You can walk for miles in this 120-acre Roseville park and see little sign of development — just hilly terrain with lots of pine trees, wetlands, prairie grass, and savanna.
The site, which includes some of the highest ground in Roseville, was home to a 30-million gallon, underground water reservoir that for years had been operated by the City of St. Paul. When the reservoir became outdated, St. Paul sold the land to the City of Roseville in 1997.
That land was added to 34 acres of land that the City leases from Roselawn Cemetery to create the park.
Neighborhood task forces and park and recreation planners expressed the wish that this new park remain pristine and forest like. Outside of adding a pathway, the only development the City has done is to restore eroding soft trails and eradicate invasive plants such as buckthorn and purple loosestrife.
Woodview Off-Leash Dog Park This is a cooperative project between the City of Roseville and Ramsey County. Dogs without a leash can be exercised in two soft trail areas, located off of Larpenteur Avenue just east of Dale Street. The area to the left of the park entrance is completely fenced so it is accessible to people with limited mobility and their dogs can enjoy the park too. To the delight of dogs and dog owners, the second area is designed so that dogs can run free in approximately five acres of open space.