A Block Club or neighborhood group are neighbors who have come together in order to make their neighborhood a better place to live. Block Clubs may be just one block long, or it may cover a larger area - whatever makes sense in that particular neighborhood
Block Clubs are the best tool for fighting crime in your neighborhood. They help neighbors get to know each other and build stronger communities. An organized Block Club provides a way for neighbors to work together to address their concerns and to help each other out. Block Clubs can be active without meeting very often. While some clubs meet monthly, others may only get together once a year. It all depends on what you and your neighbors want to do.
The area the encompasses the West 7th Street/Fort Road Federation is home to many active and engage neighborhood groups and block clubs. Or you may find there is a need to start of group in your neighborhood.
The Brewery Neighborhood Block Club The Brewery Neighborhood Block Club is a residential-only block club and represents the boundaries of Grace, Colborne, Palace, and West 7th. This area was one of the first settled areas in St. Paul, and the neighborhood has reinvented itself time and time again over the past 150 years. With breathtaking views of the Mississippi River and the historic Schmidt Brewery, there is a mix of beautifully restored 19th century homes (including the historic Funk Mansion) and newly constructed townhomes. In 2003, the Federation was awarded the Smart Growth Award for the successful Brewery Neighborhood project. Most recently, a $120 million redevelopment of the Schmidt Brewery has us welcoming our newest neighbors, living at the Schmidt Artist Lofts. To be added to our block club email list, contact Denise Wickiser at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Butternut Ave Neighbors Neighborhood group for residents of the Butternut Ave area, located off of Shepard Road between Sumac Ave and Otto Ave. Check out their Facebook page.
Dousman Park Dousman Park is located South of West 7th Street, between Smith Ave and St Claire Ave. Dousman is truly one of the most unique, urban neighborhoods in the Twin Cities, with distinct architectural styles and stunning views of the Mississippi River. Visit the Dousman Park block club on Facebook or foursquare.
Little Bohemia Neighborhood Association The Little Bohemia Neighborhood Association is a grass roots organization whose members are local residents, landlords, and business owners dedicated to developing a safe, clean, pedestrian-friendly urban residential neighborhood. The LBNA represents an area bounded by West 7th Street to the South, Smith Avenue to the East, 35E to the North and Grace Street to the Southwest. For more information, go to littlebohemiastpaul.org or visit them on Facebook.
Irvine Park Historic Association The scene of weddings, quiet picnics and band concerts, Irvine Park has slipped graciously and gracefully back into its earlier role as the green space at the edge of downtown, protected by the Mississippi River and its bluffs from the rush of progress and the congestion of traffic. Visit their Facebook page for more information and find out what's happening in one of Saint Paul's oldest neighborhoods.
McGoodLeech Boulevard Club "A melting pot of the best laziest mortals, walking encyclopedias of history, arsenal of fun, a thousand citadels penetrating the forces of ignorance." Taken from to quotes used to describe the name sakes of McBoal and Goodrich and sums up the energy and people of this little neighborhood. Visit their Facebook page.
Victoria Park Victoria Park is located along West 7th Street, South/Southwest of Randolph to 35E. In addition to it's historic neighborhoods and houses, Victoria Park is also home to many unique commercial areas that feature local shops and small businesses and other community institutions. Email Tanya for more information.