Lilydale Regional Park is part of the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area and sited on the floodplains of the east bank of the Mississippi River in St. Paul. It is defined by the Mississippi River to the North and Pickerel Lake below the river bluffs to the South, Harriet Island Regional Park to the East and the Interstate 35‐E to the west. The park is 384‐acres which includes the 100‐acre Pickerel Lake and an additional 100 acres of wetland/marsh.
This new picnic shelter and park support space creates a gathering place for visitors to Lilydale Regional Park. It helps accommodate groups in the park, provides additional programming space, and helps support recreational trails, fishing and boating, birdwatching, play areas and non‐motorized park access.