Friends of Maplewood State Park - We Take Pride in Our Park

Welcome to the Friends of Maplewood State Park website. Our organization consists of members that enjoy and appreciate this great natural resource.
Our goal is to work with park management on various projects and events so that you and your family can enjoy the park year round.

Join Us Today! | 2021 Winter/Spring Newsletter "The Maple Leaf"

* Upcoming Events *

* Canceled *
Leaf Days Celebration
Saturday, Sept 25, 2021

See Events page for more info.


After serious consideration, the decision has been made to cancel Leaf Days 2021 hosted by Friends of Maplewood. Cases of COVID-19 across MN have been on the rise. The risks associated with the spread of the coronavirus at public gatherings, to both volunteers and guests, outweigh the benefits of providing the public with a unique view of Maplewood State Park and sharing with them our love of the outdoors.

Although the Sept 25th Leaf Days activities have been canceled, the park remains open and fall is always a good time to visit the park, have a picnic, take a hike, or just drive around looking at the colorful leaves and native grasses.


Maplewood State Park remains open. Minnesotans can continue to enjoy parks and other public recreation lands. For more information, see the MN DNR Response to COVID-19 (click here).