Beautiful public spaces are at the heart of every community. Creating public spaces is a key part of community building in any city. Place making strengthens the connection between people and the places they share. Place making is how we collectively shape our public realm to maximize shared value.  If you are interested in joining Friends of the North End (formerly the North End Area Place Making Committee), a group of residents that will work on a variety of projects including but not limited to public art, traffic calming, pocket parks and neighborhood branding , and outreach, please contact us at or 651-488-4485

Meetings will be the second Tuesday of the month from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM.

You are welcome to stop by! Meetings will be held at the Rice Street Library, but call in advance to confirm the location.

Current placemaking projects include: Marydale Festival, and North End Garden, native pollinator garden, rice street planters, and other items.


Marydale Festival is a community event highlighting local artists and bringing Saint Paul’s North End Community together.
Local Artists, Food Trucks, games for the kids and Music!
The emphasis on local artists remains, though any artist wishing to participate is welcome.
There will be children’s activities during the event.

North End Community Garden  is at 168 Front Avenue. There are raised and elevated beds available at no cost to any community member that signs up on a first come first served basis.