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
Parks and Rec - Spring Announcements March 18, 2021
Winter Activities Announcement December 10, 2020
Park Policy Announcements November 20, 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
Parks and Recreation Building Use Information
We are asking for voluntary compliance. Emergencies should be reported to 911.
City Partner Pandemic Policy Documentation
Pandemic Operations Plan Policy - Effective April 1, 2021
Pandemic Operations Plan Policy - Current through March 31, 2021
Pandemic Operations Plan Proposal Template
Equipment Rental Operations Plan
Once the form is completed, please email to your Parks and Recreation staff liaison.