Central Park is a smaller park but with plenty of amenities. There is an ice rink, a hockey rink, a pavilion, and a splash deck. There is also a playground area for the children and a skatepark as well.
Emerald Park is great place for the members of the community to get together and have a good time. The amenities include a playground area for kids, a basketball half-court, a softball/baseball diamond, a splash deck, and picnic areas in case you want to take a break from all the activities.
Silverwood Park is a neighborhood favorite that sits on the eastern shore of Silver Lake. There is a concentrated effort to highlight the synergy between people and nature in a creative ways. There are walking paths, and there is art along the trails to appreciate. There is a visitor center that is open 363 days a year. The other amenities include Silverwood Cafe, an art gallery, kayak and canoe rentals, and much more.
Broadway Pizza is a local chain that is steeped in Minnesota history. The first one was opened as a bar in Minneapolis in 1953 by John Spallacci, and he started serving thin, cracker-crust pizza to his customers so they could have a bite along with their drinks. Now, several decades later, Broadway Pizza is well known all around Minnesota. The star of their menu is the pizza, of course, and you can build your own with your choice of crust (hand-rolled dough), meat (they're proud of their sausage), and other toppings. They have a gluten-free crust available, and they have takeout and delivery, too. They also have a banquet facility for private parties.
Catrinas Cerveza & Mexican Grill is a Mexican restaurant with brightly-colored decor that is warm and inviting, as is the staff. They have art commemorating Día de los Muertos on the wall, and festive-flags banners hung from the ceiling. This is the third of three Catrinas, and it was opened in 2016 by the owners of all three, Lorenzo Tejada and Paul Marshall. The menu includes tacos, burritos, tortas, and quesadilla. You can choose your protein, your rice, and beans or veggies. They have gluten-free options, online ordering, and delivery as well.
Culver's is a national chain that is infamous for their ButterBurgers. The atmosphere is bustling and cheerful, and the staff members are very friendly. It has the speed of a fast food restaurant and the comfort of a sit-down restaurant. The ButterBurgers is a Culver's family special, and it's made with fresh beef and a lightly buttered bun. The menu includes the Single, the Double, and the Triple, and all on the ButterBurger. They also have a gluten-free bun. They are more known for their fresh frozen custard, which they make throughout the day. You can add your own toppings or go for the flavor of the day.
Fat Nat's Eggs is a modern day breakfast diner that opened in 2012 in this, the third location. The atmosphere is relaxed and casual, and the service is cheerful. They use fresh ingredients that are prepared daily and made by hand. The menu includes Eggs Bacon Benedict Avocado, Green Chili Huevos, Grandma's Omelette, and a pulled pork with jerk or BBQ sandwich. They have gluten-free options, dairy-free options, and vegetarian options as well.
Hidden Treasures Thrift Store is a Christian nonprofit that centers around a second chance for people who have battled addiction or have criminal records. It is located in the St. Anthony Shopping Center. The products include furniture, toys, dishes, and more. The store is easy to navigate, and the staff is friendly.
The Silver Lake Village Shopping Center was built in 2004 to replace the iconic Apache Plaza. The flagship store is Cub Foods, and it was built to be a walkable community. There is also a Wells Fargo, a US Bank, and a Conoco Gas Station as well as a North Memorial Health Clinic and Park Dental. The stores include GameStop, a GNC, and Gophermods. There are eateries such as Smashburger, Chipotle, Carbone's Pizza, and Cold Stone Creamery.
TeaSource is all about tea, obviously. The store is cozy and inviting, and the staff members are knowledgeable about their teas, and eager to share that knowledge. They have over 200 loose leaf teas, which the customer can enjoy in-shop or at home. They also have a variety of baked goods to enjoy with their tea.
The Unofficial is a self-proclaimed dive bar that has a relaxed and comfy atmosphere. They believe in giving back, and they help those in the community who need it. The staff is friendly and makes you feel at home. The menu includes chipotle white chicken chili, the Face Melter burger, a pork tenderloin sandwich, and a smothered burrito. Their drinks include beer and cocktails such as the Blueberry Mojito and Purple Rain.
Village Pub is a neighborhood favorite with an open and airy interior that is comfortable and inviting. The service is friendly, and there are big screen televisions so you can watch your favorite team while lifting a pint. There is a patio so you can enjoy your favorite burger and beverage in the summertime. They have bocce ball, too. Their food is made from scratch, and their menu includes shrimp rolls, a sourdough melt, a barbacoa cheese melt, and a pub Cuban. The drinks include wine, beer, and cocktails. They have takeout.
Created to Grow is a creative center for families who want to enjoy experiencing art together. They have an open studio and gallery space, and they offer classes for the family. They offer classes in music, arts, theater, dance, and visual arts for the whole family to participate in. The gallery is available for those who use the studio to sell their work. They have childcare options available as well. They sell Grab and Grow kits to use at home, and they offer a place for kids to have a fun and creative birthday party.
St. Anthony Community Services is a resource for all members of the community, from toddlers to senior citizens. For the younger set, they have all-day and half-day preschool, and they have the Early Childhood Family Education program that offers plenty of resources. They also have a program called Village Kids that has care for kids in grades K - 5, before and after school and on non-school days as well. They have programs for the children as well, ranging from beginning guitar to Java Minecraft modding. The adult programming includes Tai Chi Ch'uan, Ethiopian cooking, and total body conditioning. For senior citizens, they have classes including senior tech time, gentle yoga, and defensive driving. They also offer room rental and swimming lessons.
The St. Anthony Community Theater (SACT) was started in 2001 by some local parents who wanted to provide the kids of the community with something exciting and creative to do during the summer. They put on a one-act play at the VillageFest, and from those humble roots, SACT eventually grew into a nonprofit organization that encourages involvement from members of the community of all ages, skills, and talents. They have professional actors involved in the productions, but for the most part, they are concentrating on engaging local community members to participate. The productions are performed in the St. Anthony Village High School auditorium.
The St. Anthony Village WinterFest is a newly-created annual event that celebrates winter while simultaneously benefiting Nourish 282, a nonprofit that helps kids in District 282 with food insecurity. It is held at the Central Park Pavilion, and there are games, food and beverages, and the chance to gather with other members of the community.
The St. Anthony VillageFest first occurred in 1989, and it's a weekend of fun, frolic, and festivities to celebrate all the things that make St. Anthony Village unique and a great place to live. There are a ton of activities, ranging from the Classic Car Get Together that kicks off the festival to the Kiwanis Waffle Breakfast that signals the end of the festivities. Other activities include the VillageFest Parade, the 5K Fun Run, the Bean Bag Tournament, and fireworks. There are also musical performances, food and beer vendors, and a petting zoo. Most of the activities take place in Central Park.
St. Anthony Winter in the Village is an annual event that celebrates the joys of winter in St. Anthony Village. It is held at the St. Anthony Shopping Center. There is a very popular trolley ride, and some of the other ongoing activities include the Happy Feet Scavenger Hunt, hot chocolate and food sampling, painting, and S'mores. There are activities at specific times, such as making snowflakes out of recycled books, meeting Santa, and a snowball fight. The hosts urge attendants to bring a wrapped gift to donate to seniors. Select stores have collection barrels for this specific purpose.