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District 12

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Westgate Park in the works

The St. Anthony Park District 12 Environment Committee has been working with St. Paul Parks and Recreation to provide input on the new 1.6-acre Westgate Park, which is taking shape at the corner of Sharon Avenue Southeast and Emerald Street Southeast.

Work is already underway on earth moving, land shaping, building stormwater infiltration ponds and creating sidewalk beds.

The St. Paul Parks and Recreation Department hopes to finish the first phase of the park’s development in late summer, including installation of a playground, new trees and a prairie area.

To learn more about the plans and updates on the project, go to stpaul.gov and search “New Park at Westgate.”

The District 12 Council hopes to plan a celebration of the park opening. If you’re interested in helping plan the event, please contact Jessica Willman at jessica@sapcc.org.

Territorial Road block party

The District 12 Transportation Committee has been assisting in beautification efforts on Territorial Road.

In early May, two yellow artistic benches created by Austin Watanabe were installed—one on the Seal Hi-Rise property on Raymond Avenue and the other on the corner of Territorial Road and Carleton Street. Later, as the weather gets warmer, the attached planters will get filled with plants.

Further, neighbors will see artist Kada Goalen installing a mural on the Murphy Riggings building, 2299 W. Territorial Road. A celebration to honor the completion of this project is scheduled from 10 to 11:30 a.m., June 11, at the Territorial Road block party.

The block party will include a ribbon cutting, an Evie electric car demonstration, drain painting, kids crafts, yard games and more! Find out more at sapcc.org/territorial-road-project.

Catalytic converter theft prevention kits

District 12 has kits available for catalytic converter theft prevention. For those comfortable with crawling under a vehicle, the kits can be easily installed without technical assistance.

However, kits can also be taken to a service station. Under this pilot program, stations cannot charge for the application of the label.

To request a kit, go to sapcc.org/catalyticconvertertheft or email jessica@sapcc.org.

SAPCC June meetings

St. Anthony Park Community Council committees discuss a variety of issues at their monthly meetings. Visit the council’s website at sapcc.org to learn more.

• Board meeting: 7 p.m., Thursday, June 9

• Environment Committee: 7 p.m., Wednesday, June 22

• Equity Committee: 5:30 p.m., Monday, June 27

• Transportation Committee: 7 p.m., Tuesday, June 28

• Land Use Committee: 7 p.m., Thursday, June 2 and July 7

All meetings are hosted via Zoom. Meeting times are subject to change. Please email Kathryn at kathryn@sapcc.org for the link.

Submitted by Jessica Willman, District 12 community organizer.

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