District 10 Como Community Council

Como Zoo & Park

Como Zoo & Park

Community Blood Drives

Como Community Blood Drives D10 Como Park partners with the American Red Cross and the Como Zoo & Conservatory to coordinate community blood drives at the Zoo. Reservations are required to donate (may not be available until date gets closer). Upcoming Drive Dates: Wednesday, December 13, 2023 – 9am-3pm Wednesday, March 6, 2024 – 9am-3pm …

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Zoo Will Keep Parking Free

After months of study, Como Park Zoo and Conservatory says it does not intend to implement paid parking anytime soon. The decision reflects calculations that paid parking would drive down attendance and cost the campus more money than parking revenue would produce.

A Vision for Como Park Paths

The Como Community Council on Sept. 17 approved a series of recommendations from its Pathways work group to make bicycle and pedestrian paths in Como Regional Park “more useful to more people more often.”

Parks Examine if Paid Parking Would Pay Off

The city’s Parks and Recreation Department is conducting a study of the potential impacts of introducing paid parking in Como and other regional parks. As part of the study, Como Zoo and Conservatory is conducting detailed surveys to get feedback from users and community members on issues such as how often they visit, the quality …

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Yes, Como Lake Stinks

Yes, Como Lake stinks. But that’s not unusual for this time of year, the Capitol Region Watershed District says. The short explanation: Blame the odors on a combination of more sun, hotter temperatures, aquatic plants dying, algae growing, and heavy rains that wash nutrients from our yards into the lake, says project manager Britta Belden.

Better Days are Ahead for Fountain

Saint Paul Parks and Recreation is teaming with two foundations to restore the Schiffman Fountain in Como Park. As anyone could see last summer, the 120-year-old bronze sculpture and fountain are deteriorating rapidly in looks and performance. The cast-iron mermaid statue, which sits east of Lexington Parkway and south of the Lakeside Pavilion, is the city’s oldest.