The City of Mendota Heights is first ring suburb of Minnesota’s Capitol City of St. Paul. Located in Northern Dakota County at the confluence of the Minnesota and Mississippi rivers: Mendota Heights, the best kept secret. The nearly 11,000 residents of Mendota Heights enjoy close proximity to an extensive system of local and regional parks and convenient access to the regional highway system. Major employment centers such as downtown Minneapolis, St. Paul, MSP International Airport and the Mall of America are virtually only minutes away. These factors have help make Mendota Heights an attractive place to live and enable it to maintain a quiet, private way of life.
The city welcomes high quality business development, and approximately 25% of the city’s 10 square miles has been reserved for that purpose. There are currently about 4,500 jobs in Mendota Heights, and that number is expected to grow to around 6,000.
The City of Mendota Heights boasts a variety of recreation opportunities. Within the city is the Par 3 Golf Course, located at 1695 Dodd Road. The Mendota Heights Par 3 is a 9-hole, par 27 golf course owned and operated by the City of Mendota Heights. The course features a forgiving layout and caters to golfers of all ages and skill levels.
Few cities can claim access to regional trails, riverside and lakeside parks, scenic bluffs and a wildlife preserve among their recreation facilities. These represent unique features in a park system that help to shape the character of Mendota Heights beyond the ordinary. They offer a visual identity to the city in addition to contributing to the quality of life for those who live here. The city’s thirteen developed parks total 242 acres of active and passive recreation areas. Twenty-one miles of trails provide bountiful opportunities for walking, bicycling, bird watching and nature hikes.