I recently picked up the 2016 Official Visitor Guide for Duluth. This promotional magazine is printed and distributed by Visit Duluth and is available at hotels, public locations, and any place where people might pick them up to see what to do in Duluth. They would also be available at the many events and trade shows where Duluth is promoted.
I was thrilled to see the HUGE shout out to the dog parks. "Visit one of over 130 parks in the city, including two fenced-in off-leash dog parks."
We have been working for years to get more recognition of the value of dog parks to residents of Duluth and people from nearby towns who lack a dog park in their home town. We have also been trying to educate about the value and attraction to the many tourists who travel with their dogs. We have been working with Visit Duluth and the City of Duluth to get accurate info on their websites. They now link to this website so that we can provide accurate and detailed information to pe...
Something remarkable has happened for dog parks in Duluth. Not once, but twice in eight days, city of Duluth mini master plans for individual parks included dog parks.
This has never, ever happened before to my knowledge. The need/desire for dog parks has been mentioned in general in parks master plans. But until February 2016 no actual park plan included dog parks.
Our current and in-construction dog parks have all happened through a very time consuming, labor and meeting intensive process all facilitated and pushed by dog park volunteers. It has taken an incredible effort by volunteers to get them approved, funded and built.
On February 4 during the small parks open house the Piedmont Park draft mini master plan included having a dog park in the hockey rink in the summer. Two Harbors has had a very successful summer dog park using a hockey rink and there are several others in the Twin Cities. On February 11 the Quarry Park draft mini master plan included...
We have added a new resources tab to our web site. The goal is to provide information that will help visitors to Duluth with their dog needs when planning their trip to Duluth.
We have just added dog friendly hotels with information on the number of dogs and size of dogs they allow, any additional non refundable fees and if they have a limited number of pet friendly rooms. You will need to confirm any information before you book since information can change. Hopefully this information will help in hotel planning.
I also want to add information on what to do if you are visiting and have a pet emergency as well as doggie day care options in case visitors want to do an activity without their dog while in Duluth. Outdoor dining with your dog and other resources in Duluth are linked to the resources information at A Place for Fido's web page.
We hope this additional information will make visiting Duluth with your furry family easier and more pleasant.