Since 1887

Desnoyer Park

Saint Paul, Minnesota

Aerials of the neighborhood by neighbor, Dave Trampe

"Nestled on the bluffs of the Mississippi River is one of St. Paul's most secluded neighborhoods."
- Jim Vogt - Desnoyer Park: A History of the Neighborhood


Recent Neighborhood Newsletters
One of St. Paul's few natural ice rinks

The Desnoyer Park ice rink is one of the few remaining natural rinks in the City of St. Paul. The maintenance of the natural rink at Desnoyer Park is a collaborative effort between the DPIA, St. Paul Parks & Recreation, and an amazing group of neighborhood volunteers that make up the Desnoyer Ice Rink Crew.


Neighborhood Fire & Ice Event
Wed 12/28/22 5pm - 7pm

DPIA in conjunction with the Union Park District Council are sponsoring a winter event at the park. Come and enjoy the holiday season outside with neighbors. We will have hot dogs & chips while they last, s’mores to make over a bonfire, cocoa, and hopefully skating games if the rink is ready in time.


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Where are we

At the corner of Pelham Boulevard and Doane Avenue, you’ll find what our neighborhood was named after – Desnoyer Park.

The neighborhood has approximately 300 households and some 1,000 residents. Platted in 1887, the historic Desnoyer Park neighborhood lies between the Mississippi River Blvd., Marshall, Cretin, and St. Anthony Aves., and the Town and Country Club on Otis Ave. The Desnoyer Park neighborhood is part of the Union Park District in St. Paul.