Display for the Community Conversations dialog about parks, open space and community in Swede Hollow 2012
Creating community green space on the East Side of St. Paul, MN and inspiring change.
The Payne Phalen Pocket Park Project is a volunteer based neighborhood beautification project started in late 2011, focused on pocket parks on the Eastside of St. Paul. Originally the group was formed of participants volunteers of the Community Leadership Institute program with Neighborworks America. The project has also been supported by and collaborates with Dayton's Bluff Neighborhood Housing Services, East Side Neighborhood Development Company, District 5 Planning Council, The City of St. Paul, Eastside Arts Council and many resident volunteers & local businesses.
Pocket Parks is grateful for all contributions of time, financial, materials, expertise, and plants that we have received from our awesome supporters in the last few years. Please contact us if you would like to donate time, materials or money. We thank all our supporters and volunteers for all your help.
We are a volunteer based endeavor and depend intirely on the efforts and support of the community for our successes. For the 2017 season we are seeking volunteers to help out with planting and weeding days. This usually happens on weekends and is fun work! We are also seeking grant writing/fundraising opportunities to support improvements and new projects within our parks. We greatly appreciate new volunteers to help guide planning for the future. If you are interested in being involved in any way please contact us.
Another year has come and gone and it was a great one for pocket parks with all the rain. The gardens looked especially lush. So long 2016! See you next spring Pocket Park Friends!
2015 Payne Phalen Pocket Parks wins Sustainable St. Paul Award from the City!
Art Mobile Stops at Stone Garden in August 2016
Pocket Parks is excited about the future of this project and the enthusiasm that seems to becon real growth in St. Paul and especially on the Eastside. We see a transformation towards a more resilient and dynamic community as a real possibility. In the 2015 season the group will focus on maintenance and further development for our three beautiful existing pocket parks. These parks include: Stone Garden on Jessamine, Prairie on Payne and the raised bed gardens at 1,000 Edgerton. For now we don't foresee any new parks, but are interested in supporting other groups with similar projects. We see a great potential movement of pocket parks throughout the city of St. Paul.
Malia Burkhart taught puppetry arts at the Stone Garden Pocket Park August 2nd to neighborhood kids brought to you by East Side Arts Council Art Mobile. Special thanks to ESAC and Mrs. Burkhart for another great year with this program!