Parks & Recreation
Reserving City Parks and Facilities
Take the time to visit the many beautiful city parks that St. Francis has to offer. The Parks are for the use of ALL residents. Just a few of the amenities that the parks offer are walking trails, playground equipment and sports fields. Check out the Informational Kiosks at Woodbury Park and Highland Woods Park for city updates.
Woodbury Park (in center of town) and Community Park (off Hwy 47) as well as other city facilities such as the Community Center and the Sports fields can be reserved for personal use by residents as well as non-residents for a fee. For more information call City Hall at 763-753-2630.
Help Keep Our City Parks Clean
Pick up your trash and please clean up after your pets while using the city parks & trails. The City Prohibits Tobacco use on all City-owned parkland.
The City of St. Francis’ Adopt-A-Park Program encourages volunteers, with the assistance of the Public Works Department, to adopt a park or City trail in St. Francis for regular maintenance and cleanup, including picking up litter and planting flowers. The program’s mission is to beautify city parks and promote neighborhood and community involvement. This program is a great opportunity for individuals, families, organizations, churches, service clubs, youth groups, schools and businesses to get involved in the community.
DNR Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs)
The City of St. Francis is home to two Wildlife Management Areas (WMA); Bethel WMA and Carl E. Bonnell WMA. The Bethel WMA is located on the eastern edge of town and accessible off of County Rd 24. The Carl E. Bonnell WMA is located on the West side of town and is accessible off of Ambassador Blvd NW (County Rd. 28)
Wildlife management areas (WMAs) are part of Minnesota’s outdoor recreation system and are established to protect those lands and waters that have a high potential for wildlife production, public hunting, trapping, fishing, and other compatible recreational uses. They are the backbone to DNR’s wildlife management efforts in Minnesota and are key to:
- protecting wildlife habitat for future generations
- providing citizens with opportunities for hunting, fishing and wildlife watching
- promoting important wildlife-based tourism in the state