Lilydale Regional Park

 

Neighborhood: West Side

Amount Raised: $559,000

Project Partners: Friends of Lilydale

Project Background

The Lilydale Regional Park improvement project was the first major inititative of the Saint Paul Parks Conservancy.

This park project included a dramatic stone and brick gateway entry to Lilydale Regional Park from Harriet Island, a stone-lined creek along Water Street leading into the park, and removal of invasive vegetation to create dramatic views of the Mississippi. The creek will capture runoff from the surrounding bluffs and attend to the chronic problem of water and ice buildup on the roadway.

 

 

Project Need

The gateway and creek projects will attract wide public interest in park revitalization. We also hope that the project will encourage other private and public-sector partners to join with us in advancing additional park enhancements including road improvements, power line burial, topographical improvements, debris removal, the addition of lake and trail amenities, and much more.

Although in serious need of protection and revitalization, the park offers great potential as a verdant natural environment, a welcome home for a wide variety of native plants and wildlife, and an inviting venue for people to hike, bike, ski, fish, walk their dog, or just revel in a quiet setting close to home.

The work of the Conservancy in this important natural parkland was built on the advocacy, hard work, and contributions of many people and organizations, particularly The Friends of Lilydale. The Conservancy met the goal of raising $559,000, which also paved the way for $4 million dollars in public investment for a new pathway along Pickerel Lake, roadway and lighting upgrades, and environmental improvements.

The Saint Paul Parks Conservancy
is a 501(c)(3) organization.

Federal EIN 26-2788415

CONTACT

651-300-7876
office@stpaulparks.org

1611 County Rd B West Ste 315
Saint Paul, MN 55113

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Pups and parks go together! Enter yours today for the chance to win the crown as the official mascot for Saint Paul Parks! Bragging rights, a custom poster of your pooch and the chance to officially open the new Lilydale Dog Park will make you the pride of the neighborhood! Enter here www.emailmeform.com/builder/emf/SPPC/SaintPaulBarks and consider helping dogs find their forever homes by contributing to www.animalhumanesociety.org/StPaulBarks #saintpaulbarks #lovesaintpaulparks ... See MoreSee Less

Pups and parks go together! Enter yours today for the chance to win the crown as the official mascot for Saint Paul Parks! Bragging rights, a custom poster of your pooch and the chance to officially open the new Lilydale Dog Park will make you the pride of the neighborhood! Enter here https://www.emailmeform.com/builder/emf/SPPC/SaintPaulBarks and consider helping dogs find their forever homes by contributing to https://www.animalhumanesociety.org/StPaulBarks #SaintPaulBARKS #lovesaintpaulparks

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Join #stpaulparkemngo scavenger hunt as part of the Saint Paul Winter Carnival! Your team will have a blast solving clues and visiting parks for family friendly fun (and you might win the $800 prize package!) Thank you to our sponsor 21st Century Bank Learn more and sign up now at www.wintercarnival.com/events/saint-paul-scavenger-hunt/ ... See MoreSee Less

Join #StPaulPARKemnGo scavenger hunt as part of the Saint Paul Winter Carnival! Your team will have a blast solving clues and visiting parks for family friendly fun (and you might win the $800 prize package!) Thank you to our sponsor 21st Century Bank Learn more and sign up now at https://www.wintercarnival.com/events/saint-paul-scavenger-hunt/

If you are looking for fun learning opportunities for the students in your life who off school, Saint Paul Parks and Recreation has you covered!

m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10159337564174345&id=112493619344There are a few upcoming days when Saint Paul Public Schools SPPS are not in session. We offer fun programs to keep youth active and engaged during these no school days! Martin Luther King Day is coming up on Monday, Jan. 18 so get registered now at one of the 17 sites offering half-day programming.

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Congratulations Urban Roots ! Your impact is tremendous! #lovesaintpaulparksOur Youth Volunteer Group of the Year (2020): Urban Roots!
Urban Roots youth are environmental restoration specialists in the Dayton's Bluff area of the national park. Youth receive valuable job skills while climbing the ladder of responsibility each year they return. We are very proud to partner with the Urban Roots program and to recognize this group for their amazing work!
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