Enjoy our Veterans Memorial Park just off the Root River bike trail in scenic Peterson. Take a break at one of our two shelters or come in and enjoy the updated club room with two new flat screen TVs. Pool & darts, pull tabs, Heggies pizza, hot sandwiches, and snacks, plus your favorite cold beverages. The popcorn is always available at no charge. On and Off Sale, free Wi-Fi and ATM available on site. Open to the public 7 Days a Week. Ask about our facilities for your next party–at no charge! Find us on Facebook!
The American Legion is a patriotic veterans organization that serves veterans and the community. Conveniently located between the Root River Bike Trail and Highway 16, the American Legion Post 94 in Rushford is open to the public. Burgers are served on Tuesdays and Fridays from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., and Heggie’s Pizza is served all week. The American Legion also has a large room, with licensed kitchen and seating up to 225, available for wedding receptions, parties, meetings and events of all types.
Bluff Country ATV Club is a family-oriented group promoting safe ATV riding. We meet every 3rd Saturday at Stumpy’s at 10:00 a.m. Our members hold three events for Youth ATV Safety Training each year:
- April 28 in Plainview(4th Saturday in April)
- May 5 in Rushford (1st Saturday in May)
- September 15 in Rushford (3rd Saturday in September)
We enjoy our local and area trails, and we explore other riding experiences around the country. Check out our website for photos of past club rides and information regarding joining the Bluff Country ATV Club. Find us on Facebook.
Boy Scouts Pack 53 covers the greater Rushford-Peterson area and is for boys in 6th grade or over. Pack 53 is part of the Sugar Loaf District within the Gamehaven Council of Southeastern Minnesota.
The City of Rushford’s mission is to enhance, promote, and protect the quality of life for all Rushford Citizens and to provide municipal services in a cost-effective, innovative, professional manner for all who live, work, or visit here. City departments include Ambulance, Police, Fire, Library, Airport, Parks & Aquatic Center, Streets & Levee System, Economic Development, Electric, Water, Sewer Utilities. Find us on Facebook!
City government office for the City of Rushford Village, Minnesota. The City of Rushford Village is nestled in the Root River Valley between bluffs and State Forest Land. 33 miles square, Rushford Village actually surrounds the two cities of Peterson and Rushford Minnesota.
Cub Scouts Pack 53 covers the greater Rushford-Peterson area and includes boys in 1st grade through 5th grade.
A civic organization with the mission of promoting the town of Peterson, Minnesota through events and activities.
We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit with a mission to provide Christian guidance, support and encouragement for women with unplanned pregnancies and for families experiencing brokenness and change. The vision of Grace Place is for women and their families to live spiritually wholesome, safe, healthy and productive lives, so that they and the community in which they live may thrive.
Join the Hardwood Country Sportsmen’s Club to access the club’s rifle range, trap-shooting range, and archery range in the scenic Root River valley! Events include an annual steak fry in spring and an exclusive banquet in fall. Also, don’t miss the 3rd annual Trap Shoot during Rushford Days 2018.
The mission of the Freemasons of MN is to engage & inspire good men, who believe in a Supreme Being, to live according to the Masonic tenets of Brotherly Love, Relief & Truth.
“Rooted in adventure & learning,” this non-profit organization serves families in the RP Valley and surrounding counties. Our mission is to welcome all those at any point on their homeschool journey; to provide a sense of place in the education world for those who choose the path less traveled; to encourage, challenge, and inspire while providing a safe, peaceful, and cooperative learning environment.
River Valley Girl Scouts is part of the Root River Service Unit: Rushford, Peterson, and Houston. Girls of all ages participate in Girls Scouts.
Since 1969, the Root River Saddle Club continues to promote family fun and interest in all equine activities. From horse showing to trail riding, clinics to days at the movies, we get together to enjoy horses. Visit our Facebook page if you’re interested in joining us. Find us on Facebook!
The Rushford Historical Society preserves our heritage by restoring and displaying the memorable buildings and artifacts that represent the Rushford area’s beginning. Surrounding the site of the original Historic Depot are landmark buildings–the jailhouse, one-room school house, small chapel replica and a log home currently under restoration with integrity and authenticity of the time it was used. Investigate and learn about our community’s roots.
Community organization creating and encouraging the arts. Annual theater performances, including a show during Rushford Days each July. Contact Chair Kristin Burdey to learn how you can support and be part of RASA’s activities and events!
The Rushford Community Foundation is a trust, a collection of endowed funds, given by individuals, organizations and businesses, to be used for the betterment of this area. Each year the board of directors grants funds to enhance the lives of our citizens in areas like wellness, tourism, recreation, the arts, post-secondary scholarship, and honoring our unique history and heritage. The foundation also hosts several subfunds, including the Foundation for R-P Schools, Rushford-Peterson Community Chest, Partners in Education, and designated scholarship funds. Find us on Facebook!
Rushford Festivities is the volunteer-based organization that plans and operates the annual, weeklong Rushford Days celebration the third week in July. Dances, tournaments, vendors, Grande Parade, and lots of family fun! Check out www.RushfordDays.com for a schedule of all events and find Rushford Days on Facebook.
A nonprofit corporation that supports emerging technologies and education in Southeast Minnesota.
Whenever a Lions Club gets together, problems get smaller and communities get better. That’s because we contribute and support where help is needed in our own communities and around the world. Find us on Facebook!
A service-centered civic club for 55 years, the Rushford Women’s Club organizes the annual October Arts & Crafts Fair to raise funds to give back to the community. All proceeds are given to community initiatives, such as the food shelf, nursing home, school, and parks and activities. Contact Karen Nelson if you are interested in being involved with the Rushford Women’s Club.
The Rushford-Peterson Booster Club is a non-profit organization supporting R-P School and the community since 1992. About 90% of funds raised go to the school activities and 10% to community support. Donations over the years now total more than$1 million since the organization’s formation. A volunteer board of directors governs the organization and meets monthly. A membership drive and fundraisers are held each year. Email Chair Jodi Skalet to learn how you can be involved. We do it for the kids!
A Community Action Agency serving several counties, Semcac’s mission is to empower and advocate for people to enhance their self-sufficiency by maximizing community resources. The agency’s vision is thriving individuals, families and communities leading a vibrant southeast Minnesota region. Find us on Facebook!
SEMBA is a non-profit organization that promotes Bluegrass music throughout southeastern Minnesota. Attend our annual musical festivals, including two at Cushon’s Peak Campground near Rushford. Find us on Facebook!
Snowmobile Club responsible for maintaining 79 miles of spectacular bluff country trails! Purchase the Southeastern Minnesota Snowmobile Trail Map in Rushford at Kwik Trip, Pam’s Corner, Stumpy’s Restaurant, or The Creamery. All proceeds go for trail maintenance. Find us on Facebook.