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

March Breeze

20170309_March_Breeze_2017.pdf

PPCC Social & Meeting on March 21, Tuesday 6:30pm

Next meeting March 21

The Executive Board meets at 6pm.

The Regular Meeting Social Hour starts at 6:30pm, followed by the 7pm meeting.

This month a representative from the DNR will speak on the effects of feeding wildlife on Park Point.

Andrew Slade, from the City of Duluth Parks and Recreation department will tell us about the Lafayette bathroom project and the upgrades scheduled at the Beach House.

Read the grant here.Lafayette Bathroom Grant 2017

17-0172R RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A CONTRACT WITH DONALD HOLM CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, INC. FOR THE PARK POINT BEACH HOUSE NORTH WALL REPLACEMENT FOR AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $182,706. This Resolution was adopted unanimously, February 2017

 

Farewell Old Oatka Boathouse- Say goodbye on February 19

Hello Park Point Neighbors,

Sunday, February 19th at 2:00 p.m. will be the final goodbye to the Duluth Rowing Club “Old” Boathouse.

Two-thirds of the structure is already down, with the final front part to be professionally demolished early this next week.
Anyone, young or old, is welcome AND encouraged to tell stories or anecdotes of what the building and property meant to them, whether a rower or not.
The press will come down to do a feature on what the rowing community meant to the Park Point Community.
Have questions?
Contact
Thomas Rauschenfels
majic3711@gmail.com

Duluth Rowing Club photo from D. Hoelscher

Oatka Boathouse 1942 by Mira Southworth

PPCC Meeting on Feb. 21 at Lafayette

Lafayette Community Edible Garden

Potluck Supper

Sunday, Feb 19, 5 pm

We’ll be talking about topics and presenters for discussion at upcoming potlucks, sustainability ideas for gardening, and plans for new garden beds. 
We need your ideas and feedback. We may also hear from a representative from Bagit Duluth who will give us a short overview of the effort to reduce plastic bags in Duluth. www.bagitduluth.org

PPCC Monthly Meeting

Tuesday, Feb. 21, 6:30pm social, 7pm meeting at Lafayette
Presentation from Kim Hileman from Age Well
https://agewellarrowhead.org/
From our neighbors:

East End Walking Tour Presentation

Please join the Duluth Preservation Alliance for a presentation regarding the “Historic Duluth’s EastEnd Walking Tour” book. The program will be held at the Pilgrim Congregational Church, 2310 East Fourth Street on Wednesday, February 22, at 7 pm. Dennis Lamkin will present.  Books of the tour will be available for purchase and then you may enjoy the actual walk in nicer weather.

The event is free, although donations are welcomed.