WSCO Blog

Upcoming Work for Wabasha Street

Construction will begin on Monday, June 26th
Wabasha Street will be closed between Plato Boulevard and Fillmore Avenue

Work completed this past week

  • The City’s Forestry Department completed their tree removals.
  • Erosion control was been placed.
  • Saint Paul Regional Water Services (SPRWS) installed temporary water services.

Planned construction for next week

  • Road reconstruction starts!
  • Water main replacement will begin on Tuesday, June 27th.

Road construction can be disruptive — we appreciate your cooperation and patience.
For your safety and that of the crews, please drive safely through work zones.

 

The City of Saint Paul will be doing work on Wabasha Street between Fillmore Ave and Plato Boulevard. The work is being done in order to connect the bike lanes and widen the street. Work is expected to take place this Summer and into Fall. Expect the following:

  • 9 ft median with grass and trees
  • 6 ft bike lanes in both directions
  • 2 lanes in both directions
  • 10 ft sidewalks on both sides of the street

More information can be found on the City of Saint Paul Road Construction Page.

 

Fitness in the Parks on the West Side

Fitness in the Parks is a series of free, outdoor fitness classes offered by Saint Paul Parks and Recreation throughout the summer. No registration is required, and classes are open to all ages and fitness levels. For more information, please go to www.stpaul.gov/fitnessintheparks and follow us on Twitter @FitnessStPaul .  Click here for the full schedule of classes around the city.

Below are the classes offered in parks on the West Side:

 

Cherokee Park

Mondays at 5:00 p.m. – Interval Training

Mia from St. Paul Parks and Recreation

Includes Tabata, HIIT, low -intensity work-outs. Mostly body weight movements with different work and rest periods. Interval training speeds up metabolism and increases endurance. Modifications can be made to suit all abilities.

Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:00 p.m. – Bootcamp

Alyssa from Saint Paul Parks and Recreation (no classes the week of 6/5 or 7/3)

Designed to build strength and fitness through a variety of intense group intervals.

Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:00 p.m. – Butts & Gutts

Alyssa from Saint Paul Parks and Recreation (no classes the week of 6/5 or 7/3)

Focus on standing and mat work for joint stability and muscular strength in the torso and lower body. EX: different squats, lunge matrix, mat work, and tones of core work. Please bring a mat.

 

Harriet Island

Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:00 a.m. – ilovekickboxing.com

iLoveKickboxing alternating instructors

Meet at the Target Stage. Kickboxing is AWESOME for fitness, self-defense, cardio, and muscle toning. No other workout burns more fat, more calories, or builds and tones muscles as well! Out hour long classes will increase your metabolism so you become a calorie burning machine, tone your muscle for those long, lean muscles, increase your endurance and stamina, give you better flexibility and coordination, but most important, our classes are FUN!

Wednesdays, 6/28, 7/12, 7/26, & 8/9 at Noon to 12:45 p.m. – Yoga

Blanka from YMCA – Downtown

Meet at the Target Stage. Experience a combination of postures sometimes moving with the breath, sometimes longer holds to deepen concentration, balance, strength and flexibility. Please bring a yoga mat.

Saturdays at 9:00 a.m. – Zumba TM (Target Stage)

Caitlyn Wakem, Kat Chirhart, and Ashley Collings from HerbaChamps Fit Camp

Zumba TM is a fusion of Latin and international dance that creates a dynamic, exciting, effective cardio workout. These fun, easy routines feature interval aerobic training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body as you dance.

Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to Noon – Capture the Flag – Kids

Are you looking for a fun, fast-paced place to make new friends and stay active? Join us for Capture the Flag! Whether you are looking to try out for a new sport, or a place to hone your skills, this is the place to be! Our community has been meeting weekly for over ten years with players of all different skill and activity levels, from ages four to eighty-four; all are welcome!

We keep things nice and simple, and we request that you bring your own water as well as any snacks you may want or need during the game. While everyone is welcome, those who are sixteen and older may tire less easily from each game. We encourage folks to sit out when they are tired, hurt or do not feel well, as safety and happiness is our main priority. Gameplay rules will be gone over before each night for newcomers. Hope to see you there!

 

Raspberry Park

Mondays at Noon – 30 & 30 Tabata Bootcamp & Yoga Basics

Jermaine from St. Paul Parks and Rec

Thirty minutes of High Intensity Interval Training (H.I.I.T) in a series of exercises in which you perform each one for 20 seconds and rest for 10 seconds. The intervals consist of cardio, body weight, and equipment strength training. Options and modifications are given for all levels and abilities. Thirty minutes of basic yoga movements.

Tuesdays, July 11, 18, 25 and August 1 at 7:30 to 8:15 a.m. – Sunrise Yoga

Blanka from YMCA – Downtown

This class moves at a slower pace opening and stretching the body by using modifications. It is appropriate for all levels and can be very beneficial to those looking to reduce stress and bring balance into their lives. Please bring a yoga mat to class.

Thursdays at 5:45 p.m. – Yoga

Linda from YMCA – Downtown

Experience a combination of postures sometimes moving with the breath, sometimes longer holds to deepen concentration, balance, strength and flexibility. Please bring a yoga mat to class.

Saturdays at 8:00 a.m. – Interval Training

Mia from St. Paul Parks and Recreation

Includes Tabata, HIIT, low -intensity work-outs. Mostly body weight movements with different work and rest periods. Interval training speeds up metabolism and increases endurance. Modifications can be made to suit all abilities.

Fitness in the Parks Schedule

West Side Farmers Market- Every Saturday 8:30-Noon

Check out the West Side Farmers Market.  Every Summer Saturday from 8:30am- Noon.

At the corner of George and Stryker (Icy Cup Parking lot).

West Site Farmers Market Facebook Page

The market will close for the season mid-October.

June 10th – BIKE-A-THON

Raise money for WSCO while exploring the West Side!  This is not a race, but rather an enjoyable group ride through our scenic neighborhood. It will be held this year on Saturday, June 10, 2017 from 9:00am-1:00pm meet at Parque Castillo in the West Side neighborhood of St. Paul.  Picnic BBQ after also at Parque Castillo

 

     

There will be an 8-mile route and a 20-mile route to choose from. You will be able to ride at your own pace and there will be many others riding along with you. This ride is a great way to meet other people who love bicycling, while raising money for a bicycle advocacy and education organization. WSCO is partnering with Cycles for Change.  Make sure to indicate you are riding for WSCO when you set up your individual page!

contact info@wsco.org with questions

 

Lego Movie in the Park! with Rock Climbing Wall!

June 2nd.   Events starting at 5:30, Movie at dusk.  At Baker Park, 209 Page Street West.

Come before the movie for family activities including a rock climbing wall!

Movie will begin at dusk.

This event is put on by the St. Paul Parks and Recreation Department

Movies in the Parks events are free and open to the public. Movies are weather dependent and subject to change without notice. All children under 10 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.

https://www.stpaul.gov/departments/parks-recreation/activities/summer-activities/movies-parks