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Programs, Projects and Initiatives

Our work spans a wide variety of areas that include land use and development, transportation, sustainability, community building, and improving the overall livability and vitality of the Union Park community.

Micro-Grants

The Union Park District Council is proud to announce the continuation of it's Union Park Micro-Grant Program.  Individual residents and small groups of neighbors within the Union Park district are invited to apply for micro-grants to complete small projects within our community in the Spring. [ More Information ]

Tent/Barricade/Compost and Recycling Rentals

Union Park has a 10x20 tent and two sets of barricades  that the community can rent for block parties, neighborhood or family events as well. There is a charge for both the Tent and Barricade rentals but there is not for the compost and recycling containers. [ More Information ]

Neighbors United Funding Collaborative (Allianz Field Community Benefits Fund)

In August 2016, the St. Paul City Council passed Resolution 16-1407 which created a task force to discuss the creation of a community benefits fund to support the neighborhoods adjacent to the Snelling-Midway Redevelopment Site. Neighbors United Funding Collaborative is the result of more than 2 years of community engagement, discussions, and outreach and officially "launched" in July 2019. [ More Information ]

 

Renter Engagement Task Force

 

The Renter Engagement Task Force was formed to help UPDC better engage neighbors who rent in Union Park. [ More information ]

Our Ten-year Community Plan

Union Park finalized the District plan in 2016, providing a ten-year vision that identifies priority policies and strategies for growth, investment, and development in our neighborhoods. The plan will influence local decision-making by the city’s planning department as part of the city’s Comprehensive Plan. [ More about our Plan ]