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Como Woodland Outdoor Classroom
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In 2010, the City of Saint Paul received a $218,000 grant from the Minnesota Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund to transform a 17.75 acre woodland located within Como Regional Park into the Como Woodland Outdoor Classroom. This classroom provides environmental education and historical interpretation for school children and adults, habitats for native wildlife, and an urban woodland oasis for the inner-city community for local place-based, hands-on environmental learning opportunities. Download the
Como Woodland Outdoor Classroom Master Plan to learn more about the habitats and features of the classroom. For more information about the outdoor classroom, please visit

Using the Outdoor Classroom

To ensure a positive experience for all teachers and students using the Como Woodland Outdoor Classroom, Saint Paul Parks and Recreation issues permits. These free permits help track numbers and activities for grant reporting and maintain an appropriate level of use for the environmental health and sustainability of the outdoor classroom. 
  • The Outdoor Classroom will be permitted in two blocks: 8 a.m.–noon AND noon–4 p.m. 
  • Permits will be given out for up to four (4) classes or 120 students during each block. 
  • If you wish to use the classroom for an entire day, please reserve both blocks of time. 

To make a reservation, please call the Parks Programs Office at 651-632-5111.

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