St. Paul Union Park Neighbors Forum

The neighborly place to share information, discuss local issues, find solutions and build a vibrant community across the Merriam Park, Snelling Hamline, Lexington-Hamline and Desnoyer Park neighborhoods in St. Paul.

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Welcome to St Paul's Union Park Neighbors Forum - Join In!

This forum is the online neighborly place to share information, discuss local issues, find solutions, and build a vibrant community. We cover all the neighborhoods within the Union Park District Council area of Saint Paul, including:

  • Merriam Park
  • Snelling Hamline
  • Lexington-Hamline
  • Desnoyer Park. 

Union Parks Neighborhoods Map

While this is an independent forum, it serves as a friendly complement to the important work of the Union Park District Council, providing a convenient way to engage in discussions on neighborhood issues without leaving home.  

Building an Inclusive and Open Forum

Welcoming online forums that reflect the dynamic diversity of their communities build bridges among neighbors of different backgrounds be they racial, economic, educational, etc. Together we are stronger.

  • Union Park Population: 18,405
  • Outreach Goal: 699+ forum members or ~10% households reflecting local diversity 
  • Diversity: 22% people of color, including 11% Black, 4.4% Latino, 3% Asian and 3% Multiracial. 78% of the population is White, non-Hispanic. 48% of households earn less than $50,000/year.
  • Source: | 2011 Community Profile 

Special Outreach Campaign 
This forum is part of the major city-wide Be Neighbors outreach campaign. Please let us know about key community and cultural events where we might sign people up in person and become a volunteer!

Members Directory
A detailed "who's who" directory of members.
A simple list of the group members.
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How the membership of St. Paul Union Park Neighbors Forum has changed.

There are 405 members in the group. Normally they post around 1 posts each day; the most they have posted is 11 posts in one day.

The statistics page contains more details on the posting statistics in St. Paul Union Park Neighbors Forum.

St. Paul Union Park Neighbors Forum is a public group.

  • The group is visible to anyone.
  • Posts made to the group are visible to anyone.

Members of this group may post no more than 2 messages in a 24 hour period.

The Privacy and Public Life Policy details our policies on

Please also read the full Charter and the Rules of Participation which together govern this forum. For civility and agenda-setting, we require the use of real names and no name calling. Participation will be limited for those found violating the rules.

Christopher Mitchell is the volunteer Forum Manager and is responsible for facilitating this forum and enforcing the rules. The Forum Manager can be emailed at