The Macalester-Groveland Community Council fosters citizen participation
in government and community decisions that make our neighborhood
a great place to live, work, learn and play.


Mac-Grove Fest

Mark your calendar for the first ever Mac-Grove Fest on Saturday, September 6, 2014!  
This year, the Macalester-Groveland Community Council will be hosting a fun, end of summer neighborhood celebration. Mac -Grove Fest will combine the festivities of Groveland Night Out and last year's Flavors of Macalester-Groveland.
Join us from 3:00pm-7:00pm at Groveland Park (corner of St. Clair Ave and Prior Ave S.) on Saturday, September 6 to celebrate the businesses, organizations, artists, and residents that make Mac-Grove a great place to live, work, learn and play. 
Mac-Grove Fest will feature performances by local musicians, delicious food from local food vendors, and information tables for neighborhood businesses, organizations and artists. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs and get ready to enjoy an outdoor movie showing of E.T. at dusk. Mac-Grove Fest will have plenty of fun children's activities, including a rock climbing wall and bouncy house. Watch the website and E-Illuminator for more details! 
Don't miss out on the chance to highlight your contributions to the neighborhood at this celebration! Local businesses, organizations and artists are invited to sponsor a fun activity and/or have an information table at Mac-Grove Fest. 

Join the MGCC Board of Directors!

The Macalester-Groveland Community Council is seeking Representatives for Grid 1, one At-Large Residential seat and one At-Large Business seat on the Community Council Board of Directors. 

Give Feedback at a Neighborhood Forum

This July, we invite Macalester-Groveland residents to participate in topical forums around neighborhood interests and issues and to share feedback on our Community Plan. The three forums will focus on the environment and beautification, housing and land use, and transportation in the Macalester-Groveland neighborhood.

Join us to share your vision for the neighborhood's future in a community discussion.

Neighborhood Clean-up

Volunteers Needed!

Neighborhood Clean-ups are one-day events that allow residents to discard just about anything. District Councils work in partnership with the City to bring together haulers and vendors in one central location and make efforts to reuse or recycle your old stuff for less cost than you would pay a garbage hauler to take it away.

Volunteers are needed on Saturday, September 27, 2014 for the neighborhood clean-up taking place on Shepard Road between Alton and Davern (Hosted by Highland District Council). Volunteers are needed to help guide participants through the process, help unload materials, and answer questions. Volunteers receive the free disposal of one load of materials (a minimum $20 value!). Shifts are 7:30am to 10:30am or 10:30am to 1:30pm. Contact 651-695-4005 to volunteer!

For more information, visit or email

Fall Plant Share

Save the date for the Fall Plant Share on Saturday, September 13, 2014! It will take place from 9:30am-12:00pm at 127 Amherst Street.

Share your extra perennials, fruit bushes, and vegetable starts with other neighborhood gardeners! The plant share is a great way to pick up new plants to diversity your garden while giving your divided perennials, fruit bushes, and extra vegetable starts a good home. The plant share is designed to be an exchange, though we suggest a $2 per plant minimum donation if you do not have plants to bring. 

Native Garden Awards

Thank you to everyone who submitted a 2014 Native Garden Award nomination! Unlike the Alley Garden Awards program, the Native Garden Awards rely exclusively on your nominations to recognize well-maintained native gardens.

Awards will be determined by the end of August. Keep an eye out for updates on awards given as well as the tour map of Macalester-Groveland's award-winning native gardens!

The Great Macalester-Groveland Garage Sale

Save the date for the Great Macalester-Groveland Garage Sale on Saturday, September 20, 2014! Registration forms will be available here on Monday August 4th, and maps of participating sales will be available on our website one week before the sale. 

St. Paul Healthy Transportation for All

Empowering community leaders to create a healthy and equitable transportation system in St. Paul.

Save the Date!

Convening on Saturday, October 25, 2014
8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Carpenter’s Hall Union
710 Olive St, St Paul


Randolph Ave Resurfacing/Reconstruction Information

Please read below for more information about the proposed plans to resurface or repave Randolph Ave between Brimhall and 35E. Information provided by Ramsey County.
The Current State of Randolph Avenue
Randolph Avenue (between Brimhall and Interstate 35E), has serious structural defects which contribute to a short service life for a resurfacing project. Businesses and residents have shared their concerns about the about the condition of Randolph Avenue for more than ten years.


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