Parks Department Releases ‘Essential Spaces Plan’

The parks levy was passed in 2011 allocating 2.6 million dollars each year to the department.

DULUTH, Minn. — The Duluth Parks and Recreation Department started a ten-year planning process this summer.

Now they are asking for the public’s feedback.

The plan, called the essential spaces plan, is geared toward shaping the future of the parks for the next ten years.

It also includes a survey for the public asking what they would like to see in their parks in the future.

“They are a foundation for special events like weddings, gatherings, picnics, birthday parties, races fundraisers, etc. And they help us connect to nature. Trying to gauge with the public what they feel is the value and the kind of financial support and investment they would like to make in our park system,” City of Duluth Parks Department Manager, Jessica Peterson says.

The parks levy was passed in 2011 allocating 2.6 million dollars each year to the department.

Because of inflation, that funding has decreased.

The survey also asks the public how they would like to see the parks funded.

The parks department says this is key to determining where the department can make improvements in the future.

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