Editorial: Get out and enjoy Rosemount while it’s warmIt’s been a little tough to tell at times in recent weeks, but warm weather appears to have finally arrived. Kids will get out of school soon and people will be looking for something to do.
It’s been a little tough to tell at times in recent weeks, but warm weather appears to have finally arrived. Kids will get out of school soon and people will be looking for something to do.
Fortunately, Rosemount has them covered.
From parks and athletic fields to lakes and bike trails, there’s no shortage of things for Rosemount residents to do outdoors this summer. And the options are growing all the time.
The newest addition to Rosemount’s recreation options, a long-delayed disc golf course at Brockway Park, opened recently and has already gotten use.
Not all of Rosemount’s recreation options are designed for organized activity, but there are enough soccer fields and baseball diamonds to play a friendly pick-up game or just throw a ball around.
If you want someone to provide guidance on those fields, there are plenty of athletic programs to help you get a game going.
There’s a trail around Schwarz Pond that’s great for walking or biking, and there’s Lone Rock Trail on the University of Minnesota’s UMore trail. The wooded trail is open for horseback riding from April through November and for hiking every month but November, when the area is closed for hunting.
Less known is Schaar’s Bluff, part of Spring Lake Park Reserve on Rosemount’s far eastern side. The area offers great views of the Mississippi River and plenty of area to get out and experience Minnesota’s glorious summer weather.
There’s more on the way, too. There is talk of a bike trail that will connect Rosemount to the Mississippi.
The warm weather season in Minnesota is short. Get out and enjoy it while you can.