Parks & Recreation

Chester Park

Park Features

  • Parking Lot
  • Sports Chalet/Community Center
  • Picnic Area
  • Building Rental
  • Wedding Rental
  • Picnic Tables
  • BBQ Grills
  • Playground
  • Hiking Trails
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Softball Field (backstop only)
  • Downhill Skiing (with ski equipment rental)
  • Public Access Bathroom

Park Description

Located along Chester Creek in Duluth’s East Hillside, Chester Park was first established below today’s Skyline Parkway in 1891. In 1920 it expanded above the parkway with land purchased by the Duluth Ski Club, who used the facility for ski jumping tournaments from 1906 to 2005. The Chester Bowl Improvement Club operates an alpine ski hill in the park, and cross country trails are maintained in the winter. During the summer visitors enjoy the playground equipment, picnic facilities, miles of hiking trails, and a sports field.

Read more on the complete history of this park.

Reserve This Park

Picnic areas and building rental available. Call 218-724-9832 to check availability.

Reserve this Park


1800 East Skyline Parkway
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