Replacement of existing play area with an exciting playful environment reflective of the artistic character of the park and the culturally diverse surrounding communities.  Improvements include the installation of distinctive features that are accessible and safe for children and adults to interact with in a playful setting.  Other site improvements including walks and landscaping will be provided as part of the playscape design.

Public Art Saint Paul put together a team of artists (Aaron Dysart, Sieng Lee and Bianca Pettis)  who have been assigned for the design and fabrication of the play features.  As part of the design phase, a series of community creative workshops will be conducted by artists and landscape architects to obtain ideas and guidance from kids and parents for the conception and development of their place to play at Western Sculpture Park.   


Community Workshops

Saturday, June 1, 2019, 2pm-4pm Pop Up Meeting Come celebrate International Children's Day and exchange ideas for the new playground at Western Sculpture Park. Free and all are welcome.

January 23, 2019  Open Community Workshop hosted by Artists: Aaron Dysart, Sieng Lee, Bianca Pettis. At Rondo Community Library. Drop in any time between 4 to 6pm.  OpenWorkshop2_ Flyer3.pdf

November 29 - Open Workshop at Rondo Community Library - 3:30 to 5:30 pm

Project Updates

The project will be out for bidding in March 2020. Construction anticipated Summer 2020. (May-July). 

Westerns Sculpture Park Play Area Improvements project was selected to receive a Grant of $26,000 for the implementation of the Connecting Communities Though Outdoor Play project. The grant agreement was made between National Recreation and Park Association and the City of Saint Paul Parks and Recreation. Made possible through the support of the Target Corporation, NRPA is managing the administration of the Connecting Communities Through Outdoor Play grant program (Program). Grants made through this Program are intended to provide increased access to play and physical activity for kids and families through built environment enhancements.


Last Edited: June 29, 2020