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• Population: 86,211
• Land area in square miles: 67.79
• Persons per square mile: 1,272
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Parks and Recreation staff will bring equipment and lead family-friendly activities at parks throughout the city all summer long! Visit us at a new park each week!Jun 06: Leif Erikson ParkJun 13: Harrison ParkJun 20: Central Hillside ParkJun 27: Morgan Park Community CenterJul 11: Cascade ParkJul 18: Riverside ParkJul 25: Lester ParkAug 01: Memorial ParkAug 08: Piedmont ParkAug 15: Portland SquareAug 22: Washington SquareAug 29: Endion Station Plaza (Lakewalk)Sep 05: Enger ParkSep 12: Leif Erikson Park
Join Duluth Parks and Recreation to learn the basics of using a map and compass to navigate. We will discuss the parts of a compass, practice reading and taking compass bearings, and do an activity introducing participants to orienteering (compass navigation). We will also discuss topics valuable to reliable navigating including pacing, using “hand rails”, and triangulation. Each session will conclude with testing your compass skills in a scavenger hunt for a prize!
Questions? Contact program staff at (218) 730-4325 or email@example.com
Ages: 10+ (participants under 16 must be with an adult)
Free, entry level guided hikes taking place on a new trail each month!
Women and children of all ages are welcome.
Parks and Recreation staff will bring equipment and lead family-friendly activities at parks throughout the city. Bring a picnic and come play in the park!
Come learn a new skill and practice your accuracy at Family Archery Night! Participants will learn basic safety, technique, and process for shotting archery and get a chance to test their skills in archery games and challendges. This is an introductory class to learn the basics of archery taught by certified instructors.
Join us in enjoying the great outdoors with a family-friendly hike! We'll end the hikes with roasting hot dogs and s'mores over a fire. We recommend to wear sturdy shoes and to dress for the weather. December will be a night - hike please bring a flashlight!
Canoeing is an activity that creates lifelong memories, but how do you get started? Learn the basics of moving, launching, paddling, and landing a canoe. These sessions will take place on Rock Pond in Bagley Nature Area - a great place for a first paddling experience! Topics we will cover include equipment and safety, general paddling technique, basic paddle strokes, and how to properly launch and land a canoe.
We will practice our skills with paddling games. Canoes, paddles, and life jackets are provided - please bring weather-appropriate clothing and a water bottle. Up to three people in each canoe - two paddling, one riding.
Take your Family Game Night outside! Come participate in a wide variety of games in one of Duluth's parks. Board games, yard games, card games, and more! All games and equipment will be provided unless you have a favorite game you'd like to bring with you.
We often see Duluth's beautiful parks and trails during the day, but what are they like when the sun goes down? Join us to explore Duluth's Parks After Dark. We will learn about what creatures prefer the night to the day, practice using our sense of hearing to experience nature, and do some stargazing!
Hike the Duluth section of the Superior Hiking Trail throughout our bi-weekly guided hike series. A shuttle is available for hikers to leave their car at the end location and be shuttled to the start. Each person riding the shuttle must sign up in advance to guarantee a spot. Hikers are welcome to hike ahead at their own pace or stay with the group, ending at the shuttle pick-up location.
The Superior Hiking Trail is a beginner to intermediate trail with rocky. uneven terrain and varying elevation change throughout the sections.
Please arrive 15 minutes early to check in and be ready to board the shuttle on time.
$5/person for the shuttle.
Duluth is home to world-class trail biking opportunities. From mellow dirt paths along scenic creeks to white-knuckle downhill riding. Duluth has it all. But getting started in mountain biking can seem intimidating. In this course, we will cover the basics of what goes into accessing and utilizing Duluth's trails.
Session 1: We will talk about the basics of Duluths trail systems and how to access them. We will hike a few bike trails and talk about topics including: Trail systems and difficulty ratings, etiquette, what to bring, what to expect at Trailhead, how to read signs, apps and maps, basic equipment.
Session 2: We will discuss and practice basic mountain bike technique skills, then go on a group ride on a beginner-level trail. Bikes and helmets from Contental Ski and Bike are included. To end this session we will share group rides that happen across town and where to connect and get involved with the bike community.
*Registration is required.
*Registration is required. Ages 16+
Looking to get out and explore our beautiful parks? Join us for a guided hike!
Each hike can be adapted to your ability level. After the hike, join us for a healthy snack to refuel!
Play Gym is a FREE opportunity for parents and their young children to gather and interact in a large, open, indoor space. Play Gym has toys, sports equipment, and art materials available for use. Program offered every Monday 2-4pm and Wednesday from 9 to 11am at the Duluth Heights Community Center.
For more information, please call 218-730-4322.
Flag Football is one of the fastest growing sports throughout the country. The 2019 season will mark the seventeenth year of the league. Flag Football is a non-contact sport, which teaches both boys and girls the fundamentals of football. More importantly, it teaches kids sportmanship and how to participate in sports while still having fun.
This is an opportunity for young children, accompanied by an adult, to get on the ice w/out the crowds and intimidating speed of more advanced skaters. Child-friendly music and skate 'helpers' will be available for beginners to hold on to, as well as limited skates available for both children and adults to use. Locker rooms open at 9am.
Heritage Preservation Commission meets the 2nd tuesday of the month, from 3:00 to 4:30 PM (new date and time as of March 2018).