The creation of Rotary Park was initially explored and coordinated in 2012 by Ken Nordby, Rotary member, discussed with the city what was possible for the location. Rotary Park is located in North St Paul, midway along the Gateway Trail, which extends 18 miles in total. Through the process of writing grants and forming partnerships with the City of North St Paul and other Rotary Clubs in the area, the Rotary club of North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale built out Rotary Park. The Park includes a 31-car parking lot, a drinking fountain, two shelters, four picnic tables, 10 park benches, three flag poles, a monument, a water garden, a bike repair station, a mini-library and now, in our final stage, permanent restrooms. All this would not have happened without District Grants, the generosity of businesses and individuals and the partnerships formed with the City of North St Paul and other Rotary Clubs.