Pine River Trails – On Dike (Hwy 80 N to Hwy 80 S)

Fahrner Asphalt has been contracted to crack seal and seal coat the blacktop portion of the Pine River Trail on top of the Dike (Pine River Watershed Dike) between Hwy 80 North and Hwy 80 South.  They may begin this project after completing the seal coating of city streets next week.  This post will be updated when the exact dates are known of the closing and estimated re-opening of the trail.  Please avoid using the trail when barricades are placed at entrance points.  Thank you for your cooperation.

Pine River and Trails

It’s a good day @RC Parks!! The Pine River and Pine River Bike Trail is NOW OPEN and safe to travel on!

Bike Route Within the City

The City of Richland Center approved a bike route within the City
on July 18, 2017 from Schmitt Woodland Hills to Seminary Street, South
at Cairns Avenue, East on Haseltine Street, North on Stewart Street, East on
Seminary Street to the Pine River Trail on top of the Pine River Watershed
Dike.  The route will also reverse on the return trip to Schmitt Woodland Hills.
The route will be marked as soon as possible.

Pine River Trails Update

The bike trail from Seminary Street to the Hwy 14/80 intersection is NOW OPEN!

Pine River Trails

IMPORTANT NOTICE! The bike trail from Seminary Street to the Hwy 14/80 intersection will be CLOSED until further notice. Signs are posted.

Also–North Park Big Diamond is CLOSED until further notice due to flood damage.

2017-2018 Licensed Tree Cutters

Ashton’s Affordable Tree Service LLC – Steve Mathias

M & M Tree Service LLC – Eric Meseberg, Brandon Miller

Gary Manning

Mayan Tree Service – Mike Mahan

Peer Construction – Terry Peer

Sprague Brothers Tree Service – Gary Sprague, Ted Sprague

2017 Rodeo / June Dairy Days Parade

The Rodeo / June Dairy Days Parade will begin approximately 10:30 a.m. and end approximately 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 10, 2017.  It is estimated between 60-90 entrants will be in the parade.  Attached is the parade route.   2017 Rodeo-June Dairy Parade Route

Flag Placement at Cemetery

The Parks & Grounds Department will be placing flags on Veteran’s graves in the Richland Center Cemetery at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 25, 2017.  Anyone who would like to volunteer to help is welcome.  Thank you!

Sidewalk Replacement Bids


 The Richland Center Street Department is requesting bids for approximately 7500 square feet of sidewalk replacement throughout the city.

Contact Terry Nelson at 608-647-3559 for a list of the sidewalks in need of repair or the city web site at under news.

 Sealed bids are due to be returned to the City Clerk’s Office at 450 S. Main Street, Richland Center, WI  53581 or emailed to  The deadline for submitting bids is April 13, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. and envelopes should be marked “Sidewalk Bids”

The list of sidewalks to be replaced:  2017 sidewalk replacement list


Richland Center Ranked #1 Safest Small Towns in the US

“Good news! Richland Center ranked #1 in the LendEDU Top 250 Safest Small Towns in the United States Report. In short, Richland Center is one of the safest towns in the United States according to the FBI.

We determined this ranking by using FBI crime statistic data. The FBI data was used to calculate our ranking metric: the number of violent crimes per 1,000 residents.

Safety is an extremely important part of living in a home. It is clear that Richland Center has created an environment for families to feel safe. Needless to say, these results are important, and I’m sure the community will be excited to see the ranking.” Tom Flynn LENDEDU