Duluth Parks neighborhood grant program awards $46,150 to community organizations

By Pakou Ly
The City of Duluth is announcing the recent awards totaling $46,150 in grants from the Community Parks and Recreation Program Grants to community organizations. The Fund is administered by the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation. The fund helps support community groups that enhance both physical and social aspects of City parks. Funded applicants from the fall 2017 round include:

. Chester Bowl Improvement Club – $5,000 for chairlift slip tester equipment and radios

. Morgan Park Smithville Community Club – $5,000 for purchase of a lawnmower to maintain community green spaces

. The Hills Youth & Family Services – $5,000 for classroom presentation equipment and bench installation at Washington Center

. Northern Expressions Arts Collective – $1,500 for Community potlucks at Harrison Park

. Welch Center – $5,000 for expansion of winter youth programming

. Duluth Area Horse Trail Alliance – $5,000 for equestrian trail signage at Ely’s Peak

. Ecolibrium3 – $5,000 for installation of interpretive kiosks signs at Lincoln Park

. St. Louis River Alliance – $5,000 for development of St. Louis River Estuary water trail maps

. Superior Hiking Trail Association – $3,150 for creation and installation of signage along Superior Hiking Trail loops

. Duluth Climbers Coalition – $5,000 for ADA trail construction at Quarry Park

. Piedmont Heights Amateur Hockey Association – $5,000 for kitchen renovations at Piedmont Heights

The grant applications are due April 1 and October 1 each year. Interested applicants can learn more at, Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation website, https://www.dsacommunityfoundation.org/community-parks-and-recreation-program

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