North End Community Center
Following community engagement and project design in 2019 and 2020, this project is now ready for construction. The North End Community Center is a $20 million project, and it includes construction of a new 25,000 square foot building and enhancements to the existing 6-acre park in Saint Paul's North End neighborhood. The new building will be located at 145 Lawson Avenue West, near the Rice Street Library and directly across the park from Wellstone Elementary School. We plan to begin construction in the first half of 2023. Scroll down to subscribe to updates. 

This project will provide improved access to new state-of-the-art amenities to encourage social and physical activity in the community. These shared spaces include multi-purpose community rooms, a teaching kitchen, youth ("Rec Check") and teen rooms, a gymnasium, dance room, fitness room, study room, outdoor courtyard and more! 

Enhancements to the park include a new multi-use artificial turf field, playground area, sepak takraw/badminton courts, picnic areas, underground stormwater treatment, off-street parking, paved plaza, lighting, accessibility improvements, and additional non-programmed green space.

Use the link below to view the site layout, project studies, interior plans, and interior renderings prepared by the City of Saint Paul Landscape Architects and the design team at Snow Kreilich Architects.
North End Community Center Design Studies and Renderings 

The North End Community Center aims to be a leader in sustainability. Included in the design is an on-site geothermal well field for ground source heating and cooling and a roof-mounted solar array for on-site energy production. The project is following guidelines of the State of Minnesota's B3 sustainability program which includes strategies to analyze, manage, and reduce energy use. 

Project Background
The City of Saint Paul has partnered with Snow Kreilich Architects for improvements to the park and community center. The design and community engagement process began in 2019 and continued throughout 2020. The project was put on hold in 2021 until funding for construction could be secured. When the construction begins, an 18-month construction process is anticipated. 

Last Edited: January 31, 2023