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Parks & Recreation

Chester Park Mini Master Plan

Thom Storm Chalet Improvement Plan Documents (approved April 20, 2016 by Duluth Parks Commission)
Executive Summary of the renovation plans
Design Concept
Project Estimates

The Chester Park Mini-Master Plan is intended to Chesterbowl2014skilodgeviewbe a guide and blueprint for City staff, community partners, and elected officials to sustain and improve Chester Park’s 90 acres of unique and significant natural assets while balancing the community’s desire for recreational uses. Implementation of the Plan will occur in phases as funding and community support becomes available. The feasibility of each phase will be determined prior to starting construction.

The planning process included a site inventory and analysis, review of existing facilities, programs and park uses, schematic designs, preparation of a cost estimate, a phasing plan, and a prioritized list of recommendations. Through involvement with the local community, this Mini-Master Plan integrates public feedback into its recommendations and proposes enhancements with the following g
uiding principles:

  • Chester Park WaterfallRespect the Park
  • Honor the history
  • Keep the character
  • Conserve the environment
  • Manage connections
  • Consider all ages
  • Upgrade facilities
  • Environmental and historic stewardship
  • Improve access and connectivity
  • Identify and create greatest value at acceptable costs


Mini-Master Plan Conponents (approved November 2014):





Erik Birkeland
Property & Facilities Manager
1532 W. Michigan Street
411 West First Street
Duluth, MN 55806



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