Joy Park

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Area and County

Ramsey County





Joy Park (park): 21 acres

Joy Park (preserve): 39 acres


Joy Park Map

Joy Preserve Map


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.


No hunting

Ecological Classification


Eastern Broadleaf Forest Province

Ecological Classification


Minnesota & NE Iowa Morainal


St. Paul-Baldwin Plains

Land Type Association(s)

Maplewood Moraine

Native Plant Communities1

Not mapped (2/2/2018)

Ownership City of Maplewood logo

Joy Park, City of Maplewood

Joy Park (preserve), City of Maplewood








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Wayne Rasmussen

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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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Park & preserve in NE Maplewood on Silver Lake





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  Joy Park at Silver Lake

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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Wayne Rasmussen


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


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




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


eastern gray squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis)

whitetail deer (Odocoileus virginianus)

whitetail deer




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