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Environment and Parks

Our Environment and Parks Committee usually meets on the third Wednesday of each month from 7:00-8:00 p.m. at 161 Snelling Ave. N. On Wednesday, October 18th the meeting will be held at 4:00 p.m. at Merriam Park Recreation Center.

The Committee identifies community needs within our current parks and explores ideas for future ones, works to secure improvements to our parks, and supports activities within them. The Committee also makes recommendations on the use of funds earned through a cell phone tower lease agreement, for park activities and improvements. If you have an issue you’d like to bring to the Committee, please contact our Committee Co-Chair Drew Ross.

Everyone is welcome to attend our meetings. If you would like to be on our distribution list, please email If you are interested in joining our committee, you’ll need to attend three meetings to become a voting member. 

Current Environment and Parks Projects

The Park at Griggs 

We are supporting efforts by the Trust for Public Land and the City of Saint Paul to acquire land for a park between University Avenue and I-94 off of Griggs Street. [ Read more about the Park at Griggs here ]

Merriam Park Master Plan

We have developed a planning document for future improvements to Merriam Park. [ Review the Master Plan here ]