It's state fair time, and one of the biggest questions is how to get there. Since parking spaces are in high demand, the Minnesota State Fair encourages attendees to bike, walk or use public transit.
Roseville offers several free park and ride lots throughout the city to help fairgoers avoid parking hassles.
The city occasionally receives questions about the state fair parking in their neighborhoods. Several of the lots are located on commercial property and are a permitted use under city code. The park and ride lots at eight churches and Roseville Area High School are allowed under an interim use permit. The permit is reviewed every five years.
As part of agreeing to renew the interim use permit, Roseville requires the Minnesota State Fair to meet certain conditions to keep areas clean and safe. New conditions were added in 2017 to address concerns about parking on streets. Conditions included having a police officer patrol park and ride areas to enforce laws, including driveways not being blocked by parked cars.