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There was some recent damage to the sculpture of the Hunter and Dog in Cochran Park. KCI conservators have assessed the damage and the city has approved their estimate. The city will be out this week to remove the damaged arrows in order to discourage further vandalism.

The arrows will be rebuilt in order to restore them after the fountain basin has been restored this summer. The expectation is that the sculpture will be boxed up this spring to accommodate the restoration.

The Ramsey Hill Association is committed to raise money for the restoration of Cochran Park ’s ceramic tile pool, the 5 bronze Paul Manship sculptures, and the historic wrought iron railing.


The Park, pool and sculptures were dedicated in 1926, almost a century ago. The City of Saint Paul has applied, with assistance from RHA, for a Minnesota Historical Society Legacy grant to fund the restoration of these three important Park elements. The City was required to submit the MHS Legacy application as it is they, not RHA, that owns the land, the pool and the bronze sculptures. RHA committed a $25,000. match should this grant be awarded to The City.


While the complete restoration of the Park, including its landscaping and hardscape elements, will be upwards of $180,000.00, the goal of our initial campaign, the first of several, is $50,000.00.  We hope to raise $25,000. to replenish our RHA match, and an additional $25,000. to establish momentum on which to build.


Such generosity in the amount of $50,000. from our supporters would create a worthy foundation from which to attract new partners and funders. Should the City not be awarded support, $50,000. is the RHA dedicated Cochran Park Fund, is a significant step in the right direction.

What will your initial donations do?

  • Conserve and restore the 5 cast-bronze Manship sculptures.

  • Restore pool with new, artist-created ceramic tiles.

  • Restore the historic wrought iron railing that encircles the pool, through sandblasting and repainting.

To DONATE to the Cochran Park Initiative
The overall fundraising goal for statue + pool restoration and efforts to keep the park the jewel of the neighborhood for years to come is $200,000. We are well on our way with $25,000 raised!
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