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,

  • 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



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.


Smelt Parade & Party on Sunday, May 15, 2016

Magic Smelt Poster 5.15. 2016Our next meeting is on Tuesday, May 17.







Next Brush & Branch Drop Off Dates on Park Point

The drop off site will be open in May on Saturday the 7th and 21st from 10am until 2pm- at the end of Park Point for brush, branch & tree waste processing.

No brush, branches or tree matter should leave Park Point due to the Emerald Ash Borer quarantine.

Questions to:

Dale Sellner

Building and Grounds Supervisor

218-730-4303 (office) |

Meeting Tuesday, April 19, 6:30pm & meeting at 7pm

Hi Neighbors,

Hope to see you on April 19th.

Second vote needed on supporting:

  • Smelt Parade, Edible Garden Project, Rowing Club Buildings
  • Candidates for May’s election
  • Update on summer youth program, volunteers needed to make this program happen this year. Thanks to Sally Buck, Rhonda Strum and Carla Tamburro for working on a proposal. Details TBD. Parents wishing to participate in a summer youth program, contact Dawn Buck at We are creating a roster of interested families. Thank you.





This photo of Park Point Nature Trail is courtesy of TripAdvisor

April Breeze