Picnic July 20 in St. Paul or Duluth

Families, friends, and children are welcome! Come early to play at the park, then socialize in-person with others interested in learning about the characteristics of living in a cohousing community and what it takes to create one.

Bring your favorite picnic foods, beverages and utensils for a low-waste event. Share foood and beverages with others, if you wish. Register separately for each location so that we can contact you in case of cancelling due to weather.

FREE to attend, Sat. July 20, 2024

Como Park, St. Paul
10:30 AM to 1:00 PM — REGISTER

Look for TCCN’s banner at the picnic area on the west side of the park located at 1300 Midway Parkway, east of Hamline Avenue, near the mini golf course and children’s playground. Bathrooms are located near the picnic shelter. Picnic parking is first come first serve. Map of west picnic shelter location.

Shelter photo by St. Paul Parks and Recreation

Memorial Park, Duluth
4:30 to 8:30 PM — REGISTER

Look for the picnic tables under the shelter. Park in the small parking lot or on the street.
Map to Memorial Park location.

A child making a giant bubble at the Como Park picnic shelter at a previous picnic.

New cohousing groups are forming!

East Metro Area

Photo showing a view of the Como Park fire circle with seating in a grassy area with picnic tables nearby, St. Paul, MN.
Como Park fire ring area, St. Paul, MN.

Paul Wehrwein, an cohousing enthusiast who has volunteered with Twin Cities Cohousing Network for a number of years on the Events Circle, is starting the process of creating a senior cohousing community (50+) in the west metro area. Paul and his partner have begun by inviting those people who might be interested in learning about each other to gather once a month with the goal of having fun socializing while getting to know each other and and sharing their ideals for what a senior cohousing community could be. Informal gatherings will be held rain or shine at the Como Park fire rings on the third Wednesday of the month at 6:00 P.M. Download the flyer for details and contact information for Paul.

Duluth area

A wintry view of the Duluth, MN high bridge lighted during evening and viewed from the top of a near hill, with fog on Lake Superior, lights and traffic in the foreground.
Photo by Nemuel Sereti on Unsplash

Although Duluth is beyond the Twin Cities metropolitan borders, The Duluth area has a number of people interested in cohousing and Twin Cities Cohousing Network is happy to help inform our viewers about them.

Lee Pedersen, an active cohousing organizer has held MeetUp meetings in Duluth for a couple of years and has generated a number of regulars. According to Lee, a group seeking to create an intergenerational cohousing community has recently split off and is now hoping to purchase land.

Lee, who is specifically interested in senior cohousing, is now recruiting individuals who would prefer a senior-focused cohousing community that will help seniors thrive as they age in community with each other. Her new initiative is called Active Adult Cohousing for the Northland. Click the link to Lee’s information on Cohousing USA to see what she envisions and to find her contact information.