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City Park News

The City of Cold Spring is committed to providing it's residents with quality parks for all members of the community, young and old, to enjoy. Here you'll learn about the latest developments in park improvements and future park projects that we are working on.

 Lookout Park Project

On November 24th, 2003 the City Council approved to pledge up to $5,000 towards the improvements at Lookout Park on the condition that MN/DOT is successful in receiving a $10,000 grant from Agstar Financial. If MN/DOT receive this grant assistance they plan to have the Minnesota Conservation Corps spend three weeks this summer clearing and constructing trails, cleaning the park and working to restore the park back into its previous condition. 

Lookout Park is presently owned by MN/DOT and is located just east of the Sauk River both north and south of Highway 23. This park is offers a unique perspective overlooking the City of Cold Spring.


Rocori Trail

ROCORI Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
 Minnesota’s ROCORI Trail — named for the three small towns through which it will eventually run (Rockville, Cold Spring and Richmond)—currently has two disconnected segments open for use. The first section of trail opened in 2009 in the quaint downtown area of Rockville. Built during the reconstruction of Broadway Street/County Road 82, the 1-mile stretch of trail is immediately adjacent to the road, allowing for easy access to residences, businesses and City Hall.
A longer portion of trail is open between Cold Spring and Richmond. This section uses an abandoned BNSF Railway corridor and is adjacent to State Route 23 for nearly its entire length.  The headquarters of Coldspring (formerly the Cold Spring Granite Company), nationally known for contributing to both the FDR Memorial and Korean War Veterans Memorial in Washington DC, is located near the trail’s western terminus.  Other sites along the way include the Cold Spring Baseball Park (a short trek up 7th Avenue in Cold Spring) and the sprawling Rich-Spring Golf Club (across SR 23 from the trail).  In Richmond, travelers can connect to the popular Glacial Lakes State Trail.