With 18 picnic tables scattered over 20 acres, Edgewater Park opened to the public on Aug. 13 in 1922. Today the park offers much more than picnic tables across its 60 acres, including playgrounds, fishing piers and pavilions. Albert Lea will celebrate the park’s 100th anniversary this Aug. 12 – 13 with a party of the century, and everyone is invited!
The City of Albert Lea encourages residents to participate in updating our Comprehensive Plan. The plan is a blueprint for how the city will develop physically, economically, environmentally and socially over the next 10 to 20 years.
To reduce flooding and increase safety, the Minnesota Dept. of Transportation is reconstructing East Main Street/Highway 65 from Newton Avenue to Prospect Avenue in 2022. The City of Albert Lea is also making improvements to East Main Street beyond Prospect Avenue.
The City of Albert Lea is working with local legislators to secure $30 million in state funding toward a major upgrade at the City’s wastewater treatment plant, which needs to replace aging infrastructure and meet stricter pollutant limits.