Getting outdoors can be a great way to relax and spend your time. Whether you are going to take your kids to the park or you want a nice place to walk or hike for yourself, checking out a park near you could be a great option. There are a lot of great parks in Rochester. We have highlighted a few of the great parks below that you can check out.
The Rochester Park Division manages the parks in Rochester, and according to the Park Division, there are over 100 city parks in Rochester, MN. These parks give you over 3500 acres of outdoor area to enjoy. Learn more about some of your park options below.
One great park to visit in Rochester is Silver Lake Park. This park is just a few minutes from the downtown area, so it has a lot of walking and biking trails for you to take advantage of. You can also experience the water at Silver Lake Park. Silver Lake Park has Silver Lake Boat and Bike Rentals that allow you to rent out kayaks, canoes, and paddleboats for some outdoor water fun.
According to Experience Rochester, “A visit to the Wooden Castle Park at Soldiers Memorial Field at 7th Street SW and George Gibbs Drive in downtown is a unique Rochester experience. Toddlers will love the large sand play area and farm space. Children a bit older will want to play all day on the wooden castle with slides, bridges and swings as well as the mini corn field maze. Tip: Be sure to pay your respects at the nearby Wall of Remembrance honoring veterans from Southeast Minnesota.”
Another great park is Essex Park. This park is great because it gives you the feeling of being truly outdoors and away from the city. Essex Park is 10 miles north of downtown, and it gives you 160 acres of mostly wooded land with unpaved trails.
There are a lot of different parks in the Rochester area that you can check out we mentioned just a few of your park options above. You could also visit Indian Heights Park, Foster Arend Park, and so many others.
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