The Gary New Duluth neighborhoods are located in the far west portion of Duluth. More than 3000 people live in the community. The community is served by Stowe Elementary School which provides elementary school education for approximately 360 students from the Fairmont area (Spirit Valley) all the way west to Fond du Lac.
The GND Community Center and Recreation Area is dedicated to providing a place to be used by members of the community for social, cultural, learning and recreational purposes.
The GND Community Center and Recreation Area including its facilitators, partners and committed volunteers promotes respect for the individual, the community and the environment through physical, recreational, social and environmental activities.
We value and take pride in our community and each of its members, education, physical activity and our environment, those who promote positive actions and give back to our community, and appreciate the opportunity to have fun as we promote service in our community and strong personal relationships between its members.
Revitalizing the Gary New Duluth area brings with it many benefits to the residents of the Gary New Duluth area and for the city as a whole, making the Gary New Duluth Community Center and Recreation Area a very important project.
Revitalizing the Gary New Duluth area is no small task, but with the help of the community and generous donations the project will be done before we know it. The Gary New Duluth Community Center & Recreation Area will be completed in four distinct phases, each phase bringing with it something exciting to the area.
Phase One will see the installation of a new water line, a remodel of "The Shack", a Stormwater Feature with walking paths, and construction of a Pavilion Picknic Area, new parking lot, garden, open play area, ropes course/U8 soccer field, and a full-size soccer field with bleachers.
Phase Two will bring to the Gary New Duluth community a state-of-the-art Urban Skateboard Park designed by nationally recognized skate park designer Mark Leski, aka “The Wizard”, as well as additional parking and landscaping adding to the functionality and beauty of the park.
Phase Three will add a much needed dog park to the City, as well as community gardens and a multi-use sport court at the park. This park will truely have something for everyone!
Phase Four, the final phase, will see the reconstruction of 101st Ave W., as well as the addition of a dedicated disk golf course on the outskirts of the park.
The community is in a period of transition with many new people moving to the community. This project provides the catalyst for bringing the community together, benefiting young people and seniors alike while instilling an overall sense of pride throughout the community.
We can't get this projected started without your help!
The new GND REC is sure to be amazing. But the project can't get off the ground without amazing people - people like you - who help out wherever they can. We are currently in Phase 1 of our project and are accepting donations to keep the project rolling.
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Over 2015 and 2016, The Northland Foundation provided a grant of $15,000 for programming and staffing.
The Electrical, Painters, Carpenters and Iron Workers Unions have all provied support for the project from day one.
During 2015 and 2016, BOLDT Construction provided $30,000 worth of services including concrete work for a new patio outside of the GND REC, awnings over both GND REC exterior doors and the concrete work for the paviliion and the instation of the pavilion.
In 2016 the L.K. Johnson Foundation provided a grant of $25,000 for the purchase and installation of the new open air pavilion.
In 2016 the DNR contributed a matching grant of $91,000 to build rain gardens and auxiliary structures to improve drainage.
On August 3rd, 2016, Minnesota Power Foundation donated $15,000 toward addressing drainage issues
On October 8th, 2015, Vintage Acres donated an impressive $100,000 to the GND Development Alliance for capital improvements at the GND REC.. This donation will go a long way towards developing a recreation area for use by the entire community!
Miller Creek Lawn and Landscape was an integral part of the transformation of the Veterans Memorial in GND. When the project to transform and revitalize the Gary New Duluth Recreation Area was conceived, they quickly committed. Miller Creek has pledged $17,500 worth of services and materials over a three year period for a total contribution valued at $52,500!
Kraus Anderson Construction Company has been on board with the project since the beginning. Because of their commitment to improving our community, Kraus Anderson has agreed to donate $38,000 worth of of project management services and technical support!