About Highland Park (Park Map)
Acquired by the City in 1925 largely due to the efforts of Commissioner of Parks Herman Wenzel. Undeveloped when it was purchased, within seven years Highland Park featured an 18-hole golf course, 10 tennis courts, a picnic area, football and baseball grounds. It also sported a stadium seating 2,700 people, an artificial "swimming hole" and a new clubhouse/reception facility proclaimed the best of its kind in the Northwest.Most of those facilities, either rebuilt or renovated, still stand today.
PARK RESERVATION INFORMATION
Highland Picnic Pavilion (1200 Montreal Ave.) includes a fireplace, kitchen facilities, including sinks, stoves, ovens, and a walk-in cooler. The pavilion has roll-up doors which can be left open or pulled down in case of weather. It also offers an indoor/outdoor fireplace. This pavilion seats approximately 200 people. The Children's Play Area is located on the North side of the park near the shelter area.
Highland Shelter (1227 Montreal Ave.) seats approximately 50 people. Electricity is available at a 110 volts. Multiple crock pots, coffee pots, roasters and other electric items may cause overloads on the power source.
Also available are the following: drinking fountains, 1 restroom building, 1 ball field, 4 tennis courts, main and wading pools, swings, horseshoe pit and barbecue grills which are located around the site.
Alcohol - The possession and consumption of non-intoxicating malt liquor (containing not more than 3.2% alcohol by weight) is permitted from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. within designated picnic areas. Glass beverage containers are not allowed.
Please call the Park Permit Office at 651-632-5111 for more information or to make a reservation. Office hours are 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Dogs - Please remember that despite the wilderness setting of Hidden Falls Parks, it is still a city park and subject to the same rules for dogs as any other city park. Pets must be licensed and secured by a leash six feet or less. Owners are required to carry clean-up materials for their pets' droppings. Anyone violating these rules are subject to ticketing. Remember, loose dogs and wildlife don't mix!
Skates/Skateboards/Bikes - may be used only on designated bike paths. Motorized vehicles have the right of way at all intersections with bike paths. Bicyclists are allowed only on bike paths and roads reserved for vehicular traffic.
Fires/grills - Barbecue grills are available, and people may bring their own grill for outdoor cooking. Recreational fires are allowed only at fire rings.
Call Parkwatch, 651-646-3535:
- for help in resolving conflicts or potential conflicts occurring on park property.
- to report vandalism or other crimes occurring on park property.
- Call 911 in an emergency
- DO NOT leave valuables in your car!