Cottage Grove is part of the distinguished South Washington County School District (Independent School District 833). The school district is home to four high schools, four middle schools, and sixteen elementary schools. However, the students of Cottage Grove attend Cottage Grove Middle School, Park High School and Alternative Learning Center, and one of the following six different elementary schools: Armstrong Elementary, Cottage Grove Elementary, Crestview Elementary, Hillside Elementary, Grey Cloud Elementary, and Pine Hill Elementary. Cottage Grove is also home to some excellent private schools, such as the Yeshiva High School of the Twin Cities.


Cottage Grove?s businesses are currently experiencing a boom. Some of the top employers include Plastic Resource, Inc.,, Tradehome Shoes, Up North Plastics, Werner Electric Supply, and Cogentrix. In addition, the city of Cottage Grove is eager to work with businesses to help them further develop and expand their businesses. In fact, the city has acknowledged that quality commercial and industrial development is one of their biggest priorities.


Cottage Grove is home to dozens of different attractions and events. Every year, Cottage Grove holds an annual Strawberry Fest the second week of June. The Strawberry Fest draws thousands of visitors to Kingston Park. The festival holds a parade where businesses have floats and throw delicious treats to guests. Afterwards, businesses gather in the park to continue the festivities, which include carnival games, food, live music, and fireworks. Additional community events include the Monster Bash, a Halloween party held in October, and the Holiday Train Fundraiser held during the holiday season.

Cottage Grove is ideal for history lovers. There are numerous historical points of interest, including the Historic Cedarhurst Mansion, Cottage Grove Town Hall, the Historic John P. Furber House, the Historic Harry Roberts House, and Hope Glen Farm. For those who seek a thrilling nightlife scene and even more cultural experiences, St. Paul is just a few mere miles away from Cottage Grove. St. Paul has 11 different museums, theaters, live music venues, and a quaint zoo.

Parks and Recreation

If you?re looking to get active, Cottage Grove is the right place to do it! There are 30 different city parks that have their own unique amenities such as skate parks, baseball fields, sledding hills, trails, and Frisbee golf courses.

Ravine Regional Park is an expansive park with 515 acres of rolling hills, wondrous woods, hiking and biking trails, and even a fishing pier. Cottage Grove even has its own park for furry friends; WAG Farms Dog Park features 14 acres of off-leash grassy area for dogs.

Golfers will love Cottage Grove's two lush golf courses, both of which were awarded 4.5 stars by Golf Digest. River Oaks Golf Course has free membership for residents and a Don Herfort 18-hole designed course, while Mississippi Dunes Golf Course is an 18-hole course sprawled out along the backwaters of the Mississippi River.

Whether it?s snowing or sunny outside, the Ice Arena is the perfect place to skate whether you?re a master skater or just a beginner.

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