Perks of the GND REC
Our project provides many benefits. The benefits include, but are not limited to the following.
By effectively transforming the park property for the benefit of the community, the people of the community will become stronger and safer and interact with one another. the GND REC is a regional draw as people come to enjoy our amenities and to enjoy our concerts and activities.
Direct Use Value
There are many direct uses for this facility, including team sports, skateboarding leagues, concerts youth programs and social interaction for people of all ages, special events, picnicking, bench-sitting, enjoying nature, gardening, dog park, soccer, and more.
The site will promote an increase in physical activity necessary for good health. Having a site where an individual can relax in a pleasant environment and increase social interaction also leads to improved mental well-being.
Property values traditionally increase the closer they are to a well-maintained, functioning recreation area.
The site draws people to the community and the region. The future skateboarding park alone has drawn excitement from many members of the Duluth community and regionally. This is very positive for the efforts to enhance the St. Louis River Corridor.
Managing Storm Water
Extensive landscaping will improve management of storm water by capturing and slowing runoff.