Celebrate Earth Day! Do something good for your neighborhood, park, or favorite outdoor spot. Grab a garbage bag and pick up trash you find that the snow left behind. It's good for all of us!
We're also getting ready for the High School's Day of Caring and Sharing this Friday. LHRW and other community volunteers will be leading 800 students as they make Red Wing more beautiful by helping to clean up our bluffs, trails, parks, and gardens. Want to help? Email firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll put you to work!
You can help make Red Wing's streets and sidwalks safer for everyone. 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.
Look around town for our new
If you want some,
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!
Use this App to Keep Up our Parks, Trails, and Walkways
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.
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!
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
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!