Volunteer Spotlight: The Halling Family

Volunteer Spotlight: The Halling Family

“It’s wonderful to do something meaningful together that teaches our sons the importance of giving back…” Tell us about your volunteer work in the park. Our family (Parents Katie and Andrew, sons Max and Dylan) have been stewards for the small overlook park at...
Board Member Spotlight: Deb Schaber

Board Member Spotlight: Deb Schaber

From Ice Palaces to wool gathering, Deb knows how to create events in parks!  Deb Schaber joined the board in 2021 as an “at large” director. Her very successful tenure with the Saint Paul Heritage and Festival Foundation was just one highlight of a career spent...
New Hamline Park Play Area Completed

New Hamline Park Play Area Completed

Community feedback led to including accessible equipment. A new playground with accessible equipment opened in Hamline Park this month. The play area includes four new swings (one of which is wheelchair accessible), five slides, climbers to access the play equipment...
Wacouta Commons Park Improvements

Wacouta Commons Park Improvements

You may have noticed that the fountain has been transformed into a garden plot.  Much of the apparatus that operated the foundation was in poor repair plus the fountain, while quietly beautiful, did attract some questionable and even dangerous behaviors.  The City...
Help Light Up Mears Park

Help Light Up Mears Park

You can light up the park (and make the twinkle squirrel-proof!) Thank you to Lowertown residents and businesses for having been so supportive with donations to the Holiday Lighting fund over these past several years. This year we need your help even more....
Park “Friends Group” Update

Park “Friends Group” Update

Six Park “Friends Groups” identify common needs and start a budding cohort. This month, The Trust for Public Land and your Saint Paul Parks Conservancy hosted the first gathering of park “friends groups” at Frogtown Community Center. Friends of Upper Landing, Mears...