Como Park District 10 news

Annual Pancake Breakfast is Oct. 29

Homemade food, great company and kids in Halloween costumes. It’s all guaranteed at District 10’s annual Pancake Breakfast Saturday, Oct. 29.

The family feast will feature pancakes, eggs, bacon, turkey sausage and breakfast beverages. Plus, children get to field-test their Halloween disguise during a costume parade at 10 a.m. Breakfast runs from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the cafeteria of the Humphrey Job Corps Center, which is on Arlington Avenue between Snelling Avenue and Arona Street. All are welcome.

Tickets are $7 for teens and adults, $4 for children ages 5-12 and free for youngsters 4 and under. You can purchase tickets from a D10 board member or at the door.


Organics recycling made easier

You asked for it, you got it. We’ve now made replacement bags for organics recycling available free of charge at our 24/7 drop-off site in Como Park near the Humane Society on Beulah Lane. The bags are in a mailbox attached inside the gate. Please limit yourself to two bags each visit.

Also, a reminder: Because of construction in the McMurray Field area, the only way to access the drop-off site is from the west. From the T-intersection at Hamline and Jessamine avenues, head east on Jessamine, then turn left at Beulah. The drop-off site is on the left, just north of the Humane Society.

Finally, if you are new to organics recycling, stop by the District 10 office and pick up your free starter kit, which includes a bag, refrigerator magnets and other information and supplies to help you succeed in reducing your waste footprint.


Something to look forward to

Saint Paul’s recycling program will undergo big changes beginning in January 2017. Among the highlights:

  • Eureka Recycling will replace bins with covered, wheeled carts.
  • Pickup will switch from curbside to alleys.
  • All multi-unit buildings will have the opportunity to recycle.
  • Residents will get wheeled carts after Thanksgiving.

We’ll keep you up to date with more details as they become available. Stay tuned to District 10’s website,


You’re invited to sit in

The District 10 board and standing committees meet monthly and community members are always welcome to attend, participate and speak or raise concerns. All meetings are at the Como Park Streetcar Station, at the northeast corner of Lexington and Horton. The schedule is listed below:

  • Land Use Committee: Typically meets on the Monday before the first Wednesday, 7 p.m. (However, because of a holiday, the committee will meet on Tuesday, Nov. 1.)
  • Neighborhood Relations and Safety Committee: First Tuesday, 7 p.m.
  • Board: Third Tuesday, 7 p.m.
  • Environment Committee: Last Wednesday, 7 p.m.


Get your recycling gear here

The Como Park Streetcar Station is open from noon to 4 p.m. on the first Sunday of every month through the fall and winter. We’ll have a District 10 board member on hand to distribute blue recycling bins, organics composting bags or just take your comments and suggestions. The Streetcar Station is at the northeast corner of Lexington and Horton avenues.

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