The City of Saint Paul is planning to develop a new 1.5-acre park at the corner of Sharon Ave SE and Emerald Street SE.  As part of the Station Area Planning process for the Westgate light rail station, park space was identified as a need in this area to serve residents and businesses in a growing area of Saint Paul.  Dominium, an affordable housing developer, recently acquired the 12-acre Weyerhauser lumber site, adjacent to the New Park at Westgate site.  Affordable-housing apartments for seniors and working families is proposed for the Dominium development.  In tandem with this development project, the City will advance plans for construction of the New Park at Westgate.

For more information about the process of developing the park concept and its relationship to the surrounding area, please reference the Westgate Public Realm Plan.

Public Meeting Reports

Friday, November 20, 2020 – City update meeting with SAPCC featuring a presentation by Liz Hixson, St. Paul Parks & Rec. Based on the July 2019 meeting report we provided, the City staff came up with a list of possible amenities, and some additional questions from the community on the proposed vision for the park. Please rank your preferences below and tell us your ideas!

July 24, 2019 – 5:30-7:00 pm.  St. Anthony Park Community Council, led by Karen Nelson and Emily Rodriguez, held an engagement meeting at Sunrise Bank to detail the progressing plans of the new park at Westgate. It was a meeting meant to inform as well as to envision. Around 30 community members attended, asked questions, strategized ideas for how to move forward, and sketched the park they wanted to see. The city directed us to ask a few questions, which we have compiled in a report and will upload onto the website soon.

Thursday, December 6th, 2018 – 7:00-9:00 pm.  City update meeting with St. Anthony Park Community Council – Land Use Committee.  Discussion on project background, budget, schedule, and priorities for the new park site.  Opportunity to gather feedback on interim park concepts as well as long-term vision for park development.  For a copy of the presentation, please click HERE.