Duluth’s New Nameless Park

Today there was a ribbon-cutting ceremony to open the new park above the corner of the Lakewalk holding tank — aka the East Interceptor Sanitary Sewer Overflow Storage Facility.

And the city is looking for citizens to come up with a name for it.

The news release notes:

The park contains artistic representations of the four Duluth Sister Cities and structure designs, Minnesota native foliage, a new public restroom, benches and one of the most spectacular views of Lake Superior. As of now, this beautiful park is without an official name and Mayor Ness is asking for community input. Suggested names for the park can be submitted to the Parks and Recreation’s Facebook page at DuluthParksMN or by going to the City of Duluth’s web site at www.duluthmn.gov. A Community Advisory Committee will review all suggested names and submit the top three to City Council for approval. Deadline for submitting a name for the park is Oct. 8.

Well, fine. Obviously this is a wonderful opportunity for PDD to open its comments up for people the suggest a name for the park. If you have an idea, share away.

Here’s the part where I poop on the party a tiny bit. Shouldn’t it just be a part of Lake Place Park? It’s right next to it. Connected, for crying out loud. Do we need to have a separate name/park to boost our number of parks even higher into the uncountable one-hundred and whatever?

That being said, it’s a lovely park and a nice use of space, yada yada. Name it whatever you want. Here are a few more pics.



about 12 years ago

I thought the city was calling it "Lakewalk Park."  Is that not its real name? Why not name the thing before opening it?


about 12 years ago

East Interceptor Sanitary Sewer Overflow Storage Facility Park.


about 12 years ago

Smoke 'em if you got 'em.


about 12 years ago

Sewer Park. (Anyway, I think that's what everyone will end up calling it regardless of what the official name turns out to be.)

Paul Lundgren

about 12 years ago

Tom, you may have misread the headline of the city's new release -- or some other media's regurgitation of it. The headline above does sort of indicate that the park is called Lakewalk Park, but the subheadline makes it clearer that the intended meaning is "New unnamed park on the Lakewalk dedicated today."


about 12 years ago

Ahh...that would probably be the case.

I agree that this problem wouldn't exist if they would just admit that it's part of Lake Place Park.


about 12 years ago

Last Place on Lake Place Park.


about 12 years ago

Last Park on Earth
(No Smoking)


about 12 years ago

Jim Carlson's Property Memorial Park?


about 12 years ago

Nice use of that space ... but apparently Thunder Bay is 172 miles straight east out into the lake. Details...


about 12 years ago

Boardwalk And Park Place.


about 12 years ago

Poopshoot Park is what we've been calling it ... a gross name, yet fun at the same time. 


about 12 years ago

Entries are closed in my estimation: Last Park on Earth. Bravo schmood.


about 12 years ago

Isn't the city always hard up for money -- especially with the Casino funds being no more?  How about sell the naming rights?
- Amsoil Park? 
- Maurices Park?
- Perfect Duluth Park? 


about 12 years ago

I wouldn't be surprised if it ends up being named Bob Dylan Park.

Paul Lundgren

about 11 years ago

An update to this old post:

At some point the name Sister City Park was chosen.

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