Parks & Recreation

Hillside Sport Court Park

Hillside Sport Court Playground

Project Status: Design

Project Overview:

Hillside Sport Court Park is a neighborhood park located in Duluth’s Central Hillside neighborhood. In 2023, Duluth Parks and Recreation conducted an inclusive planning process to establish a renewed vision of the park. The Hillside Sport Court Park Plan was adopted by Duluth City Council on August 21, 2023.

Planned park improvements include: enhancing site connectivity and accessibility, adding a pavilion and picnic area, renewing and expanding the sport court, replacing the playground, maintaining open green space, allotting space for a community garden, improving accessible parking, and repairing or replacing other park assets such as fencing, retaining walls, stairs, bike racks, signage, gate, trees, vegetation, etc.

Project Update:

Parks and Recreation staff are actively working to establish a funding package for Hillside Sport Court Park improvements, including submitting grant applications.

Funding Source:

Based on conceptual-level plan documents, the project cost is estimated at $2 million. Known funding sources include City revenue replacement funds and City Park Fund dollars. Parks and Recreation has submitted a grant application for Community Development Block Grant funds and may apply for Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership Program funds.


The project implementation timeline will vary based on funding sources. Parks and Recreation should be notified of all grant awards by the summer of 2024.

Project Partners:

St. Mark Giving Garden and Food Access Program