Readers Choice 2016 - Ramsey Co. - Maplewood - Best Use Of Taxpayer's Money

Best Use Of Taxpayer's Money - Parks

Around here, “out and about” means pulling your hiking boots or running shoes on, not your spike heels and wingtips. This is a park-rich area that offers everything from well-maintained biking and rollerblading trails to the seclusion of untouched open space. Not only do local residents appreciate city- and county-funded amenities in their parks; they go out of their way to help with fundraisers such as Silver Lake Splash in North St. Paul and the years-long push to secure the Fish Lake open space in Maplewood. Through residents’ and planners’ efforts, new programs like “WOW” at Wakefield Park and the toddler-focused equipment at Janie’s Park have become a reality.​

 

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