Lincoln Park


Project Status: Design

Project Overview: Lincoln Park Mini Master Plan was completed in February of 2016. The City of Duluth and community partners are currently seeking funding to assist in the implementation of the Plan.  Design for the Phase I of construction, referred to as, Lincoln Park’s “Place to Play” project is underway.

The Lincoln Park “Place to Play” Construction Project: 

Phase I of construction will take place over the 2017/2018 construction seasons.  The work will commence after the completion a separate FEMA Miller Creek Restoration Project, slated to take place between July 1, 2017 and September 15, 2017.  The FEMA project will address damages from the 2012 Flood.

Highlights from the Phase I Construction Project include:

  • Restoration of the WPA Pavilion
  • Relocation, expansion and reconfiguration of the playground and picnic area
  • Vegetation restoration & landscaping
  • Nature playscape and picnic area near Elephant Rock

Project Background: Lincoln Park is one of four qualifying parks for the Grand Avenue Parks Fund. The fund is part of the larger St. Louis River Corridor Project supported by the 1/2 and 1/2 tax fund. This specially designated funding will provide "destination-level" investments to qualifying parks. The Grand Avenue Parks Fund invests in community partnerships with user groups and residents to co-create and co-manage outdoor recreation experiences in the neighborhoods along the corridor. The Grand Avenue Parks Fund will provide grants up to $550,000 per park.

Funding Source: Up to $550,000 in 1/2 and 1/2 Tourism Tax funding

Important Documents:

FINAL Lincoln Park Mini Master Plan - (Approved  by city council on February 22, 2016) 

Lincoln Park Community Design Engagement Results - (May 15, 2017)

Lisa Luokkala
Project Coordinator
City Hall - Parks and Recreation
411 West First Street - Ground Floor
Duluth, MN 55802


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