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Chester Park Mini-Master Plan -Development of a Mini-Master Plan for Chester Park began in 2012 and has involved nearly a dozen public meetings, conversations with stakeholders and input from local citizens. The current final DRAFT of the Mini-Master Plan is located here. The preliminary design is available here.

A public meeting to review and comment on the final DRAFT of the Chester Park Mini-Master Plan took place on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 from 6:00 to 7:30 PM at the Myers-Wilkins Elementary School Media Center.

The presentation from the September 30th meeting is located here

At the October 8, 2014 Parks Commission Meeting, members discussed two specific issues: 1) shared use of trails by pedestrians and skiers and 2) lighting along cross country ski trails and snow making operations. That presentation and discussion points are available here

Thanks to everyone for providing comments and input on the Chester Park Mini-Master Plan. A revised Final Plan will be presented to the Parks Commission and the Duluth City Council. 

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Additional Mini Master Plans in Progress:

  • Cross-Country Ski Trails Master Planning - For nearly two years, Gary Larson, former Nordic Director at Giants Ridge and director of daily operations for the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics, led the public through a process to get input on needs of the community for  cross country skiing. Gary has worked with the Duluth Cross Country Ski Club, citizens, school and college coaches, elite athletes, land managers and more to tweak our trails. The DRAFT Master Plan is located here. Comments are welcomed. The Cross Country Ski Trails Master Planning is still underway. Additional planning and information will be added in the near future and will be posted as soon as it is available. Because of the additional information, the Plan will be presented first to the Parks and Recreation Commission and then to the City Council in the near future for their approval.
  • Central Hill Park Plan - The City of Duluth and the Central Hillside community saw a strong need to better organize and develop a design for the Central Hill Community Park. The park plays a major role in the community to provide recreational opportunities within walking distance for many residents and pulls the community together. The ojective of the park redesign is to design a park that will stand out in the community and be a welcoming, safe, and critical part of the Duluth parks system. Preliminary designs and additional information are available here.   

Completed Mini Master Plans:

Projects:

Cross City Trail project update

Observation Park - Dog Park: public notice, map, and map narrative

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Parks & Recreation News Releases

09/17/2014Duluth Tree Planting Party Scheduled for September 22
09/16/2014$54,350 in grants available to the community from Duluth Parks Fund-Neighborhood Grant Program
09/15/201430th Annual Chester Bowl Fall Fest to Take Place September 20
09/11/2014Duluth Tree Planting Parties Today and Monday To be Rescheduled
09/10/2014Free Open Skating Events at Duluth Heritage Sports Center
09/09/2014Bayfront Family Center Open to Public until September 19

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