Cottage Grove is a fast-growing community in the Southeast Twin Cities metropolitan area. Situated close to St. Paul, residents and businesses can take advantage of convenient access to urban opportunities while enjoying the recreational amenities, open spaces, high-quality schools being covered by District 833, and close-knit community that Cottage Grove offers.
- Our Gateway Commercial district is four miles south of Interstate 494 on Highway 61, and nine miles south of Interstate 94.
- Our business park is just six miles south of Interstate 494, and 11 miles south of Interstate 94.
- Rail-served sites in our business park (CP line, with BNSF intersection nearby) provide easy access to global markets.
- 20 minutes away from the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.
- Over 350,000 workers within a 25-minute commuting range1
- Over 338,000 potential customers within a 10-mile radius.
Parks and Trails
Cottage Grove is a great community hosting over 1,300 acres of park land open for all ages to use. The park system is extensive, encompassing anything from sports fields, play structures, and buildings for rent to natural open space, trails, and picnic areas. Park space in Cottage Grove also includes the Ravine Regional Park.
(8020 80th Street)
Cottage Grove owns and operates the Cottage Grove Ice Arena located at 8020 80th Street next to the Park High School campus.
The Ice Arena is available for parties, sports clubs, skating lessons, open skating, and a shop for all of your hockey needs.
Ice Arena & Recreation Offices: (651) 458-3400
(9000 90th Street South)
The City of Cottage Grove had an idea, a destination playground, where kids and families can meet for a fun and safe space. An idea brought to life by the city, local donations, business contributions, grants, and supply donations, amongst other things. Take a moment and visit the 23,000 square foot playground.
Key components include:
- 82 pieces of equipment suited for a variety of ages and abilities
- 100 percent accessible surfacing
- Large outdoor musical section
- Several playground elements allow children of any physical ability to play
- Unique landforms make the playground more accessible
- Playground sections designed for younger child and toddlers
- Many aspects of the play space are sensory
- Nature-based playground design created around amenities already featured at Woodridge Park
West Draw Park
(7050 Meadow Grass Avenue)
Resting on 26 acres in the Pine Summit Neighborhood, West Draw Park holds a play structure, several soccer fields, trails, picnic shelter, and open space. To the North, you can find yourself in beautiful Meadow Grass Park or Hidden Valley Park, to the East.
Available at West Draw Park is a 2.4-acre bike park. This includes dirt jumps, mountain bike skills area, and a pump track. The idea behind the bike park is to provide more opportunities for families to enjoy the outdoors and become active. West Draw Park is completely build and cared for by volunteers.
(6975 Idsen Avenue South)
Highlands Park is one of the City’s premier parks. A large, 65-acre, park equipped with baseball field, two soccer fields, two tennis courts, three basketball courts, skating rink, and more than 4 miles of paved trails. This includes preserved grasslands, woodlands, and wetlands. Highland Park also includes great picnicking areas along the pond.
Splash Pad at Highlands Park
Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Splash Pad is a water playground where cost is FREE, and water constantly drains so there is never any depth. Free and fun!