Parks & Recreation
THE CITY OF DULUTH, MINNESOTA

Mini Master Plans 2013

The Parks Master Plan was passed in January of 2011. Each project area will have its own mini-master plan planning process. This will include utilizing professionals and city staff and incorporating public participation.

Mini Master Plans

  • Hartley Park Mini-Master Plan

Since last fall, the City of Duluth Parks Division has been working closely with Hartley Nature Center and the public on potential future improvements for Hartley Park.

After a lengthy discussion, the Parks Commission unanimously voted to recommend the Plan to the City Council at their regular monthly meeting on July 9 and the Duluth City Council unanimously approved the Hartley Master Plan on July 21, 2014.

The final approved plan is located here.

The Executive Summary of the Hartley Master Plan can be viewed here.

Current Mini Master Plans in Progress:

  • 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, has been leading the public through a process to get input on needs of the community in regards to 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. 

Public Comments can be submitted below:

Ski Trails Master Plan Comment Form

Ski Trails Master Plan Comment Form
  • Chester Park Mini Master Plan – Thank you to everyone that submitted comments and attended the various public meetings over the past 20 months. City staff and our consultants are currently reviewing all the comments. Chester Park is a well-loved park with a variety of possible recreational amenities. This is evident from the thoughtful comments we have received. Staff are carefully considering all comments and will take the needed time to do this. There will be future announcements regarding next steps.

Chester Park Plan presentation on 12/11/2013

Chester Park Mini-Master Plan

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