Joy Park

       
   

Area and County

    Ramsey County
    Metro Area
     
 

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Size

Joy Park (park): 21 acres

Joy Park (preserve): 39 acres

 
 
Maps

Joy Park Map

Joy Preserve Map

   
 
Parking

N45 1.862, W92 59.339

 
Hiking Trails

The preserve portion (on the north side of Joy Road) has no hiking trails but some well-worn footpaths.

 
Hunting

No hunting


Ecological Classification Province  

Eastern Broadleaf Forest Province

Ecological Classification
Section  

Minnesota & NE Iowa Morainal

Subsection(s)  

St. Paul-Baldwin Plains

Land Type Association(s)

Maplewood Moraine

 
Native Plant Communities1

Not mapped (2/2/2018)


Ownership City of Maplewood logo
 
Links

Joy Park, City of Maplewood

Joy Park (preserve), City of Maplewood


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Visits

5/22/2018

   

 

 

 

 

       

Visitor Photos

   
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Wayne Rasmussen


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Joy Park, Maplewood, MN, Feb 2017

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Joy Park summer wildflowers and insects are available for viewing

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“Under a magnificent canopy of oaks, along the shores of Silver Lake, Joy Park blooms. Wildflowers carpet the woodlands, waterfowl are plentiful, and the fishing is good enough to keep the anglers coming back.”

— City of Maplewood Parks and Recreation

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Park Entrance

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Play Area

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Paved Trails

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Silver Lake

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Small Pond

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Smaller Pond

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Woodland

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Camera

     

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About

Park & preserve in NE Maplewood on Silver Lake

 
     

 

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Other Videos

 
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About

Uploaded on Oct 31, 2010

Technically located in Maplewood along the north shore of Silver Lake-but treated as part of North St. Paul Minnesota by the locals.

Shot in 1990 and again in 2008, some of the video has my friends and I running around in it. This is mainly due to the fact that there wouldn't be much footage from 1990 if I ommitted it.

What may make it interesting for locals is the changes to the park that has taken place since 1990; some of which can be seen when comparing the 2008 footage to the older footage.

 
     

 

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Visitor Observations

   
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Wayne Rasmussen


Birds

Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula)

Green Heron (Butorides virescens)

Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)

Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)

Red-winged Blackbird


Insects and Arachnids

autumn meadowhawk (Sympetrum vicinum)

eastern amberwing (Perithemis tenera)

eastern tailed-blue (Cupido comyntas)

eastern tiger swallowtail (Papilio glaucus)

lemon cuckoo bumble bee (Bombus citrinus)

monarch (Danaus plexippus)

snowberry clearwing (Hemaris diffinis)

eastern amberwing

eastern tailed-blue


Plants

American white waterlily (Nymphaea odorata ssp. tuberosa)

butterfly weed (Asclepias tuberosa ssp. interior)

crown vetch (Securigera varia)

Philadelphia fleabane (Erigeron philadelphicus var. philadelphicus)

prairie spiderwort (Tradescantia occidentalis var. occidentalis)

rue anemone (Thalictrum thalictroides)

swamp milkweed (Asclepias incarnata ssp. incarnata)

wild bergamot (Monarda fistulosa)

Philadelphia fleabane

rue anemone


 

     
 

MinnesotaSeasons.com Observations

   

Birds

American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)

American Robin (Turdus migratorius)

Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula)

Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula)

Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)

Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)

Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)

Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)

Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus)

Wood Duck (Aix sponsa)

American Robin

Baltimore Oriole Nest


Mammals

eastern gray squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis)

whitetail deer (Odocoileus virginianus)

whitetail deer


 

 

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