Snow Park is VERY, VERY slippery this year. Rain created a layer of ice under later snow, and even traction cleats can’t handle those conditions well. Please wear high-traction footgear and walk very, very carefully!
Map of Vulcan Snow Park areas
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Thanks to generous sponsors, admission to Vulcan Snow Park is free.
Access and Parking
Parking on Fairgrounds streets is free.
The streets immediately bounding Vulcan Snow Park will be closed to traffic. This includes Cooper Street and Underwood Street between Dan Patch Avenue and Randall Avenue, and Wright Avenue between Cosgrove Street and Underwood Street.
Plan to park more than a block away and walk a bit, depending on the number of visitors when you arrive. (Accessible parking is available on Wright Avenue by Cosgrove Street.)
Public transportation: Metro Transit is providing FREE rides to the 2020 Saint Paul Winter Carnival and Vulcan Snow Park on January 25, January 26, February 1, and February 2, 2020. Snow or sun, they’ll bring you to the fun! Download your pass. »
The restroom facilities near the main gate at Dan Patch Ave and Snelling Ave are usually open throughout the winter. Other Fairgrounds restroom facilities will not be open. There are plenty of port-a-potties on site (including several extra-large ones for ease of changing into or out of snow gear).
Leashed dogs are welcome. Be aware that it’s a crowded environment, frequently with many other dogs. Always clean up after your pet.
We want all visitors to have fun AND be safe. Please follow these simple safety rules when visiting Vulcan Snow Park:
Metro Transit Free Ride Pass
Metro Transit is providing FREE rides to the 2020 Saint Paul Winter Carnival and Vulcan Snow Park on January 25, January 26, February 1, and February 2. Just click on the icon for the day you want, fill out the form, and submit to download your FREE Metro Transit Ride Pass.
Enjoy some time at Vulcan Snow Park—then catch a free bus ride into downtown St. Paul for more Winter Carnival fun!
Bus route 3 stops along Como Ave at the south end of the Fairgrounds; the A Line (limited stop rapid transit) stops at Snelling and Como Avenue.