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Duluth Parks Fund Awards Over $45K to Community Organizations

Updated: 06/25/2014 5:52 PM
Created: 06/25/2014 5:35 PM WDIO.com

Duluth's Parks Fund has awarded $45,650 in grants to 10 different community organizations.

The money is given to groups that aim to improve parks, trails and recreational facilities in the area. The recipients submitted proposals to the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation.

The following organizations received funding:

  • Cyclists of Gitchee Gumee Shores - $5,000 for new and existing trail signage on multi-use trails
  • Cyclists of Gitchee Gumee Shores - $2,500 for Duluth Traverse trail construction from Brewer Park trail system, down Keene Creek to Cody Street in West Duluth
  • Duluth Community Garden Program - $3,350 for the Let's Grow Edible Duluth program to improve infrastructure at community gardens on city-owned property
  • Duluth Sister Cities International - $5,000 for a free summer concert series at Lake Place Park from July to August
  • Goodwill Industries - $5,000 for a summer youth employment program
  • Lake Superior Zoological Society - $5,000 for a volunteer docent program
  • Neighbors of Lower Chester Park - $1,800 for basketball hoops, trash cans and recycling bins
  • One Roof Community Housing - $5,000 for Central Hillside Park revitalization
  • Salvation Army - $4,000 for the Dunkin' in Duluth 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament
  • Wheels on Trails Organization - $4,000 to help non-traditional users experience Duluth parks and trails
  • Woodland Hills - $5,000 for a summer explorers club connecting kids with healthy lifestyle activities

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