Monthly Archives: May 2016

Union Depot to Host Free “Kids Days” Programs in June with Focus on Summer Safety and Fun

May 23, 2016

Union Depot in downtown St. Paul will host a series of free Wednesday “Kids Days” events on June 15, 22, and 29 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. with the Twin Cities Road Crew.  Each week, representatives from the Twin Cities Road Crew will bring fun ways for kids ages 4 – 12 to learn about summer safety while enjoying music, trivia, games, prizes, and crafts.  The gatherings will be held in the Waiting Room and are open to the public, with no reservation required.  Children may not be left at the event without a parent or guardian present.

To help kids get their safe summer started out right, there will be a Helmet Design Contest being sponsored by new Union Depot tenant Lowertown Bike Shop.  Everyone in attendance can design their own safety helmet and at the end of the month, one lucky winner will be chosen to have their design professionally air-brushed onto their very own helmet.

The Kids Days themes are as follows:

  • June 15th – Train Safety with appearance from Minnesota Operation Lifesaver
  • June 22nd – Bike Safety with information from Minnesota Safety Council
  • June 29th – Summer Safety with information Minnesota Safety Council

Kids Days guests are invited to stay afterward for the Games Galore activities which happen each Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.  The Games Galore is a Union Depot crowd favorite, with giant-size versions of classic games including chess, checkers, Connect Four, Dominoes, Jenga, Tic Tac Toe and others, and a variety of traditional-sized board games available for play.  For more information about Kids Days, please visit https://www.uniondepot.org/kidsdays/.

Getting to Union Depot

Bike:  Bicycle parking is located at the East Plaza/bus platform, North Plaza/4th Street, Kellogg entrances, Rail View Picnic Area and throughout the parking facilities
Bus: Daily service to bus platform on Metro Transit buses 3, 16, 21 and 54, Metro Transit buses 63, 70, 350, 351, 361 and 364 stop at the corner of Kellogg Boulevard and Broadway Street
  Weekday-only service on Metro Transit buses 94, 262, 417 | MVTA buses 480, 484, 489
Light Rail: Daily service on Metro Transit’s Green Line
Park: Union Depot parking facilities and electric vehicle charging stations
Car Share: Zipcar and Car2Go