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St. Cloud is home to over 100 different parks, including Whitney Park, Beaver Island Park, and Quarry Park and Nature Reserve. With over 1500 acres of park and open land space, you can enjoy nature through hikes, fishing, boating, and other outdoor activities. Whitney Park is the largest in the state and offers something for all ages, including ball fields, a dog park, and a walking trail. A senior citizens community center is also located within the park. Throughout the year, residents can take part in a variety of events such as community fundraisers and local art exhibits.
There is a plethora of performance arts available to those living in or visiting St. Cloud The Paramount Theatre and Visual Arts Center offers a large variety of entertainment options. First established in 1921, the center is open to the public in order to meet cultural and educational needs for those of all ages. It seats over 700 people and plays host to both community and professional performances. You can also take part in art classes, including pottery, drawing, and weaving. Next door to the theatre sits the Paramount Gallery & Gifts, allowing you to decorate your home by purchasing pieces from local artists.
Founded in 1868, St. Cloud State University is a large public university that boasts a yearly enrollment of 15,000 or more. With over 200 majors and minors, along with 60 different graduate programs, the university offers something for every student. If you are a student, you can participate in a wide array of organizations, including various sports teams. Known as the Huskies, the university has 19 different Division II teams, including basketball, hockey, and football. St. Cloud State University has also won several awards over the years including the Simon Award, which recognizes excellence in international education opportunities on campus.