City of Rockville, Minnesota

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Eagle Park Information


 Eagle Park

Visitors Welcome  First time visitors are typically amazed by the outstanding natural and human features of this 63 acre gem on the Sauk River.  Eagle Park is part of a larger 500 acre complex that also includes Rockville County Park and Nature Preserve and two private conservation easements with the MN Land Trust.  This complex includes about two continuous miles of Sauk River shoreline.  

River Access  Many visitors use the park to access the river.  The fishing pier was built in 1996 as an Eagle Scout project.  The park is also used to launch or land hundreds of canoes and kayaks each year.  The City manages the dock at the landing.

Wildlife  There is an eagle nest in the middle of the park.  Please do not go under the nest or disturb them in any way (such as flying a drone).  The parking lot and picnic area feature a 14-unit purple martin house which is typically fully occupied!  There are also houses for bluebirds, tree swallows, woodpeckers, and bats.

 Eagle Nest

Photo Credit Jennings District Images
Photo Credit Jennings District Images

Please do not go under the eagle's nest.  This can upset the eagles enough to cause them to abandon the nest site.


 Boulder Park Benches

There are seven unique boulder benches in the park.  Most are spaced out along the one-half mile loop walking path.  The benches were all privately donated.  The path was installed by the Rockville Lions Club.

 Eagle Park Birdhouses

Eagle Park birdhouses include a 14-unit purple martin house in the parking area.  Purple martins “like” people and other types of swallows.  When martins arrive the colony is monitored to keep out invasive house sparrows.  There are additional houses for bluebirds, tree swallows, and bats.


 Located in Eagle Park

Prairie Restoration  Efforts are ongoing to restore native prairie and oak savannah.  This involves seeding native prairie grasses and flowers, periodic controlled burns along with the removal of invasive plants such as buckthorn.  Controlled grazing in some areas is part of our vegetation management.


Education  Several signs tell about geological history, flood plans, eagles, etc.  A highlight for many visitors is the prairie demonstration garden.  Many of the plants are labelled in the garden and along the walking path.  


Volunteers  They make this park successful: mowing, weeding, signs, tending birdhouses, and the list goes on - please consider joining us!



229 Broadway Street East - P.O. Box 93 - Rockville MN 56369 :: Phone: 320-251-5836 Fax: 320-240-9620 Email: