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Open Streets Hutchinson

Eat. Move. Connect. Explore Hutchinson.

Open Streets Hutchinson is an event that encourages recreation, community activities and fun in Hutchinson, MN.

The Open Streets Hutchinson event will close a stretch of 3rd Avenue NW along the Luce Line State Trail to automobile traffic, and opens the street up for people to enjoy being active together as a community. A special ‘Grand Opening’ of the newly paved section of the Luce Line State Trail will kick off this one day event bringing together families, neighbors and friends. Free and open to the public.

Experience all that Hutchinson has to offer. Open Streets Hutchinson is the perfect time to connect with the community and discover something new.

This is not a race. Participants can explore the street that is open only to foot, bicycle and skate traffic. In addition to bicycling, walking and skating, there are programmed recreational activities for all ages along the street. Some of these activities might include yoga, zumba, games and dance lessons.

Schedule of Events

  • 8 am:  Open Streets 10K
  • 10 am: Bike Friendly City Award
  • 10:15 am: Luce Line State Trail  Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
  • 10:30 am: Inaugural Trail Bike Ride
  • 10 am to 3pm: Open Streets Activities along 3rd Avenue NW
  • 10:45 am to 11:45 am Phoenix Drumline
  • 12pm to 2pm:  Rockin’ Hollywoods band sponsored by the I.J. Burich Foundation

And More!

  • Free paddle sport rentals at Les Kouba Point
  • 7:30 pm: Movie at Library Square “E.T.” 
  • Farmers Market at The Depot extended hours 8-4pm


Scroll below map for additional participating organizations. 


Heart of Hutch’s mission is to inspire positive changes in habits, beliefs and attitudes across our community with a long term goal that all community members will LIVE WELL. Open Streets supports this mission by affording all community members (those who live, work and play in Hutchinson) the opportunity to increase their knowledge of available community wellness resources and participate in active living together, as a community.

We see Open Streets Hutchinson as the perfect chance to promote healthy living, local businesses, and community pride.  Share the Open Streets Poster with your co-workers or church members!

Be a Participant (vendor)!

Interested in participating in Open Streets? Download and fill out the form below. Deadline for registration is August 15, 2015. 

Download PDF

Questions? Email or call 320-484-4557.

An Improved MRI Experience

MAgNETOM Aera MRIThe latest MRI technology, MAGNETOM Aera, is now available at Hutchinson Health.

It provides you with a faster, more efficient MRI exam:

  • Comfort: The Open Bore design helps reduce the closed-in feeling of traditional MRIs and the short design allows for many exams to be performed with your head outside of the system.
  • Speed: Advanced technology allows for faster, more efficient exams, for a less stressful MRI experience.
  • Diagnostic Confidence: The powerful magnet provides high-quality images to help your physicians make a more confident diagnosis.

Ask your doctor about the new, faster MAGNETOM Aera now available at Hutchinson Health.


Paddle Sports Orientation

Kayaking, canoeing and paddleboarding are great ways to enjoy the Crow River and see Hutchinson from a different view. Rentals are available throughout the summer at Les Kouba Point Landing.

Find upcoming orientation classes and more on our events page.


Video courtesy of the Hutchinson Leader.

What is a Board-Certified Family Physician?

When you choose a doctor who is board-certified, you can be confident he or she meets nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge, experience and skills to provide high quality care. Board certification goes above and beyond just having a medical license. Each board-certified family doctor earns the first board certification by passing an exam given by the American Board of Family Medicine. There is then ongoing education and training to maintain board status. Hutchinson Health’s physicians are required to be board-certified.
Board-certification is the best sign that a doctor has the knowledge, experience, and skills needed to offer high-quality patient care.


What is a Family Medicine Physician?

Your Primary Care Physician—Family Medicine

Hutchinson Health has 20 Family Medicine Physicians.

Family doctors provide ongoing, total health care for you and your family. Family doctors see all ages of patients and can treat almost any health problem. Family physicians are dedicated to treating the whole person.

In addition to identifying and treating sickness, family physicians provide checkups, health-risk reviews, shots and screening tests, and personal treatment on maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Family doctors also manage long-lasting illness, often coordinating care provided by other doctors. From heart disease, stroke, and high blood pressure to diabetes, cancer, and asthma, family physicians provide ongoing, personal care for the most serious health problems. Your family doctor is the key to an ongoing, personal patient-doctor relationship focusing on life-long care.

Open Streets 10K


Our friends of the 3M Running Club invite you to run a new distance in Hutch, the 10k,
along the Luce Line State Trail as part of Open Streets.

Date: September 26, 2015

Time: Registration 6:00AM,   Race Start 8:00AM

Location: Jaycees Riverside Park

Registration: $25 individual, $75 family (4+)

Open Streets 10K Registration Form

race route

Proceeds: HHS Music Boosters & Heart of Hutch

Contact: Carl Hoeft at

Share Open Streets 10K Poster with friends, family, and coworkers.




American Family Insurance

HealthSource Chiropractic

Quade Electric



7th Annual Primary Care Nursing Conference

Presented by Hutchinson Health & Allina Health

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at the Hutchinson Event Center

Participants will learn strategies and skills needed to provide comprehensive nursing care and assessments in multiple practice settings.

More than a feeling – How the Arts Affect Your Health

For thousands of years, people have searched for the meaning and beauty of life in music, painting, poetry and other arts. Now scientists are finding that the arts can benefit both your mental and physical health.

Current research is following a number of paths. Some scientists measure the natural substances your body produces when you’re listening to music or otherwise exposed to the arts. Others look at what happens when you are active in the creative process. Researchers are now investigating how the arts can help us recover from disease, injury and psychological trauma. Many scientists agree that the arts can help reduce stress and anxiety, improve well-being and enhance the way we fight infection.

source of the full article: NIH News in Health

Explore Art in HutchinsonCenterfortheArts

Take a self-guided tour of the Sculpture Stroll by foot or by bike.

Connect with the Center for the Arts, one of their partners, or other resources.

Source: ©Robert Wilde

Source: Hutchinson Center for the Arts display of artist Hope Thier


Hutchinson Health’s First Volunteer Match Complete

We’ve started awarding grants from our new Volunteer Match Program!

Access Grant awarded to the Hutchinson Jaycees by Kasie Thomas, PT.

Why do you choose to volunteer at the Hutchinson Jaycees?

Explore Hutchinson

Hutchinson Area Chamber of Commerce invite you to explore, experience, and enjoy this wonderful community we call home. Known as Minnesota’s Hometown, you will feel welcomed and comfortable in Hutchinson, just as you would in your own home. Located in central Minnesota, Hutchinson is the ideal location for exciting day trips and enjoyable weekend getaways.

Find out more about Hutchinson through the Hutchinson Area Chamber of Commerce.