The City of Saint Paul has been awarded a Minnesota Historical Society Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund Grant for the restoration of the pool and sculpture at Cochran Park. The proposed work includes removal and replacement of pool tiles and restoration of the ornamental railing surrounding the pool. Funding from the Ramsey Hill Association provides a match to the MNHS grant. Other improvements to the park are being planned outside of the restoration of the pool and sculpture and implemented with alternate funding sources.


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This project has been financed in part with funds provided by the State of Minnesota from the Arts and
Cultural Heritage Fund through the Minnesota Historical Society.

Project Updates

May 24, 2022

Parks and Recreation has issued a contract for a forensic evaluation of the fountain tile and basin at Cochran Park. Materials such as tile, mortar, grout, and concrete will be tested in a laboratory and the findings described in a report which will give us a better understanding where improvements can be made to prolong the life of the fountain. With the time required to conduct the forensic evaluation, prepare the report, and review the recommendations, it is likely the fountain will not be restored this summer.

April 21, 2022

The project has been assigned to a project manager. More information will be available in the the next couple weeks.

Our preliminary schedule for this project is as follows:




April 2022 - May 2022

Project Start, contracting, and analysis

June 2022 - July 2022

Tile production

August 2022 - September 2022

Tile removal and installation and railing restoration

October 2022

Project Close Out


We'll provide updates on this page through the duration of the project.



Last Edited: May 24, 2022