South St. Paul’s Kaposia Landing opened in 2008 nestled along the banks of the mighty Mississippi River. Over ten years of planning and creative funding transformed the former demolition landfill known as Port Crosby into usable public recreation space reborn as Kaposia Landing. This 87 acre area is incrementally being developed and currently hosts a 6.3 acre off-leash dog area (permit required for use), river overlooks, and almost two miles of interior paved trails. In 2017, five new athletic fields for softball and baseball opened in addition to a centrally-located concession and restroom building on the north end of the park. Kaposia Landing can be accessed using the vehicular bridge located at Concord Street (TH 156) and Bryant Avenue, or by the regional trail access via the pedestrian bridge at the Simon’s Ravine Trailhead located at 1308 North Concord Street.
Kaposia Landing Off-Leash Dog Area, located at 800 Bryant Ave., is a 6.3 acre fenced in area that offers dogs and their owners the only legal dedicated area to run, recreate and train without a leash in the city. It features river overlooks, and nearly two miles of paved trails. Permits may purchased at Central Square Community Center (100 7th Avenue North). Your membership will directly support the ongoing maintenance and development of the park. The park is open to valid permit holders from 6:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m. A seasonal drinking fountain has been installed outside the north end entrance. The park now features a specialty area for small/frail/timid dogs. Permit Required $20 Resident / $30 Non-Resident.