Sister Cities Park is another hidden gem in Duluth.
We hadn’t set out to explore it; we just happened upon it. What a lovely surprise.
It is located west of Lake Place Park, which itself is a bit hidden above the corner of the Lakewalk (there is a staircase by the public bathrooms just down from Canal Park Lodge/Endion Station). Interestingly, the Sister Cities Park is built above a large storm drain holding tank.
The park offers spectacular views of the lake, benches for relaxing, a walking path, and lots of sunshine on a sunny day.
The biggest draw for the kids was, as Daley called them, the free “two-eyed telescopes.”
No quarters needed!
And they offer a 360 degree view of Duluth so we could explore the buildings on the hillside as well.
A sign indicates how many miles away the four sister cities – Isumi-shi, Japan; Petrozavodsk, Russia; Thunder Bay, Canada; and Växjö, Sweden – are from Duluth.
With the large Japanese garden structure we assumed that all four cities are represented in the design of the park.
I admit our family does not know much about these cities. We did guess that the cement imprints of geese feet and maple leaves represented Thunder Bay.
We’ll need to brush up on our cultural knowledge of Petrozavodsk and Växjö though.
Duluth Sister Cities Park is worth a visit.
Have you visited Duluth Sister Cities Park? What did you like about it? Share your experiences in the comment box below. Thanks!