Como Park & Conservatory

Saint Paul

This sprawling park began when the city of Saint Paul acquired 300 acres of land northwest of the city in 1873. The park itself took shape between 1891 and 1922 under then Superintendent of Parks Frederick Nussbaumer. Nussbaumer used the work of H. W. S. Cleveland as inspiration in making Como Park a green oasis for the city of Saint Paul.

In 1897 Como Park Zoo opened to house Saint Paul’s growing number of animals and exhibits. In 1915 Como Park conservatory opened, providing a place for city residents to experience living plants from around the world year round.

Today the park has grown to 384 acres of green space and attractions. In addition to the zoo and conservatory, the parks attractions include Como Lake, a golf course, Como Town Amusement park, Cafesjian’s Carousel, and a swimming pool.

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