McGill Park & McGill Park Nature Area
- Walking Trails
The City of Saint Peter is seeking public input to better evaluate McGill Park and McGill Park Nature Area, located at 1430 Leonard Street, for potential future development. McGill Park and McGill Park Nature Area is one of Saint Peter’s most unique parks with walking trails through an urban forest, open green space, and a playground area. Please take a few minutes to answer the short survey, by using the link below. Your feedback is appreciated.
- Walking trails
McGill Park and McGill Park Nature Area is one of Saint Peter’s most unique parks with walking trails through an urban forest, open green space, and a playground area.
McGill Park was established in 1950, the park was named after Andrew R. McGill (1840 to 1905). This park is on the North side of the city and runs along an old right-of-way of the Chicago and Northwestern Railway. There is a path along Church Street that lies on the original track bed. Andrew R. McGill was a teacher and principal in the school district. In 1862 he enlisted in the Ninth Minnesota Volunteers and saw action in the south. He returned to Saint Peter and became a Superintendent of schools in Nicollet County. He also edited the local newspaper, became a lawyer and ultimately governor (1887 to 1888).