City of Red Wing


Martha Lane PlaygroundRed Wing has 39 community and neighborhood parks throughout the City. Of these, 14 neighborhood parks and 4 community parks have playground equipment available.

Click on this link to see an interactive web map of all City of Red Wing playgrounds: Red Wing Parks GIS App




Community Parks

  • A.P. Anderson Park - 101 Johnson Avenue - has various playground equipment and tunnels
  • Athletic Field - 400 Hawthorne Street - has a play structure
  • Baypoint Park - 1392 Levee Street - has a play structure which includes swings
  • Colvill Park - 510 Nymphara Lane - has 2 play structure plus the Universal Playground, and various swings, slides and play equipment.

Neighborhood Parks

  • Audrey/Grandview Park - Audrey Avenue
  • Pine Ridge Park - Bevans Circle
  • Bluff View Park - 329 East Fifth Street
  • Cannonview Park - Cannonview Drive
  • Hi Park Playground - Frenn Avenue & Fridell Crescent
  • Martha Lane Park - Martha Lane
  • Pine Valley Park - Pioneer Road & Burton Fork
  • Roosevelt Park - 1117 Maple Street
  • Sandy Lane Park - Sandy Lane
  • South Park - 1504 South Park Street
  • Spring Creek Park - 950 Spring Creek Road
  • Sunny Meadow Park - Sunny Meadow Lane
  • Sun Valley Park - Langsdorf Avenue
  • Woodland Park - Woodland Drive

For a complete list of all Parks/Playgrounds and their amenities, click here.

Universal PlaygroundUniversal Playground

New Playground Creates Fun Environment for All

On October 4, 2009, the ribbon was cut on Red Wing's first universal playground. As the ribbon was cut, children in wheelchairs swiftly entered the playground for the first time - free of barriers and eager to be the first to try out a new type of play equipment that hasn't been available in Red Wing until now. Mayor Donna Dummer, Physical Therapist Keith Kaiser, Jerry Borgan and Colvill Park Historian Jim Freeman spoke about the importance of having such a facility.

The vision for this playground was created when Red Wing residents Audra Quandt and Heather Marx where playing with their children at a Red Wing playground. Both children have cerebral palsy. The two mothers began discussing the possibilities of building a playground in Red Wing that would meet the needs of disabled children as well as adults. After gaining support from the City Council, the Red Wing School District, other parents and local physical therapists, a Universal Playground Committee was formed. The two women, along with the committee, begin their mission to raise a half-million dollars to make this vision become a reality. A year and a half later, the playground is completed and being used.

According to former Deputy Director of Public Works, Public Services Division Lenny Strusz, "The efforts of many people are to be commended for making this playground happen. Audra, Heather and the committee worked tirelessly to fundraise and they were ‘hands-on' at every step of the project from equipment selection to installation. Many individuals and groups donated generously to provide the needed funding and thousands of in-kind hours to build the playground. Several contractors even commented about the outstanding community effort this project has been."

The Discovery Park, a wheelchair-accessible raised bed garden, will be coming soon to Red Wing's Colvill Park, located next to the new Universal Playground at Colvill Park. FOr more information, visit

Directions to the park

The Universal Playground is located at Colvill Park, 510 Nymphara Lane.

Hwy 61 from the South (Lake City, Winona)
Take Hwy 61 North. Take a left on East 7th Street and turn right. The Colvill Park entrance is the first right turn.

Hwy 61 from the North (Twin Cities)
Take Hwy 61 South. Take a right on East 7th and turn right. The Colvill Park entrance is the first right turn.

Hwy 58 (Rochester)
Take Hwy 58 North to Red Wing. Hwy 58 turns into Bush Street, then Plum Street once in town. Take a right at the four-way stop sign on Plum and East 7th Streets. Follow East 7th Street to the Colvill Park entrance, one mile down on the left.

The Universal Playground Steering Committee would like to thank all donors for the time, money and services contributed toward this project. Below is a list of Red Wing donors who donated $5,000 or more:

  • City of Red Wing (including in-kind labor) $157,000
  • The Red Wing Area Fund of the St. Paul Foundation $100,000
  • Jones Family Foundation $50,000
  • The Sweasy Family Fund of the St. Paul Foundation $50,000
  • Red Wing Shoe Foundation $30,000
  • Robert & Carolyn Hedin, in cooperation with the Anderson Center $25,000
  • Goodhue County $20,000
  • Hearth & Home Technologies $10,000
  • Fairview Red Wing Medical Center $10,000
  • Associated Bank $5,000
  • Prairie Island Indian Community $5,000
  • Treasure Island Resort & Casino $5,000
  • Nestle Purina PetCare $5,000
  • Dave & Dee Swinarski $5,000