New signs share history with park visitors.
Park visitors will learn a bit of the Swede Hollow history with the new interpretive signs just installed throughout the park. One of the top 20 projects in the Swede Hollow Park Master Plan, the signs feature short histories of the Dakota, Swedish, Italian, Irish, Polish and Mexican communities who called both the hollow and the neighborhood “up on the street” home. The project – which includes new park entrance and wayfinding signs – was led by the Saint Paul Parks Conservancy, Lower Phalen Creek Project and Saint Paul Parks and Recreation with input from Friends of Swede Hollow, Ramsey County Historical Society, historians from St. Thomas and Celtic Junction Arts Center and many others. Funding was provided by Bush Foundation, Hardenbergh Foundation and Saint Paul Parks and Recreation through community vitality (CVZ) funds.