DULUTH, MN (KDAL) - Community groups and organizations with ideas to better Duluth parks can apply for grant money to do so by April 1. The city has made $86,000 of Parks Fund money available for projects that meet certain criteria, with priority given to ideas that support one or more key elements of the Parks and Recreation Master Plan. Those elements are:
-Improve the quality of existing parks (especially neighborhood parks)
-Focus on connecting the community through trails and bikeways
-Have fewer -- but higher-quality -- recreating buildings
-Enhance stewardship of natural resources
-Expand partnerships with schools for community recreation and gathering
-Increase use and recognition of volunteers and volunteer groups
The maximum grant will be $5,000 per request. Applications can be found at the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation website, at dsacommunityfoundation.com.