Parks & Recreation

Lower Chester

Project Status: Planning

Project Planning Survey now open through October 11th. Click HERE to take the survey.

Project Overview: 

The 2012 City Council approved Mini-master Plan is being updated as a result of a request from stakeholder groups in order to meet the current usage trends of Lower Chester Park.

The guiding principles of the planning process:

1. Provide opportunities to connect the community physically and socially.
2. Provide a high quality experience for all users.
3. Provide a safe park experience for users of all ages and abilities.
4. Be economically responsible .
5. Be environmentally sustainable.
6. Reducing barriers for park use, access and programs.

Important Documents:


2012 Council Approved Lower Chester Mini-master Plan

Power Point from Public Meeting #1 (9/14/17)

Next Steps

  • Gather Neighborhood Input
    • Public Meeting #1 (Sept. 14th)
    • Online Survey open for comment (Open until Wednesday, October 11th)
  • Refine Draft Mini-Master Plan 
    • Revisions based on comments from Public Meeting #1, Survey findings and ongoing discussions with user groups.
    • Post revised Draft Mini-Master Plan for Public Comment (Posted by October 16th 2-week comment period, closes October 30th)
  • Finalize Mini-Master Plan
    • Make any needed revisions based on comments received during the Public Comment Period
    • Public Meeting #2 - Presentation to Parks Commission for approval (Nov 8th)
  • Presentation of Final Mini-Master Plan to City Council
    • Public Meeting #3 - City Council Meeting (November 20th)


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


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