Attention Highland Park: We want to learn what neighborhood issues matter most to you!

Report a crime in progress?

Crimes in progress should be reported by calling 911.  If you are unable to speak during an emergency should use Text-to-911.  Information on Text-to-911. https://dps.mn.gov/divisions/ecn/programs/911/Pages/text-to-911.aspx

Report a non-emergency crime?

The non-emergency number is 651-291-1111.  The online reporting system can be used for minor incidents that are not urgent and do not pose a safety issue.   For more information https://www.stpaul.gov/departments/police/file-police-report?NID=5550

Request graffiti cleanup?

 If you are the victim of graffiti on your property, you may call 651-266-8989 to make a report, email your complaint, or you may use our online Complaint form.

Get Involved with Highland District Council?

There are many ways to get involved in the HDC.  Attend or volunteer for an event. Participate in our community by attending a meeting, joining a committee or run for a board seat.  To get more information contact us at info@highlanddistrictcouncil.org or at 651-695-4005. Sign up for our e-newsletter on our website at highlanddistrictcouncil.org. 

Contact my City Council person?

Highland Park is in Ward 3 (which is includes the Macalester Groveland neighborhood, as well).  Our council member is Chris Tolbert.  He can be reached at 651-266-630. For information on Ward 3 go to:  https://www.stpaul.gov/departments/city-council/ward-3.

Sign up for Community Education?

The Saint Paul Public Schools has a robust community education program with programming that includes adult basic education and enrichment, early childhood family education, out-of-school time child care and youth programs.  You can view catalogs and program information at https://www.spps.org/commed.  Catalogs also can be picked up at Community Education Sites.  In Highland the sites are Highland Park Community Center, Highland Park Middle School, Highland Park High School, Horace Mann School, Carondelet Village, EXPO Elementary, Brake Bread and Jie Ming (Homecroft).  For general information call 651-767-8179.

Sign up for Rec Center Activities?

There are so many things to do through Saint Paul’s Parks and Recreation Department.  From all types of sports and exercise activities geared to all ages, to family events, activities at Como Park Zoo and Conservatory there is something for all.  Highland Park Community Center is located at 1978 Ford Parkway and is one of over 20 locations throughout the city.   Stop by to find out what is going on in Highland, pick up a catalog and see what Parks and Rec has to offer.  For general information call 651-266-6400 or check their website.  https://www.stpaul.gov/departments/parks-recreation.

Volunteer/Donate/Shop at the local Food Shelf?

In every community in the country there are individuals and families who live with food insecurity.  Neighborhood House provides help and resources.  For information on ways to help go to http://neighb.org/support-us/

If you would like to volunteer or donate food to their food shelf in Highland Park, Francis Basket can use your help.  

Francis Basket is located in the Sibley Manor Apartments at1293 Maynard Dr #410, Saint Paul.  Drop off hours are:
Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays-9am-12pm
Tuesdays and Fridays- 1pm-4pm

Park in the spaces in front of the apartment building.  Come downstairs, the Food Market is on your right.  Check in with staff and they will assist you.

Staple items always needed:
Flour (all purpose, rice flour, maseca corn)
Oil (vegetable, canola, olive)
Canned Fruit
Canned Corn
Canned Beans (black, pinto, red, black-eyed)
Canned meat (tuna, chicken)
Coconut milk
Noodles (bamboo, rice)
Rice (long-grained, jasmine, kokuho)

If you and/or your family needs food assistance Francis Basket Food Market is open Monday: 9-11:30 a.m., Tuesday & Friday: 9-11:30 a.m.; 1-3:30 p.m.

To use the Francis Basket Food Market in the Highland Park neighborhood, you must meet one of the three requirements listed below:

  • You live in zip code 55116
  • If you are a new immigrant or refugee, you have lived in the USA less than 5 years
  • You are a current participant in a Neighborhood House program, such as an adult education class.

For more information regarding Neighborhood House and food support go to http://neighb.org/program/foodsupportprogram/


Open a business in Highland Park?

Saint Paul has many resources to help new business owners get started and be successful.  To get you started the City’s website has consolidated information under Open for Business https://www.stpaul.gov/businesses/OpenForBusiness  (insert link).  This site contains information on all aspects of business development from planning, site selection, permits and licensing and site and building plan review.  

The district council can assist new businesses with process for obtaining variances, weighing in on business plans and providing feedback to the city, as well as working with neighbors by  coordinating a community meeting present plans to the neighborhood.  

Attach current (or revised ENS process document – it we have it!) 

In addition, the Highland Business Association (HBA) is committed to promoting, representing and supporting the Highland Park Business Community.   The HBA works with local property owners and the City of Saint Paul on issues that are important to the economy of Highland Park. For information on joining the HBA go to:  https://www.highlandba.com/join-today or contact Interim Executive Director, James Farnsworth at jfarnsworth@highlandba.com

Locate a faith community?  Here is a listing of faith communities that are located in Highland Park.

Gloria Dei Lutheran Church
700 Snelling Ave S
(651) 699-1378

Lumen Christi Catholic Community
2055 Bohland Ave
(651) 698-5581

Wisdom Ways Center for Spirituality
1890 Randolph Ave · In St. Catherine University
(651) 696-2788

Holy Spirit Catholic Church
515 S Albert St
(651) 698-3353

Messiah Episcopal Church
1631 Ford Pkwy
(651) 698-2590

Edgcumbe Presbyterian Church
2149 Edgcumbe Rd
(651) 698-8220

Our Lady of Victory Chapel
Catholic church
2004 Randolph Ave · In St. Catherine University
(651) 690-8829

Adath Israel Synagogue
Orthodox synagogue
2337 Edgcumbe Rd
(651) 698-8300

Temple of Aaron
Conservative synagogue
616 Mississippi River Blvd
(651) 698-8874

Beth Chesed Sabbath Fellowship
1631 Ford Pkwy
(612) 315-6778