Smelt Parade for your calendar~Sunday, May 13, 2018

Free Workshops

Magic Smelt Puppet, Costume and Parade Art at the Duluth Art Institute Lincoln Building:

2229 W. Second St. All ages. free. Smelt Up!

Saturday April 28 11-2 DAI Family Day event

Mondays  April 30 & May 7 | 6-8pm

Thursdays May 3 & 10 | 6-8pm

Saturdays May 5 & 12 | 10am-2pm

Jim #218-370-8980 for more info; also here.

This year’s parade is on May 13, 2018

February 20, 2018, Meeting of the PPCC, Lafayette, 7pm; Social starts at 6:30p

5:45p PPCC Executive Board meets

6:30p Social; 7:00p Regular Meeting


  1. Call to Order
  2. Presentation and action on the minutes of the previous meeting
  3. Presentation and action on the treasurer’s report
  4. Reading of all communications received
  5. Report of the Committees
  6.  Discussion and action on unfinished business
  7. Discussion and action on new business
    • Tree purchase for spring planting
  8.   Adjournment

Family Fun Day Slideshow

Park Point Community Club friends and members held a community gathering with good food & great fun at Lafayette on 2/11/2018.  Many thanks to the Elden-Heyesen family, PPCC volunteers & the City of Duluth for another memorable February afternoon on Park Point. Here’s to good friends and making new ones, too!

Ice Festival on 2/10/2018 at the end of Park Point



Park Point Residents Check-in with Councilor Em Westerlund~ Feb. 2018

Family Fun Day at Lafayette; Sunday Feb. 11, Noon to 4pm; International Ice Fest on Saturday










 Ice Fest on Saturday February 10


Hoping to see you at Lafayette! Food, fire, fun & more.

Thank you to all volunteers who make Park Point a warm and welcoming community!

Breeze February 2018

Park Point Community Club Membership 2018

Vintage Hockey Pics from Lower Lafayette Trophy Case


Looking Forward to Family Fun Day, Sunday 2/11 Noon to 4pm

Skating on Park Point-Thank you to Volunteers and the City of Duluth Crews!

Thanks to the continued support from the City of Duluth and Park Point volunteers, skating at Lafayette is now a go!

The lower level will be open when volunteers are available to facilitate opening and closing, hours will be posted here.

Assistance with rink maintenance and building cleaning & tidying, would be most appreciated and is vital to the  success of skating at Lafayette.

Please contact Mark Elden if you are willing to help out,  218-340-6453 or if you have questions on rink use or building availability. Mark’s email address is

  • Saturday 1:00-8:00 p.m. and Sunday 1:00-5:00 p.m.~volunteer & weather dependent

  • February during the weekday evenings: 5-8pm ~ volunteer and weather dependent

    Neighbor Dave Poulin is willing to facilitate when he is available. 722-1511

  • Thanks to Mark Elden, Dave Poulin, Coral McDonnell, Tim & Sally Buck for getting the lower level ready for use!

For Bayfront Skating, see the City’s website:

Here is a link to Bayfront Skating.

The Breeze of Park Point ~ January 2018


Breeze January 2018

Happy Holidays!

Sky Harbor Update here

Membership Drive Pizza Party,  January 16, 6:30pm Lafayette

Happy Holidays ! Here is what members are working on this winter, see post below.

Click here to see recommendations from the Minnesota Point Preservation Society, 501c3

MPPS proposal for Trail Designation of Minnesota Point

Erosion issues near the Aerial Bridge- Federal Assistance is sought to help with beach repair; photos by Dave Poulin.

PPCC Membership Drive, Tom Griggs, VP, see the December Breeze to sign up

Breeze December 2017


Photos below by Dave Poulin at 31st on Oct. 27, 7:42 AM and the other at 12:04 PM.

Park Point Community Club Meeting: November 21, 2017, Lafayette

Park Point Community Club Meeting 11/21/2017

  • 6:30pm Social & Check-in with neighbors
  • Call to Order, 7pm
  • Presentation and action on the minutes of the October 17th meeting printed in the Breeze November 2017
    • Motion to suspend rules for City of Duluth Planning Presentation on Canal Park Study: Kate Van Daele and Keith Hamre
    • Update on Sky Harbor Runway Re-alignment by SEH Engineering
  • Presentation and action on the treasurer’s report
  • Reading of all communications received
  • Report of the Committees
  •   Discussion and action on unfinished business
  • Discussion and action on new business
    • Report from neighbor Lynn Bentfield on Park Point data- How many residents, homes on Park Point?
  •   Adjournment

Duluth hires new director of Parks;  Welcome Mr. William Roche!

New Parks Manager 2017

Sky Harbor Newsletter for November 

St. Louis River Photo Contest

Dear Park Point Neighbor
There is still time for you to participate!
The 2017 Seasons of the St. Louis Photo Contest is almost over! We can’t believe the summer has come and gone so quickly and we’re closing in on the contest we started back in June! Incredible!  We have had amazing submissions from so many talented photographers. This email is a reminder to not let time get away from you and to share your photos of the river, or share this email with the brilliant artists in your life.
There is no time to waste! The photo contest ends Friday, December 1 @ Midnight. Your participation could award you:
  • $150.00 cash prize
  • Recognition in Wisconsin’s Great Waters 2018/2019 Calendar
  • Submission to the 2018/2019 WI Great Waters Calendar
  • Exposure on the front page of the St. Louis River Alliance website and Facebook page, as well as the WDNR’s Great Lakes website
  • Exposure at an art exhibition at a local Superior Gallery
  • Recognition in WI’s Lakesider Spring 2018 AOC newsletter.
And more!
Join the St. Louis River Alliance in celebrating the beauty of the largest U.S. tributary of the Lake Superior!
Find out more at:
Submit striking digital images that highlight the diverse flora, wildlife, and recreational activities that connect people to their natural habitat. SLRA will feature many of the photographs in our efforts to help protect the river’s amazing diversity of wildlife, people, plants and habitats.
Join us in the final month of the 2017 Seasons of the 
St. Louis River Photo Contest!
If you have any questions about this or if there’s anything we can do to assist you in participation in any way, please let us know.
Warmest regards,
Kris Eilers
P.S. Be sure to share the contest with family, friends, co-workers, and gifted photographers in your life!
Diverse Flora
Harbor Activities

Erosion in the Pine Forest, November 2017

Photos by Marie Strum of the Detroit District, USACE. Efforts will be made over the next months to secure state approval to place dredged sand from within the harbor on the beach as beach nourishment.


November Breeze

Breeze November 2017

Thanks to everyone who contributes to the Breeze of Park P0int!

PPCC Meeting on 10/17, 7pm; Social starts at 6:30pm

 Presentation at the next  PPCC Meeting on 10/17, 7pm

Lift Bridge decking project in January 2018 

  • Duncan Schwensohn, the project engineer, will be attending the PPCC meeting Tuesday night.  His email is: if you can’t make the meeting and have questions

See note below about single lane on 10/17 (use the tunnel) Call Al Robins for your pass~720-6518

Also on the agenda:
  • Club annual dues increase proposal , from five dollars per person to ten dollars per person- Membership details from the Club’s bylaws are below, scroll down.
  • Art Fair 2018 Budget Approval
  •  Update on drowning prevention information gathering- Gary Glass-Points on drowning
  • Post meeting Presentation on the History of Park Point by Wendy Grethren, questions ? Call Dave Poulin, program committee chairperson, 722-1511
II. The area served by the Club and hereinafter referred to as the Community Is all that land in the City of Duluth lying south of the Aerial Lift Bridge and known as Park Point.
 III. The purpose of the Club is to work for the betterment of the Community and the welfare of its residents.
 IV. Full membership of the Club is available to all residents of the community, eighteen years and older. They shall become full, voting members of the Club 24 hours after payment of the annual membership dues as determined by the Club.
 V. Full membership shall cover the Club’s fiscal year of 1 January to 31 December.
 A.​The membership fee may be paid at any scheduled meeting or at a Dues Collection Event sponsored by the Vice President or the Treasurer.
B.​During December and January, the fee shall be formally solicited from all residents of the community by representatives of the Club, under the direction of the Vice President of the Club, who is Chairperson of the annual membership drive.


Also Notice on Bridge Assessment on Oct. 17

The City of Duluth is informing the public about some site assessment work that will take place on the Aerial Lift Bridge on October 17, 2017. This work is necessary to prepare for the anticipated deck replacement project that will start in January 2018. The Lift Bridge will be reduced to single lane two-way traffic from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm on October 17

Motorists should be mindful of the traffic signal, drive slowly and watch for the possible presence of flaggers. 

Motorists should also plan additional travel time as there will be delays. The Aerial Lift Bridge may also lift for marine traffic, if requested. 

 See you on Tuesday 10/17, Lafayette, social at 6:30pm, meeting at 7pm
October 2017 Breeze for download
September Breeze for download

Sewer Problems ? Have questions?

High Water Causes Headaches in the DNT

Eric Shaffer is willing to answer your questions
Eric Shaffer, P.E.
Chief Engineer of Utilities for the City of Duluth

MPPS Dune Erosion Project~ October 2017


Sky Harbor Update October 2017~ Newsletter