Ward 5 Update

St. Paul Ward 5 Update

summer 2022!

summer fun with Parks & Recreation!


Summer is here and that means pools and beaches are opening up.  Here is the latest and greatest info on what's happening around the city.

Pools - Highland Park Aquatic Center and Como Pool open for the regular season June 11th. Great River Water Park will not be open during the summer, and may have adjusted hours over the weekend as staff transition to outdoor swimming locations.

Phalen Beach - Phalen Beach also opens for the season on Saturday, June 11th. 

Splash Pads - All Splash pads will open with regular hours June 11th.

Swimming lessons - Registration for summer swimming lessons at Como Pool and Highland Park Aquatic Center are open.

Aquatics memberships - Summer aquatics memberships are available for purchase online.

Sailing lessons - Sailing lesson registration is open. Learn to sale on Lake Phalen! Classes are designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary for safe recreational sailing.

Paddleshare - Mississippi River Paddle Share is open for the 2022 season! Experience the city from a new perspective. Reservations can be made up to 21 days in advance. The Pickerel Lake station in Lilydale regional Park will open June 6th.


2022 Citywide drop-off events!

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For over 20 years, the City has partnered with local district councils to organize annual Citywide Recycling Drop-off events. Residents can properly dispose of large items and recycle materials not collected in the residential collection program. For information, visit:


This year, there will be two events:

June 18 - Harding High School (1540 E 6th St)

September 17 - MN State Fairgrounds (northeast corner of grounds)

All events will accept the following for a small fee: mattresses, appliances, electronics and tires.

All events will accept the following for FREE: confidential papers for shredding, cardboard (large,flattened), and scrap metal.

summertime at dock & paddle!

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Live Music!

Dock & Paddle is pumped up for a full summer of live music and delicious food and drinks!  Check out the link below for the full calendar of events at Como Lakeside Pavilion. 


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ways to stay connected

Come visit us downtown or schedule a Lake Lap. It's a beautiful time of year for a walk around beautiful Como Lake!  We love meeting Ward 5 residents, hearing your thoughts and discussing our city. If you’re not ready for humans quite yet, we understand, but do drop an email (ward5@ci.stpaul.mn.us) or give us a call (651) 266-8650 or write to us (Suite 320-A, City Hall, 15 W. Kellogg Blvd., Saint Paul, MN 55102-1615) to stay connected. We love hearing from the community. 


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Saint Paul Saints: spotlight game/play ball weekend!

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Saturday, June 11th @ 10AM

North Dale Recreation Center, 1414 St. Albans St. N., Saint Paul, MN 55117

The St. Paul Saints, Toro, and MTI Distributing are thrilled to be renovating Field #1 at North Dale Recreation Center to provide an amazing playing surface for kids in the St. Paul community. Join the Saints entertainment team, organist, and mascot Mudonna as they bring the Saints experience to you!


Wheel fun rentals @ como lake!

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So many fun options! Relax in the inviting waters of Como Lake while paddling your elegant swan pedal boat or explore with a kayak, stand-up paddleboard or canoe! Valid photo ID required for every rental.

Click here for more info:


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Free 3rd round of At-home covid tests!

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Households are now eligible for a 3rd round of free covid tests.

You can order your free tests here:


save the date: Summer Block Party...Saturday, August 13th


Celebrate community at the My Thrift Lot, located at Rice and Larpenteur!

For businesses interested, the Alliance is seeking event sponsors for the Block Party and several other events later this year and into 2023!

build up! Girls sports leadership award ceremony!

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Council President, Amy Brendmoen and Legislative Aide, Jessica Larson Johnston, were excited to help celebrate the achievements of this 2022 class of Build Up!: Girls Sports Leadership Program. This after school program at Washington Tech was geared for girls and focused on building leadership skills. Congratulations to all the young women who participated!