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  • Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary

    DATE: Tuesday, July 9 TIME: 5:30-7:30 pm Parks and Recs Department holds drop-in events to assist in restoration of Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary. SPPC will be co-hosting this event. No…

  • President’s Message – May 2019

    The month of May ended with some great news about Saint Paul Parks. For the fourth year in a row, Saint Paul has the #2 park system in the U.S….

  • President’s Message – April 2019

    Happy Spring. The Parks Conservancy Staff and Board of Directors has been busy over the last month moving forward on launching our strategic plan for 2019 and beyond. We’ll be…

  • Presidents Message – March 2019

      Spring greetings from the Saint Paul Parks Conservancy! First, I want to thank you for your support, especially if you have contributed financially to one of our past projects. …

  • St. Paul’s giant tree has moved, but lights will still glow starting Saturday

    You know how Santa Claus can still find you after you move? Well, tree-lighting festivities will find the annual massive Christmas tree in downtown St. Paul, though the towering evergreen…

  • The St. Paul Winter Carnival Is Moving Locations in 2019

    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The St. Paul Winter Carnival is moving, but it’s not going far. The annual event is usually held in Rice Park, but this year due to renovations…

  • Two outdoor St. Paul concert series launch next week, and they’re both free

    By ROSS RAIHALA | rraihala@pioneerpress.com | Pioneer Press PUBLISHED: May 29, 2018 at 7:30 pm | UPDATED: May 30, 2018 at 6:49 pm Next week, two popular outdoor St. Paul…

  • Minneapolis, St. Paul parks ranked best in nation

    POSTED: MAY 23 2018 10:06AM CDT UPDATED: MAY 23 2018 11:03AM CDT (KMSP) – Minneapolis and St. Paul were ranked the top two in The Trust for Public Land’s 2018 ParkScore Index. The nonprofit organization released…

  • 10 Best US Parks — Minneapolis #1 Saint Paul #2

    BY ADELE PETERS 3 MINUTE READ If you live in Minneapolis or New York City, you’re probably within a 10-minute walk of a park. If you live in San Francisco, you’re definitely…

  • Downtown St. Paul’s Rice Park will be closed this summer for $2.2 million facelift

    Downtown St. Paul’s Rice Park, the setting for summertime festival events and the Winter Carnival’s recent seven-story Ice Palace, will be closed this summer. The park is getting a $2.2…