A Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) has been awarded to the City of Saint Paul for improvements to the Eastview 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.  The most recent improvements to the play area were 17 years ago, in 2001.

Project Updates

March 31, 2020

Construction of the play area improvements will begin as soon as Monday April 6th. Demolition of the existing play area will take place first and followed by installation of new play curb and walks. The new play equipment should be installed in the first couple weeks of May. Construction should be complete by the end of May/early June.​

November 4, 2019

Construction of the new play area will take place in the spring of 2020.

September 24, 2019

A contract is currently being issued for construction of the play area and we anticipate construction will begin shortly after the contract is issued.

August 15, 2019

Staff are reviewing bids for construction and anticipate awarding a contract in the next couple weeks. Construction will begin as soon as contracting is complete and wrap up construction in 2019 for a Spring 2020 opening of the new play area. 

May 28, 2019

On Friday May 24th, we attended a family lunch at Nokomis Montessori Magnet School and received feedback from parents and children about the concept site plan and equipment options.  The following links are to the materials shared at the family lunch.  Please look over these items and offer us you feedback!  Please email your feedback to Bryan at bryan.murphy@ci.stpaul.mn.us

Play Area Concept Plan

Play Equipment Option A

Play Equipment Option B

April 15, 2019

Thank you to those that came to the Community Outreach Event on Saturday April 13th at Eastview Recreation Center.  Your input is very valuable to the development of the play area improvements.  The following is a summary of the feedback we received.

Outreach event feedback summary

The following links are to the materials presented at the Community Outreach Event

Community Survey summary

Survey - Inventory and Analysis


Play equipment options

Public art opportunities

April 2, 2019

We will be at the Eastview Recreation Center on Saturday April 6 from 11 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  We will have a summary of the survey feedback, concept plans, and equipment options for review.

February 19, 2019

We are seeking your feedback!  We have developed a short survey to collect your feedback about the existing play area and what can make the new play area even better.  Please access the survey here:

Thank you for sharing your feedback about the play area.  The surveys are now closed.

Last Edited: July 20, 2021