Skating at Lafayette on January 27,28,29

  • Friday 5-9pm
  •  Sat. and Sunday, 10am-9pm
Lower Lafayette open for warming up, ping pong and foosball during these times.

Thank you  to community volunteers who make Lafayette skating possible and to the City of Duluth for supporting recreational skating with rink flooding and facilities maintenance.

Family Fun Day coming soon to Lafayette, a blast from the past! Feb. 12

Family Fun Day was once a Park Point tradition! We are now bringing it back. Join us for skating, activities, food & hot cocoa! 

Looking for volunteers to help organize, bring snacks/treats, provide games/activities! 

Also, seeking donations of used/new skates for a Skate Closet community members & guests can access to enjoy skating at Lafayette for years to come!

If you’re interested in helping out contact Kyle (Elden) Heyesen via Facebook or at

HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE! Spread the word & invite your friends ?❄️☃️⛸⛸

Several  items from our pizza party membership kick-off & short meeting on 1/17:
The executive board is hoping to increase our membership with the goal of 500 PPCC members. (If you are reading this, would you consider joining?) I will attach membership details, see below.
Wayne Heyesen volunteered to help with archive project. Other members have offered this help as well. We have a scanner and a computer.
Jake Kapsner suggested collecting skates for a “skate closet” at Lafayette, please bring donations of usable skates to the Family Fun Day or call for pick-up 525-1764.
DPD Officers Greenwalt and Jones checked in with us on concerns; call 911 if you see anything weird or see snowboarders launching off of the Lafayette railings
Pamela Page from Parks and Rec. was with us to check – in. We will be requesting window screens for upper Lafayette.
Contact the city to express your opinion on retaining Pontliana Woods as protected wetland on PP. Call Dave J. for with questions on this issue. Also watch for more info on the city’s plan for rain gardens and plantings at the end.
The Rowing Club will donate metal to the Lafayette Community Edible Garden for new beds. Call the Rowing Club or Tom Griggs if you would like an old shell or an old blade or to make a donation. Greg Peterson is the new president of the DRC.
DSSA will be looking into the 13th site for development due to restrictions near the boat launch, contact Mike Sawinski with questions.

Tree planting 2017- planning is underway.Dick G. is looking for trees. Stay tuned on dates and pick – up of trees later in the spring, which is weeks away :).

Thanks to Diane for the pizza party!
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Potluck, Membership Meeting on Tuesday and Skating!

Hi Neighbors,
  • Hoping to see you at our annual PPCC membership pizza party on Tuesday, 6:30pm at Lafayette, January 17th. Thank you to Diane Gould for facilitating the pizza with Green Mill.
  • The monthly garden potluck is tomorrow, Sunday at 5pm, details below, speaker on the history of Park Point
  • Skating hours for the three day weekend will be approx. 10 am – 9pm. Thanks to Dave Poulin & Coral McDonnell for helping with Lafayette care and opening and closing details. Thanks to the City for rink development and snow removal.
Lafayette Community Edible Monthly Potluck
Sunday, January 15, 5 p.m
Featured presenter this month will be our own Gary Glass, who will talk with us about Park Point history. Gary has lots of connections to Park Point through friends, environmental projects and growing up with parents who lived all 153 years their lives on the Point. He will talk about the origins of Minnesota Point and the changes we’ve seen over the last 70 years and what’s to come in the future.
Best wishes for a fun and memorable weekend!
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Dawn Buck
Park Point Community Club President
June 24 & 25 2017 Park Point Art Fair


“The purpose of the Club is to work for the betterment of the Community and the welfare of its residents.”

Skate at Lafayette January 7 & 8 2017

Lower Lafayette Warming Hours:

10am to 8pm or so, depending when volunteers can get over and put the place to bed.

Happy weekend!

new photo in banner rotation

The banner picture displayed is randomly selected from 26 different photos.  These photos are pre cropped and stamped with the PPCC logo.  Here is the latest addition from Dennis Hoelscher.

From Dennis:

It was taken 2016, Dec 19.
The name I attached to it is;

“It’s beginning to look like Christmas”


January Breeze


Sunday, 1 January 2017, Happy New Year Skating at Lafayette

Happy New Year!

Lafayette is open now, 9:30am until approx. 10pm when volunteers close it up.

Thanks to the City for providing rink maintenance.

The lower level will be open until 10pm, enjoy.


Dawn 218-393-4219

Dave Poulin 218-722-1511


Another wonderful day at Lafayette on Park Point!

Another wonderful day at Lafayette on Park Point!

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Happy New Year!

Skate at Lafayette Today & Free Skating Inside

Dec. 23 2016

Hi Neighbors,

Happy Holidays!

The ice at Lafayette seems ok thanks to the City of Duluth crews, neighbor Ricky Lyle and a small crew of volunteers tending the ice and building access.
The intent is to have lower Lafayette open from 10am to 10 pm over the holiday break if the ice looks good and the temperature is reasonable.
If you head over to use the rink, would you sign in at the counter? We would like to see who is using the park, thank you.
 Thank you and happy skating!
Please call with questions
Dave Poulin 218-722-1511
PS Many thanks to all neighborhood volunteers  who are willing to  help with recreational skating at Lafayette this season:
Dave L., Dave P., Coral M., Ricky L, Brice W., Shannon V. & Mark,  Ted B.
From the City:

Duluth Parks Offering Open Skating for Students and Families During Winter Break

City of Duluth skating notice:

[Duluth, MN] – The City of Duluth Parks and Recreation will offer additional public open skating sessions in honor of the winter holiday break for students at the Essentia Health Duluth Heritage Sports Center, 120 South 30th Ave West.  These sessions are free and limited skates are available for use.

Friday, December 23, 1:30-3:30 pm

Tuesday, December 27, 9:00-11:00 am

Wednesday, December 28, 9:00-11:00 am

Friday, December 30, 1:30-3:30 pm

Tuesday, January 3, 1:30-3:30 pm


Please call (218) 730-4322 for more information.



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