Parks Department Looks to Build Equestrian Trail

Seasonal Trail Will Share Space with Ely's Peak Ski Loop

Duluth’s new parks and recreation manager, Lindsay Dean, attended her first Parks Commission meeting Wednesday night.

Although Dean has only been in Duluth since August, she’s already tackling issues 10 years in the making.

Following a vote at Wednesday Night’s meeting, the Parks Department will begin fundraising and planning for a 4.4 mile equestrian trail to be used during the spring and summer months at Ely’s Peak. 

It’s a project Dean says was first proposed in 2005, and rejuvenated last year.

Dean said a feasibility study was conducted over the summer, and after review all stakeholders were in agreement that the project should move forward.

Design plans have not been finalized and a total cost is still unknown, because the project had not been officially approved before Wednesday night’s meeting. 

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