Since its opening in 1897, Como Park has been an oasis of green within the Capital City, 384 acres of tree-canopied majesty. It's the best place in the cities to pitch a blanket, pull out a cooler, and spend the day with the family. When it comes to amenities, nothing touches Como. It's equipped with a lake, a golf course, a pool, a conservatory with flowers and plants galore, plus baseball and soccer fields. And did we mention the zoo? Oh, yes, there's a zoo. And it's free, with everything from polar bears to wolves to Comotown, an amusement park for the pint-sized crowd. More than 100 years ago, St. Paul's founding mothers and fathers envisioned the ultimate family park, and it's still standing today.