We are in a time of economic, environmental, and demographic change. Saint Paul’s Parks and Recreation System must also change. It is becoming increasingly difficult to pay for the facilities we have, and many of these facilities do not meet the needs of current park users. The system can either change in an incremental, piecemeal way, or the Parks and Recreation Department can plan the whole system for the future. The Department has chosen to plan, in order to better meet the needs of the whole city for decades to come.
Input from 5 open houses and online comments will help shape a plan for the future, which will be prepared from July through September. A draft Park and Recreation System Plan will be available for review on the web and in additional meetings to be held in October and November.
Your input will be valuable to the future of the Saint Paul Parks and Recreation System.