Park Rental Policy

The City of North St. Paul currently has two enclosed park facilities and four open-air shelters available for rent by the public. Requests and reservations are made on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Park facilities are available to North St. Paul residents and non-residents at a minimal cost. Please review our Park Rental Policy for important information and guidelines for those utilizing our facilities.

Facilities for Rent


Enclosed Facilities

  • Casey Lake Park Building
  • Hause Park Building

Open-Air Facilities

  • Colby Hills
  • Silver Lake
  • Northwood

Facility Usage Specifications


Rental Requests

Any person or group wishing to reserve a North St. Paul park facility must complete an online rental application and pay the appropriate fee to the City of North St. Paul. Requests for reservations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. The City shall have priority for use for all governmental activities, including maintenance.

Rentals will be approved, denied or revoked at the sole discretion of the City Manager. The City will not deny or revoke rental on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, disability, sex, sexual orientation, or status with regard to public assistance. The City will not deny or revoke rental on the basis of content or viewpoint, except to the extent allowed by law. The City may deny or revoke rental on any other reasonable basis, including, but not limited to, previous rental by the same group or individual which resulted in damage, disruptive behavior, or violation of law. Approving a rental is not an endorsement by the City of that individual's or group's views.

City residents shall have first priority to rent facilities. Resident registration will start on December 1 at 8:00 a.m. for the following year; non-resident registration will begin on January 2 at 8:00 a.m. If the first day of registration falls on a day City Offices are closed, registration will start on the next business day.

Only one reservation will be accepted each day for each facility.

Reservations are only for park hours: 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Per City Ordinance alcohol shall not be consumed after 9:00 p.m.

Tents

Only 10' x 10' pop-up tents are allowed. The maximum number of tens is 2 per reservation. Reservations may use sand bags to secure the tents, staking tents into the ground is not allowed.

Inflatables/Moon Bounces

Unless it is a City sponsored event, inflatables and/or moon bounces are not allowed.

Food Trucks and Food Vendors

Up to two food trucks are allowed per reservation. All food vendors and food trucks must have a current city special event vendor license on file. A list of current vendors is available from the Community Development Department.

The approved locations to park food trucks at Casey Lake Park are:

  • on the sidewalk in between the Casey Lake Park Building and the Booya Building
  • in the motorcycle parking space with the serving window facing the sidewalk
  • Food trucks must not block access to the buildings

Facility Tours

Only one facility tours is allowed per reservation.

Enclosed Shelter Reservation Occupancy

  • Hause Park Building: 49 people
  • Casey Lake Park Building: 215 people

Video Surveillance

The premise is under video surveillance. Compliance with rental terms may be enforced through review of video surveillance.

Keys

Building keys and/or building codes must by picked up from City Hall, Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., and no more than two days prior to your scheduled event. Keys must be returned to City Hall, or its afterhours drop boxes the next day.

Special Events

Sale of alcohol or special events that are open to the public will require a special event permit and corresponding insurance, and may require a temporary liquor license if eligible. 

Fee Waiver

No fees shall be waived for any group except for City-sanctioned or City-sponsored events.

Decorating Information

All decorations must be put up and taken down without damaging the walls, woodwork, floors, ceilings or blinds. Nails, tape, tacks, staples, 3M command strips and screws are prohibited. Do not hand decorations from the sprinkler heads. White mounting putty is permissible but must be completely removed after use. With the exception of food warmers (sternos) no open flame devices are allowed, which includes candles, hurricane lamps, lanterns and the like. Dance wax or any other types of dancing compounds are not allowed. The renter must remove decorations immediately following the event.

Set Up, Clean Up and Damage

The renter is required to set up and take down all tables, chairs and personal equipment. The renter is responsible for cleaning the kitchen and all areas utilized including wiping off tables and chairs, sweeping, taking care of spills, spot mopping floors, placing garbage and recyclables in appropriate bins and removing all decorations, personal equipment and the like.

The facility is expected to be left in the same condition the renter found it. The renter will be held responsible and billed for any unnecessary clean up, losses, or damages, as well as be subject to loss of rental privileges. The City of North St. Paul is not responsible for any equipment or other items left at park facilities at any time. 

Place all trash and recycling receptacles near the main entrance.

Smoking/Tobacco

Smoking, e-cigarettes and the use of tobacco products is strictly prohibited in North St. Paul parks and in all park facilities.

Police Security

Reservations with 150+ persons in attendance that plan to consume alcohol must reserve the facility at least six weeks in advance of their reservation and will be required to hire an off-duty North St. Paul Police Officer or Reserve Officer at the Overtime Patrol Officer rate as listed in the fee schedule at a three hour minimum. The City in its discretion may wave the police presence requirement based on review of the applicant's submittal.

Refunds and Cancellations

If the applicant cancels their rental with 13 days from the date of their reservation, they will forfeit their rental fees. All cancelled reservations are subject to a $25 administrative fee for cancellations. Weather related refunds are only issued when North St. Paul schools, places of worship, and/or local businesses ae closed by snow, ice or other severe weather conditions for the entire day, or at the discretion of the City Manager. Weather related closures can be found on WCCO, KARE 11, KSTP, and KMSP Fox 9.

Animals

Pets are not allowed in enclosed park shelters; service dogs are welcome.

Restrooms

Colby Hills and Northwood Parks do not have restrooms onsite; renters will be responsible for providing their own port-a-potty from a licensed vendor.

Casey Lake Park Building Reservations

Both the outdoor patio and the indoor space is included with a reservation. If the outdoor patio space is not being used by the reservation, the public is not prohibited from utilizing the outdoor space. The Booya covered patio will be left open for residents to use on a first come, first serve basis. The building restrooms will be available to the public during park hours.

Fees and rental specifications will be periodically reviewed by the Parks and Recreation Commission and staff to ensure the policy/pricing is adequately meeting the needs of the community and City.