Project Overview

The City Parks and Recreation Department will engage community members to inform and develop a Plan for Summit Avenue that reviews the corridor from the Mississippi River to Downtown Saint Paul.  This Plan will evaluate opportunities, constraints, and feasibility of a regional trail facility within the corridor and will serve as a guide to future transportation, pedestrian, and parkway improvements.  

Funding for the Plan has been secured from the Parks and Trails Legacy Grant.

Project Update:
Due to an active citizen petition pertaining to the project, the scheduled review of the Summit Avenue Regional Trail Plan by the Metropolitan Council on Aug 23 was suspended. The City of Saint Paul is currently evaluating next steps to make a determination on the petition, which requests that an Environmental Assessment Worksheet (EAW) be completed for the project.

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Draft Final Regional Trail Plan

Draft Final Regional Trail Plan Draft Final Regional Trail Plan Executive Summary 90% Draft Summary Video

The February public comment period on the 90% draft has concluded. Thank you to everyone who has participated and shared their feedback to help shape the plan!

A public comment period was held through February - thank you to all who participated! These comments are posted HERE. There will be additional public comment opportunities available when the final plan is reviewed for formal approval. 

Last Edited: September 7, 2023