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As winter approaches, parks are preparing to for the season. Most parks remain open and offer portable restrooms located near beaches and boat launches.
All Ramsey County golf courses have closed for the 2019 season.
A popular winter attraction will return to Minnesota this season with a new location at Long Lake Regional Park in the suburb of New Brighton.
Tamarack Nature Center will be closing at noon on Saturday, Oct. 26 in preparation for its Trick-or-Treat event. The Nature Center building, Discovery Hollow, garden and trails will all be closed. The nature center will open to event ticket holders starting at 3 p.m. Regular hours for the general public will resume on Sunday, Oct. 27.
Spend MEA break with Ramsey County Parks & Recreation and take part in fun, engaging and free activities for kids and teens.
Open skate and hockey programs are available for free at Aldrich Arena, Vadnais Sports Center and Charles M. Schulz-Highland Arena. Youth open hockey sessions are new this year with additional hours and locations available during winter break.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has confirmed a zebra mussel found by a contractor conducting an early detection survey in Long Lake in New Brighton.
No additional zebra mussels were found at the lake during a follow-up survey conducted by Ramsey County and the DNR. Additional searches have been planned to confirm if there is an established zebra mussel population in Long Lake.
Ramsey County Parks & Recreation and The First Tee Twin Cities will host the fifth annual Fall Golf Classic on Monday, October 14 at Town & Country Club in Saint Paul.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has confirmed reports of zebra mussels in Lake McCarrons in Roseville.
Ramsey County’s Aldrich Arena will soon see facility upgrades through an improvements project that begins in July. Construction is expected to last through November 2019. Updates will include renovated family restrooms, LED lighting, and a new roof and fire suppression system.
Goodrich and The Ponds at Battle Creek golf courses were recently honored with the National Golf Foundation Customer Loyalty Award.
For the first time in more than 30 years, Battle Creek Regional Park is getting a new master plan.The process will include extensive community engagement over the summer.
On June 8, lifeguard services will begin at guarded beaches and Battle Creek Waterworks will open for the summer.
Planning a trip to the beach? Ramsey County beaches will open May 25 — just in time for Memorial Day weekend.
Ramsey County Parks & Recreation was named the 2018 Land Manager of the Year by the Minnesota Off-Road Cyclists (MORC).The award recognizes the county for creating and adopting a formal mountain bike trails master plan for Battle Creek Regional Park.
County golf courses have opened for the 2019 season.
Volunteers are needed for the annual Earth Day Cleanup on April 27 at Tamarack Nature Center.
Ramsey County has partnered with the Autism Society of Minnesota (AUSM) to create sensory-friendly hours at Battle Creek Waterworks.
Seasonal positions at parks, golf courses, beaches and Battle Creek Waterworks are now available.
Parks & Recreation is currently hiring lifeguards for the 2019 beach and water park season.