Levee Park

Construction

In 1903 the City of Red Wing and the Milwaukee Road signed an agreement that secured financial backing for the levee improvements. In return for trackage concessions, the Railroad agreed to construct a new depot and donate $20,550 to the City to begin improvement of the levee area for park purposes. The construction of the levee wall, filling in of the riverbank and balance of the park improvements were completed between 1905 and 1906.

About Levee Park

Levee Park is another beautiful City park. The park is a passive, sitting park that consists of trails, large trees, benches, historical monuments, and breathtaking views of the Mississippi River. The park still serves as the passenger riverboat landing area for the City. 

When riverboats are not docked, the dock wall is also used for short term dockage for smaller recreational craft that stop to eat and shop downtown. Small boats can temporarily tie down at the wall or at the 180-foot floating dock. No overnight recreational docking is allowed at the park (recreational boaters looking for overnight transient dockage can visit Ole Miss Marina or another area marina).

Renovation

The park's river frontage and passenger riverboat docking area underwent a major renovation in 2019-2020. Over 400 feet of new steel seawall was installed, creating a 900-foot boat docking area. Within this area, a notch, or inset, in the seawall provides a 175-foot pocket where a floating dock has been placed. The new fender stations provide protection to the Levee Wall when the large passenger riverboats are docked. New lighting accents the fully accessible extended, rebuilt promenade and roadway, walking, and bicycle lane. Additional seating fronts the entire rebuilt park riverfront.

Welcome to Levee Park Sign
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