Parks Posts

Quarry Park: Let’s Have Sex

Though it is important to first point out that painting graffiti on rocks or any other thing in a city park is just plain wrong, we should also not let the medium distract from the message.

Duluth Parks, Recreation, Open Space and Trails Plan

Duluth Parks and Recreation has released the draft Essential Spaces: Duluth Parks, Recreation, Open Space and Trails Master Plan. The 426-page PDF provides guidance on Duluth’s play spaces for the next decade and offers recommendations on how the city can “continue to support a healthy and vibrant community, enhance inclusion and equity, and advance environmental protection in our park system within a sustainable budget framework.”

Winter Sports in Duluth, 1929

This brochure from 1929 highlights “Winter Sports in Duluth,” including the old toboggan chute at Chester Park, as seen on the cover.

There is no Poop Fairy PSA

You may have seen signs and literature around town encouraging pet owners to pick up after their pooches. Here’s a PSA for the campaign. Sponsored by Duluth Park and Recreation Department, along with the Regional Stormwater Protection Team.

With Jenna Kelly and Jody Kujawa, video by Danger Bird Productions

Planners take another look at West Duluth’s Memorial Park


The overhaul of a neglected West Duluth park honoring local war veterans has been delayed and downsized as city officials develop new plans without a multi-million dollar community center anchoring the project.

Duluth city officials said a two-year-old plan calling for more than $7 million in Memorial Park improvements failed to receive federal funding and a needed community center business partnership. The setback means planning will be reopened to public discussion early in 2017.

Looking for grant applicants

The Duluth Legacy Endowment Fund Committee is looking for grant applicants.

The Neighborhood Grant program awards grants up to $5,000 for projects and programs improving Duluth’s neighborhood parks and services. The deadline is April 1. Applications and other details are at

Please apply. Or please pass this along to anyone you think may be interested.

Help inform Duluth to improve city parks

Marketing students at the University of Minnesota Duluth are conducting a survey to achieve a better understanding of how city parks are being utilized. Responses are anonymous and shouldn’t take too long. Thank you for the participation!

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.