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Contact Information

201 4th Street SE
Room 150
Rochester, Mn 55904 (Map)

Phone: 507-328-2525
Fax: 507-328-2535

Mon-Fri 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

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Country Skiing & Sledding

Cross Country Skiing

The Department maintains groomed cross country ski trails at the following areas: 
Trail Map
Eastwood Golf Course
- Lighted Ski Trail:  lights are OFF
Download Map 
Quarry Hill Park Download Map 
Essex Park Download Map 

Ski equipment rental is available at Quarry Hill Nature Center.  Call the Nature Center at 328-3950 for ski rental hours and rates.

Grooming Policy - Cross Country Ski Trails

  • Trail grooming is done when there is adequate snow base (6 inches or more).
  • Eastwood trails are groomed 3 days/week (M-W-F) and also in response to a 2" or greater snow event 7 days/week.
  • Trail grooming at Eastwood to be completed within 24 hours of snow events.  
  • No trail grooming on any of the trails will occur on Christmas Day, New Years Day, Martin Luther King Day or Presidents' Day.
  • Trails at Quarry Hill and Essex parks are maintained by Rochester Active Sports Club (RASC).

Sledding Hills

There are no warming facilities available at these locations.
  • Judd Park - 3812  3 Street NW
  • Schmidt Park - 6222  24 Avenue NW