Park and Recreation Home

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

Department Contacts

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The Park Division is responsible for the management of over 100 city parks totaling more than 3500 acres.  This includes play lots, playgrounds, neighborhood parks, community parks, sports complexes, open space and reserves.  Printed Park & Trail Maps are available from the Park and Recreation Department main office in City Hall, an example can be seen below (top two links in the table).  

Park Rules

The following City Ordinance are the rules governing the Rochester Park System  - City Ordinance 45B. Use of Parks, Park Trails and Parkways 

Encroachment Policy

Encroachment upon City of Rochester Parkland is governed by this policy, last updated November of 2011. 

Park & Trail System Maps and Information

Map Area Description Maps - PDF
NEW! Print version of the Park & Trail System Full map of city (2.2 MB)  Download front page
available at Park & Rec. main office in City Hall  Index and inserts (4.6 MB) Download back page
Park & Trail System Map Entire park map (3 MB) Download 
Park Index List of all parks and amenities Download 
Park & Trail System Catalog Catalog version of the Park & Trail System Map
(no loop pages) (2.9 MB)
Park & Trail System Catalog
with Loop pages
Catalog version of the Park & Trail System Map
with Loop pages (3.7 MB)

Individual Loop Pages
L1 - Downtown  L5 - Essex  L9 - Withers Sports Complex 
L2 - Silver Lake  L6 - White Oaks/Douglas Trail  L10 - Zumbro South 
L3 - HyVee North  L7 - Cascade Lake/Hwy 52/West Circle Drive  L11 - Soldiers Memorial Field 
L4 - Foster Arend  L8 - Mayowood  L12 - Bear Creek 

List of Amenities

Select an amenity from the list below, and we'll show you which parks have what you're looking for.