Volunteer Spotlight: GAP School Volunteers

Volunteer Spotlight: GAP School Volunteers

Students from the GAP school have put in 1,310 hours since 2015 improving our parks. Located on the West Side of Saint Paul, GAP School serves approximately 200 youth and young adults (ages 18-24) annually through education and enrichment; training that leads to...
Party for the Parks Honorees

Party for the Parks Honorees

This year’s Party for the Parks honors three local individuals and one volunteer organization as park champions with special awards. Park Volunteer of the Year: Debby Smith Debby Smith has planted and tended gardens at Como for 14 years, starting with the East Gateway...
Swede Hollow Park: Upcoming Projects

Swede Hollow Park: Upcoming Projects

New signage, enhanced Woodland Garden, Trail lighting, and improved Gathering Space are all in the plans for this beautiful park. Last month 29 residents gathered for their first glimpse of the new cultural and historical interpretive signs that are in design for...
Remembering Dee Schutte

Remembering Dee Schutte

It is with great sadness that we remember Dee Schutte, the Conservancy’s former lead staffer, who passed away on Friday, April 9, 2021, at her home in Minnetonka, Minn. Dee was 69 years old and was born in Iola, Kansas. Dee was employed at several Chamber of Commerce...
Building a Dog Park with Dogecoin

Building a Dog Park with Dogecoin

Be part of the first ever public infrastructure project funded by Dogecoin! Saint Paul Parks Conservancy has now expanded our donation options to include cryptocurrency. If we reach our $250,000 fundraising goal, the City of Saint Paul will build a real-life DogePark,...
Pig’s Eye Park Will Get New Visibility

Pig’s Eye Park Will Get New Visibility

A land-swap deal with St. Paul Regional Water Services approved last week by the St. Paul City Council will give Pig’s Eye Regional Park a parking lot and an entrance with a sign. In exchange, the water utility will use a portion of the park to store soils removed...