Phase 3

Bringing some exciting additions to the GND REC

Key Facilities:
  • Skatepark
  • Small outdoor pavilion
  • Parking lot with sidewalks and outdoor lighting

Phase Three was started in 2019 and will bring a state-of-the-art Skateboard Park designed by nationally recognized skate park designer Mark Leski, aka “The Wizard” to the Gary-New Duluth community. The Skatepark will be unique to the city in that it utilizes an urban, streetscape design. We are currently out for bids and expect completion of the skatepark in 2024. The local skateboard community, led by Damage Boardshop, is excited for the completion of the skateboard park. Not only will this park give local skateboarders an exciting new facility, but it will attract skateboarders from around the region.

Additionally, Phase Three will feature a new outdoor pavilion installed by IronWorkers 512 in 2023, a new parking lot, and additional landscaping to beautify the park further.

Help us reach our goal! Donate today!

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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!