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Cottage Grove Life

Welcome to Cottage Grove, Minnesota!
Cottage Grove is a vibrant community of 30,000 residents with a strong manufacturing and retail economy. We are located approximately eight miles southeast of Minnesota's "Twin Cities" of St. Paul and Minneapolis at US 61 and Innovation Road. Settled in the 1840's with the creation of the Langdon and "Old Cottage Grove" villages, Cottage Grove is now one of the fastest-growing communities in Minnesota, facing a bright future.

City of Cottage Grove

General Cottage Grove Information
Date Established: 1843
School District: 833
County: Washington County
2000 Population: 30,582
1990 Population: 22,935

3M is located in Cottage Grove, Minn., at the southernmost part of Washington County on the Mississippi River, 17 miles south of St. Paul, Minn. It is 15 miles south of 3M Center, Corporate Headquarters in Maplewood, Minn., in a suburban/rural setting.
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Community and Technical Colleges

The following Community and Technical Colleges are within 15 miles of Cottage Grove:

Inver Hills Community College
8845 College Trail
Inver Grove Heights, MN 55075

St. Paul Technical College
235 Marshall Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55102

Dakota Technical College
1300 145th Street East
Rosemount, MN 55068

Century College
3300 Century Avenue North
White Bear Lake, MN 55110

Cottage Grove Parks

Arbor Meadows Park 8505 Johanson Ave.
Armstrong Warming House 8855 Inwood Ave.
Belden Park 8200 Belden Blvd.
Cottage Grove Ravine Regional Park
Cottage Grove Trailway Corridor
Foothill Park 8400 Foothill Rd. S.
Granada Park 8371 Granda Ave.
Grey Cloud Dunes State Scientific Area /
Hadley Ave. & 103rd St.
Hamlet Park 8883 Hamlet Ave. S.
Hardwood Park 6909 Hardwood Ave. S.
Hazen P. Mooer Park Grey Cloud Trail Island Dr.
Hearthside Park 8245 Heartside Rd. S.
Hemingway Park 8259 Hemingway Ave. S.
Hidden Valley Park 7220 Hidden Valley Trail
Highlands Park 6975 Idsen Ave. S.
Ice Arena 8020 80th Street S.
Ideal Park 8227 Ideal Ave.
Kingston Park 9195 75th Street S.
Lamar Fields 7025 Lamar Ave.
Meadow Grass Park 6698 Meadow Grass Ave. S.
Municipal Pool 6541 85th St.
Nina’s Park 7738 Ideal Ave. S.
North Ideal Park 7380 Ideal Ave. S
Oakwood Park 7851 Harkness Ave.
Old Cottage Grove Com. Park 7500 Langly Ave. S.
Peter Thompson Park 6327 Highland Hills Blvd.
Pine Coulee Park 11841 Lofton Ave. S.
Pine Tree Pond Park 8641 80th St. S.
Pine Tree Valley Park 8431 Indian Blvd.
River Oaks Golf Course 11099 South Highway 61
River Oaks Scenic Overlook Kingsborough Trail
West Draw Park 7050 Meadow Grass Ave. S.
Woodridge Park 9000 90th St.

Golf Courses

Mississippi Dunes Golf Links
10351 Grey Cloud Trail, Cottage Grove, MN 55016

River Oak Municipal Golf Course
11099 Hwy. 61, Cottage Grove, MN 55016

Identified Bikeways and Trailways

1. Cottage Grove Ravine Regional Park - 9940 Point Douglas Road
2. Cottage Grove Trailway Corridor- Trailhead begins at Kingston Park - 9195 75th St. S.
3. Grey Cloud State Scientific Area - Dry Prairie Ecosystem - Hadley Ave and 103rd St.
4. Hamlet Park - 8883 Hamlet Ave. S.
5. Hardwood Park/Avenue Trails - 6909 Hardwood Ave. S.
6. Highlands Park - 6975 Idsen Ave. S.
7. Hazen P. Mooers Park along Mississippi River - 10899 Grey Cloud Trail S.
8. Oakwood Park Scenic Overlook - 7851 Harkness Ave.
9. Pine Tree Pond Park Archery Range – 8300 Isleton Court S.
10. Pine Tree Valley Park - 8728 80th St. S.
11. West Draw Trail System - Trail heads located at Peter Thompson Park - 6327 Highland Hills Boulevard and West Draw Park - 7050 Meadow Grass Ave.
12. Woodridge Park - 9000 90th St. S.

Recreation Venues

1. Cottage Grove Bingo VFW Red Barn ....9260 E. Pt. Douglas Rd.
2. Cottage Grove Ice Arena ....8020 80th. St. S.
3. Cottage Grove Municipal Pool ....corner of 85th and Grange, west of Hwy 61 in Cottage Grove
4. Cottage View Drive In Movie Theater ....9338 S. East Pt. Douglas Rd
5. Hamlet Park (Outdoor Ice Skating Rink) ....8883 Hamlet Ave. S.
6. Hearthside Park (Outdoor Ice Skating Rink) ....8245 Heartside Rd. S.
7. Highlands Park (Outdoor Ice Skating Rink) …. 6975 Idsen Ave. S.
8. Mississippi Dunes Golf Links ....10351 Gray Cloud Trail
9. Oakwood Park Frisbee Golf ....7851 Harkness Ave. S.
10. Peter Thompson Park (Outdoor Ice Skating Rink) ....6327 Highland Hills Blvd.
11. Pinetree Valley Park (Outdoor Ice Skating (Rink) ....8431 Indian Blvd.
12. River Oaks Golf Course ....1099 South Highway 61
13. Skate Park (Hamlet Park) ....8883 Hamlet Road S.
14. Woodridge Park (Outdoor Ice Skating Rink) .... 9000 90th St.


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