PDD Quiz: Duluth Parks III

With summer (hopefully) upon us, it’s time for a third quiz on Duluth parks (find previous entries here and here). As with the previous two entries, Duluth’s Historical Parks: Their First 160 Years, by Tony Dierckins and Nancy S. Nelson, was an invaluable source of information.

The next PDD quiz will cover headlines from May 2022; it will be published on May 29. Submit question suggestions to Alison Moffat at [email protected] by May 26.


Awesome job: celebrate your triumphant win in a Duluth park!

Better luck next time: walk off your disappointment in a Duluth park.

#1 Where can you find a scaled-down replica of the Statue of Liberty?

Arena Park runs along Harbor Drive behind the DECC, connecting Canal Park to Bayfront Festival Park.

#2 Brighton Beach is located within which larger park?

Mayor Sam Snively and Park Superintendent Henry Cleveland established a tourist camp at Brighton Beach (within Kitchi Gammi Park) in 1922, capitalizing on vacationers who were traveling to the North Shore by automobile.

#3 Mina Prindle donated 15 acres in the middle of this park (named in honor of her mother) to the Girl Scouts in 1925.

The Girl Scouts constructed a cabin at Janette Pollay Park in 1926.

#4 Stoney Point is located in this township.

Chester Congdon donated the beach to the City of Duluth and passed legislation in 1911 that allowed larger cities to establish public parks outside of the city limits. Read more on the Zenith City website.

#5 This park on Minnesota Point was created in 1999 and named in honor of a Duluth Central High School teacher.

Read more about Southworth Marsh (and other Minnesota Point parks) on the Zenith City website.

#6 This park, located between Keene and Merritt Creeks on either side of Skyline Parkway, is named for the owner of Duluth Crushed Stone.

Brewer Park is located within the larger undeveloped Oneota Forest Park; read more on the Zenith City website.

#7 Morningside Park in Morley Heights is also known by this name.

Rose Park derives its name from nearby Rose Street.

#8 This park is home to the Duluth Heights Garden Club, the oldest garden club in Duluth.

Pennell Park was established in 1911 and originally called Arlington Park (as it is located along Arlington Avenue).

#9 This park was dedicated under the name Ray Higgins Observation Point in 1965.

Ray Higgins was a president of Helley-How-Thompson, a hardware wholesaler. 

#10 The City of Duluth jointly owns a park located at the intersection of Lake Avenue and Superior Street with this company.

The Minnesota Power Plaza was renovated in 2021; Fox 21 has more on the story here.


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