With the support of the City of Saint Paul's Department of Parks and Recreation and the Fort Road Federation/District 9 Community Council, I developed this signature gateway into the West Seventh neighborhoods of Uppertown, the Uppertown Triangle and Little Bohemia.
Volunteer neighbors Jason, Ryan and Alex resurrected the North High Bridge Park,
a gateway to Saint Paul’s West End. They
Peace Pole collapses with rot at its base
After 30 years as the North High Bridge garden "steward"
I resigned due to age, knee issues, and time.
But visit regularly to alert SP Parks and Recreation of problems.
Rejuvenating the gardens!
28 Boston Scientific employees from the east to the west coast honored a colleague by rejuvenating the gardens.
Vandalism strikes Community Gate
Repairs funded by City Cultural STAR grant.
2006 Butterfly Path installed
Native plants lead the way to the east from the Community Gate for our friends the pollinators
September 11, 2004
Community Gate Project Dedication
A baptismal gate, salvaged from the West End's Czech-Slovak National Church, St. Stanislaus Kostka, was installed in the park to commemorate contributions of Czech and Slovak immigrants and families in building the neighborhoods of the West End, between Downtown St. Paul and Fort Snelling. By West Side Saint Paul artist Craig David
June 17, 1997
Girl Scout Cadett Troop 464 install a Peace Pole
Languages: English, Hmong, Czech, Spanish
October 1991 and November 2002
Green Chairs I & II are installed
The first chair fell victim to untreated materials
and was replaced July 2, 2002. The Chair is built of treated wood, weighs approximately 2,500 pounds and is constructed of sections of architectural glue lam beam built in layers of laminated California yellow pine.
1995: The Watcher
The remaining stone was then transformed by Zoran Mojsilov, a Yugoslavian-American artist, into the "Watcher" thanks to a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council and local fund raising,
Dedication: Halloween 1995
Pumpkins for the dedication
Day lily demonstration garden construction
A weed-filled lot is transformed over the years with promise of greater things to come! Salvaged limestone from the city sewer separation project forms raised beds for day lilies.