In 2007, Saint Paul Mayor Chris Coleman, Deputy Mayor Ann Mulholland, and Parks and Recreation Director Bob Bierscheid came to the realization that the City of Saint Paul alone was not able to provide adequate funding for creative and expansive park enhancements.
SPPC is a visionary catalyst and a voice for vibrant public spaces. SPPC engages neighborhoods and leverages public and private resources to support projects and programs that have community engagement and momentum. These projects will be community gathering places that:
- Attract and increase access for multiple participants
- Honor and celebrate the diversity of Saint Paul
- Promote the value of parks as essential to community health, wellbeing and prosperity, and
- Provide activities and opportunities for people to meet, greet, recreate, learn, play and seek solitude
SPPC leadership and support is essential to develop, maintain and sustain valuable neighborhood assets for Saint Paul’s residents- today and into the future.