The Phalen Poetry Park aspires to:

           -Create an artistic community space                               - Promote individual writers                      -Foster an audience for literature    

Benches by Mem Lloyd and Gita Ghei

Benches by Mem Lloyd and Gita Ghei


The park is an urban park where the community can celebrate the language arts with poetry posted on the Poets' Post. Next to the post, Marimba Benches welcomes your tired bones or your joyful playing.

Visit the Poets' Post - a sculptural piece featuring changing poetry by local poets and students. Are you a budding writer? Why not share your poems? Submit poems for display to

A walkway of works etched in stone to inspire the poet within circle the post and lead to the Dragon Garden. Relax on the giant Book Benches and marvel at the surrounding beauty.

The Dragon Garden graces the area, featuring benches that resemble giant books. It awaits you for meditation, poetry readings or an evening of community gardening to keep the dragon beautiful.

We Are Seeking Volunteers!

Blooming Saint Paul, our annual gardening event, will be May 18th ~9am-12pm in the dragon garden. All ages and experiences welcome and gardening tools will be provided!

Weekly gatherings for gardening will also be beginning soon - planned for Wednesday evenings at 6pm!

Please email ESAC at or call (651) 774-5422 to for questions or sign up to help!

located in Phalen Regional Park

Adjacent to the community center

1000 Wheelock Parkway

Saint Paul, MN 55106

Thank you to our 2018 Business Sponsors for contributing to our annual High Tea fundraiser: