Quarry Park Mini Master Plan Draft - Perfect Duluth Day

Quarry Park Mini Master Plan Draft


The plan for a proposed 30-acre multi-purpose park at Casket Quarry in West Duluth is in its final draft stage. Duluth’s Parks Recreation Division is seeking public comment until April 6.

Quarry Park will offer accessible trails, connections to other surrounding hiking and biking trails, multi-use gathering spaces, disc golf and a rock climbing wall rock- and ice-climbing opportunities.

Click here to view the Mini Master Plan PDF.

Click here for the public comment form.

Public comments will be compiled and incorporated into a final version of the plan, which will be presented to the Parks and Recreation Commission at a special meeting on April 20.

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Dave P

about 8 years ago

A note of clarification: the park will not offer a rock climbing wall. The quarry itself has been an important winter climbing venue for steep ice and mixed climbing for over 40 years. The park plan includes a climbing component that will improve these opportunities for beginner and intermediate climbers by enhancing ice formation (ice farming) on previously ice-free sections of the cliff, very similar to what is currently being done in the city park at Sandstone. 

The Sandstone Ice Park regularly attracts droves of climbers from throughout the region all winter long. By virtue of Quarry Park's size and location, it has the potential to be a world class venue. The fact that the park plan also includes hiking and biking trails (including link-ups with the Superior Hiking Trail and the Duluth Traverse cross city mountain bike trail, and an ADA trail in the amphitheater) will make this brand new city park a nexus for outdoor recreation in West Duluth. 

It will be a park for all, and a great repurposing of an abandoned industrial site, as well as relief and rejuvenation for the quarry neighborhood (the quarry has been a site for illegal dumping and other mischief for decades). Read on for all the details!

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