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
2023-24 Ice Rink Season

One of St. Paul’s few remaining natural rinks has its home in Desnoyer Park where this true gem brings our neighborhood together throughout the deep winter months for outdoor entertainment and recreation. The rink is maintained all winter through a collaborative effort by the Desnoyer Park Improvement Assoc. (DPIA), the City of St. Paul Parks & Rec Dept., and most importantly, our volunteer neighborhood rink crew. If you can spare any time during this short rink season we would love to have your help on the crew! Fill out the Rink Crew interest form on the events page.


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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.