Veterans Memorial & Main Street Plaza

General Info


  • Official:  127 Main Street North (Main Street Plaza)
  • Old:  133 Main Street North (Veterans Memorial)


  • 0.22 acres


Main Street Plaza

127 Main Street North (0.14 ac.) was donated to the City, by Tim and Debbie Rud, on December 29, 2011.  The Main Street Plaza was constructed and dedicated in 2014.  The plaza was designed by Laura Carpentier and the Lonsdale Park Board and constructed by Common Grounds Lawn & Landscape.

Veterans Memorial

133 Main Street North (0.08 ac.) was acquired by the City on June 26, 2014.  The home/old business (previous bank) at 133 Main Street North was demolished in August 2014.  Lonsdale Veterans Memorial was constructed and dedicated in July 2015.  The site was designed by City/Parks Planner Ben Baker along with the Veterans Memorial Task Force.

  • 222 Pavers
  • $210,000 Donated
  • Task Force:  Micki (Mary) Ziskovsky (Park Board), Laura Carpentier (Park Board), Daryl Rieck (American Legion), Ben Sticha (American Legion), Herald Vosejpka (American Legion), John Duban (American Legion), Evelyn Duban (Legion - Auxiliary), Benjamin Baker (City/Parks Planner)



  • July 31, 2015
  • Flag Raising:  George Novak, LeRoy Clausen, David Mohling, Arnie Shimota, Lawrence Adamek, and Leonard Adamek.
  • Speakers:  John Duban (American Legion Chaplain), Benjamin Baker (City/Parks Planner), Daryl Rieck (American Legion Commander), Tim Rud (Mayor), Major General Richard Nash (Minnesota National Guard)
  • Band:  Tri-City United Brass Ensemble

Site Amenities & Features

  • 5-prong centerpiece granite monument with a bronze eagle on top
  • 3 flags/flag poles (40 ft. tall & 35 ft. tall)
  • Military service men/women pavers
  • Field cross/fallen soldier monument
  • Donation stone/Vets Mem. identification sign
  • Plaza benches and tables
  • Stone pub tables
  • Sweat-troweled concrete military star
  • Sand box
  • Little free library
  • Raised and ground level planting beds
  • Lighted walkways
  • Black Aluminum ornamental fences
  • Circular fountain (center frothy nozzle and a multi nozzle ring; rock bottom)
  • Mowed/maintained yard
  • Landscape plantings/flowers/trees

Future Improvements

  • Expand Veterans Memorial area to allow for more military pavers in the future
  • Install Park Identification sign