The GND Development Alliance

The GND Development Alliance a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization was created to revitalize and transform the GND RECreation Area.  The project area is located at 801-101st Avenue West, adjacent to Stowe Elementary School and in the heart of the St. Louis River Corridor in Duluth, Minnesota. The project is community led. The GND Development Alliance has signed an agreement with the City of Duluth to make capital improvements and operate the facility. The GND Development Alliance (GNDDA) is working closely with the Gary-New Duluth community, the private sector, various organizations and the City to redevelop the site into a fully functioning Community Center and Recreation Area. We are the family center of the community. 

Board Members

Mary Spehar White

GND Community Club President

Mark Boben


Barb Bucar


Gary Bubalo

Board Member

Robert Espenson


Kisty (Petrich) Haller

Board Member

Dale Lewis

Board Member

Fran Morris

Board Member

Jack Rendulich

Board Member

Chris Skull

Board Member

Mike Tusken

Board Member



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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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!