July Breeze

20170705_July_Breeze_2017.pdf

PPCC June 20 Meeting Notes & Announcements

Updates on Park Point Summer Youth Program See the calendar here.

History of Duluth’s Parks on Thursday, June 22 at 7pm at Lafayette, upper level, open to the public

Art Fair this weekend! June 24 and 25

Hello,
The 47th Park Point Art Fair happens this weekend!
Would you be willing to volunteer at the fair on Friday, Saturday or Sunday?
Please contact: Diane Gould, volunteer coordinator 727-4067

FRIDAY: June 23rd Late morning set-up for the big days; afternoon positions available for greeting artists, assisting them in locating their booths, offering exit information and answering questions, etc.

 SATURDAY, June 24th and SUNDAY the 25th Tasks: Greet the artists and hand out maps Booth-sit for artists who may need a break; no money transactions involved Children’s Make-and-take area Grounds clean up (trash can duty)
 SUNDAY 5:00pm into early evening: Break down and return items to Lafayette; grounds clean up Please consider volunteering for at least a 2-hour period of time.
All volunteers are invited to attend the Artist Awards Ceremony and Dinner on Saturday evening! 
Remember: This is the largest fundraiser for the Park Point Community Club, which supports such things as the Breeze, the Lafayette Summer Youth Program and miscellaneous environmental and community sponsored projects.
Thank you for considering and hope to see you this weekend!
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Kevin Chederquist, Director of the Summer Youth Program, Day One with the campers

Upcoming Events to Note:

Park Point 5-Miler

Date: Thursday, July 13, 2017

Road closure:

From approximately 6:15 p.m. to 7:15 p.m., Minnesota Avenue will be closed temporarily from 2328 Minnesota Avenue to the south side of the ball fields. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your cooperation and support for this event.

August 1, Neighborhood Night Out at St. Andrews Church

2802 Minnesota Ave. Hope to see you there!

June Breeze

20170614_June_Breeze_2017.pdf

Youth Program Has Launched ! Several Slots Available, Details Here

Update from Sally Buck of the Youth Committee

Hello participants in the Park Point Summer Youth Program,

The program has started for 2018! Kevin Chederquist is the Director and Karen Boynton is the assistant. This week on Wednesday, the kids will do a beach sweep to pick up garbage, driftwood for a project and take pictures. If you have a kid-friendly camera, please send with your child or grandchild. On Thursday, June 15, the program will be taking the bus to the Rowing Club and the Park Point airport for a tour as well as visiting the beach house for a naturalist program.
Just a few reminders:
  • Hours:  8:00 am – 4:00 pm MondayThursday
  • Field trips: Tuesday = Library; Thursday = other events announce weekly; bus pick up at 9:30 am and drop off by 3:30 pm
  • If you need to reach Kevin to notify him of different pick-up or drop off arrangements, his number is 218-940-1464
  • Please send a morning snack if your kids are coming all morning such as yogurt, granola bar or fruit. There is a toaster and fridge if you’d like to send a loaf of bread and peanut butter or milk and cereal for the week.
  • Snack donations are always welcome!
  • Those attending weekly or daily, need to pay on the day of attendance. Checks are fine, payable to PPCC.
  • Daily please bring a lunch, water bottle, snack, jacket, bathing suit and towel.
We still have space available, especially in late July and August if you know of other families looking for an active, outdoor based summer program.
Please let me know of any questions,
Thank you,
Sally Buck, Park Point Youth Committee

 

If you would like to join the fun, contact Sally Buck, timnsalbuck@gmail.com

You may register on site at Lafayette after checking in with Sally of the Park Point Community Club Youth Committee.

The Summer Youth program is for ages 5 years old (completed Kindergarten) thru 12 years old and kids who want to have an especially amazing action packed super summer from June 12th thru August 10th, (CLOSED July 4th).

The fun will begin at 8:00 am and end at 4:00 pm, Monday through Thursday at the Lafayette Club House at 3026 Minnesota Ave. Plan to spend the entire summer or just a few weeks or days, the choice is yours. The Program includes gardening at the PP Edible Garden, going to the Beach, field trips, educational sessions, crafts and activities at Lafayette Community Center.

The cost for the nine week program is $450.00 for the first child per family, $350.00 for any child thereafter, same family or $60 per week and $20 per day. Field trip costs are additional and the responsibility of the child’s family.

Registration forms are posted on the PPCC website. Please remember space is limited, giving first priority to Park Point Residents, relatives of Park Pointers. Questions, please contact Sally Buck at timnsalbuck@gmail.com or http://www.parkpointcommunityclub.org/

Park Point Community Club
P.O. Box 16326
Duluth, MN 55816-0326

Registration Form for Summer Program 2017  pdf version

Park Point Community Club Summer Youth Program Registration 2017  Word version

Park Point Community Club meeting on Tuesday, May 16 6:30pm social & 7pm meeting

On the agenda:

A short presentation on the Sky Harbor Airport Runway Re-alignment

from the project engineer, Benita L. Crow, PE  and colleagues.

“We’ll put together a short presentation and provide an update on what we’ve completed, together with the next steps.”

Benita L. Crow, PE  |  Principal
SEH  |  3535 Vadnais Center Drive  |  St. Paul, MN 55110-5196
651.765.2920 direct  |  612.919.6677 cell  |  651.490.2150 fax
www.sehinc.com

 

Art Fair – Progress report and opportunities to volunteer

Minnesota Point Preservation Society Update from April meeting

Minnesota Point Preservation Society is working on nominating the shoreline of Minnesota Point become a designated recreational trail by the Greater Minnesota Regional Parks and Trails Commission (GMRPTC). The application for this project will require a collaboration with the City of Duluth who previously applied for funding through this program.

We believe the entirety of the Lake Superior shoreline of Minnesota Point, along with the shoreline of Superior Bay from 40th St to the Superior Entry (10 miles total) would offer the best chance of obtaining the recognition and funding for such a regional and state treasure for creating outdoor recreational opportunities.
Besides the obvious water/beach opportunities, we would plan to include cultural components such as historical site recognition for early explorers, Native American burials, first Coast Guard survey points (restoration of the Old Light House, and adjoining facilities), Aerial Bridge, canals, breakwaters, and WPA projects from the 1930s conducted along Minnesota Point.
Strategic Plan &  Background informtion, click here:
MPPS Draft Proposal for feedback; contact Gary at gglass143@charter.net with questions

Hoping to see you tonight at the meeting!

 

May Breeze

20170514_May_Breeze_2017.pdf

5/2 Open House for Park Point Community Club Summer Youth Program

Open House for Park Point Community Club Summer Youth Program

Tuesday, May 2, 5:30 – 7:00 pm, Lafayette Community Center (Lower Level)

Come meet the new staff for the Summer Youth Program 2017, pick up or complete registration forms and enjoy some treats!

The Summer Youth program is for ages 5 years old (completed Kindergarten) thru 12 years old and kids who want to have an especially amazing action packed super summer from June 12th thru August 10th, (CLOSED July 4th). The fun will begin at 8:00 am and end at 4:00 pm, Monday through Thursday at the Lafayette Club House at 3026 Minnesota Ave. Plan to spend the entire summer or just a few weeks or days, the choice is yours. The Program includes gardening at the PP Edible Garden, going to the Beach, field trips, educational sessions, crafts and activities at Lafayette Community Center.

The cost for the nine week program is $450.00 for the first child per family, $350.00 for any child thereafter, same family or $60 per week and $20 per day. Field trip costs are additional and the responsibility of the child’s family.

Registration forms are posted on the PPCC website. Please remember space is limited, giving first priority to Park Point Residents, relatives of Park Pointers. Questions, please contact Sally Buck at timnsalbuck@gmail.com or http://www.parkpointcommunityclub.org/

Park Point Community Club
P.O. Box 16326
Duluth, MN 55816-0326

Registration Form for Summer Program 2017  pdf version

Park Point Community Club Summer Youth Program Registration 2017  Word version

 

What’s Happening on Park Point?

Lafayette Bathrooms- Updated plans

The plans changed a bit due to community suggestions. Here are the updated plans which will go through the variance process again.

Bathroom updated plans 3.31.2017

Updated bathroom plan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Neighbors living near Lafayette will receive a notice. Please call if you have questions on the updated plans. 218 525-1764

Phragmites- Invasive on Park Point!

Attached is information regarding an upcoming Aquatic Invasive Species Open House about Phragmites on Thursday, April 20th at Pier B Resort from 6-8PM.

Below are links to event details:

Please help us spread the word by forwarding the information to folks in your network. If you have questions, please let me know. Thank you in advance for your assistance!

Non- Native Phragmites (European common reed) is an invasive species spreading throughout our community. We have an opportunity to catch the spread early relative to communities

Best to you,

Alyssa Hoppe

Project Manager

St. Louis River Alliance

(218)733-9520

alyssa@stlouisriver.org

Invasive Phrag. 4.2017

 

Monarch Butterfly Festival- May 20

Monarch Festival 2017

April 2017

Duluth Monarch Buddies is a grassroots organization dedicated to helping preserve monarch butterflies.

We distribute milkweed seeds and plants, educate the community through schools, through city-wide efforts, and other outreach programs.

Please post the attached flyer and feel free to print additional copies.

We hope to see you at the Duluth Monarch Festival on

May 20!

Carolyn Schroeder

Event Coordinator

Duluth Monarch Buddies

monarch2910@gmail.com

218-348-8431

Monarch Festival 2017 details at this link

Duluth Traverse Trail System Mini-Master Plan process updates

 

Comments received at the 4/11 Parks Commission Meeting were incorporated into the latest DRAFT plan that is available on our website here: http://www.duluthmn.gov/st-louis-river-corridor/duluth-traverse/

The next meeting will be the April 24th City Council Meeting where Council will be asked to vote on the plan for approval.

 

Next Steps & Meetings

  • City Council Meeting (Monday, April 24 – 7 pm at City Hall 3rd Floor Council Chambers)

Questions to:

Jim

 James M. Shoberg, PLA

Project Coordinator

Landscape Architect

Parks and Recreation | City of Duluth

411 W. 1st Street | Duluth, MN 55802

218-730-4316 (office) | 218-208-9632 (cell)

jshoberg@duluthmn.gov | www.duluthmn.gov/parks

 

April Breeze

20170403_April_Breeze_2017.pdf

2017 Park Point Rummage Sale

The Rummage Sale dates are Friday, June 9th & Saturday, June 10, 2017