Experience the Great Outdoors in Roseville, MN

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17 Jul 2023


Residents and visitors rave about the shopping in Roseville, MN. Browsing through the shops at the 1.2 million-square-foot Rosedale Center and five other shopping centers within the city limits is a favorite indoor activity for people of all ages.

But Roseville is also a haven for outdoor enthusiasts, with nearly 70 miles of trails and 32 parks covering almost 700 acres. This July is Parks and Recreation Month, so now is the perfect time to get outside in Roseville.

Vitality and enjoyment

The City of Roseville Economic Development Authority understands the vital role parks and recreation play in our community. They are essential for residents’ high quality of life and enjoyment and for new families looking for a place to live. Parks and recreation can also serve as an economic driver. When people visit our community to play at a park, participate in a tournament or use our recreation facilities, they often spend money locally as they shop, eat at restaurants and fill up their vehicles with gas, creating jobs and other local benefits.

Community growth

Celebrate Park and Recreation Month with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) to recognize the power parks and recreation opportunities have in Roseville. This year, the NRPA’s theme is “Where Community Grows,” directing attention to bringing people together to foster goodwill and growth in communities nationwide. Use the NRPA 2023 Park and Recreation Month Toolkit to promote activities in Roseville.

There are many ways you can help! Share posts about our parks and rec on social media. Invite friends to visit, leave positive reviews on Facebook and Google and become an ambassador for our community. The Roseville Parks and Recreation Department website is an excellent resource for outdoor activities - here are a few selections to get you started!

Harriet Alexander Nature Center

Tucked within Rosedale’s Central Park, Harriet Alexander Nature Center offers hiking trails throughout 52 acres of marsh, prairie, and deciduous/pine forest for year-round recreation.

Langton Lake Park

In addition to the typical nature trails, ball fields, play structures and picnic areas, Langton Lake Park is a favorite for fishing, canoeing and other fun on the water. 

Muriel Sahlin Arboretum

Also within Central Park, the Muriel Sahlin Arboretum is eight acres of beautifully manicured grounds, gardens, walkways and architectural features. 

Reservoir Woods

The 115-acre Reservoir Woods offers miles of walking, running and hiking trails in a remote setting interrupted only by occasional path and invasive plant maintenance. The park is also home to the five-acre Woodview Off-leash Dog Park. 


Roseville has nearly 70 miles of trails, sidewalks and off-road paths. Bicyclists of all ages and levels of experience can plan an excursion in Roseville with the help of this map. The City is committed to improving its pathways to meet the needs of its users. 

Get Outside in Roseville

We encourage you to get outside, explore, do something new and bring a friend. Roseville has much to offer and community members enjoy themselves with the available parks and recreation. Tell a friend about your favorite location or share this article to help others take advantage of these opportunities in the community. Connect with the EDA or follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter to learn more about the opportunities in Roseville!

"The Roseville Economic Development Authority (REDA) coordinates and administers economic development and redevelopment initiatives for the City of Roseville, MN. It serves as a comprehensive resource for businesses seeking to startup and grow in the area. In addition to prioritizing business retention and expansion, the REDA connects area employers with the dedicated and talented workforce they need to succeed and thrive."