Up North: Duluth Parks and Rec Encourages Community Members to Try Something New at Archery Night

Updated: November 20, 2019 11:02 PM

After offering a few classes in the fall, Duluth Parks and Recreation Plans to offer multiple archery nights throughout January. It’s an introductory class for families and community members that want to learn the basic techniques and skills for shooting archery.


"We kind of go through the process of what it takes. Knowing what hand is dominant, what eye is dominant, how that affects what kind of bow you should have. Then, we talk everything from our stance and our balance all the way up through a smooth shot technique," explained recreation specialist Sam Werle.

Kids ages eight and up are welcome. The course allows around 20 people to participate in a class. Werle says the class starts slow which allows participants to get comfortable and practice before rotating through the range. His goal is to get others to get out and try something new.

"It’s super fun for me to get out, excited and just to try something different. Maybe it’s something they’ve done before, but getting them in a new group new space, getting active, and potentially finding a hobby and sparking and interest that maybe they’ll take forward and continue for a long, long time," added Werle.

Archery isn’t the only activity Duluth Parks and Rec organize. From biking courses to family hikes, they want to continue learning how they can better serve their community. One of their focuses is on expanding their programming with youth and seniors.

"We have a program this spring that will be focusing on senior and their grandchildren. Focusing on that generational relationship out doing recreation activities," said Werle.

Their main objective is ensuring community members they have spaces and activities to continue encouraging folks to stay active especially as the winter approaches.

Visit Duluth Parks and Recreation to learn more.

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