Come join Walking Wednesdays!

Three more left this fall!

 

Oct. 1: East End.   This 1-mile loop through the East End neighborhood features a stop at the Bluff View Community Garden. Those who want a longer walk will continue along East 5th to the Barn Bluff entrance and Historic Carlson Kiln. Meet at Bluff View Park, 329 East 5th St., adjacent to Colvill Family Center, at 5:15.

Oct. 15: Twin Bluff. The Hallstrom-Twin Bluff walk spotlights two neighborhood parks and a special stop at Hallstrom’s Greenhouses. Meet at Audrey-Grandview Park on Audrey Avenue at 5:15.

Oct. 29: West Ave. In celebration of reconstructed West Avenue, this 1-mile walk showcases the new extra-wide sidewalk and a brief, wooded neighborhood hike on Sand Hill Trail. Meet at Roosevelt Park, 1117 Maple Street at 5:15.

Click here for the new South Side Walking Map.

Click here for all our Neighborhood Maps.

 

Next maps to come: East End and Twin Bluff

 

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Walk and Bike to School Maps are now available for all students in kindergarten through 7th grade. You can find them here:

 

Sunnyside Elementary

Burnside School

Twin Bluff Middle School

 

Questions, comments, or suggestions?

Email us at walkbikeredwing@gmail.com

 

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Put Your Name in Stone!

 

Show your support of Memorial Park on Sorin's Bluff by purchasing a limestone block along the new Accessible Trail from the Lower Quarry. The Red Wing Area Fund is spearheading this great community project. Red Wing has a long tradition of adding its names to our bluffs (think of the Barn Bluff steps). Here's a chance to show that we still take pride in our parks, bluffs, and trails. To order your block, click on this link:  Memorial Park: Limestone Engraving Project.

 

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Highway 61-Main Street Project

 

Great attendance at the last public Open House on July 16. Keep up to date on the design plans, construction schedule, and other details by going to the City of Red Wing web site or clicking on this Highway 61 Reconstruction Project link. Together we can make our Main Street safer and more pleasant for everyone, including pedestrians of all ages and abilities. Stay tuned for City Council dates when final bike- and pedestrian-friendly features will be voted on.

 

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Bluff Blast a Success!

Almost 400 people came to Bluff Blast 2014 on June 21st to see the new kiosks, make walking sticks, mountain bike, hike, disc golf, and see the improvements at Memorial Park. Come visit yourself anytime and see what the bluff has to offer!

Take East 7th Street to the Skyline Drive entrance.

 

 

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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!

 

                

 

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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!

 

 

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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.

 

 

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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!

 

 

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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!

 

 

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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!

 

 

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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.

 


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.

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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

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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.

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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)

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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!

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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!