Hours: Daily, 5 a.m.–10 p.m.
Address: 360 Butler Avenue East, West St. Paul, MN 55118 (Driving directions)
Admission and parking: Free
This charming 57-acre park provides a quiet get-a-way in the midst of the West St. Paul. The park features a large picnic area that overlooks Thompson Lake and miles of wooded trails that connect to the River to River Greenway — a trail system that links Thompson County Park to Kaposia Park in South St. Paul and to the Mississippi River Greenway.
Thompson County Park is also the home of the Dakota Lodge — a four-season event center that is perfect for weddings, reunions, meetings, banquets, retreats, parties and much more.
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Areas of park closed June–December 2021
The Thompson County Park improvement project will require some areas of the park, including the playground, several sections of the lake loop trail, picnic grounds, lawn area, and fishing pier to be closed during construction June–December 2021. See the Thompson County Improvements page for details.