NNO Potluck Dinner, Beach House, August 2, 6-8pm or longer :)

See you there!

See you there!












Hello Neighbors,

All Park Pointers are invited to a Community Potluck Dinner at the Beach House on Tuesday, August 2, from 6-8pm or later! If you are new to our island, the Beach House is at 5000 Minnesota Ave.
Several community volunteers have planned this gathering and the Community Club is supporting the event with beverages, plates/cups/utensils, music and the all weather, larger venue of the wonderful beach house.

Live music is back by popular demand and will feature Jamie Ness of The Boomchucks along with a couple of Jamie’s friends.

Our City partners who help us keep our island beautiful and safe are invited: Mayor Larson, Councillor Em Westerlund, our Community Police (their canine and equestrian partners) and Park Rangers and Police Chief Mike Tusken too.

If you are involved in your own “bloc event”, try to join us later if possible. Please invite your neighbors who may not be on this email list to the Beach House Potluck. If you have a new neighbor, consider passing along an invitation.

The YMCA who has managed the Beach House and life guards for the past few years have been working with us to plan this event for us to meet some new neighbors and get to know each other better.

People with mobility issues can be driven right up to the ramp of the Beach House by going through one of the gates.

As you may have read in the July Breeze, next Tuesday, August 2, is National Night Out, or officially called Night to Unite in Minnesota, or just called Neighbors Nite Out here on Park Point. It was started 33 years ago to promote neighborhood spirit and police/community partnerships.

See you on Tuesday at the Beach House!
(Many,many thanks to Joanne, Sheryl, Charlene, Don and Judy for saying yes to planning an event for the PP community at large.



June & July Breezes



Storm damage recoveries- check here for lost items on Park Point

Thank you to community members for keeping an eye out for lost items due to last week’s storm.

John’s long spoon oar was recovered by Heather at North Shore SUP

Dave’s chimney top was recovered by a neighbor.

Still seeking:

Please look for a missing a dock section.  It is 10 feet long, by 18 inches wide.  It is  2 X 4  frame with 1- 1/8 inch bull nose decking.  Most likely it’s floating in the Bay.  People can contact me at my phone number  218.727.3441

Found, please contact parkpointcc@gmail.com if you own this ramp:

Approx. 29th and MN Ave.

Approx. 29th and MN Ave.

City’s Comprehensive Plan Survey Here- Presentation in September

Our new neighbor, Kate Van Daele, is working in city planning and is seeking feedback for the comprehensive planning process. Would you take a few minutes and complete this survey? Kate will give a short presentation at September’s meeting at Lafayette.

For the Comprehensive Plan, we are engaging with over 100 groups and community clubs in Duluth. In addition we are committed to getting 3,000 surveys from Duluthians on how we can plan for our next 20 years. The survey link can be emailed by copying this link https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Y5223B7

Kate Van Daele,Community Planning Division, 411 West First Street, Room 208

Duluth, MN 55802




PPCC Meeting on Tuesday, July 19, 6:30 pm social, 7pm meeting

Agenda items:

Tentative short presentation by members of the Girl Scouts who have been cleaning up the beach

What happening on Park Point? A lot!

July 14 Park Point Five-Miler

The 5-mile race begins at 6:30 p.m. and runners will travel around the Park Point ball fields down Minnesota Avenue to approximately 23rd Avenue where they will turn around and run to the finish line near the beach house. We want to inform residents that beginning at 6:15 p.m. on July 14, Minnesota Avenue will be temporarily closed from 2328 Minnesota Avenue to the south side of the ball fields. It will reopen at approximately 7:45 p.m. Also, traffic will increase on Minnesota Avenue between 3:00 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. (prior to the race) and after 7:15 p.m. as race participants depart the Point. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate the cooperation and support of all the Park Point residents.

The 58th Duluth International Regatta
Saturday, July 16th, 2016

Donate to the new rowing center. Duluth Rowing Club Donation Form

You are invited to participate in the 58th Duluth International Regatta on Saturday, July 16, 2016 in Duluth, Minnesota, sponsored by the Duluth Rowing Club.

The Duluth International Regatta is an USRowing certified and classic rowing event with 29, 2000-meter events for both men and women. The racing events are available in the Junior, Open and Master’s categories. Each race will be run as a 7 lane time trial with the fastest time determining the winner. Because of the time saved by not running heats, we have a full complement of races available. An awards ceremony and banquet will be held at the regatta site follow the racing. The regatta will be run with USRowing referees officiating, up-to-date timing, starting platforms, entry and departing docks, concessions including rowing gear and clothing.

As in year’s past, camping will be available at designated areas on the DRC property. If you have any questions, visit our website at duluthrowing.org or for registration information call Dave Kask at (218) 724-2775. We hope you will join us on the water this summer for great racing at the headwaters of Lake Superior. Are you ready?

Click the following links for information: Duluth Intl. Entry Form | Duluth Intl. Info Packet

Keep up with our new boathouse updates here

Find Regatta info here

Meeting next Tuesday, 6/21 at the Rowing Club

Hi Neighbors,

The Rowing Club has invited us down to check out their progress and hear of future plans.

6pm chat with Rowers, 7pm PPCC Meeting at the Rowing Club, 3911 Minnesota Ave.

Lafayette bike station concrete is poured, here is a photo of the prototype.

Lafayette Bike Station example








Summer Youth Program 2016 – Sign up today!

Park Point Summer Youth Program 2016 at Lafayette Square Park

Despite rainy weather, kids are having a good time!

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Registration Forms:

Park Point Summer Youth Program Registration 2016

Click here for form. Mail in asap.

Thanks to the dedicated volunteers at the Park Point Community Club for crafting this new program for summer of 2016. Welcome to our new program director, Ms. Chloe Dryke and assistant Ms. Abi Holak.

Dates and Hours:

June 13-August 11; closed on Monday, July 4

Monday through Thursday, 8am-4pm

For ages:

For kids who are  kindergarten graduates through age 12; first priority for program sign-up will be given to Park Point residents and their family members.


  • $450 for first child ($50 rebate per family if parent signs up to volunteer one day), 9 weeks
  • $350 for each additional child per family, 9 weeks
  • $60 per week per child (4 day week)
  • $20 daily fee per child


Bus fare for field trips is included in the fee; however additional costs for field trips are the family’s responsibility.

For planning purposes please mail completed form and payment asap to:

[Checks made out to PPCC or Park Point Community Club]

Park Point Community Club

Attn. Summer Youth Program

PO Box 16326

Duluth, MN 55816-0326

Notification of acceptance will be sent via email.

Signing up on the first day of the program is also possible if slots remain, please email to check, parkpointcc@gmail.com

  • Monday, June 13, 8am at Lafayette is the first day of the program

The PP Summer Youth Program PEACE IN THE PARKS COMMITMENT CONTRACT will be reviewed and signed on the first day of the program.  This is a required contract for participants and parents.

Questions? Email Dawn Buck at parkpointcc@gmail.com



When: Thursday, June 16, 2016, from noon – 1 PM

What: Educator and local filmmaker Wendy Grethen will discuss Early Days of Minnesota Point”. Discover the history of this area and the people who settled there. Find out how it has changed over the years. According to Wendy, Minnesota Point was also considered “a hot spot for activities” as far back as the late 1800s. Learn more about one of Duluth’s most treasured landmarks that attracts both residents and tourists.


Where: The event will be held in the Underground on the first floor of the St. Louis County Heritage & Arts Center (the Depot), at 506 West Michigan Street, Duluth, Minnesota.


There will be limited theater-style seating (no tables), but feel free to bring your own bag lunch.  Seating is first-come, first-served (no reservations). Admittance to this event is free to the public.  ARCO coffee is provided.



For more information contact:

Julie Bolos




During any presentation, the views and findings expressed are solely that of the speaker and do not necessarily reflect the position or opinion of the St. Louis County Historical Society, its board or staff.


PPCC Meeting on Tuesday, May 17, social at 6:30pm , meeting at 7pm

Items for discussion:

Program planned has been postponed, Todd Kremmin will join us another time.

Election of officers & committee chairs, nominations also taken from the floor- vote

Summer Youth program proposal- Sally Buck on behalf of Youth Committee will ask for membership support- vote

Park Point Survey Proposal with UMD Professor Ryan Bergstrom- Lyn Clark Pegg

Way finding and Signage -City of Duluth Initiative

Bike repair station at Lafayette

June meeting in the new Rowing Club building?

Neighbor Night Out in August


Important dates:


May 15 Smelt Parade! Wear silver.

Monday, May 16 Lafayette Community Edible Garden Potluck @ 6pm,  You heard from Carol to expect a fun evening talking about taking care of the gardener and soul. You might also have a chance to have a taste of some early garden goodies.

Tuesday, May 17th, PPCC Meeting, 6:30pm social & 7pm meeting. On the agenda:
Hopefully a summer youth program proposal; thank you to the youth committee who is working on this!

May 19

The City will be conducting regular maintenance of fire hydrants on Park Point on May 19. The goals are to test the functionality of the hydrants and keep water moving through the system. Residents may notice water in the streets, in the curb, and in the boulevard while the flushing is occurring. Residents may experience some slight changes in water pressure during this process but there should be no loss of water service.



Updated members list

It’s located under documents of interest on the right.