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Facilities & Amenities

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Skate Park

The GND REC is constructing a state-of-the-art urban style, streetscape skatepark designed by nationally recognized skate park designer Mark Leski, aka “The Wizard”. Watch our progress!

An aerial view of a group of people watching a concert at the Pavilion at GND REC

Pavilion

An open-air Pavilion has been constructed to be available to the community for public gatherings, concerts, to enjoy a beautiful day, or have a great place to rest as they bike down the St. Louis River Corridor.

An outside view of the Community Building at the GND REC

Community Building

The GND REC has been completely renovated and reopened as a true community center. Regular youth program is conducted along with adult exercise classes. The GND REC can be rented for family functions, meetings and other functions.

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Dog Park

The Gary New Duluth community has always been pet friendly, so we didn’t want to leave some important members of our family out of the GND REC. The K9 Haas Dog Park has a dedicated parking area, water for your dog, and lighting for early morning visits or after work when the sun is setting.

An aerial view of the soccer field at the GND REC, with children playing and people watching

Soccer Fields

There are two great, purpose built, soccer fields at the site. The fields were designed with drainage located under the turf so that they can be played on very quickly after a rain storm. The Arrowhead Youth Soccer Association will coordinate scheduling of the soccer fields for organized activities.

In The Works

Phase 1
  • Complete Overview of the soccer field, community building and pavilion at GND REC
Phase 2
  • Complete Overview of sport court, dog park and community garden at the GND REC
Phase 3 (In Progress)
Phase 4 & 5
Overview of the soccer field, community building and pavilion at GND REC

Completed

Phase 1

Phase One has been completed! "The Shack" has been transformed and rechristened the “GND REC”. Soccer fields have been built along with an open air pavilion, storage building, parking and much more. The GND REC has become the hub of activity for the community.

Key Facilities:
  • GND REC – a true community center
  • Soccer Fields
  • Open air pavilion
  • Concrete storage building
  • Paved trails with lighting
  • Parking Lot
  • Upgraded utilities including drainage
Overview of sport court, dog park and community garden at the GND REC

Completed

Phase 2

Phase Two addresses the health and wellness of the community in a variety of ways. First, Phase Two features a Dog Park. The Gary-New Duluth community has always been pet friendly, so we didn't want to leave some important members of our family out of the GND REC. The community is classified as a food desert. The CN Community Garden allows community members to grow their own organic vegetables. The multi activity sport court provides an awesome venue for a variety of sports activities.

Key Facilities:
  • Dog Park
  • Community Garden
  • Sport Court
An aerial view of the skatepark at the GND REC

In Progress

Phase 3

Phase Three will bring to the Gary-New Duluth community a state-of-the-art Skateboard Park designed by nationally recognized skate park designer Mark Leski, aka “The Wizard”. The Skateboard park will be unique to the city in that it utilizes an urban design.

Key Facilities:
  • Skatepark
  • Small outdoor pavilion
  • Parking lot with sidewalks and outdoor lighting
An aerial view of the GND REC showing the soccer fields, the Pavilion, the Sport Court, and the Community Building

Coming Soon

Phase 4 & 5

Phases Four and Five will complete the revitalization of the GND REC. Phase Four is a complete reconstruction of 101st Avenue West which cuts through the middle of the GND REC to improve safety. Phase Five is a wooded area that has the potential to become part of the park as another amenity for families to enjoy.

Key Facilities:
  • Improving traffic safety

Fundraiser

WHERE ARE WE NOW?

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.

Because of the incredible generosity of the Duluth community and beyond, we have raised the following in cash and in kind contributions of labor, services and materials.  Our citizens, businesses, trade unions, foundations and the City of Duluth have been truly amazing in their support.

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Help us reach our goal! Donate today!

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Get Involved

WHAT CAN YOU DO?

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 community is in a period of transition with many new people moving to the community. The GND REC 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 project completed without your help!

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