Playground Construction Set To Begin In Duluth’s Lincoln Park
Great news for families near Lincoln Park in Duluth as another improvement to the area is about to get underway.
The City of Duluth Parks and Recreation division announced this week that construction will begin on Monday, November 14 on the Lincoln Park Improvement Project, starting with removal of the current playground equipment to make way for new and improved recreation facilities to be added starting in spring 2023.
According to the City of Duluth, the existing playground will be disassembled this fall and will be used for replacement parts at other compatible playgrounds throughout the City.
The next step comes next spring, when the park will be closed for an extended period of time in order to construct new and rehabilitate existing park amenities.
There will be a lot of great changes and improvements when this portion of the project is completed, including restoration of the historic stone pavilion to include new ADA restroom facilities, relocation and replacement of the playground, two new parking lots, a new nature playscape, new and refurbished picnic pavilions, a new multi-use sport court, accessible trails, and lighting.
Duluth's Lincoln Park Improvement Project began this fall and it's expected to be completed by the end of 2023. Highlights of the project include:
- Restoration of the picnic pavilion, including ADA restrooms
- Relocation, expansion, and reconfiguration of the playground and picnic area
- Vegetation restoration & landscaping
- Installation of stormwater management practices including rain gardens and bioswales
- Two new parking lots, one on the upper and one on the lower terrace
- Walkway circulation and lighting
- Restoration of the existing pavilion
- New full sized basketball court, separable into two half-size basketball courts on the upper terrace
- New nature playscape and picnic pavilion on upper terrace
- Lincoln Park Drive stabilization and repaving
The City of Duluth notes the project is made possible by grant funding from the National Park Service Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership Program administered by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources Clean Water Fund Competitive Grants Program, the City of Duluth’s Community Development Block Grant Program, and the U.S. Bank Foundation. Addition funding support comes from from half-and-half tourism tax proceeds, City of Duluth parks capital, Super Bowl Legacy program, and other local business partners.