Lincoln Park


Project Status: Funding Phase

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.

The Lincoln Park planning process: 

  • Provided an inclusive public process to determine the future uses of the park.

  • Engaged stakeholders to understand park usage patterns and needs.

  • Completed an inventory of existing park amenities and infrastructure.

  • Created a clear "road map" of how to move forward with changes to the park.

  • Offered clear direction to the City and community partners to secure additional resources/funding to improve the park.


Highlights from the Master Plan include:

  • Restoration of the WPA Pavilion

  • Relocation, expansion and reconfiguration of the playground and picnic area

  • Rethinking the future of the upper Lincoln Drive

  • Upper recreation terrace enhancements

  • Vegetation restoration

  • Lincoln Park Drive entrance realignment and formalized parking areas


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 1:1 match 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 - (Parks Commission approved 2.10.16; City Council approved 2.22.16)

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


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