St. Paul residents and businesses wishing to use the Wigington Pavilion on Harriet Island in 2018 can apply in person through a permit lottery to be held December 1. Non-residents can apply at a second lottery on Jan. 3.

The Parks Permit Office, located at 1100 North Hamline Ave., will open at 6 a.m. with lottery numbers issued from 6:00 a.m. to 6:59 a.m. The city has added a permit lottery because of the high demand for the pavilion, built in 1941.

Park permits will be issued starting at 7:00 a.m. to customers who have received a lottery number. Customers arriving after 7:00 a.m. will be issued permits on a first-come, first-served basis after all the lottery customers have been served.

Verification of a St. Paul address is required to obtain a lottery number and to make a reservation on December 1.

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