City of Saint Paul residents and businesses can apply for park picnic permits beginning Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012. The Parks Permit Office will open at 6 a.m. with lottery numbers issued from 6 to 6:30 a.m. (Numbers cannot be transferred to other customers) and permits beginning to be issued at 6:31 a.m. Customers arriving after 6:30 a.m. will be issued permits on a first-come, first-served basis and will be issued permits after all the lottery customers have been served. Only one reservation may be made per day by an individual, group, or organization, and no phone reservations will be accepted until January 4.
Verification of a Saint Paul address will be required to obtain a lottery ticket and to make a reservation. Customers applying for a private event will be required to show a valid driver's license for proof of Saint Paul residency. For business reservations, documentation such as letterhead, stationery or business card must be provided prior to a lottery ticket being issued.
To be eligible for the permit lottery on Jan. 3, residents or businesses must arrive in person at the Park Permit Office, 1100 North Hamline Ave. On Jan. 4, permit applications will be accepted from residents and businesses of Saint Paul over the telephone, 651-632-5111 (TTY: 651-266-6378) with credit card payment only (American Express, Discover, MasterCard and Visa). Park Permit Office hours are 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Non-residents may apply for permits beginning Feb. 1, 2012.
For additional information visit www.stpaul.gov/parks