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. Now, we're raising funds to help transform the site into a recreation area, nature sanctuary, and demonstration farm operated by local nonprofit Frogtown Farm. A grand opening event for the park is planned for fall 2015 and farm activity is projected to begin in spring 2016.
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.