Lincoln Park Redesign
Project Type: Masterplanning, Park Design and Construction Documents
Client: City of Duluth Parks and Recreation Property Services
Situated along Miller Creek, historic Lincoln Park is one of Duluth’s oldest and beloved City parks. The park has experienced continual flooding with many areas of aging park infrastructure that has been damaged and/or is in need of repair. Identified in the St. Louis River Corridor Initiative due to its deteriorating condition, the southern portion of Lincoln Park has been earmarked for a restoration overhaul, which will allow the park to soon host destination worthy amenities for the West Duluth area.
LHB has been working with the City since 2015 to update the masterplan, lead a robust public planning process, and develop an enhanced comprehensive park plan that addresses the following objectives:
- Provide better park connectivity between upper park terrace and lower park use
- Design a new playground area that better integrates with the existing picnic pavilion and large gathering space
- Develop cost effective solutions to repair the WPA Stone Pavilion and stone retaining walls
- Incorporate an ADA accessible trail network and provide for improved signage and wayfinding
- Determine the historic significance of Lincoln Park Drive and study re-alignment/removal options
- Provide energy efficient site lighting around the primary pathway for improved safety
- Increase open green space/fields
- Determine a new park entrance and increase parking capacity
The City has secured over $1.55 million for park and infrastructure improvements, including a National Service Park grant. LHB is in the process of developing construction documents for Phase 1 improvements to be constructed in early 2019.