North End Community Center
Following community engagement and project design in 2019 and 2020, this project is now "shovel-ready"! The North End Community Center project includes construction of a new 25,000 square foot building and enhancements to the existing 5.6 acre park in Saint Paul's North End neighborhood. The new building will be located at 1025 Rice Street, adjacent to the Rice Street Library and directly across the park from Wellstone Elementary School. Construction on the project will begin when funding is secured.

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 and teen rooms, a gymnasium, dance room, fitness room, study room, outdoor courtyard and more! 

Enhancements to the park include a new multi-sport artificial turf field, playground area, basketball court, sepak takraw/badminton courts, picnic areas, underground stormwater treatment, off-street parking, paved plaza, and open flexible green space.

Please use the link below to view community input, design studies, and renderings of the North End Community Center.
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 compliance with Minnesota's SB 2030 Energy Standard. Based on the current project schedule, the result will be a building that will consume 70% less energy than the baseline.

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. An 18-month construction process is anticipated after funding is received.  


If you have questions, suggestions, or comments please contact:
Dave Ronzani: | (651) 266-6410
Chris Stark: | (651) 266-6419

For more information, or if you need special
accommodations and/or translation services,
please contact:

Cheeneng Yang (651) 266-6414
(yog koj xav tau kev pab los sis muaj lus nug)

Ahmed Mohamed (651) 266-6437
(ila soo xiriir af Somali)

Jubilee Dee (651) 488-7684
NENO Community Coordinator

Last Edited: July 15, 2021