The Macalester-Groveland Community Council fosters citizen participation
in government and community decisions that make our neighborhood
a great place to live, work, learn and play.


Special Meeting of the Transportation Committee

A special meeting of the MGCC Transportation Committee will take place on Monday, June 1 at 6:30 p.m. at the Edgcumbe Recreation Center (320 S. Griggs St.). Please see below for the meeting agenda. All meetings of the Macalester-Groveland Community Council are open to the public and residents are invited to attend. 

Organized Trash Collection

organized collection

How many trash collection trucks go down your alley every week?  How much do you pay for your trash pickup?  Did you know that your neighbor might be paying less? 

An alternative system of “organized collection” would allow the City of Saint Paul to negotiate contracts with trash haulers on behalf of residents.  Organized collection does not necessarily mean just one trash hauler for the entire City.  There are several ways that this system could work, including supporting multiple hauling companies.  Many cities that have implemented organized collection have achieved greater efficiency, increased services and/or decreased costs. Currently, each household is responsible for contracting with a trash hauling company individually.  

Get Ready for the Golden Shoe Hunt

Golden Shoe

Slip on your shoes, dust off your bike, and join the hunt!  To promote walking and biking in the neighborhood, a golden shoe will be hidden in an area where people walk, jog or bike in Macalester-Groveland each Saturday during the month of May.  Check the Macalester-Groveland Community Council's homepage at each Saturday morning in May for a clue on the shoe's location and start hunting!

Golden Shoe #1 was hidden on May 2 and has been found.
Golden Shoe #2 was hidden on May 9 and has been found.
Golden Shoe #3 was hidden on May 16 and has been found
Golden Shoe #4 was hiddeon on May 23 and has been found

Check back the morning of Saturday, May 30 for a clue to find Golden Shoe #5! 

Spring Plant Share

Share your extra perennials and garden plants with other Macalester-Groveland gardeners at the annual Spring Plant Share on Saturday, June 6 from 9:30am-2:00pm. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to pick up new plants to diversify your gardens while giving your divided perennials, fruit bushes, and extra vegetable starts a good home. $2 suggested donation if you don’t have plants to exchange.

Ice Cream Social

thursday,  june 25 | 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
mattocks park 
(Palace Ave and Macalester St)

Come and learn more about the Food: Too Good To Waste program -  designed to help reduce the amount of food you throw away.

    • we'll supply the ice cream, you bring ice cream toppings to share.  Check your pantry for dried fruits, nuts, candy and crushed cookies
    • bring food items a food swap. Bring an edible food item and take home something new. 
    • fun craft activity for kids
    • play a wasted food trivia game at 7:15. 
    • remember to bring a blanket or chair.  

Planning to join us? RSVP on our Facebook event page so we know how much delicious ice cream to bring. For more info, email

2015 Street Construction Projects

2015 Major Project Construction MapClick to enlarge map.

In 2015, there are several street construction projects planned in and near the Macalester-Groveland Neighborhood. Please find information on current projects below. For a full list of St. Paul Construction projects, click here


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