Rochester Park

Find Rochester Minnesota parks. Parks provide information on indoor and outdoor recreational areas and facilities, playgrounds, ball and athletic fields, trails, and general outdoor nature areas.

Allendale Park 2847 19th Avenue Northwest Rochester MN 55901 507-328-2900

Bamber Ridge Park 1500 36th Street Southwest Rochester MN 55902

Bear Creek Park 1237 Marion Road Southeast Rochester MN 55904 507-328-2525

Century Hills Park 1265 Northern Valley Drive Northeast Rochester MN 55906

Eagle Ridge Park 2571 Aspen Place Southwest Rochester MN 55902

Eastwood Park 1738 East Center Street Rochester MN 55904 507-328-2525

Elmcroft Park 505 Elmview Place Southwest Rochester MN 55902

Essex Park 5455 West River Road Northwest Rochester MN 55901 507-328-2525

Foster Arend Park 4109 East River Road Northeast Rochester MN 55906 507-328-2525

Fox Valley Park 957 Foxcroft Circle Southwest Rochester MN 55902 507-328-2525

Good Shepherd Park 20th Street Southwest Rochester MN 55902

Goose Egg Park 198 10th Street Northwest Rochester MN 55901

Indian Heights Park 1800 Terracewood Drive Northwest Rochester MN 55901

Jean & Carl Frank Canine Park 1839 Pinewood Road Southeast Rochester MN 55904

Joyce Park 2710 15th Street Southeast Rochester MN 55904

Judd Park 3812 3rd Place Northwest Rochester MN 55901 507-328-2525

Kings Run Park 4600 18th Avenue Northwest Rochester MN 55901 507-287-7733

Kutzky Park 1198 3rd Street Northwest Rochester MN 55901 507-328-2419

Lincolnshire Park 5276 Members Parkway Northwest Rochester MN 55901

Manor Park 4238 Manor Park Drive Northwest Rochester MN 55901

About Rochester Parks

Rochester Parks are natural or semi-natural open spaces set aside for outdoor recreation, leisure, or preservation in Rochester, MN. Almost all Parks in Rochester are public spaces open to the general public, though there are some examples of private Parks. Most Olmsted County and local governments have a Parks Department that is responsible for maintaining City Parks, Town Greens, Athletic Parks, and similar open spaces.

You may contact Parks for questions about:
  • Finding a Rochester Park near you
  • Rochester Park special events calendar
  • Athletic fields, training facilities, and sports facilities
  • Rochester Park permits
  • Local, Minnesota State Parks & National Parks
Rochester Public Parks

Rochester City Park, also called an Urban Park or Municipal Park, provides recreation and green space for visitors and the residents of the local community. Common features of a City Park include walking paths, running trails, gardens, playgrounds, picnic tables, open lawns, and sports fields. Some may include public restrooms and an information center. A Neighborhood Park is a smaller-scale version of a City Park intended for the residents of the surrounding neighborhood. They are typically designed to give Rochester residents, especially families with young children, open recreation space within walking distance of their homes.

Rochester Town Parks

A Town Green is a Park that serves as a common area for civic gatherings, public celebrations, and Rochester community events. They are often located in the center of a municipality, adjacent to the Rochester City or Town Hall, and they are common sites for farmers markets, concerts, and similar gatherings. A City Square is an urban alternative to a Town Green and fulfills a similar purpose in a less natural setting.

Athletic Parks in Rochester, Minnesota

Rochester Athletic Parks consists of fields and facilities necessary for recreational and competitive sports. An Athletic Park may be designated for a single sport or activity, or it may be a complex of facilities that serves as a hub for athletic activities in a locality or region. Athletic Parks can range from a single Rochester little league baseball field with a gravel parking lot to a large regional complex with a full array of amenities including locker rooms, training facilities, concession stands, field lighting, stadium seating, and press boxes.

Minnesota State Parks & National Parks

A National or Minnesota State Park is an area set aside for conservation by the federal government or a MN State government due to its environmental, historical, or cultural significance. National and State Parks also serve as tourist destinations and recreational areas. National Parks are managed by the U.S. National Parks Service, while Minnesota State Parks are usually managed by the Minnesota Department of Conservation or Department of Environmental Protection.