Parks & Recreation

Chambers Grove Park

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Project Overview:

The Ojibwe co-name for Chambers Grove Park is Nagaajiwanaang.

Chambers Grove was significantly impacted by the June 2012 flood. The City of Duluth obtained $1 million through the Minnesota DNR & Trails Legacy grant to restore and improve Chambers Grove Park. The major project elements include a new accessible restroom facility, improved parking and access road, accessible route to picnic pavilion, accessible playground with unique theme, wet meadow and site stabilization. Additional design elements being considered include a trailhead for the Duluth Traverse Trail, site furnishings, energy efficient site lighting and wayfinding/signage.

The City of Duluth obtained $100,000 through a Minnesota Lake Superior Coastal grant to develop educational information for 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. Interpretive panel content provided by Zenith City Press and Tribal Historic Office of the Fond du Lac Band.

Project Partners:

The project is funded in part by a $1 million Minnesota DNR Parks and Trails Legacy Grant.