Dickerman Park Project

Overview

Donated to the city in 1909, Dickerman Park is a quarter-mile stretch of land located along the north side of University Avenue between Fairview Avenue and Aldine Street. As a part of its effort to bring more vibrancy to the Green Line, Saint Paul is helping fully realize the park’s original vision through the development of a practical design, including new walkways, plaza spaces, public art, and planting areas.  The existing white and burr oak trees throughout the park will be maintained and incorporated into the park’s design. Once completed, Dickerman Park will have low-growing, brightly colored gardens that span the park’s entire width and highlight the iconic oaks.

Project Manager Update

January 11, 2018:  Phase I Construction Images

The City of Saint Paul began construction on the park in July 2017. The first phase of park construction – between Fairview Avenue and Wheeler Street – will conclude in 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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