April 13, 2021
Memorial Park's main gates are now open for the season (weather permitting). Work starts soon on the new overlook--so thanks for your consideration when the project begins.
Old West Main Street Update
Aerial photo of Old West Main Street in summertime
More changes are in store for the Old West Main Street reconstruction project. Due to several recent developments at the state level, the project will be done in two phases spanning two years instead of one. The first phase will focus on reconstructing Washington Street to Highway 61/Main Street from late July to late fall of 2021. The second phase will reconstruct the west half of Old West Main Street from Buchanan Street to Washington Street between spring 2022 and late summer or early fall of 2022. Read the report here. Then stay up to date with the latest developments by subscribing to the Old West Main Street project newsletter.
Countdown to Earth Week 2021
Panoramic photo of the Mississippi river and city of Red Wing at sunset
Earth Day is coming up on April 22 and that calls for celebration! This year, Earth Week in Red Wing will run from April 16-24, 2021. Throughout the week, there are a lot of events and programs to get involved in. From taking the #EarthWeekPledge to attending a composting workshop, you have plenty of options. How will YOU celebrate Earth Week?
Two Musical Gifts
Strike up the band! Thanks to two local philanthropic organizations, downtown will soon be even more fun. As part of the new, temporary Sculpture Walk coming to downtown this June, two of the art pieces will be permanent gifts to the community. The Jones Family Foundation has generously donated "Jake on Bass" for Central Park, and the Albrecht Poss Family Foundation has donated "Maestro" for the Sheldon Theatre Lawn. Both of the musically interactive pieces will complement seven other rotating sculptures throughout the downtown area. A huge thank you to both family foundations for these wonderful gifts that make us smile.
Park Shelter Reservations are OPEN!
It's easy to reserve a park shelter.
Watch this video and start reserving your summer fun.
Planning a graduation party? Park shelters are available for reservation. Every year, park shelters are in high demand, so don't wait if you want to claim one for your spring or summer plans. New for this year, the City Council voted to approve a change to the size and type of events that will need a Private Use of Public Property (PUPP) application. However, most reservations still won't need an application. Check out the park shelter availability calendar and request forms available online, and call Public Works at 651-385-3657 with any questions.
Chickens & Bees: Take Our Short Survey
Red Wing City Council will be considering later this year whether or not to approve beekeeping and raising chickens in the city limits. Before they make a decision, Council members want to hear from YOU. The two proposed zoning changes would include items such as limiting the number of chickens and bees and keeping a certain distance away from the side and back property lines of a lot. The City's zoning inspector would do enforcement. Please take our short survey online. You can also print a copy of the survey and mail it back to us. Results will be reported in May. Questions? Email us here.
It only takes 2 minutes.
You Ask, We Answer: Your Property Valuation
Most likely you've just received your Goodhue County Property Valuation and Classification Notice in the mail. Have questions about it? Read our City Q & A article to get answers. Your number one thing to remember is this: If you don't agree with the dollar amount listed by the county as your property valuation, contact the Goodhue County Assessor's Office right away at 651.385.3040. They'll be happy to help you out.
Ready to Make a SPLASH this Summer?
Keep up with Water Park News!
The Red Wing Water Park will be OPEN this year! Mark your calendars for the first day, June 9. The Water Park is also looking for upbeat, motivated folks to become lifeguards, swim instructors, concession workers, and other positions that help make the park a favorite summer spot.

To apply for a job, contact Community Education & Recreation Coordinator Mikayla Beuch at
651-385-4568 or send her an email.
COVID-19 Help is Here and Available
The Goodhue County Health and Human Services website is an excellent place to find out how you and your family can schedule and register for a vaccination. Some clinics are available to those age 16 and 17, too. It's up to all of us to build a community of immunity to protect our friends, family, and future. Find your vaccine now.
Everyone faces challenges, especially now due to COVID-19. For those struggling with paying rent or mortgage bills, you are not alone, and local resources are available right now. Visit the City's COVID-19 Resources page to learn how to apply for funds. Help is there for childcare and City utility bill payments, too.
Know the Signs: Opioid Overdose Awareness
Would you know the signs of an opioid overdose? Do you know what to do if you suspect someone is suffering from an opioid overdose? The Red Wing Fire Department, Red Wing Police Department, Goodhue County Sheriff's Office, and Prairie Island Police Department have an important message: Call 911. Doing so could save a life.
Be the Change You Want to See!
Join a city board or commission
Everyone should feel seen, heard, and represented - and your unique perspective may be just what's needed on one of city government's boards and commissions. The Human Rights Commission, Sustainability Commission, and Sister Cities Commission are three groups looking for members. It's the perfect way to make a difference in an area you're passionate about. Apply today or share this article with someone who may be interested. Visit our website page to learn more details.
We'll Save You a Seat (at home)
Housing and Redevelopment Authority Board Meeting
Meeting virtually via Webex
Tuesday, April 13 at 3:30 p.m.
Advisory Team Meeting
Meeting Held Virtually
Wednesday, April 14 at 6 p.m.
City Council Special Meeting
Meeting virtually via Webex.
Wednesday, April 14 at 5 p.m.
Sheldon Theatre Board Meeting
Meeting virtually via Webex
Tuesday, April 20 at 5:15 p.m.
Advisory Planning Commission Meeting
Meeting virtually via Webex.
Tuesday, April 20 at 7 p.m.
Youth Commission Meeting
Meeting virtually via Webex
Wednesday, April 21 at 6 p.m.
Arts & Culture Commission Meeting
Meeting virtually via Webex.
Thursday, April 22 at 4 p.m.
City Council Meeting
Meeting virtually via Webex.
Monday, April 26 at 6 p.m.