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Posted on: March 15, 2023

Roseville Welcomes New Nature Center Supervisor

Roseville Welcomes New Nature Center Supervisor Deon Haider

There’s a new leader of the pack at Roseville’s Harriet Alexander Nature Center!

Deon Haider is the new parks and recreation supervisor overseeing programming and staff at the nature center.

Haider oversees a team of naturalists who help visitors explore the center and the surrounding 52 acres of marsh, prairie, and forest. A network of trails and boardwalks allow visitors to discover all three habitats. She will also manage the Live @ The Ro...

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Posted on: March 13, 2023

Roseville Parks and Recreation Offers New Inclusion Services Program

Roseville Parks and Recreation offers inclusion services so everyone can succeed.

The City of Roseville will partner with a Twin Cities nonprofit to ensure children and adults of all abilities can more fully participate and enjoy recreational programs.

Starting this spring, the city has contracted with the nonprofit Reach for Resources to provide individual support services for people with disabilities. The service is free of charge.

“The benefit to residents is that we are offering inclusive ...

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Posted on: March 6, 2023

Local Groups Bring Roseville Parks and Recreation to the Next Level

Local Groups Bring Roseville Parks and Recreation to the Next Level

For decades, a trio of grassroots nonprofits have worked hand in hand with the city to nurture Roseville’s parks and recreation facilities, helping to fund critical improvements and add creative flourishes to the city’s greenspace.

Stroll the elevated boardwalk through the city’s nature preserve. Take in Roseville’s “Blooming Boulevard,” a breathtaking sweep of 7,000 flowers along Central Park’s Lexington Avenue entrance. Plan a playdate at the city’s new inclusive playground in Cen...

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Posted on: March 2, 2023

City to Plant 1,500 Trees to Counter Emerald Ash Borer Destruction

City to Plant 1,500 Trees to Counter Emerald Ash Borer Destruction

The invasive emerald ash borer, a metallic green beetle with a menacing appetite, has doomed millions of ash trees in the United States and in Minnesota.

In response to the pest, the City of Roseville has launched a multi-pronged approach that includes planting 1,500 trees. That’s 40 percent more than the 900 public ash trees in parks and along boulevards slated for removal.

“We are replacing at a much high...

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Posted on: February 9, 2023

Keya Park Chosen as New Name for Pocahontas Park

Keya Park chosen as new name for Pocahontas Park

Keya means turtle in the Dakota language and it's now the new name for a Roseville neighborhood park.

In February, the City Council voted to rename the 5.7-acre park, formerly called Pocahontas Park, after two years of analysis and robust community engagement. 

Keya (pronounced Kay–Ah) nods to both the land's history and its wildlife. The entire T...

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Posted on: February 7, 2023

2023 Spring Tree Sale Opens March 1

Roseville Tree Sale preview is now open.

As part of the City of Roseville’s multi-pronged Emerald Ash Borer Program, the city is excited to partner with Tree Trust to help create an affordable option for residents to help maintain the tree canopy on private property in Roseville.

Here are the Details:

  • Ordering begins March 1st, 2023 at 8:00am. Trees are $40 each. You may purchase 2 trees per Roseville address. Landlords may purchase trees for up to 5 properties. Trees must be planted in Roseville.
  • Read the TREE SALE FAQ before proce...
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Posted on: December 12, 2022

Roseville Parks and Recreation Winter Registration Opens December 13!

Five ice skaters pose for a picture at the Guidant John Rose MN OVAL.

Stay active this winter with Roseville Parks and Recreation! Registration opens December 13 at 8:00 a.m.

Click here to view the brochure.

Did you know Roseville Parks and Recreation offers a fee assistance program? Click here to learn more

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Posted on: November 30, 2022

Roseville Winter Fun

People ice skate at the Guidant John Rose MN OVAL.

Winter is in full swing, and there’s plenty of fun for all starting this weekend in Roseville!

December 3, 2022, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.?Rice and Larpenteur Alliance Winter Warm-Up?Maplewood Corner of Rice St and Larpenteur AveCelebrate community with a free cookout, snacks, hot beverages, live music, bonfires, Llama petting zoo, and much more at Rice and ...

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Posted on: November 18, 2022

Students Learn About Native American Culture at HANC (Gallery)

Students learn about Native American culture at HANC.

November marks Native American Heritage month, which honors the unique heritage of this continent's First People. Today, a group of students did just that at Harriet Alexander Nature Center.

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Posted on: November 10, 2022

Volunteer Spotlight: Jessica Raygor


Thanks to volunteers like Jessica, the city is able to keep the Harriet Alexander Nature Center open for community members to enjoy year-round.

In this edition, we're featuring Roseville resident Jessica Raygor. Jessica grew up in Roseville and graduated from Roseville Area High School. Like many others in our community, Jessica moved out-of-state, but later returned to Roseville, buying...

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Posted on: October 25, 2022

MN OVAL Gets Major Renovations Ahead of 2022 Season

MN OVAL Gets Major Renovations Ahead of 2022 Season

Construction is nearly complete on a $3.9 million planned renovation project at the Guidant John Rose MN OVAL, just in time for the opening of the rink’s 29th season on November 18, 2022.

The project is being funded with State of Minnesota Capital Investment dollars and was developed to update elements of the OVAL that had outlived their useful life. “These renovations ensure that the MN OVAL will continue to be a special recreat...

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Posted on: October 24, 2022

Halloween Spooktacular Returns to HANC this Weekend!


Join us at Harriet Alexander Nature Center for the Halloween Spooktacular on October 29 from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

There will be Live Owls from the Wildlife Science Center, Barrel Train Rides by Kaptain Kirby, an Indoor Halloween Craft, Trunk-or-Treat by Calvary Church Youth & Free Refreshments!

Pre-Registration Required:

No WALK-INS - Children Must Be Acco...

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Posted on: October 13, 2022

Help Rename Pocahontas Park


This final list of names for Pocahontas Park has been compiled from a variety of engagement methods throughout the summer and the Roseville Parks and Recreation Commission is seeking feedback from the community.

Click here to view a list of the names that have been suggested.

Please review the list and provide the Commission with feedback on which name(s) you would recommend for the park and why. 

The following elements could be useful for park naming:

  • Natu...
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Posted on: October 6, 2022

Combating Emerald Ash Borer - Volunteer at the Roseville Tree Planting Project


As part of the city's accelerated Emerald Ash Borer program, we invite volunteers to help plant over 100 trees in Roseville in partnership with Tree Trust this October!

Register for OCT 15 by contacting Rachel Boggs at 651-792-7028

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Posted on: September 22, 2022

Sign up for Healing Gardens Guided Tour


Take a stroll with Ramsey County Master Gardeners (RCMG) as they demonstrate the improvements made to create a space for healing and recovery for visitors.

Members of Ramsey County Master Gardeners will take visitors along the pathways that wind in and around the Muriel Sahlin Arboretum gardens and view the signage that helps park visitors understand how nature contributes positively to mental and physical w...

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Posted on: August 22, 2022

Apply to be a Roseville Youth Commissioner Today


Do you know a young person who would be a great voice in local government?

The City has openings for Roseville residents under 18, who would like to be youth commissioners.

City of Roseville Seeks Student Voices

There are openings on the Finance Commission; Human Rights, Inclusion, and Engagement Commission (HRIEC); Parks and Recreation Commission; and the Public Works, Environment, and Transportation (PWET) Commission.&n...

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Posted on: September 12, 2022

City Recognized for Outstanding Parks Programming and Partnerships

MRPA awards

The City of Roseville received two Awards of Excellence from the Minnesota Recreation and Park Association (MRPA) this month.

Each year, the Minnesota Recreation and Park Association (MRPA) recognizes the work of parks and recreation departments throughout the state. This year, the association recognized the City in the Partnership and Programs and Events categories for their 20...

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Posted on: August 31, 2022

Community Corner: Reservoir Woods

In addition to more familiar birds, the “Woods” are home to indigo buntings, bluebirds, flycatchers, orioles and rose-breasted grosbeaks. There are hawks and owls, warblers and ducks. The park even hosts the state’s largest B...

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Posted on: August 30, 2022

Emerald Ash Borer Update

Emerald Ash Borer

This spring, the City of Roseville and Tree Trust continued their work to restore and repopulate the tree population of Roseville as part of the City’s accelerated emerald ash borer (EAB) program.

In 2013, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture declared the City of Roseville to be within the emerald ash borer infestation zone and placed a quarantine on ash trees in Ramsey and Hennepin counties. This means that all ash trees within the city are con...

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Posted on: October 21, 2022

Share Your Vision for the Future of Roseville


The Community Visioning Process has started! What are your big ideas for Roseville? How do you see the future of Roseville? What does an equitable community look like? What are the public spaces like?

The city is leading a community visioning process – Envision Roseville – to help answer these questions and more. This project is about defining the vision for the community and translating that vision into action. The city has seen a ...

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Posted on: August 26, 2022

Volunteer Spotlight: Group Volunteers Make it Happen

veritas langton park

From green space cleanup to helping with summer events, the City of Roseville’s group volunteers play an important role in our community.

For the past two years, the Sustainability At Veritas Empowered (SAVE) group has headed out to Langton Lake Park, with buckets and grabbers in hand, to help clean up the park. Veritas is one of many groups that have chosen to adopt a Roseville park.

I enjo...

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Posted on: August 17, 2022

Parks and Recreation Fall Program Registration is Open

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Fall program registration for Roseville Parks and Recreation activities is now open. Choose from a full list of opportunities for kids and adults, including new programs such as Nature Connect, dance classes, and more!

You can register online, in person at Roseville City Hall, or by phone. Scholarships are available for Roseville residents.

Roseville Parks and Recreation Program Registration 

2660 Civic Center Drive, Roseville

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Register Now

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Posted on: August 9, 2022

Healing Gardens Tour at Muriel Sahlin Arboretum

healing garden graphic

Roseville Parks and Recreation, along with Ramsey County Master Gardeners is hosting a self-guided tour of the Healing Gardens at Muriel Sahlin Arboretum on Wednesday, August 10.

Enjoy the debut of the Healing Gardens on a self-guided tour along the pathways of the arboretum. Follow signs that describe how nature contributes to our mental and physical well-being.

Time & Location

Aug 10, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM CDT

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Posted on: June 2, 2022

Free Kids Gardening Classes


Kids, grab an adult and join us for free gardening classes at the community orchard located at the Central Park Muriel Sahlin Arboretum. Learn what to plant and how to care for a garden, then enjoy the fruits of your labor.

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Posted on: June 2, 2022

Matthew Johnson Named Roseville Parks and Recreation Director

Matt Johnson - 2022

On June 3, 2022, Matthew Johnson will officially serve the City of Roseville as the new Parks and Recreation Director. Johnson will replace Lonnie Brokke, who recently announced his retirement after serving Roseville for 32 years.

Johnson has been with Roseville since 2013 and has held a variety of roles with the City. In 2018, Johnson was promoted to the Assistant Parks and Recreation Director.

Over the past four years, Matt has gained a thorough understanding of the Department’s o...

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Posted on: July 8, 2022

Lexington Ave In Bloom

three volunteers pose for photo while planting red and green flowers along Lexington Avenue in Rosev

The power of flowers is on full display along Lexington Avenue again this year.

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Posted on: June 16, 2022

Juneteenth Celebration - @ The ROG


Do Good Roseville is hosting its 5th Juneteenth event in Roseville.

This year, the group is partnering with the City of Roseville and M Health Fairview.

June 19th, 4-8pm 

Frank Rog Amphitheatre

About Juneteenth: 

Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863, which gave freedom to a...

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Posted on: June 7, 2022

Run for the Roses: Run, Roll or Volunteer!


We are looking forward to another fantastic race this summer with runners and walkers navigating their way through the streets and park trails of our beautiful Roseville community. This year’s event will be on Saturday, June 25, 2022 at 7:55 a.m.

The 2022 Run for the Roses- 10K, 5K & Kids Fun Run is almost here! This outstanding community event would not be possible without the support of tremendous volunteers. 

This year we are actively seeking volunteers in the following areas:&n...

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Posted on: March 23, 2022

Accelerated Emerald Ash Borer program moves forward

Green EAB ribbon on tree

As the contractor prepares to begin the accelerated removal program for Emerald Ash Borer, you are invited to participate in a community conversation: Mar 29, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall.

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Posted on: March 15, 2022

More Than Just a Summer Job: Apply with City of Roseville


Roseville Parks and Recreation Commissioner Greg Hoag encourages young people to consider working for a parks and recreation department, not just for the paycheck, but also as the first step into a rewarding career.

I would not be where I am at today if it weren’t for my first job at the City of Roseville,” claims Greg Hoag, a Roseville Parks and Recreation Commissioner and current manager of a neighboring parks and recreation department. Hoag sta...

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Posted on: February 23, 2022

Mayor, Council present "State of the City" address

Mayor, Council deliver Roseville State of the City Address

In this year’s State of the City Address, Mayor Dan Roe, City Council members, and City of Roseville staff co-created a video presentation that reviews the work of the City through our long-held community aspirations.

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Posted on: February 11, 2022

City of Roseville Continues Work to Rename City Park

Pocahontas Park sign

At its January 31 meeting, Roseville City Council offered input to the Parks and Rec Commission on renaming Pocahontas Park to better reflect aspects of the City. The Commission began looking into the issue after residents raised concerns over the issue.

City policy states that City Parks be named after natural habitat, geographic location or appropriate nondescript terminology, such as acronyms or the joining of two words, names or activities. Only under “certain and exceptional circumstances” will consi...

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Council & Commissions
Posted on: February 18, 2022

Join a Commission - Apply Today

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Why should you apply to become a City of Roseville Board Commissioner? We can't answer that for you, but these phenomenal City commissioners sure can. Take a look below and see if you would like a "seat at the table."

There are three open commissioner positions open in the City of Roseville. 

  • Finance Commission
  • Parks and Recreation Commission
  • Public Works, Environment, and Transportation (PWET) Commission

Application deadline is March 7, 2022. In order to be consi...

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