Our Community

About Cottage Grove

Thank you for choosing Cottage Grove! Cottage Grove is a growing community in the Southeast Twin Cities metropolitan area. Situated close to St. Paul, our residents and businesses have the best of both worlds with access to urban opportunities and recreational amenities in their own backyards. Cottage Grove offers:

  • 45 miles of trails
  • An all-inclusive playground
  • A municipal golf course
  • Over 1,300 acres of park land
  • Year-round recreation programs

We have pulled together some of our most commonly requested information on this page. View our Resident Phone List (PDF) for frequently dialed numbers, or explore the subpages for additional information on our beautiful City!

We Want to Hear from You!

The City of Cottage Grove’s motto is “Where Pride and Prosperity Meet.” As the City continues to thrive and grow, we need your input! We want to hear from you… how are we doing? We’d like to know what aspects of the City make you proud and happy to call Cottage Grove home and we want to hear about services, amenities or opportunities you feel we could improve upon.

The City portion of your taxpayer dollars are used to provide emergency and public safety services, transportation, water infrastructure, high-quality parks, trails and recreation services. Our development teams help secure businesses and employers within our community and ensure our homes, buildings and properties are safe, valuable and accessible!

Please take a few moments to complete the brief survey. Your answers will help guide our future policy decisions and upcoming initiatives. By filling out the survey, you will be entered into a drawing for one of six, $100 gift cards for a grocer right here in Cottage Grove. The survey must be completed by November 15, 2021. Be sure to provide an email and physical address in the space provided, and thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts and help us move Cottage Grove forward!

Children Sitting on Front of Fire Truck, Couple Smiling for Photo, and Toddler Collage