Parks & Recreation

Financial Assistance

The goal of the fee assistance policy is to lower financial barriers to participation in park programs for Duluth residents in financial need. Eligibility for the program is determined by completing an application and verifying City of Duluth residency. Qualified household members will be eligible to receive a discounted price on Parks and Recreation program fees. The discount is valid for the calendar year in which citizens applied and applicants must reapply for fee assistance each year. To qualify for assistance, applicants must affirm, one, that they are Duluth residents, and, two, that they are receiving, or are eligible for, one of the following benefits:

  • School Free and reduced lunch program
  • Housing Authority (HUD) Section 8 Rent Subsidy
  • Medicare or Medicaid
  • County financial assistance (SNAP, Emergency or Medical Assistance, Unemployment)
  • Social Security Disability

Fee assistance provides a financial benefit for families by reducing recreation program fees 100 percent off on 2 qualifying programs per household member per year. One member of the household must meet one of the above criteria for everyone in the household to be eligible to receive financial assistance.  There is a limit of $300 per person per year. Fee assistance is not eligible for facility rentals.

Please complete form and email to Once received, we will follow up with you to confirm your Fee Assistance.

Questions? Call 218-730-4306.

Click here for more information on our Financial Assistance Policy, including information about groups.

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