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Posted on: November 30, 2023

Discover one-of-a-kind treasures at Holiday Craft Fair!

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Find unique and handmade gifts for family, friends, and yourself this weekend at the annual Holiday Craft Fair at Roseville City Hall.

The Harriet Alexander Nature Center presents the craft fair with all vendor fees going to support the city’s free-to-the-public nature center.

The sale features quality, hand-crafted items, exhibited and sold by more than 50 local crafters and ar...

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Posted on: November 15, 2023

Ask a Naturalist: How do different animals survive our harsh Minnesota winters?

Ask a Naturalist - How do different animals survive our harsh Minnesota winters?

Did you know Harriet Alexander Nature Center (HANC) has a team of naturalists who lead tours, host hands-on classes, and help make visits more educational and enjoyable?

We asked Nature Center Supervisor and Naturalist Deon Haider, how do different animals survive our harsh Minnesota winters? 

Deon: It depends on the type of animal. Reptiles like Frank, our nature center’s resident painted turtle, are co...

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Posted on: September 7, 2023

Acclaimed Mosaic Artist to Create Towering Art Installations at Harriet Alexander Nature Center

Mosaic Artist to Create Towering Art Installations at HANC

The mid-morning sun filters into mosaic artist Lori Greene’s colorful Snelling Avenue studio.

Lori gazes down at her latest work in progress on the table in front of her: a beautiful doe and her fawn created with hundreds of precisely placed ceramic tiles.

With the help of a generous donor, the City of Roseville has commissioned the acclaimed mosai...

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Posted on: July 12, 2023

Ask A Naturalist: Summer is Here! What are we Hearing and Seeing at HANC?

Ask A Naturalist with Ocean Clevette

July is National Park and Recreation month and this year's theme is "Where Community Grows!" We'll be featuring stories throughout the month that showcase how Roseville Parks and Recreation builds community!

Did you know Harriet Alexander Nature Center (HANC) has a team of naturalists who lead tours and help make visits more educational and enjoyable?

We asked Roseville Naturalist Ocean Clevette:

Now that summer is here, our green spaces are aflutter with wildl...

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Nature Center
Posted on: April 19, 2023

Ask A Naturalist: What are the First Signs of Spring at HANC?

Ask A Naturalist: What are the first signs of Spring at the Nature Center?

Did you know Harriet Alexander Nature Center (HANC) has a team of naturalists who lead tours and help make visits more educational and enjoyable?

We asked Roseville Naturalists Ocean Clevette and Jennan Kellogg:  

What are some of the first signs of spring they’re seeing in the 52 acres of marsh, prairie, and forest habitats that surround the Nature Center at Central Park?

Ocean: One of the ...

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Nature Center
Posted on: March 15, 2023

Roseville Welcomes New Nature Center Supervisor

Roseville Welcomes New Nature Center Supervisor Deon Haider

There’s a new leader of the pack at Roseville’s Harriet Alexander Nature Center!

Deon Haider is the new parks and recreation supervisor overseeing programming and staff at the nature center.

Haider oversees a team of naturalists who help visitors explore the center and the surrounding 52 acres of marsh, prairie, and forest. A network of trails and boardwalks allow visitors to discover all three habitats. She will also manage the Live @ The Ro...

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Nature Center
Posted on: November 30, 2022

Roseville Winter Fun

People ice skate at the Guidant John Rose MN OVAL.

Winter is in full swing, and there’s plenty of fun for all starting this weekend in Roseville!

December 3, 2022, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.?Rice and Larpenteur Alliance Winter Warm-Up?Maplewood Corner of Rice St and Larpenteur AveCelebrate community with a free cookout, snacks, hot beverages, live music, bonfires, Llama petting zoo, and much more at Rice and ...

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Nature Center
Posted on: November 18, 2022

Students Learn About Native American Culture at HANC (Gallery)

Students learn about Native American culture at HANC.

November marks Native American Heritage month, which honors the unique heritage of this continent's First People. Today, a group of students did just that at Harriet Alexander Nature Center.

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Nature Center
Posted on: November 10, 2022

Volunteer Spotlight: Jessica Raygor

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Thanks to volunteers like Jessica, the city is able to keep the Harriet Alexander Nature Center open for community members to enjoy year-round.

In this edition, we're featuring Roseville resident Jessica Raygor. Jessica grew up in Roseville and graduated from Roseville Area High School. Like many others in our community, Jessica moved out-of-state, but later returned to Roseville, buying...

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Nature Center
Posted on: September 22, 2022

Sign up for Healing Gardens Guided Tour

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Take a stroll with Ramsey County Master Gardeners (RCMG) as they demonstrate the improvements made to create a space for healing and recovery for visitors.

Members of Ramsey County Master Gardeners will take visitors along the pathways that wind in and around the Muriel Sahlin Arboretum gardens and view the signage that helps park visitors understand how nature contributes positively to mental and physical w...

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Posted on: October 21, 2022

Share Your Vision for the Future of Roseville

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The Community Visioning Process has started! What are your big ideas for Roseville? How do you see the future of Roseville? What does an equitable community look like? What are the public spaces like?

The city is leading a community visioning process – Envision Roseville – to help answer these questions and more. This project is about defining the vision for the community and translating that vision into action. The city has seen a ...

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Nature Center
Posted on: August 9, 2022

Healing Gardens Tour at Muriel Sahlin Arboretum

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Roseville Parks and Recreation, along with Ramsey County Master Gardeners is hosting a self-guided tour of the Healing Gardens at Muriel Sahlin Arboretum on Wednesday, August 10.

Enjoy the debut of the Healing Gardens on a self-guided tour along the pathways of the arboretum. Follow signs that describe how nature contributes to our mental and physical well-being.

Time & Location

Aug 10, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM CDT

Muriel Sahl...

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Nature Center
Posted on: February 23, 2022

Mayor, Council present "State of the City" address

Mayor, Council deliver Roseville State of the City Address

In this year’s State of the City Address, Mayor Dan Roe, City Council members, and City of Roseville staff co-created a video presentation that reviews the work of the City through our long-held community aspirations.

View or Read the State of the City Address Nature Center

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