Brandon Collins

Brandon Collins joined the Saint Paul Parks Conservancy Board of Directors in January 2018.  Originally from Bismarck North Dakota he moved to the cities in 2012.

Brandon is a graduate of the University of North Dakota with a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration.  Brandon currently works for a local not for profit Credit Union as a mortgage loan officer.  He is also a volunteer ambassador for the Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce and frequently helps build homes with the Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity.

When asked what his favorite park was Brandon said “there are so many great parks in Saint Paul it’s hard to just pick one. I could easily say Raspberry Island which is my wife’s favorite, it is also where I proposed to her. However, personally I really enjoy the Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary. The fact that you can be near the action in downtown Saint Paul and a few steps later feel like you are in the wilderness is great amenity for our community.”

Parks do something more for our communities than provide a place to play with your kids or read a book or eat a quick lunch on your break.  Parks are important because they provide a space for communities to grow and thrive.

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We are on Indigenous land, which holds both stories of birth and community, as well as irreparable and ongoing harm. Spend some time learning about the history and the people of this land. Take time to honor the people who were forcibly removed as well as those who are still here.

As you explore the outdoors this week, consider the weight of the love and the hardship this land holds. Feel your feet on the ground and allow yourself to really feel into your connection to this place. Once we feel connected, we’re more likely to want to take care of the connection.

🖼️: Dark trees in the foreground with an orange and yellow sky in the background, just moments before the sun rose this morning over the Dakota Homelands that some call Saint Paul.

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Community members are guiding the design for an enhanced Woodland Garden at Swede Hollow Park. The vision is taking shape this winter under the guidance of representatives from the Lower Phalen Creek Project , the Conservancy, Friends of Swede Hollow, Metro State University , Hope Community Academy, the St Paul Garden Club, the U of M Master Naturalist Program, the McNeely Foundation and Urban Roots, as well as at-large community members.

Learn more at saintpaulparksconservancy.org/2022/11/swede-hollow-woodland-garden-design-underway/
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Community members are guiding the design for an enhanced Woodland Garden at Swede Hollow Park. The vision is taking shape this winter under the guidance of representatives from the Lower Phalen Creek Project , the Conservancy, Friends of Swede Hollow, Metro State University , Hope Community Academy, the St Paul Garden Club, the U of M Master Naturalist Program, the McNeely Foundation and Urban Roots, as well as at-large community members.

Learn more at https://saintpaulparksconservancy.org/2022/11/swede-hollow-woodland-garden-design-underway/

Work begins at Wacouta Commons Park Playground! Semple Excavating is here getting it ready for the new equipment, which arrives next week. Thank you to all the donors who are making this new playground possible! #partneringforparks ... See MoreSee Less

Work begins at Wacouta Commons Park Playground! Semple Excavating is here getting it ready for the new equipment, which arrives next week. Thank you to all the donors who are making this new playground possible! #partneringforparks

Neither rain, nor sleet nor snow will keep the Saint Paul Garden Club volunteers from decorating the Rice Park urns. Another beautiful design this year that takes visitors from fall through the holidays and all of winter with beauty and natural interest. Thank you! #WeLoveVolunteers💕 #partneringforparks ... See MoreSee Less

Neither rain, nor sleet nor snow will keep the Saint Paul Garden Club volunteers from decorating the Rice Park urns. Another beautiful design this year that takes visitors from fall through the holidays and all of winter with beauty and natural interest. Thank you! #welovevolunteers💕 #partneringforparks

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Wow! They look gorgeous! Thanks so much for all your hard work! Between the lights and now the stunning planters, this park is a must see this winter.

Thank you to the St Paul Garden Club volunteers!

Gorgeous!

Agreed simply beautiful!

Gorgeous

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Today is National Take a Hike Day! Enjoy a quiet walk in a nearby park. Breathe deep, feel your legs warming up, and remember that parks are always here for you whenever you need them. ... See MoreSee Less

Today is National Take a Hike Day! Enjoy a quiet walk in a nearby park. Breathe deep, feel your legs warming up, and remember that parks are always here for you whenever you need them.
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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