Frogtown Farm and Park Acquisition

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,500,000
Fund Source
Environment & Natural Resources Trust Fund
Recipient
The Trust for Public Land
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
July 2013
End Date
June 2015
Counties Affected
Ramsey
Legal Citation / Subdivision
M.L. 2013, Chp. 52, Sec. 2, Subd. 04k
Appropriation Language

$1,500,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the commissioner of natural resources for an agreement with the Trust for Public Land to acquire a portion of 12 acres for Frogtown Farm and Park to be established as a St. Paul city park.

2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,500,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$0
Direct expenses
$1,500,000
Number of full time equivalents funded
11.28
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

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Description of Funds
ENRTF
Project Overview

The Frogtown area of St. Paul is a culturally diverse, low-income neighborhood having less green space per child than any other neighborhood in the city and was recently identified as an area in need of a new park. This appropriation is being used by The Trust for Public Land, in partnership with the City of St. Paul, to acquire a portion of twelve acres of a currently vacant space in the area to establish the multi-purpose Frogtown Farm and Park. The vision for the space is to provide a safe space for neighborhood children to experience nature and families to recreate while simultaneously acting as a demonstration urban farm for community members to learn about growing food locally as a vehicle for advancing self-sufficiency, environmental stewardship, healthy living, and community collaboration.

Project Manager
First Name
Robert
Last Name
McGillivray
Organization Name
The Trust for Public Land
Street Address
2610 University Ave W, Ste 300
City
St. Paul
State
MN
Zip Code
55114
Phone
(651) 999-5307
Email
rjm@tpl.org