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Chester Park Mini-Master Plan - Development of a Mini-Master Plan for Chester Park began in 2012 and has involved nearly a dozen public meetings, conversations with stakeholders and input from local citizens. The FINAL DRAFT of the Mini-Master Plan was presented to the Parks Commission on Wednesday, November 5th. The Parks and Recreation Commission unamimously approved the plan. The plan will now go to the City Council on November 10th.

  • The Final Draft Plan is located here
  • The Plan design is available here
  • A summary of changes made to the 9.23.14 version of the Plan are located here

Recent Presentations:

  • A public meeting to review and comment on the final DRAFT of the Chester Park Mini-Master Plan took place on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 from 6:00 to 7:30 PM at the Myers-Wilkins Elementary School Media Center. The presentation from the September 30th meeting is located here.
  • At the October 8, 2014 Parks Commission Meeting, members discussed two specific issues: 1) shared use of trails by pedestrians and skiers and 2) lighting along cross country ski trails and snow making operations. That presentation and discussion points are available here.

The Chester Park Mini-Master Plan will be presented to the City Council on November 10, 2014.



Additional Mini Master Plans in Progress:

  • Cross-Country Ski Trails Master Planning - For nearly two years, Gary Larson, former Nordic Director at Giants Ridge and director of daily operations for the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics, led the public through a process to get input on needs of the community for  cross country skiing. Gary has worked with the Duluth Cross Country Ski Club, citizens, school and college coaches, elite athletes, land managers and more to tweak our trails. The DRAFT Master Plan is located here. Comments are welcomed. The Cross Country Ski Trails Master Planning is still underway. Additional planning and information will be added in the near future and will be posted as soon as it is available. Because of the additional information, the Plan will be presented first to the Parks and Recreation Commission and then to the City Council in the near future for their approval.
  • Central Hillside Park Plan - The City of Duluth and the Central Hillside community saw a strong need to better organize and develop a design for the Central Hillside Community Park. The park plays a major role in the community to provide recreational opportunities within walking distance for many residents and pulls the community together. The ojective of the park redesign is to design a park that will stand out in the community and be a welcoming, safe, and critical part of the Duluth parks system. Preliminary designs and additional information are available here.   

Completed Mini Master Plans:


Cross City Trail project update

Observation Park - Dog Park: public notice, map, and map narrative

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Parks & Recreation News Releases

11/03/2014Family Volunteer Day Kicks off the Holiday Season on Saturday Nov. 22
10/23/2014Final Draft of Chester Park Mini-Master Plan Available for Public Review and Comment
10/22/2014City Accepting Requests for Qualifications from Artists for Chester Ski Jumps Memorial
10/16/2014Public Invited to Free Skating Events
10/15/2014Come Tip the Roses at the Rose Garden

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