Many Neighborhoods, One Community

About Union Park District Council

Union Park is an area of Saint Paul between the Mississippi River and Lexington Avenue, and University and Summit Avenues, including Merriam Park, Snelling-Hamline, and Lexington-Hamline neighborhoods. Union Park District Council is a community-based non-profit organization, whose purpose is to engage and represent everyone who lives, works, or goes to school in Union Park.



The Union Park District Council is a nonprofit neighborhood organization that elevates community voices in local decision-making. Through our committees, events, and community outreach, we engage all those who live, work, learn and play in Union Park


We envision a connected, vibrant, and welcoming community made up of walkable, sustainable, and affordable neighborhoods, shaped by the diverse people of Union Park.


We value the input of all community members and strive to include diverse and underrepresented voices, including people of color and indigenous communities, renters, students, LGBT, and all faith backgrounds.


Neighborhood Happenings

9th Annual Ice Cream Peanut Butter & Jam

Save the date! Union Park is holding it's 9th annual Ice Cream, Peanut Butter & Jam for the neighborhood to enjoy.

We hold this event once every year to support the less fortunate among us with a food drive, provide entertainment for the kids and families of our neighborhood, and to celebrate and give back to the community we love!

2022 Little Africa Festival

We are excited to announce the 2022 Little Africa Festival and you are invited!

The Little Africa Festival is a community event that has been bringing us all together as Minnesotans since 2014 right here in the Little Africa Business District in St. Paul, MN.

Sunday August 7th, from 12PM - 9PM at the Hamline Park (1564 Lafond Ave. Saint Paul, MN 55104)

National Night Out 2022

Saint Paul's National Night Out is on Tuesday, August 2, 2022.

Upcoming Events

  • Arts Us Summer 2022 Young Artist Workshop
    Multiple Dates
    Wed, Jun 29
    Saint Paul
    Jun 29, 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
    Saint Paul, 1221 Marshall Ave, St Paul, MN 55104, USA
    Arts Us will be offering in-person workshops for grades 1st -5th grade for young artists. Free Daily Lunch and Snack will be provided to all participants!
  • Lex-Ham 50th Ice Cream Social
    Sun, Jul 24
    Saint Paul
    Jul 24, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Saint Paul, Hamline Ave & Hague Ave, St Paul, MN 55104, USA
    Don't miss this very special event in our neighborhood, especially as we return to ice cream scooped right on site! More details to come soon to your mailboxes as we celebrate 50 years of the social.
  • "Under the Bridge" Concert Series with Lex-Ham Community Council
    Aug 22, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Hague Bridge, 1328 Hague Ave, St Paul, MN 55104, USA
    Join us "Under the Bridge" at the bridge next Wednesday evening, the 22nd, for the first of three concerts this summer. Bring a chair and a blanket to enjoy these free events! As a sweet addition, Sweet Fruci will be joining us too.
  • 9th Annual Ice Cream Peanut Butter and Jam
    Sep 17, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Saint Paul, 2000 St Anthony Ave, St Paul, MN 55104, USA
    Ice cream for you, peanut butter for the food shelf, fun for the kids, and music for all!