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District 12 Community News  

New bike trail signage

         Exciting updates for cyclists in the community: SAPCC is thrilled to announce the addition of bike signage for one of our unique bike trails.

       Thanks to a generous grant from the University of Minnesota’s Good Neighbor Fund, signage will be added by our partners at the City along Franklin Avenue and Pelham Boulevard in south St. Anthony Park, guiding cyclists to an off-road trail that connects Wabash Avenue to Westgate Commons Park. 

         This trail offers a safe route from the Pelham bikeway to Franklin Avenue, passing through the new park in Westgate. If you haven’t yet explored this path or the Westgate Commons Park, make sure to check them out this summer.

Artist’s rendering of Westgate Commons Park with bicyclists. Submitted by District 12 Community Council.

         A big “thank you” to the U for supporting neighborhoods — their grants make a significant impact and help make unique projects like this possible. Learn more about the GNF at

Tree ID walk

         Discover your neighborhood trees with the Tree ID Walk. Join the District 12 Environment Committee for an enlightening Tree ID Walk at College Park on Wednesday, July 10, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Learn to identify various trees in your neighborhood and discover the benefits and considerations of planting them in your yard. Space is limited, so be sure to sign up at:

Pollinator patch and rain gardens

         Have you noticed the vibrant coreopsis and catmint at the Pollinator Patch on Raymond and Robbins? Or the weekly “weeding” at the Sydney Triangle rain garden?

       Initiated last year by the District 12 Environment and Transportation committees with the help of volunteers, these plants and greenspaces are thriving, thanks in part to recent rains.

         This summer, Ramsey County Master Gardeners are joining the effort to rejuvenate the rain gardens along Raymond Avenue in south Saint Anthony Park.

Look for weekly and monthly planting and weeding parties at the Pollinator Patch and rain gardens this summer. Sign up today and volunteer in our green spaces with your neighbors at:

Upcoming Meetings

         District 12 committee meetings are open to the public. If you’re interested in attending, please RSVP at to receive an agenda and Zoom link before the meeting.

  • Land Use – 7 p.m. Thursday, July 4th (cancelled due to holiday)
  • District 12 Board – 7 p.m Thursday, July 11
  • Environment Committee – 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 24
  • Transportation Committee – 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 30
  • Equity Committee – 7 p.m. Thursday, July 25

Submitted by District 12 / SAPCC Outreach & Communications 

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