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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.


The Union Park District Council is proud to announce the continuation of its 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. Apply for our current round of micro-grants! Applications due September 1 or earlier. 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 ]