Living in the Northland, we're blessed with a wide abundance of parks to have fun or just relax at in all four seasons. However - it's easy to take these natural resources for granted.  That's the reasoning behind Duluth Parks Day - a celebration of the public spaces the city has to offer - on Saturday, May 19.

To commemorate Duluth Parks Day, the general public is invited to visit one of the 129 parks that exists within the city limits and take part in some of the organized activities planned at Lester Park, Bayfront Festival, and Morgan Park.  In addition to the free family fun that's on the agenda, organizers will also be giving away items and serving a light picnic lunch between 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM.

As mentioned above, Duluth hosts a lot of different park options to choose from.  129 parks dot the municipal map, spread across 6,800 acres.  Duluth park users can take advantage of 85 miles of multi-use trails - including 12 miles of paved accessible trails.

Duluth Parks Day will happen rain or shine. Here are some details about what you can take part in at each of the participating parks:

  • Morgan Park - 1242 88th Avenue West:  disc golf, bike riding and crafts.  The first 50 youth in attendance get a free disc.
  • Bayfront Festival Park - 350 Harbor Drive:  kite flying, bubble making, and crafts.  The first 50 youth in attendance get a free kite.
  • Lester Park - 61 Lester River Road: geocaching, interpretive hikes and crafts.  The first 50 youth in attendance get a free compass.