Community input is being sought by Duluth’s Parks and Recreation Department to develop mini-master plans for eleven neighborhood parks in the St. Louis River Corridor: Historical, Fond du Lac, Blackmer, Smithville, Riverside, Norton, Keene Creek, Grassy Point, Merritt, Harrison and Piedmont. Preliminary concept plans have been developed for the parks following public meetings held in September and October.
The survey will be conducted through Dec 6. Draft Mini-Master Plans will be released in early 2016 for final comments. The Mini-Master Plans are being developed as part of the St. Louis River Corridor Initiative, a strategy to invest in public park and trail improvements from the friendly West End to the Fond du Lac neighborhood. Initiative projects are funded in part by $18 million in bonds, collected through the ½ and ½ tourism tax approved by the Minnesota Legislature in 2014. These funds will leverage additional dollars through community partnerships and grants.
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