City of Wabasha seeking comment on new Master Parks and Trails Plan

The City of Wabasha, in collaboration with a steering committee comprised of Wabasha residents, has been developing a city-wide Parks and Trails Master Plan over the course of the last three months. This master plan will act as a guide to aid in identifying and prioritizing future park and trail system improvements over the next 10 years and beyond. This was funded in part by SHIP.

During development of the plan, three meetings of the steering committee occurred where in put was collected, and recommendations were developed and reviewed. Project materials were presented to the public for feedback at a pop-up engagement event held during the Septoberfest Pumpkin Derby at Heritage Park. Additionally, results from park and trail system surveys administered in 2015 and 2021 respectively were also used to aid in the development of plan recommendations.

The Parks and Trails Master Plan will be presented at the October 19th Park Board meeting at 1pm at City Hall. This meeting will be held in conjunction with the Park and Trail Master Plan Steering Committee, and will be open to the public, both in person and virtually through Zoom (linked here) The The Master Plan document will be considered for adoption at the November 1st meeting of the Wabasha City Council.

Plan highlights:

  • Proposals for new walking and biking trails in Wabasha
  • New athletic field design for behind City Hall
  • New all-abilities playground at Schmidt Park
  • Future campground at Marcou Park
  • Future playground at Eagles Basin
  • List of maintenance items for park upkeep

All members of the public are welcome to join. Otherwise you can read the plan below and send comments to

This project was sponsored in part, by a grant by Statewide Health Improvement Partnership (SHIP); SHIP is a state-based program that works at the local level to support healthier communities by expanding opportunities for active living, healthy eating, well-being and tobacco-free living, thereby helping to reduce the leading causes of chronic disease and death. 

Click here to read the plan