Parks & Recreation

Special Events

To view all Parks and Recreation programs and events, check out our Duluth Parks & Recreation Program Brochure.

Edible Duluth: Public Orchard Celebration

Tuesday, September 20 | 5-7 p.m. | Merritt Park
Learn about “Edible Duluth”, our public orchard system in 16 locations throughout the City. Public orchards are designed to create an inclusive and interactive experience for all to enjoy, by producing organic good to be shared, educating ourselves and our neighbors, and improving and beautifying public spaces. There are 12 apple variations as well as one cherry tree variation.

Attendees will learn where the orchards are. Stick around for apple-themed crafts, games, and an apple story time from the Duluth Public Library.

Pumpkin Palooza 2022

Saturday, October 22 | 10-Noon | Harrison Park
We’ll have all the materials you may need to paint, carve, and create! Join the Duluth Public Library for a pumpkin themed storytime from 10-10:30 a.m. and then get crafty with pumpkins from 10:30-noon.
Limited supply of pumpkins available first-come, first-serve for those who need one or bring your own. A special shout out and thanks to Whole Foods Co-Op for donating pumpkins to this event!
This event will be outdoors unless there is severe weather - in that case, we will move inside Harrison Community Center.

Glow Hike

Friday, October 28 | 6-8 p.m.
Experience the fun of night hiking with a self-guided, glow-stick illuminated hike on the Waabizheshikana Trail (The Marten Trail) and stick around for roasting s’mores and a bonfire before or after your hike.

Drop in anytime between 6-8 p.m. Start at Indian Point Campground and follow the glow sticks on the nearby path. Bring your own glow sticks, glow in the dark clothing, light up shoes, or whatever you can find to add some\ flare to your hike! A limited supply of glow sticks, s’mores, and hot chocolate provided.

Howl-o-ween at Keene

Sunday, October 30 | Noon-2 p.m. | Keene Creek Dog Park
Drop by Keene Creek Dog Park with your dog to play, take a photo with our Howl-o-ween photo booth, and pick up a treat bag just for your pup!
Costumes encouraged but not required to join in the fun. Dogs must be leashed when outside the dog park area. Register by October 27 to guarantee a goodie bag for you dog! $5 per treat bag. 

Cold Front February 2023

Save the date: Saturday, February 4, 2023 

A day of winter fun at Bayfront Festival Park!
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