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Presidents Message – November 2017

Saint Paul parks have offered gorgeous colors, a dusting of snow, and moments of pause during this busy season. It is easy to see why Saint Paul parks are once again rated one of the best park systems in the country. Your donation, along with other generous individuals, businesses and foundations, help the city care for our well-loved park system and further the Saint Paul Parks Conservancy’s mission to “enhance and expand parks and recreation opportunities throughout Saint Paul.”

Help us celebrate the Saint Paul Park Conservancy’s 10th year as we:

  • Break ground for the Rice Park Revitalization project next spring (after raising more than $1.35 million in partnership with the Rice Park Association and Saint Paul Garden Club.)
  • Establish a Rice Park Revitalization Maintenance Fund to serve as an endowment to increase the on-going maintenance efforts in Rice Park once renovations are complete.
  • Kick-off fundraising to build five kato courts (three at Marydale Park and two at the Duluth and Case Recreation Center on Saint Paul’s East Side). The courts are for the game of sepak takraw, a traditional sport played in Southeast Asia brought to Minnesota by Hmong immigrants 40 years ago. Saint Paul’s kato courts are a unique amenity for athletes to compete at a national level and will meet the demand for this active sport.
  • Fund summer camps for city youth at Stacy L. Robinson Field (formerly Oxford Field) in partnership with the NFL Players Association and the Dr. Leo Lewis Foundation.
  • Make use of our new logo and branding (introduced for the first time in this letter).

Your support of the Saint Paul Parks Conservancy is a gift to the many residents and visitors who enjoy Saint Paul parks. Two anonymous donors have offered to match gifts through December 31, up to $10,000, so please consider the impact of your giving this year.

Thank you and warm regards,

Garth Morrisette

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