The Roseville Parks and Recreation Department will begin conducting limited prescribed burns of some city-owned parkland this week as part of the City’s Natural Resources Renewal Program.
The prescribed burns will begin at Reservoir Woods Park on Tuesday, May 8, with upcoming burns scheduled for Central Park Bennett Lake, Willow Pond Park, Acorn Park and Applewood Park.Optimal weather conditions are required in order to conduct the burns safely. Experienced city staff and contractors from Natural Resources Renewal partner Stantec will carry out the burns according to permitted burn plans for each site.Prescribed burns help improve the growth of native vegetation, including shrubs, grasses and wildflowers. The fires also help control weeds and other undesirable plants. Controlled burns safely mimic the natural burning process that helped form the prairies and woodlands of Minnesota.If you have questions, please contact Roseville Parks Superintendent Jim Taylor at 651-792-7107 or James.E.Taylor@cityofroseville.com.Roseville Prescribed Burn Locations • Reservoir Woods Park • Central Park Bennett Lake • Willow Pond Park • Acorn Park • Applewood Park