City Moves is a free summer program providing recreational activities to youth and adults at schools and parks across Saint Paul. All activities are drop-in and no pre-registration is required.
Safe Summer Nights are free public events featuring food, kids activities, and ample opportunities to meet your local Saint Paul police officers, including members of the horse and K9 units. Safe Summer Nights barbecues are held from 5pm to 7pm every Thursday evening through August 30 at parks and recreation centers across Saint Paul.
Summit University Location:
August 16, 5pm-7pm - Oxford Community Center, 270 Lexington Pkwy N.
Visit the Safe Summer Nights website for a full list of date and locations.
Fitness in the Parks is a free outdoor exercise program that brings a variety of fitness activities to many of Saint Paul’s beautiful parks. Getting started is easy. Just pick a class you like and show up! There is no registration required and classes are open to all fitness levels. All ages welcome and no experience is necessary.
Summit University locations include Carty Park (705 Iglehart Ave.), and Boyd Park (335 Selby Ave.). Visit stpaul.gov/fitnessintheparks for a full list of locations and times.
Roaming Recreation brings outdoor summer fun to your neighborhood! Roaming Rec is a free youth program offering athletic programs, arts and crafts, and other organized activities led by Saint Paul's fun and energetic Recreation in Motion team. Snacks will be served at each session.
STOP BY CARTY PARK (705 IGLEHART AVE.) ON TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS FROM 4:30-7:30PM JUNE 18-AUGUST 16 FOR ROAMING RECREATION!
Join us for an evening of outdoor activities and a movie under the stars! Bring along a blanket or a lawn chair. Movies in the Parks events are free and open to the public. Children must be accompanied by an adult. See the full schedule at stpaul.gov/moviesintheparks.
We are so happy to announce that SUPC will be hosting a Mini Drop-off Cleanup Event! Do you have any electronics, appliances, or documents that you need to get rid of? Then Save the Date!
JUNE 2, 2018
8 AM- 1 PM
Sears Parking Lot, 425 Rice Street
Accepted Items (small fees apply):
No refuse disposal
The Summit-University Planning Council, in partnership with The City of Saint Paul, will be hosting a small scale community drop off event on June 2! We need lots of volunteers to make it work, and we are looking for these positions:
1. Morning Shift 7:30-10:30
2. Afternoon Shift 10:30-1:30
3. Volunteer Photographer
4. Pickup crew to assist neighborhood elders
Adults 18+ Can register by visiting https://www.volunteersignup.org/4T4QL
or by calling 651-228-1855
Youth 16-17 are able to register only with a registered adult, please call for assistance.
By Mike Foley
It’s that time of year when snow and ice (are supposed to) give way to grass and leaves. It’s also the time of year when sidewalks, trails, bike lanes and neighborhood streets see more bikers and walkers.
In Minnesota, drivers must stop for crossing pedestrians not only at marked crosswalks but also at all intersections without crosswalks or stop lights. It’s the law! Failure to obey the law is a misdemeanor. A second violation within one year is a gross misdemeanor.
Pedestrians must obey traffic signs and signals at all intersections that have them.
Failure to yield the right-of-way and driver inattention/distraction are the main contributing factors in pedestrian crashes.
When it comes to bikes, bicyclists may ride on all Minnesota roads, except where restricted. Bicyclists should ride on the road (not the sidewalk) and must ride in the same direction as traffic.
When it comes to safety, bicyclists and motorists are equally responsible for bicycle safety. The number-one factor contributing to bicycle-vehicle collisions is failure to yield the right-of-way — by bicyclists and drivers alike.
About one-half of all bicycle-vehicle collisions are due to a variety of bicyclist behaviors, such as disregarding a traffic sign or signal. The other half are caused by vehicle driver behaviors, such as inattention and distraction.
Tips for drivers:
Tips for bicyclists:
Tips for pedestrians:
The Porchlite is a monthly newsletter and blog that is developed by the SUPC Communications Committee.