Parks & Recreation

Chambers Grove Interpretive Trail

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Project Status: Construction

Project Overview:

Chambers Grove was significantly impacted by the June 2012 flood. The City of Duluth obtained $100,000 through a Minnesota Lake Superior Coastal grant to educate and inform visitors about the area history, riparian habitat, and flood control and recovery. An interpretive 1/2 mile loop with signage through the riparian woodland west of the open park space will provide access to the natural area and historical sites such as an abandoned quarry and the first rail bed build in Duluth. The trail replaces the social trails not winding throughout the riparian zones, protecting habitat and water quality while providing access to nature and history enthusiasts.

Project Update:

The ½ mile interpretive trail loop was completed in 2018. Staff are working with project partners on completion of interpretive panel language and fabrication. Interpretive sign panels to be installed by June of 2019.

Project Partners:

Project is funded in part by a $100,000 Minnesota Lake Superior Coastal Program grant.

Interpretive panel content provided by Zenith City Press and Tribal Historic Office of the Fond du Lac Band.

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