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Climate Resilience Information

updated: Monday, April 10, 2017

2015 Ready and Resilient Guide
2015 Ready and Resilient Guide

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updated: Thursday, February 09, 2017

St. Louis Park has a history of being a leader in environmental stewardship. As part of the city’s continued commitment to the environment, sustainable practices are being evaluated and implemented whenever possible. Sustainability is defined as meeting the needs of the present generation without compromising the needs of future generations...

Environmental Stewardship

updated: Thursday, March 30, 2017

St. Louis Park is committed to being a leader in environmental stewardship. We promote increased environmental consciousness and responsibility in all areas of city business. The City Council created an Environment and Sustainability Commission to foster and promote sustainable and environmentally aware programs, direction and stewardship for residents...

2017 Arbor Day and Community Tree Planting

updated: Thursday, April 27, 2017

Come help us celebrate and plant 60 trees at the St. Louis Park Rec Center with our partner Tree Trust on Saturday, May 6, 9 a.m. - noon. The City of St. Louis Park and Tree Trust, a St. Louis Park non-profit, have once again partnered to plant trees in St. Louis Park as part of our Arbor Day Celebration. The Rec Center has been losing tree canopy...

Basic Vegetable Gardening Class

updated: Wednesday, March 29, 2017

AGES 18+
Rec Center Banquet Room, 3700 Monterey Drive
We are offering a FREE 5-week class series on vegetable growing for adults. The classes are presentations and hands-on demonstrations, including how to start, design, plant and maintain your garden, information on popular vegetables and how to harvest your bounty.

Thursdays, starting April 6; 5 weeks
6:30 – 8 p.m.   

Class is free, but registration is required.
Register online

Basic Vegetable Garden Class informational flyer



updated: Monday, March 27, 2017

Ecotacular save the date graphicThe City of St. Louis Park will host Ecotacular as part of the annual Parktacular event on Saturday, June 17 from 2 - 6 p.m. in Wolfe Park, 3700 Monterey Drive.

Come enjoy environmentally friendly activities and demonstrations! Fun for all ages including:

  • Mini-golf
  • Ask an arborist info booth
  • Fix-it demonstrations
  • Recycla-bowling
  • Repurposed materials crafting
  • Honeybee hive and pollinator facts
  • Electric vehicle
  • St. Louis Park Energy Action Plan

Green Building Policy

updated: Wednesday, April 12, 2017

 St. Louis Park has a history of being a leader in environmental stewardship and encourages the use of green building practices whenever possible. As part of the city’s continued commitment to the environment, the City has adopted a Green Building Policy.

The Green Building Policy is required for all new Planned Unit Developments (PUD’s), or when the following construction projects receive city financial assistance:
    • Municipal - new buildings, additions greater than 15,000 square feet, and renovations over 50,000 square feet.
    • All new projects greater than 15,000 square feet, renovations over 50,000 square feet, or receiving $200,000 or more in city finance.
Contact Julie Grove at or 952.924.2523 for more information.

Plastic Bags

updated: Thursday, April 20, 2017

Plastic Bags – At the November 2, 2015 Special Study Session Discussion and later during a July 25, 2016 Study Session Discussion, the St. Louis Park City Council chose to set aside action on single-use plastic bags. The council may choose to revisit the plastic bag issue in the future and in the meantime encourages residents to bring...

Zero Waste Packaging

The Zero Waste Packaging ordinance went into effect on January 1, 2017. Throughout the fall, city staff were busy meeting with food establishments to assist them in making changes to packaging that can be recycled or composted. Many businesses have made the switch, though you will notice some places that are still in transition. The city is continuing...

Alternative Fueled Vehicles

updated: Monday, January 09, 2017

The City of St. Louis Park promotes alternative use vehicles. St. Louis Park was the first city in the state to own and manage an E-85 pump to fuel its E-85 fleet, which currently consists of 23 vehicles. The city also owns and operates 11 hybrid vehicles and several bio-diesel trucks. St. Louis Park purchased in 2016...

Green Building

updated: Thursday, December 29, 2016

St. Louis Park encourages the use of green building practices whenever possible. Green building practices encompass many different aspects from design to reusing materials to alternative landscaping. Get more information from the U.S. Green Building Council or visit the St. Louis Park Home Improvement page. Contact Julie Grove at jgrove@stlouispark...

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7305 Oxford Street
St. Louis Park, MN 55426
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