Joy Park

 

 

     
 
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Joy Park, City of Maplewood

Joy Park (preserve), City of Maplewood

 
     
 

Overview

 
 

 

 
     
 

History

 
 

 

 
     
 

Management

 
 

 

 
     
 

Comments

 
 

 

 
     
 
Location
 
 

Maps

 
 

Joy Park Map

Joy Preserve Map

 
         
 

Printable Map(s) with GPS coordinates

 
         
         
 

Size

 
 

Joy Park (park): 21 acres

Joy Park (preserve): 39 acres

 
         
 

Parking

 
 

2615 Joy Road
Maplewood, MN

N45 1.862, W92 59.339

 
         
 

Hours

 
 

am to 10 pm

 
         
 

Fees

 
 

No fee

 
         
 

Driving Directions

  Area and County  
 

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Activities
 
 

Hiking Trails

 
 

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

 
     
 

Hunting

 
 

No hunting

 
     
 
Ecology
 
 

Ecological Classification

  Ecological Classification  
  Ecological Province    

Eastern Broadleaf Forest Province

   
  Ecological Section    

Minnesota & NE Iowa Morainal

   
  Ecological Subsection    

St. Paul-Baldwin Plains and Moraines

   
  Land Type Association    

Maplewood Moraine

   
             
 

Native Plant Communities*

   
 

Not mapped (10/11/2021)

   
  * Source: The Minnesota Biological Survey, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Division of Ecological Resources      
         
 

Natural Features

     
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

           
 
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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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Other Videos
 
  Joy Park at Silver Lake
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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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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

 
           
 
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Visits

5/22/2018                
 
 

Birds

 
 

eBird Field Checklist

 
 

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  

 

 

Binoculars


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