regional Park
- Vadnais-Sucker Lakes Regional Park
- Beaver Lake County Park.
- Lake Gervais County Park.
- Island Lake County Park.
- Lake Josephine County Park.
- Lake McCarrons County Park.
- Lake Owasso County Park.
- Poplar Lake County Park.
- Turtle Lake County Park.
- White Bear Lake County Park.
- Dog parks.
Explore Our Trail System
Ramsey County is home to 92 miles of trails that can be used for biking, walking, mountain biking and cross-country skiing. Get directions to the trailheads:
Relax at the Beach or Play at the Water Park
Residents and visitors come to Ramsey County to play at our beaches and popular water park. Whether planning a summer day with the family or getting together with friends, Ramsey County is the ideal destination for summer fun.
- Guarded beach locations and information
- Unguarded beach locations and information
- Battle Creek Waterworks Water Park
Learn, Play and Explore at the Nature Center
Tamarack Nature Center provides numerous opportunities to learn, play and explore. This 320-acre preserve in White Bear Township is open year-round and includes an indoor center where visitors can learn about the area’s natural wildlife, outdoor play area and garden, free and fee-based programs and a nature preschool.
Ramsey County offers five public golf courses catering to golfers of all ages and skill levels. Several of the courses offer Junior Golf programs, adult lessons, leagues and season passes for golf enthusiasts.
Skate at a Local Ice Arena
Winter would not be complete without one or several visits to a local ice arena. For many area residents, skating on the weekends, ice lessons for kids and hockey are all beloved pastimes. Ramsey County’s ice arenas are open to the public and can also be reserved for parties and special occasions.
With so much to do in Ramsey County it is easy to understand why our residents enjoy such a high quality of life. We invite you to visit, explore and consider making Ramsey County your new home.