Grant to pay for park improvements in Red WingArea News
-- Plans to renovate and improve Memorial Park got a boost this week that will help make the project a reality.
RED WING -- Plans to renovate and improve Memorial Park got a boost this week that will help make the project a reality.
The city of Red Wing received a $390,000 reimbursement grant from the state’s 2012 Parks and Trails Legacy Grant Program, it announced this week. Total project costs are estimated at about $440,000.
The work includes installing picnic shelters and restrooms in the Lower and Upper Quarry areas, renovating a number of the historic elements around the park, putting in kiosk panels with historical and park information and trail improvements and enhancements.
Nearly $47 million in requests came in for the $7.5 million in available grant funding, and Red Wing was among only 13 applicants that were awarded a portion of the money.