Lower Phalen Creek Project is an east side saint paul organization whose mission is to engage people in honoring and caring for our natural places and the sacred sites and cultural value within them.

Lower Phalen Creek Project was founded in 1997 as a partnership between Saint Paul’s East Side and Lowertown neighborhoods. Our project area stretches from Lake Phalen to the Mississippi River and our work is powered by a dedicated board, staff, and Advisory Council of citizens that represent the neighborhoods and cultural communities with ties to this area. We actively partner with the City of Saint Paul and others to:


Complete the redevelopment of the Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary as an ecological, cultural and educational resource and vibrant community asset.


Cultivate local community stewards through environmental and cultural programs, events, and volunteer opportunities that inspire and sustain initiatives throughout the community.

Support conservation projects that maximize local environmental benefits, increase equitable access to parks and trails, and promote community involvement in its green spaces. 


The new Lowertown Ballpark creates a great opportunity to invigorate the area, and will feature hundreds of thousands of visitors coming to the east-end of downtown Saint Paul. The building at the Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary will be in a prime location within just a short distance of the new ballpark.
— Saint Paul Mayor Chris Coleman