April 8 - 16, 2014

More than 200 people visited the Main Street Reconstruction Project Open House March 19th. Want to find out more ways to make your voice heard? We'll let you know soon about online surveys and web sites regarding proposed streetscape design ideas. Say yes to sidewalk bump-outs, street medians, wide crosswalks, and HAWK mid-street crossings so we have a new Main Street corridor that's safe and attractive for walking and biking.

Bump-outs, medians, landscaping, and lighting make our street safer for all: pedestrians, bicyclists, drivers, and businesses.

Open your front door and WALK

Look around town for our new
"Open Your Front Door" posters, maps, and bookmarks.

If you want some,
contact Michelle Leise at mjleise@gmail.com.


Friends of the Bluffs

Got 2 minutes? Watch this video.

You can't help but be thankful and inspired by our bluffs.

Then click here and join Friends of the Bluffs to keep our bluff trails beautiful!

Friends of the Bluffs is a new 501(c)(3) organization formed to increase the enjoyment, promotion, and stewardship of Red Wing's bluffs.

Click www.redwingbluffs.org for the web site.

Click here to connect to the Facebook page.

Click here to see the inspiring video.

Check out the web site and join today!

Membership Levels:
Friend: $20
Enthusiast: $50
Steward: $100 and up


Use this App to Keep Up our Parks, Trails, and WalkwaysYourGov App

Report downed trees, washed out trails, vandalism, and other issues quickly and immediately. Download the free mobile app YourGOV (for both Android and Apple users). It's an easy way to let the City of Red Wing Parks Department know what needs attention.

CLICK HERE for details.


Bluff Blast a Great Success!BLUFF BLAST
Almost 450 people attended the June 1 event.
Thanks to all our partners, volunteers, and YOU for coming out and making it so much fun!

If you have ideas, comments, or suggestions for another Bluff Blast or a future event on the bluff, please email Michelle at mjleise@gmail.com.





Work Day Successful at BTCA

We cleared branches after the snowstorm last Saturday, May 11, so it's good to hike at Billings-Tomfohr on Coon Hill again. Thanks, everyone!




GREAT work done at Earth Day 2013!EARTHDAY
More than 800 high school students got out and made a difference on April 26 sprucing up our parks, trails, roadways, and gardens. THANK YOU STUDENTS and RW HIGH SCHOOL.


Click here to see the music video of the great things that happened last year. (A new video will soon be on the way!)




$390,000 in State Money for Memorial Park!

The City of Red Wing and Live Healthy Red Wing worked on a Minnesota State Legacy Grant that secured $390,000 for Memorial Park. Restrooms, trail improvements, history information, a south-side Bush Street foot entrance to the park, and more are all in the future. Kudos to our community for their fantastic support!

Special thanks to the Red Wing Area Fund for sponsoring the 2012 projects and committing funds for 2013. This award would not have happened without their vision, passion, and generosity.


Thanks for your help on the trails

The community has cleared buckthorn, put up signs and maps, and added trail markers. The work isn't finished, but it's now easier to hike Memorial Park on Sorin's Bluff and the Billings-Tomfohr Nature Area on Coon Hill. We'd like to thank these folks:

Xcel Energy workers

Coon Hill neighbors

Red Wing Mountain Bike Organization

Aurora Cross Country Ski Club

Red Wing FFA students

Audubon Minnesota


Enjoy these outdoor walks

Warm weather is here! Try these paved routes all around town.

3rd and 4th Streets to Buchanan's Neighborhood Loop 2.7 miles, fairly flat

Athletic Field Loop 1.4 miles, one large hill

Red Wing Golf Club Loop 2.7 miles, vigorous walk with hills & no shortcuts

Colvill Park 1 mile, flat

Hallstrom-Twin Bluff Neighborhood Loop 1.75 miles, flat

Pioneer-Hallquist Neighborhood Loop 1.45 miles, hilly

Red Wing High School Loop 1 mile, flat

A.P. Anderson Park Loop 1.26 miles, flat

Technology Drive Walk 2.6 miles (past Fairview, Menards, Walmart)


Practice the 10-3 Rule

Move 10 MINUTES a day THREE times a day.

By walking briskly a total of 30 minutes daily, you're on your way to better health. Do it in small doses and you can fit it into any busy schedule. Take 10 minutes at lunch, after work, and after dinner. Try it for seven days this week and feel the difference!


Take a Historic Walking Tour

Our cooler temps and turning leaves make this week the perfect time for a historic walk around pretty Red Wing. Whether you're a visitor or life-long resident, you'll discover something new. Click here for a pamphlet that guides you on three historic walks near downtown. Learn about Red Wing's stories, architecture, and characters from the past.

Afterward, venture to 7th and Bluff Streets, turn right up to 8th, and meander up the Cow Path to the top of Sorin's Bluff. It's one of Red Wing's best-kept secrets ... enjoy!