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Vadnais Heights

City of Vadnais Heights

Vadnais Heights is a city in Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 12,302 at the 2010 census.

Geography
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 8.24 square miles (21.34 km2), of which 6.98 square miles (18.08 km2) is land and 1.26 square miles (3.26 km2) is water. It borders the cities of Shoreview, Little Canada, White Bear Lake, Maplewood, North Oaks, and Gem Lake.

Interstate 35E, Interstate 694, U.S. Highway 61, and County Highway 96 are four of the main routes in Vadnais Heights.

Parks and Recreation
The city of Vadnais Heights has over 100 acres (0.40 km2) of parkland spread across 14 different parks. Including play equipment, trails, hard surface areas, picnic shelters, soccer and softball/baseball fields, hockey and pleasure rinks, basketball and tennis courts, and restrooms.

Recently, an accidental fire burned approximately 8 acres (32,000 m2) of Minnesota Department of Natural Resources protected wetland habitat near Vadnais Community Park on County Road F.

Vadnais Lake is surrounded by protected land with miles of walking trails. There is no boating or swimming in the lake and fishing is only allowed in designated areas on the southwest side in order to protect the water quality as the lake serves as a water source for the Ramsey County area. It is also a Ducks Unlimited habitat.

References:

“Vadnais Heights, Minnesota” │ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vadnais_Heights,_Minnesota

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