Highland Park Community Center Field and Playground Renovation

The Highland District Council is submitting requests to City through the Capital Improvement Budget (CIB) process for renovations to the Highland Park Community Center (HPCC) field and playground.

The Highland play area  is over 20 years old. There are between 50 and 600 daily users of the play area depending on the season.  These users include participants in HPCC Fun Camps, sporting events, library activity participants, students from Highland Catholic School, and children in neighborhood daycare centers.  Equipment and surfaces are in disrepair and are unsafe.  This project has been approved in previous CIB cycles but was removed from the Mayor’s budget.

This spring, a funding proposal to rehab the play area at the Highland Park Community Center was submitted to the City by the Highland District Council and St Paul Parks and Recreation.  The City’s initial Capital Improvement Budget rankings have come in, and Highland projects did not do well.  However, there are still opportunities to weigh in on the proposal to try to influence which City projects get funded for 2016-2017.

SHOW YOUR SUPPORT FOR THESE PROJECTS BY ATTENDING THE CIB MEETING

 Monday, June 1st  
City Hall Basement Room 40 
15 West Kellogg Boulevard
Saint Paul, MN 55102

  • The Highland Park Community Center Play Area – 6:00 p.m.
  • Highland Park Community Center Fields – 6:15 p.m.

PLEASE WRITE A LETTER OF SUPPORT FOR THESE PROJECTS ADDRESSED TO: 

Capital Improvement Budget Task Force
C/O Daley Lehmann
Office of Financial Services
St. Paul, MN 55102
Email:  daley.lehmann@ci.stpaul.mn.us

Or, send an email of support to the District Council at hdc@visi.com

CIB Sample Letter of Support 2016-2017

November 2014  - This fall the District Council, Saint Paul Parks and Recreation and Saint Paul Planning began discussions on possible renovation of the Hillcrest Fields and Playground.  A first step in the process has been to gather feedback from the community.

In addition to the survey question, we also provided an opportunity for respondents to provide written comments.

The Highland District Council and Saint Paul Parks will be submitting Capital Improvement Budget (CIB) Proposals in January 2015.