A Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) has been awarded to the City of Saint Paul for improvements to the Dayton's Bluff Recreation Center Play Area.  Proposed work includes removal and replacement of existing play equipment and surfacing.  Other enhancements may include new walks, site furnishings, signage, and landscaping as funding allows.

Project Updates


May 31, 2022

We have received bids for construction and are in the process of awarding a contract for construction of the improvements. As soon as a contract is awarded and a schedule identified, we'll provide more details for the construction process.


April 21, 2022

Construction documents have been prepared and advertised for bids. Bids will be opened May 18th if no delays are encountered. We anticipate reviewing and awarding a contract immediately so construction can begin when school has ended for the year.


March 11, 2022

Thank you for your participation in the survey. The survey is now closed and the data collected as been summarized in this file: Survey summary

We will be attending the Dayton's Bluff Community Council meeting on Monday March 21st at 6:30 p.m. to summarize our findings, present a final concept site plan, and equipment layout.


February 18, 2022

Over the past month, we have prepared site concepts and equipment options for the new play area. Two site concept plans can be reviewed here: Site Concepts Equipment options can be reviewed here: Equipment options

When you have had a chance to review these options, please feel free to use the comment form to share your feedback about the options. The survey can be accessed here: 

   The survey is not closed

The survey will remain open until March 2.


January 12, 2022

Thank you for your participation in the survey. The survey is now closed and the data collected has been summarized in this file: Survey summary

Staff are currently using the feedback collected from the survey to develop schematic designs for the play area. In the next few weeks, staff will reach out to users once again for feedback on the plans.


December 9, 2021

A short survey has been published to gather information about the existing play area at Dayton's Bluff. This information will help us develop a new plan for playground improvements at the recreation center. You can access the survey at this link:

   The survey is now closed.

We will keep the survey open until December 27th, at which time we'll analyze the results to incorporate into the next phase of the design process.


November 22, 2021

We are beginning the process of replacing the play area at Dayton's Bluff. The first step in this process is to collect site information about the existing play area, gather feedback from park users, and prepare an analysis of the existing play area. We will then be able to develop ideas and plans for a new play area. During this process we'll be working with the community to get feedback about those ideas and plans. Eventually, we'll develop construction documents and start construction of the new play area. The schedule below roughly outlines the timeline for the replacement of the play area.

Our preliminary schedule for this project is as follows:




Nov 2021- Dec 2021

Project Start, Schematic Design & Community Engagement

Jan 2022- Feb 2022

Design Development & Community Engagement

March 2022- April 2022

Preparation of Construction Documents

June 2022 - Aug 2022


Sept 2022

Target Opening Date

Throughout the entire project, we'll keep this page updated with information about the project so check back often for updates and opportunities to provide feedback about the project.



Last Edited: May 31, 2022