Quarry Park

Plans are in the works for a new park in Duluth

Plans are in the works for a new park in Duluth. 

The city is investing around 18 million dollars into the west–end city parks and trails along the Saint Louis River corridor.

Quarry Park is the unofficial name for the abandoned quarry located below Skyline Parkway next to Brewer Park in west Duluth.

This park was originally owned by Duluth crushed stone company, but was eventually abandoned when the company ceased operation.

Since then the quarry location has been a place for ice climbing, walking dogs, and sight-seeing, with such a beautiful view. But now there are plans in the works to make this a destination outdoor recreation place.

Ryan Franke, youth worker at Valley Youth Center says, “Right now there are plans to install some basic rock climbing rocks on the shorter side of the quarry face, and also plans to install a well at the top of the quarry.”

Valley Youth Centers of Duluth, is hoping to use the rubble at the base of the quarry face to construct a simple, natural and low carbon footprint amphitheater.

“We feel it’s important to have the stage for our youth to have a place to express themselves theatrically and musically,” Ryan Franke said. 

Quarry Park is only six blocks from the Valley Youth Center, which makes this an easy place to get to.

The Valley Youth Center, Boys and Girls Club and the UMD theater department are banding together to make this dream a reality.

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