Parks & Recreation

Special Events

Please visit our parks COVID page for announcements.

COVID-19 Update: Parks and Recreation is working to modify our park programs in order to provide them in a “COVID safe” way that would allow for all CDC and MDH guidelines be met. Please watch our Facebook page for upcoming programs or virtual opportunities taking place.

For more information, call Parks and Recreation at 218-730-4300 during regular business hours.

To view all Parks and Recreation programs and events, check out our Calendar



Cold Front 2021 

Due to the extremely cold weather, activities for this year’s Cold Front event are being postponed and spread out over the next few weeks to provide fun community recreation options all February long!

Revised Schedule of Cold Front 2021 Events

Yeti Hunt: Saturday/Sunday Feb. 20-21 and Saturday/Sunday Feb. 27-28.
Clues released hourly on Facebook and Instagram (@DuluthParksMN) at 10 a.m. on Saturday

Luminary Walk: Thursday February 18: 5-8 p.m. on the Lakewalk. 

Bae-Front Valentine’s Skate: Friday February 26 : 3-7 p.m at the Bayfront ice rink  --- CANCELED due to deteriorating ice rink conditions ---

Agents of Discovery: An exciting new way to experience Duluth’s parks is coming soon! Agents of Discovery, an educational mobile game app, will turn different parks into fun, safe learning opportunities with detective Missions for you to complete. Become nature detectives as you learn about Duluth and the world around you in this new opportunity. More information coming from Parks & Recreation soon.

Snowshoe Pop Ups: A chance to try snowshoeing is coming to your neighborhood! Throughout February, Parks & Recreation will be providing free opportunities to try snowshoeing at different parks and trailheads across town. At these events, you can check out snowshoes for free, explore the park or trail on your own, then return the equipment to on-site Parks staff. Locations will be announced ahead of each Pop-Up. Here are the upcoming dates:

  • Tuesday February 16: 3-5 p.m.
  • Wednesday February 24: 3-5 p.m.
  • Saturday February 27: 9-11 a.m.
  • Sunday February 28: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Story Stroll led by the Duluth Public Library: Friday February 26: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Lincoln Park.

Hartley Equipment Rental: Hartley Nature Center offers winter equipment rentals on weekends from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  Advance registration required. More details at

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