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Project Status: Planning
Project Update: None at this time.
Project Overview: Fond du Lac Park improvements are based on recommendations made by the City Council approved St. Louis River Corridor Neighborhood Parks Mini Master Plans, passed in June 2016. Fond du Lac Park is a five acre park located on the far west side of Duluth, bounded by Hwy 23 on the south and 131st Ave on the east side. Mission Creek forms the western boundary of the park. The scope of the project will be further defined once the funding match and City staff capacity to move forward are met.
Project Background: Fond du Lac Park is one of thirteen parks along the St. Louis River Corridor that was identified as part of the larger St. Louis River Corridor Initiative. These parks are eligible for designated 1/2 and 1/2 tax funds. The Neighborhood Park Grant Fund is designated to help the City of Duluth accomplish the following six goals in the qualifying parks:
1) Build on and support environmental restoration
2) Enrich neighborhood quality of life
3) Attract new residents to buy homes in St. Louis River Corridor neighborhoods
4) Establish St. Louis River Corridor as major visitor destination
5) Stimulate place-appropriate economic development
6) Leverage additional funding
Funding Source: The City of Duluth will partner with user groups and residents to co-create and co-manage outdoor recreation experiences in the neighborhood parks along the corridor. The 9:1 match requires that a $10,000 of the project's funding be generated through community efforts, which can include cash donations, other grant funds, in-kind volunteer hours, and in kind donations of materials and professional services.
St. Louis River Corridor Mini-Master Plan
Fond du Lac Park Mini-Master Plan
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Related DocumentsSt. Louis River Corridor Presentation (June 2016)
St. Louis River Project Overview
Resolution to Approve the 28 SLRC Projects
St. Louis River Corridor Presentation (March 2015)