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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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Parks & Recreation Mission

Providing traditional, innovative, and affordable quality services (activities, programs, and facilities) for Rochester's residents and visitors. 

For close to 150 years the parks have played an important part in the quality of life that Rochester’s citizens and visitors enjoy. In 2004 the Department celebrated the 100th birthday of the Park Board.

The Department provides a variety of leisure time opportunities for people to enjoy. The City of Rochester has more than 3500 acres of park land and more than 85 miles of paved trails to explore. There are more than 100 individual park areas where one or more of the following can be found: 81 playground areas, 15 picnic shelters, 1 indoor/2 outdoor pools, a beach, 36 tennis courts, 34 horseshoe courts, 54 ball diamonds, 37 football/soccer fields, 15 basketball courts, 2 dog parks, 19 sand volleyball courts, 2 archery range, 2 frisbee golf courses, 2 garden plot sites, 3 groomed cross country ski trails, 9 outdoor hockey rinks and 6 indoor hockey rinks.

In addition the Department operates a number of major facilities that include: 

Plummer House Fuad Mansour Sports Complex
National Volleyball Center Rochester Baseball Complex
Recreation Center McQuillan Field Sports Complex
Quarry Hill Nature Center Graham Complex
Soldiers Field Golf Course Northern Hills Golf Course
Eastwood Golf Course Hadley Creek Golf Learning Center
Roy Watson Youth Sports Complex
The Department works closely with a number of private organizations to provide a variety of recreational opportunities.  On any given day you can watch or participate in soccer, baseball, football, rugby, lacrosse, cricket, softball, frisbee golf, volleyball, golf, swimming, diving, scuba, hockey, skating, horseshoe, or cross country ski the list goes on and on.
The citizens of this “All American City” take great pride in their park system. Please come and enjoy what we have to offer. We are committed to making your experience an enjoyable one.


Parks & Recreation Department Annual Reports

2016 Park Board Approved Fees & Charges