Frogtown Park and Farm
St. Paul's Frogtown neighborhood is home to a diverse immigrant population. Though residents come from all around the world, they share strong agricultural traditions and the desire for a place where families can celebrate their roots. The Trust for Public Land is working to make it happen-while bringing much-needed parkland to a community with less green space per child than any other St. Paul neighborhood.
In 2013, we worked with the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation to secure 12.7 acres in the heart of the neighborhood and transfer it to the city. The park opened in fall 2015 and will serve as a hub for health, recreation, local food, and a connection to nature for the Frogtown community. Once fully operational, Frogtown Farm, which will operate on leased park space will be one of the largest contiguous urban farms in the country, and at 5 acres will offer enough space to feed thousands of people every year. Produce from the farm will be sold and distributed on-site, to community partners, local food shelves, at farmer's markets, and in grocery stores and restaurants.
Support for Frogtown Park and Farm comes from state lottery funds, through the Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund, as recommended by the Legislative Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources, the City of St. Paul, and many individuals and foundations.