Remember to Shovel
Your Sidewalk!

It's the neighborly thing to do.
(And you'll avoid a bill.

You have 24 hours to clear your walk after a snow.

Why shovel? Lots of people, including those using strollers and wheelchairs, use sidewalks to get to school, the bus stop, work, church, the grocery store, and other places. Your mail carrier needs to deliver your mail.


Who shovels? ALL homeowners & property owners.
(Landlords, that means you're ultimately responsible for your properties, not your tenants.)


What if I don't shovel? Contracted crews start shoveling private sidewalks after 24 hours. You'll also be charged $50 for the work. A door-hanger will tell you if a crew has been there. This City policy has been in effect for decades and it is enforced!


What constitutes a "snowfall"? ANY amount of snow or ice.  


Questions? Click on this link to the city info:



Open your front door and WALK


Take a Neighborhood Walk
This Winter!

Seven maps. 42 routes. Where will YOU go?


Pick up a neighborhood walking map at various locations around town, or click this link and print them yourself: Neighborhood Maps.


We have five left to do this winter. Happy walking!




Walk (or Drop and Walk)

to School


PARENTS: Do you drive your child to school? Are you tired of the drop-off traffic? You'll make the school property safer for everyone--and give your children much-needed fresh air--if you drop them off and/or pick them up at a spot 5 or 10 minutes away.


Check out our Walk and Bike to School Maps with key intersections noting how long it takes to walk and bike to school from various spots. Maps are available at your school's office, or click below to see them.


Sunnyside Elementary

Burnside School

Twin Bluff Middle School


Questions, comments, or suggestions?

Email us at




Read below for good things from spring

We're working to build on these successes to implement sustainable changes. Stay tuned for more progress!


Sunnyside School & LHRW are working together on a Fresh Snack Pilot with all kindergartners from May 5 to May 16, 2014. We'll report our findings!





Sunnyside School and LHRW held a special Sunnyside Sneakers event May 9, 2014. All busses dropped children at the Athletic Field parking lot one-third mile away. Teachers, staff, fire fighters, Sparky the mascot, and the police chief all walked to school together. Volunteers also greeted regular walkers or families who drive and drop-off at intersections near the school. A great morning of walking for almost every one of Sunnyside's 500 students!




Sunnyside and Twin Bluff Walk and Roll to School maps are here! Each tells distance and number of minutes to walk and bike to school from various intersections. All students receive one. Even if you drive, consider dropping your student off a few blocks away and let them walk/bike the rest of the way! It's just one great way to get kids active before and after school.




Spring-summer 2014 neighborhood walks have begun! Our first walk in the Old Fairgrounds neighborhood drew more than 50 people of all ages. We met at Buchanan's (thanks to owner Kevin Florine for the free water). Some folks learned this: Only six minutes from Buchanan's to the Brewery -- just take the stairs and tunnel!




The Memorial Park kiosks are now almost finished! New maps show all the trails and paths for hiking, mountain biking, cross country skiing, and snowshoeing. Plus, beautiful panels are up with the history of Memorial Park and the area, along with details about the bluff's wildlife and plants. You'll find multiple kiosks with different photos and information at each quarry and numerous other spots around the park. Go check them out for yourself!




Earth Day 2014 was a great success! Hundreds of high school students spent April 25th cleaning up Red Wing's parks, trails, gardens, and green spaces. Thanks to everyone who helped make this a wonderful day. We even had some sunshine!




You can help make Red Wing's streets and sidwalks safer for everyone. Soon we'll have 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.



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 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.


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!