What is the Active Living Committee?

The Breckenridge Active Living Committee collaboratively works to promote and improve the health of residents by supporting regular activity through environmental changes such as “Complete Streets”, sidewalks, and bicycle trails. Safety and respect of all users of the transportation networks in the community is promoted through education.

Vision: Moving you in the right direction

Core Values: Health, Safety, Respect, Community & Education

Current Project:

Safe Routes to School

The West Central Initiative and MnDOT Grant in the amount of $225,000 was awarded for the Safe Routes to School project in 2022.There will be additional local contribution needed for the amount remaining of approximately $197,000. The city has allocated $100,000 from capital outlay fund in 2018 budget. Remaining balance is approximately $97,000 (maybe less with tree replacement and removal being done through the city); there is a possibility of grant opportunities as time allows (example: radar speed signs).

Project will get in motion June 2019 starting with selecting a project manager and environmental project reviews.

Completed Projects:

Winter Activities Survey ~ 2020

The results are in... Click here for results

Highway 75 Walk/Bike Path ~ 2018-2020

The Breckenridge Active Living Committee has received grants to get a walk/bike path along highway 75 to the CHI St Francis. This project was chosen from a public forum meeting held in 2011. This path is a 10-foot wide paved surface. This trail is just the beginning and the largest piece of a connecting network throughout the communities we are trying to implement.

  • Trails provide opportunities for increased physically activity.  Research shows exercise and being outside can improve mood and overall health. Building a better community!

  • Trails promote economically vital communities, and alternative modes of transportation. Allowing all ages to travel safely.

  • Trails have been considered one of the most important amenities for potential homeowners when moving into a community.

  • Trails provide a valuable amenity that can increase housing values.

  • Trails revitalize neighborhoods.

  • Trails can build or add more to local businesses with pedestrian traffic and visitor interest.

 Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on July 18th, 2018 

2019 ~ Mile markers, benches, path lighting, holiday garland & lighting

2020 ~ Sponsorship banners, bike maintenance station

Recreation and Parks Survey ~ 2018

The results are in... Click here for results

BRECKENRIDGE HEADWATERS

9 DISC GOLF COURSE ~2017

In Welles Memorial Park at 101 Nebraska Avenue, Breckenridge

Q: What is Frisbee Golf?

A: It is a game in which a Frisbee is thrown into each of a series of metal baskets on an outdoor course, the object being to complete the course using the fewest possible throws.

FREE Rental of Disc Sets

available at City Hall, 420 Nebraska Ave

FUN for ALL ages! 

40 Bike Fleet & Trailer ~2013

Information & Rental call Breckenridge Public School (218)643-6822

3– Wheeled Bicycles ~2013

FREE Rental call (218)643-1431 or stop by City Hall

Bike Racks ~2013

Available throughout the City 

For more information ~ Click Here

Get on your bike and ride any of the City Bike Paths

~ Lake Breckenridge to Richels Park ~2007

~ Highway 75 Walk/Bike Path out to CHI St. Francis ~2008-2018

~ Levee Paths ~On City owned property only *Watch for signage

 

Meetings are held at Breckenridge City Hall the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 9 am. 

NEW members welcome! 

Meeting Minutes: 

Join us for these annual events:

Walk/Bike to School

May & October

Blue Goose Days

June

National Night Out

August

Wilkin County Fair

August

Headwaters Day

September

January 2020

February 2020

March 2020

No April meeting

No May meeting

June 2020

Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location.

 

40+ geocache in the area for YOU to find. Go Geocaching with your phone, just download the Free Ap.

For information visit: www.geocaching.com

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Contact Us: Breckenridge Active Living Committee

                      City of Breckenridge

                      420 Nebraska Ave

                      Breckenridge, MN 56520

Phone: (218)643-1431

Fax: (218)643-1173

Email: lgefre@breckenridgemn.net