Wacouta Commons Park

 

Neighborhoods: Downtown

Amount Needed: $700,000 (estimate)

Project Partners: Friends of Wacouta Commons Park, City of Saint Paul Parks and Recreation

One of downtown Saint Paul’s “pocket parks” is Wacouta Commons Park, nestled between the Sibley Park Apartments and St. Mary’s Catholic Church. This block-length oasis stretches from Eighth to Ninth streets and from Sibley to Wacouta streets.  The volunteer Friends of Wacouta Commons Park has raised money to improve the playground and to plant 14 overstory trees.

This park in downtown’s newest neighborhood is the “back yard” for both high-end condos and affordable housing home to many immigrant families with young children. With the river more than a 10-min walk away and only private indoor pools nearby, a splash pad is a critical next step to give families easy, free recreational water access in the urban core.

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

Federal EIN 26-2788415

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR CORPORATE AND FOUNDATION DONORS

David and Betsy Kelly 
Scott Knudson 
William Klein and Hildy Boweer 
David and Susan Klevan 
Pam Krank and Bryan McGee 
Keith and Toni Kuffel 
James and Gail LaFave 
Laurel J Lapore 
Aaron A. Mann and Emily B. Herr 
Jan Martland 
Malcolm McDonald 
Amy and Marek Mino 
Garth Morrisette and Trina McNeely 
Brenna Murphy and Austin Ditzler Murphy 
Conor, Mollie, Rowan, Charlotte and Maisie Murphy 
Edward Murphy III 
Paddy Murphy and Lindsey Reif 
Elizabeth Myers 
Nicholson Brothers Fund of The Saint Paul Foundation: 
David and Barbara Nicholson, Richard and Nancy Nicholson, Ford and Catherine Nicholson, and Todd and Martha Nicholson 
Diane Nixa and Kurt Hochfeld 
Nancy Oregman 
Michael Parish 
Brooke Pope 

CONTACT

651-300-7876
office@stpaulparks.org

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

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