Celebrate summer with food, fun, and activities for all ages!
~:~ Tuesday, June 11
Conway Park, 2090 Conway Street
Family Learning Opportunity: What Should You Know about Programs for Children and Youth?
Families are invited to the Highwood Hills Recreation Center to join District 1, Sprockets and local youth-serving organizations in adiscussion about quality youth programs.
What should parents look for?
How do you find activities?
How can you trust the quality of programs?
After school and summer programs should do more than just keep children and youth busy. They should help boost academics, reduce negative behavior, encourage physical activity, introduce new ideas, and increase motivation and confidence. Learn more at this gathering.
Wednesday, June 19 5:30-7:30 pm
Highwood Hills Recreation Center 2192 Londin Ln E, St Paul
District 1 Renters Cookout
We want to hear about your vision for our community.
Join us for conversation, food and fun!
Thursday, June 13
District 1 Council Office
2105 1/2 Old Hudson Road
(Sun Ray Shopping Center)
All are welcome.
Childcare and bus tokens provided with advance notice.
District 1 Board Members
The D1 Board Members are your direct link to the things going on in our community! Find them in our four neighborhoods, join us for a board meeting, or contact the office and we'll help you get in touch with them.
Boys Totem Town News
In May, we learned that Ramsey County has plans to close Boys Totem Town after the current youth graduate in July, 2019. The buildings will remain on the property until further research and exploration takes place. Currently, there are no plans (that we are aware of) on what will happen with the property.
The District 1 Council is in the final year of a grant that allows us some staff time for community engagement surrounding the future of the BTT property. We have an existing work group that was formed in 2017, and will continue to collaborate with them to provide outreach, education and engagement. The work group has no legal authority on what will actually happen with the property. We will be collecting the vision and themes of community members to compile into a report and shared with the city, county and public.
We will be meeting with Ramsey County to schedule a community meeting for June or July. A notice will go out with that information once it is planned.
Eastside Drop-Off Day - Saturday, September 14
Join us for this annual day of service!
The eastside Drop-Off Day will take place the second Saturday in September and we need your help to make it a success.
Location: Harding High School parking lot
Volunteer Shifts: 7:30 am-10:30 am and 10:15-1:30 pm
You may volunteer for one or both shifts * All volunteers receive breakfast, lunch, refreshments and a voucher to drop off a free load of items.
Do you host or participate block club gatherings? We want to know about it! We can also share resource materials for events like National Night Out. Please submit a contact form on our website. We'd love to hear from you.
Keep your eyes out for our new community Farmers Market coming late in June or early July! The market will be coming to the Ha Tien parking lot at 1959 Suburban Ave.
Make sure you also stop in to Ha Tien and support our local business.
St. Paul Hazard Mitigation Plan
The 2012 City of Saint Paul All-Hazard Mitigation Plan has been updated, per FEMA requirements. The 2019 All-Hazard Mitigation Plan identifies risks and vulnerabilities in the City of Saint Paul, and develops strategies to reduce or eliminate long-term risks.
Saint Paul invites public review and feedback of the draft plan found on the City's website.
Discussions about the Red Rock Terminal railroad issue continue. Work group meetings take place each month. The committee is reviewing the pros and cons of each idea. Follow our website for information.
The communications team selected a graphic designer and work will begin on the design process in June.
We need neighbors to help with newsletter distribution, pleasecontact our office. Delivery has been increased to more than 30 locations, and we can use assistance.
Upcoming Meetings and Events
(See the Calendar on our web site for more info) All committee meetings run from 6:00-8:00 pm. Board meetings will continue to take place from 6:30-8:30 pm.
Land Use Committee: Jun 3 & Jul 1, 6:00-8:00 pm (D1 Ofc)
Presentation by youth interns on our Youth Research Project on Out-of-School Program Needs, Jun 12, 6:00-7:00 pm. DoubleTree Hotel, 2201 Burns Ave.
Board Meetings: Jun 24 & Jul 22, 6:30-8:30 pm, Battle Creek Rec Ctr, 75 Winthrop Street S, St. Paul
East Side Summer Kick Off, June 11, 5:30-7:30 pm, by Sun Ray Library in Conway Park District 1 Renters Gathering, June 13, 5:30-7:30 pm, D1 Ofc Boys Totem Town Work Group Meeting (this is not a community meeting, but is open to the public), June 17, 5:30-7:00 pm, D1 Ofc Coffee with Councilmember Prince, June 18, 3:00-4:30 pm, Culver's, 2065 Old Hudson Rd Safe Summer Nights, July 18, Conway Recreation Center
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