Parks & Recreation

Franklin Square/12th Street Beach

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Park Features

  • Parking Lot
  • Hiking Trails
  • Swimming
  • Beach Access
  • Bird Watching

Park Description

Located on Minnesota Point, Franklin Square was established in 1856 but served as the site of a cemetery and a U. S. Life Saving Station before it was used for recreation. Today the original square contains the Franklin Tot Lot playground and the park has been expanded to the Lake Superior shore where it is known as the Franklin Bathing Beach.

Read more on the complete history of this park.


1220 S. Lake Ave. , Duluth, MN 55802