Grand Round Seeks Regional Designation
Tuesday, February 4, 2020 9:45 AM

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Saint Paul's Parks and Recreation Commission will vote this week on recommending that the Grand Round North Regional Trail be officially designated as part of the Metropolitan Regional Parks and Trails System. Designation as a regional trail would make Grand Round segments eligible for regional money to build unfinished sections and regional funding for operations and maintenance.

The North segments are those parts of the Grand Round that do not run along the Mississippi River. In District 10, they include Wheelock Parkway, Como Regional Park, and Como Ave. west of Hamline. Grand Round North segments have been under construction since 2016. The Como Ave. Trail segment -- from Hamline west to Raymond -- is scheduled to be built this summer. Construction to upgrade trails in the park remains unscheduled.

Designation by the commission would need to be approved by the Saint Paul City Council and the Metropolitan Council. (You can view or download a PDF of the draft master plan in the right column.)

The commission meets this Thursday, Feb. 13, from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Frogtown Community Center, 230 Como Ave. Also on the commission agenda: Parks and Recreation director Mike Hahm will present staff feedback on the Como Community Council's Pathways Project recommendations to improve bicycle and pedestrian trails and wayfinding in the park.

District 10 Como Community Council | 1224 Lexington Pkwy N, Saint Paul, MN 55103 | 651.644.3889 | district10 [at] district10comopark.org

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