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Andy Rodriguez

Andy Rodriguez is a lifelong Saint Paul resident and a dedicated career employee of the Saint Paul Parks and Recreation Department. Growing up, he frequented Saint Paul recreation centers and parks and valued the mentorship of program staff as a source of support and guidance.

Andy’s career with the department began over 17 years ago as a community recreation leader. He has since held an array of program and management positions, including recreation program supervisor and Recreation Services Manager, and has been a dedicated member of the senior Parks and Recreation management team since 2019. After a community-led hiring process, Andy was appointed as Director by Mayor Melvin Carter in June 2022.

Andy’s notable career highlights include championing efforts to expand youth after-school programming in recreation centers, working to implement the City’s ‘Tech for All’ initiative, and working with community partners to create new park amenities and free and equitable programs across the city. Andy leads on a foundation of innovation, responsiveness, and equity to ensure that Saint Paul continues as one of the top park systems in the nation and is reflective of the needs of all communities throughout the city.

Andy is a proud Saint Paul Central High School graduate and holds a bachelor’s degree in Metro Urban Studies from Augsburg University. He lives in the Macalester-Groveland neighborhood of Saint Paul with his wife, Meghan, and three children.

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Register your dog in the #StPaulBARKS photo contest today. Entry is free and easy – just complete the entry form and upload a photo of your park buddy. https://www.emailmeform.com/builder/form/o090OyEpi8xIBm09T

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Don't miss this opportunity to be infused with song by VocalPoint Chorus Feb 4-5 to raise money for our friends and Swede Hollow Colleague, Urban Roots They do incredible work in Saint Paul and need your "voice" to keep it up! #partneringforparksFor our final season, VocalPoint is partnering with Urban Roots to share how the lessons of the garden and of abundance can so positively affect community. The incredible folk duo MaMuse will be our headliner, with a special commissioned piece by Shruthi Rajasekar: Composer & Vocalist. Be warmed in these cold days of winter by music that reminds us of the gifts of the seasons and by people who tend to this good earth.

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Dont miss this opportunity to be infused with song by VocalPoint Chorus Feb 4-5 to raise money for our friends and Swede Hollow Colleague, Urban Roots They do incredible work in Saint Paul and need your voice to keep it up! #partneringforparks

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The Saint Paul Parks Conservancy
is a 501(c)(3) organization.

Federal EIN 26-2788415

CONTACT

651-300-7876
office@stpaulparks.org

1611 County Rd B West Ste 315
Saint Paul, MN 55113