Parks & Recreation

Parks & Recreation COVID-19 Status

Duluth Parks is actively monitoring evolving public health guidance from local, federal, and state agencies and setting policy accordingly. Pandemic-related policy is intended to enable citizens to continue to use Duluth parks in a manner that will not contribute to increased disease transmission.

Park users are expected to make responsible choices to utilize parks and trails in a manner that will minimize the risk of disease transmission.

Park users should follow the same general rules of thumb for disease prevention at all times:

  • Maintain minimum six-foot social distances.
  • Do not congregate in large groups.
  • Minimize contact with high-touch surfaces such as benches, tables, and trash cans.
  • Select alternatives to crowded sites like the Lakewalk.
  • Walk to nearby parks rather than driving to more distant park sites.
  • Refrain from using parks or trails if exhibiting symptoms.
  • Be prepared for the absence of public restrooms, trash receptacles, water fountains, and protection from the elements.
  • Wash hands as directed by the CDC prior to and after visiting parks.
  • Visit by yourself or with others in your household.
  • Obey all closures and restrictions.
  • While on trails, make your presence known and step aside to let others pass.

City of Duluth Mask Policy

Park Policy Announcements September 1, 2020

Pandemic Policy Announcements

Park Maintenance Work Plan

  • Preserve assets
  • Minimum standards
  • Impacts of Budget Reductions on Parks Maintenance Services
Parks and Recreation Commission Presentations
Closed Until Further Notice
  • Parks-based buildings per Third Party Organizations Pandemic Operations Plan Policy
  • Community Centers - No rentals through at least October 1.
Addressing violations

We are asking for voluntary compliance. Emergencies should be reported to 911.

City Partner Pandemic Policy Documentation

Third-Party Pandemic Operations Plan Policy

Pandemic Operations Plan Proposal Template

Equipment Rental Operations Plan

Once the form is completed, please email to your Parks and Recreation staff liaison.