Four Parks in Duluth in Line to Get Makeovers

By KBJR News 1

Four Parks in Duluth in Line to Get Makeovers

March 8, 2012 Updated Mar 8, 2012 at 11:34 PM CDT

DULUTH, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) - Four parks in Duluth could soon be getting a makeover. Ideas include tennis courts, turf, and an amphitheatre, but before any constructions can begin, the master plans for each park need to be developed.

It will take several months and many public meetings to get the plans developed.

City Councilors discussed the projects at their meeting Thursday.

The city council will be deciding on Monday whether to approve up to $45,000 to have SAS and Associates to help put together those master plans.

The four parks include Brighton Beach, Chester Bowl, Lower Chester and Washington Square.

Ideas include elements such as picnic shelters, wedding locations, pet areas, turf, an amphitheater, trails, play equipment and speed skating.

The plans would be put together with several opportunities for public input.

"When we finally get to the point of starting to develop, construct, share resources, we're going to have that plan really solidified and in place and vetted with, by the public," said Lisa Potswald, the Duluth Director of Public Administration.

The four parks' master plans could be finished within the next year, if the City Council approves the funding to get the process started Monday.

There was a main Parks Master Plan approved before that had covered all the parks and looked at the broader scope of Duluth's parks. Now, with the main master plan in place, administration is focusing on each park's individual master plan and exactly how it will look.

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