Community Information

St. Francis offers great area attractions including area parks, community events, shopping, dining and more. Visit the City of St. Francis website for city hall information.

The St. Francis Area Chamber of Commerce encompasses communities in Northern Anoka and Southern Isanti Counties in east central Minnesota, just north of the Twin Cities. Members of The Chamber hail from St. Francis, Oak Grove, Bethel, East Bethel, Coon Rapids, Ramsey, Anoka, Andover, Elk River and Isanti.

St. Francis and surrounding communities have enjoyed tremendous growth due to their proximity to the Twin Cities, but they still retain their small town feel, with a mixture of big city amenities and rural open spaces. The area has not only seen vast residential growth, but also commercial and industrial growth as well. The area also has many recreational opportunities due to its location along the Rum River and many county parks surround the pristine Minnesota lakes.

St. Francis has it all, from developments with an urban feel, to farms with a variety of animals and crops. With a population of nearly 6,000 in St. Francis alone, the area’s industrial parks and commercial zones would be a perfect place for your business.

Located along State Highway 47 and County Roads 28, 9, 7 and 24, St. Francis has many routes leading in and out of town. St. Francis is the home to Independent School District 15, which also serves East Bethel, Bethel, Oak Grove and parts of Andover and Nowthen and Athens and Stanford Townships.

Community Park

22825 St. Francis Blvd off of 227th Ave NW.

Park amenities include a Park Shelter, Concessions Building with Restrooms, Playground equipment, Volleyball Court, Baseball diamond, Walking paths, and Green space.  Located just the North of Community Park is a Warming house with a Hockey rink and Pleasure rink.  The Warming house is located at 3949 229th Ave NW.

 

Woodbury Park

3646 Bridge St. NW between Rum River Blvd. and Woodbine St. Park amenities include a Gazebo, Fountain with perennial flower garden, park benches, Brick Paver paths, green space, and a Informational Kiosk.  Numerous weddings and events are held at this park throughout the year.  It is also home to our annual Oktoberfest Celebration.

 

 

Hidden Ponds Park

23950 Roanoke St. NW, off Ambassador Blvd.

Park amenities include Playground equipment, Baseball Diamond, Soccer Field, Walking Paths, and a 44-stall parking lot.

 

 

 

Dellwood River Park

22854 Silverod St. NW, located in the Dellwood River Estates development, off Poppy St.  This is a 10 acre park with approximately 1.5 miles of paved walking paths located along the Rum River.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seelye Brook Park

4540 229th Ave NW in the Deer Creek Development off County Rd. 81.  This is a joint park with the City of Oak Grove.  Park amenities include Playground equipment, Walking paths, Sledding Hill, and a 10-stall parking lot located off of Makah St.

 

 

Deer Creek 2nd Park

4138 232nd Ave NW.  Park amenities include Playground equipment, Gazebo, Walking trails, and an Observation deck overlooking a wetland.

 

 

 

Highland Woods Park

3060 233rd LN off of Ivywood St. NW in the Highland Woods Development.  Park amenities include Playground equipment, Walking paths, and an Informational Kiosk.

 

 

 

Durigan Locher Park

23248 Woodbine St. in the Durigan Locher 6th Development.  Park amenities include a paved walking path leading to Playground equipment.

 

 

 

DeGardner Park

23575 DeGardner Cir, between the DeGardner Circle and Ambassador Squares developments.  Park amenities include Playground equipment and a ½ court Basketball Court.

 

 

 

Rum River Woods Park

22635 Vintage St. NW between the River Shores and Rum River Woods Developments off of Rum River Blvd at the Southern edge of the city.  Park amenities include Playground equipment and Green space.

 

 

 

 

Rum River North County Park

Part of the Anoka County Park System

23100 Rum River Blvd, West of St. Francis High School.  The 80-acre Rum River North County Park is the northern access to the Rum River Canoe Corridor, which begins in St. Francis, passes by Rum River Central Regional Park, and ends in the City of Anoka at Rum River South County Park. Beautiful natural features such as restored native prairie, great vistas of the Rum River, and thick canopies of mature hardwood trees.  Amenities include picnic pavilions, a play structure, fishing pier and scenic overlooks. For more information on Anoka County Park go to: www.anokacountyparks.com/

DNR Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs)

The City of St. Francis is home to two Wildlife Management Areas (WMA); Bethel WMA and Carl E. Bonnell WMA.  The Bethel WMA is located on the eastern edge of town and accessible off of County Rd 24.  The Carl E. Bonnell WMA is located on the West side of town and is accessible off of Ambassador Blvd NW (County Rd. 28)

Wildlife management areas (WMAs) are part of Minnesota’s outdoor recreation system and are established to protect those lands and waters that have a high potential for wildlife production, public hunting, trapping, fishing, and other compatible recreational uses. They are the backbone to DNR’s wildlife management efforts in Minnesota and are key to:

  • protecting wildlife habitat for future generations
  • providing citizens with opportunities for hunting, fishing and wildlife watching
  • promoting important wildlife-based tourism in the state

For more information on WMAs visit: www.dnr.state.mn.us/wmas/index.html


Historical St. Francis

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— Photos Courtesy of the St. Francis Historical Society