Duluth has more than 130 city parks. Explore parks nestled in pristine forests, unique playgrounds, urban gardens and beautiful parkland throughout the city. We have highlighted just a few of Duluth's many parks on this page. Use the links below to visit the city's web site for a complete list of parks and park maps.
From 60th Avenue East to Bayfront Festival Park this 7.3 mile pathway named the Duluth Lakewalk traces the shore of Lake Superior, fronting the Duluth downtown area. Learn more »
BAYFRONT FESTIVAL PARK
Bayfront Festival Park makes summer concerts on the beautiful shores of Lake Superior better! In winter, Bayfront really comes to life with an outdoor skating rink and the wonder of winter. Also experience the magic of nearly 3 million lights illuminating the park during the Bentleyville Tour of Lights.
PLAYFRONT PARK ON THE BAY
Featuring a unique children's playground built by Junior League of Duluth and Duluth citizens, Playfront Park is located inside Bayfront Festival Park at base of 5th Ave West. This playground is an Evos design structure that enhances children's balance, coordination and strength. The free park is open daily for all.
GICHI-ODE' AKIING (Lake Place Park)
Gichi-ode' Akiing (Lake Place Park) is located off of the Lakewalk, just above the corner of the lake. The park provides connection to Sister Cities Park and a small atrium area that has scheduled summer performances. Public art is featured in Gichi-ode' Akiing, sponsored by Duluth Sister Cities International.
THE ROSE GARDEN AT LEIF ERIKSON PARK
A spectacular extension of Leif Erikson Park, Duluth's Rose Garden offers a beautiful arrangement of more than 3,000 rose bushes and other floral delights. There's also a fountain, a marble gazebo, an herb garden and plenty of benches overlooking the lake.
WATERFRONT SCULPTURE WALK
Offering more than beautiful lake views, Duluth's waterfront is an expression of art. A series of prized sculptures representing the social, cultural and historical values of Duluth and its Sister Cities in Vaxjo, Sweden; Thunder Bay, Ontario; Petrozavodsk, Russia; and Ohara, Japan, create an outdoor gallery of international art.
ENGER PARK & TWIN PONDS
Enger Park contains a gazebo, a pavilion, gardens, and the Peace Bell, a replica of a cherished temple bell in Ohara, Japan, one of Duluth's sister cities, as well as Enger Memorial Tower which sits five hundred feet above Lake Superior, providing a stunning view of the Duluth-Superior Harbor.
Duluth has four fenced, off leash dog parks. Keene Creek Dog Park was opened in 2006, Observation Dog Park was opened in 2014 and Jean Duluth Dog Park was opened in August 2016, and GND REC dog park was opened in 2017. Learn more about the parks at www.duluthdogparks.com
PARK POINT (Minnesota Point)
Park Point is located at the end of Minnesota Avenue and is a popular summer destination for swimming and recreation. The park has a large recreational playing field, sand volleyball courts, a playground, and multiple pavilions and grills which are available for reservation. The Beach House is managed by the Duluth Area Family YMCA. Lifeguards are on the beach during the summer season. Visit www.parkpointbeach.org for more information.
WESTERN WATERFRONT TRAIL
The Western Waterfront Trail offers nearly five miles of accessible trails along the banks of the St. Louis River, and is the starting point of the Willard Munger Trail, a 70-mile paved stretch considered among the most scenic in the state. Learn more »