Dickerman Park

Overview

The City of Saint Paul has secured funds to plan for the future of Dickerman Park. The result of this phase of planning will be a conceptual design for the park that will be used for estimating costs and applying for funds to construct a linear park along University Avenue. To help guide the design process, please complete this brief survey. Your responses will help Park's design staff understand how the improvements can be designed to best serve the community.

Project Manager Update

City Staff is currently finishing up the construction documents for the next phase of the Dickerman Park Improvement Project. This phase includes site improvements such as: concrete walks, plaza space, lighting, seating, bike racks, native plantings, and lawn within the 1.1 acres of designated park land between Fairview Avenue and Wheeler Street.

Anticipated 2017 Schedule for Dickerman Park Improvements Project:

  • Site Plan Review –Early February
  • Bidding – Late March
  • Construction - May 2017 through November 2017.

Meetings

Design Advisory Committee Meeting #1

INITIAL WORKSHOP: Thursday, September 25, 2014 6-8pm, at the Habitat for Humanity’s new building on Prior and University. 1954 University Ave. W St. Paul, MN 55104 The Committee will evaluate relevance of the outcome of the 2005 study of the park and provide input on needs and preferences based on an overall vision for the park.

Design Advisory Committee Meeting #2

Design Advisory Committee Meeting #2 – DEVELOPING A VISION: Thursday, October 23, 2014 6-8pm, Location TBA. The Committee will discuss and provide input on a preferred direction including overall layout, design elements and style.

Design Advisory Committee Meeting #3

Design Advisory Committee Meeting #3 – REFINED CONCEPT: Thursday, January 12, 2014 6-8pm. The Committee will discussed and provided input on a preferred direction including overall layout, design elements and style.

Public Open House – Dickerman Park Conceptual Design

On Tuesday, February 17, 2014, the City of Saint Paul held an Open House to present the conceptual design for Dickerman Park. Over 30 people attended to listen to a short presentation and to view the graphics developed through the process of the last 6 months as advised by the Design Advisory Committee.

The City is seeking funding to construct the park which is on the north side of University Avenue between Fairview and Aldine. The advent of the Green Line, the associated redevelopment in the Fairview Station area, and the lack of visible public green space along the corridor make Dickerman Park an incredible opportunity to create an authentic landmark gathering space reflective of the surrounding community.

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