Quarry Park

Quarry Park Photo 3

Project Status:
Planning Phase

Project Overview:
Quarry Park is the unofficial name for the abandoned quarry located below Skyline Parkway adjacent to Brewer Park in West Duluth, and above the neighborhood between 46th Avenue West and 59th Avenue West. The land was originally owned and worked by the Duluth Crushed Stone Company. By the time the company ceased operation, it had quarried out 1,000-foot long, 100-foot high cliff.

Informally, since its abandonment, the Quarry has been a location for ice climbing, walking dogs, hiking, picnicking and enjoying a stunning view of Duluth. Most recently, Quarry Parks reputation as a steep and spectacular climbing location has been augmented by the focused development of mixed climbing routes. Today, it is a primier site and training ground for mixed climbing throughout the winter months, utilized by recreational climbers, university climbing programs, and guided groups. 

The City of Duluth in partnership with local neighborhoods and the Duluth Climbers Coalition, hopes to turn the Quarry into a friendly neighborhood offering accessible trails, disc golf, connections to the Superior Hiking Trail and Duluth Traverse, multi-use gathering space, in addition to world-class ice climbing as a major component.

Project Partners:

 Duluth Climbers Coalition

Important Documents:

Quarry Park Mini Master Plan FINAL DRAFT (Approved by Parks Commission 4.20.16, Approved by City Council 5.10.16)

Quarry Park Comment Form


Lisa Luokkala
Project Coordinator
City Hall - Parks and Recreation
411 West First Street - Ground Floor
Duluth, MN 55802
(218) 730-4312


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