Duluth Parks and Recreation

Ice Skating Through Summer at Duluth’s Heritage Center

Open free skate held every Wednesday at Heritage Sports Center.

DULUTH, Minn.- While many spent the hottest day of the year so far outside, some thought it was a nice opportunity to cool off inside, on the ice. The Essentia Duluth Heritage Sports Center has free open skate every Wednesday from 1:30 to 3:30 through August. They provide skates if you don’t have any, and according to organizers with Duluth…

Phase I of Improvements Done at Duluth’s Riverside Park

Ribbon cutting held with Parks and Rec and community members.

DULUTH, Minn.- Members of Duluth’s Riverside community came out to an unveiling of a newly renovated Riverside Park Tuesday. It’s the first phase of improvements to parks along the St. Louis River Corridor. Riverside is one of the 13 parks along the Corridor selected in the 2016 council-approved mini-master plan. The St. Louis River Corridor Initiative hopes to improve trails and…

Geocaching Through Duluth Parks

Duluth Parks and Recreation teaches people how to geocache.

DULUTH, Minn.- The City of Duluth Parks and Rec Department is getting in on geocaching, to encourage more people to check out parks and greenspace. The first GPS navigation and geo–caching meeting was held at Enger Park. To geocache, you need a handheld GPS or a cellphone, and use coordinates to find hidden clues and riddles throughout nature, to lead…

Proposed Plans for Duluth Golf Courses Pass to City Council

Plans propose scaling back and developing Lester Park Golf Course.

DULUTH, Minn.- Duluth Public Golf Courses are now $2.4 million in debt. The city’s recommendations, which the Parks and Recreation Commission passed with a 6-2 vote on Wednesday, would scale back the 27 holes at Lester Park Golf Course to 18 to make way for housing. Plans would also improve the infrastructure at Enger Park Golf Course. Among the proposed…

Spend Spring Break Playing Sports at Heritage Sports Center

Open gym and skate held all week,

DULUTH, Minn.- Spring Break has just begun for some area schools. Sometimes figuring out ways to entertain the family can be challenging. Duluth Parks and Recreation thinks they can help with that. During this week, the Duluth Heritage Sports Center will have different sports available on their turf from 11 to 1, followed by an open ice skate from 1:30 to…

Free Turkey Bowl, Skating Wednesday in Duluth

Duluth Parks and Rec Department is Hosting a Free Turkey Bowl Wednesday, November 14 at the Essentia Health Duluth Heritage Center

DULUTH, Minn. – The City of Duluth Parks and Recreation division is hosting a Turkey Bowl event on Wednesday, November 14 from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. at the Essentia Duluth Heritage Center, 120 South 30th Avenue West. The event is free and open to the public. Families are invited to take part in frozen turkey bowling, drawings for free turkeys,…

Duluth Parks and Rec Department to Host Halloween Boo Bash

Costumes are Encouraged and Skates will be Free to Rent at the Essentia Health Heritage Sports Center

DULUTH, Minn. – Children and parents are invited to check out the Essentia Duluth Heritage Center Wednesday, October 24 from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Duluth Parks and Recreation Department along with many other sponsors are pleased once again to host the annual Free Halloween Boo Bash skating party. The Essentia Duluth Heritage Center, the City of Duluth Parks & Recreation Department, the…

Senior Citizens Celebrate the End of Summer with a Side of Competition

This traditional Morgan Park Senior Picnic was put on hold for nearly 15 years, but it's back in full swing. 

DULUTH, Minn.-  It’s a celebration of summer, but this exclusive party is reserved for senior citizens. “And a picnic always sounds good,” picnic attendee Barbara Beverage said. This traditional Morgan Park Senior Picnic was put on hold for nearly 15 years, but it’s back in full swing. “Well, our senior community is one of our most prized so to be able…

Volunteers Help Clean Up One of Duluth’s Most Popular Tourist Attractions

Recent storms have caused significant damage to the Lakewalk and now volunteers are cleaning it up

DULUTH, Minn. – One of Duluth’s  most popular tourist areas has seen better days. Recent storms have caused significant damage to the Lakewalk and now volunteers are cleaning it up. One volunteer told me some people take the Lakewalk for granted, so coming together to help clean it up was the right thing to do. If you ask Tim Carroll what…