Public hearing set for St. Paul parks overhaul


If you haven’t had a chance to review the city’s draft plan to overhaul the parks and recreation system, there’s still time. 

A special Parks and Recreation Commission public hearing will be held Monday, Jan. 10, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Phalen Golf Course clubhouse, 1615 Phalen Drive, to hear public comments on the Parks and Recreation System Plan.

Last spring, the St. Paul Parks and Recreation Department released a preliminary draft plan for overhauling the current parks and recreation system. A series of five community meetings were held to hear public comment about the plan, which was scheduled to go before the Parks and Recreation Commission on Dec. 8. There was such a great response from city residents that the plan was rescheduled for a public hearing in January. Residents who have concerns about changes to the city’s parks system can express those concerns at the public hearing.

Readers can view comments from the five community meetings, along with submitted content through the Systems Plan website, at The site also contains the draft plan.