Join Saint Paul Parks and Recreation and Public Works in attending the 35th annual Citywide Spring Cleanup. Join forces with community members to cleanup our parks and neighborhood streets.
Saturday, April 24, 2021 from 9am-11:30am
Individuals and groups of all ages come together to pick up litter that has recently become exposed due to the melting snow.
Participating is easy! Register online, then drop by your selected cleanup site any time between 9am-11:30am on April 24 to check in with your site hosts and pick up bags and gloves. Then head out and clean up your park or neighborhood of choice.
Choose a kickoff site near you to check in and grab supplies. Also, see the list of Cleanup Locations below. Then, full bags of litter can be deposited in or next to any City of Saint Paul Parks garbage can. You can also utilize one of the many drop sites around the city. Check out the map below for a list of kickoff sites and drop sites.
Please note, public health guidelines will be observed during this event, including limits on the number of participants per site and current guidelines for face coverings and social distancing. To help ensure guidelines are followed, we require that you pre-register all members of your group online and check in with your site host on the day of the event.
NEW THIS YEAR: Participate in an important community science project with the Debris Tracker App!
Using the free smartphone app Marine Debris Tracker, under the MRCTI tab, community volunteers of any experience level can help track plastics and other trash to help scientists, policy-makers, businesses, and community members take informed action. Data collected during this year’s Citywide Spring Cleanup will be part of the national Mississippi River Plastic Pollution Initiative, the first data snapshot to combat plastic pollution along one of the world’s greatest waterways. (NOTE: Be sure to select the “MRCTI” tab when you open the app for the first time so your data is included in the initiative.)
In Saint Paul, our storm drains flow into the Mississippi River, bringing trash and pollution from our streets along for the ride. As the headwater state, we have a responsibility to keep the river clean for all communities downstream of us. During the Citywide Spring Cleanup and anytime you pick up trash in the future, using the Marine Debris Tracker will help contribute to science and to the health of the Mississippi River.
Learn more about the national initiative at 1 Mississippi.
- Arlington Hills Community Center
- Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary/Wakan Tipi
- Central Village Park
- Como Lakeside Pavilion
- Conway Park
- Frogtown Park and Farm
- Highland Picnic Pavilion
- Hamline Park
- Harriet Island/Kelley’s Landing
- Indian Mounds Picnic Pavilion
- Kellogg Mall Park
- Langford Park Recreation Center
- Midway Peace Park
- Parque de Castillo
- Phalen Picnic Pavilion
- Rice & Larpenteur
- Swede Hollow Park
- Trout Brook Nature Sanctuary
- Upper Landing Park
- West Minnehaha Recreation Center
- Willow Reserve
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PLEASE NOTE: This event does not collect household items. For more information on where and when to drop off household items please refer to the Public Works Citywide Drop-Off page.
Thank you to our site hosts!
- Lower Phalen Creek Project
- Frogtown Green
- Lexington-Hamline Community Council
- Urban Roots
- Southeast Community Organization
- The Sanneh Foundation
- Saint Paul Public Library
- FirstService Residential
- Summit-University Planning Council
- Friends of St. Paul-Changsha Friendship Garden at Phalen Park
- Let's Revitalize Rice & Larpenteur!
- Mississippi Park Connection
- National Park Service
- Friends of Hamline Park
- West Side Community Organization (WSCO)
- Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa
- College Nannies, Sitters and Tutors St. Paul, MN
- North End Neighborhood Council
- Saint Paul Public Works
- City of Saint Paul - Government
- Saint Paul Parks and Recreation