The Duluth Area Family YMCA operates the Park Point Recreation Area on behalf of the Parks and Recreation Department of the City of Duluth. The Y oversees the Beach House concession stand, manages the rental of the beach house, pavilions, and fields for parties, wedding receptions and other gatherings, as well as provides beach lifeguards.

Contact Cheryl Podtburg at for additional information or to book your event.

Pavilions and Fields at Park Point can be used on a first-come, first-served basis until Memorial Day. Reservations for pavilions and fields for the 20178 season will open March 15. Contact Cheryl for availability, then send in application and fee to receive permit.

2018 Beach House reservations will open November 1, 2017. To reserve a date for 2018, please email to obtain a tentative reservation. Your tentative reservation will be held for 10 days to give you time to get your application and deposit to Cheryl at the Downtown Y. Once your application and deposit is received, you will get a confirmation email, making your reservation complete. If we don’t hear from you by the time your 10 day window is past, the date you requested will be released. *All prices are subject to change.

Dates between May 15 and June 6: you can gain access to the building as early as noon.

Dates between June 7 and September 2: you can gain access to the building when public hours end at 4 pm.

Dates between September 4 and September 30: you can gain access to the building as early as noon.

Download the 2018 Beach House Fees and Rental Contract

Download the 2018 Clean Up Options

View Park Point FAQs for 2018

Want to see the building before you book? The Beach House will be open for viewing on Saturday, December 2, 2017 from 10 am – 1 pm. Please email if you would like to attend.  *Additional site visits may be scheduled, and will be addressed on a case-by-case basis.*

302 West First Street
Duluth, MN 55802
Phone: (218) 722-4745
Fax: (218) 722-4746


Hours for today:
5:00 am - 10:00 pm

View our hours of operation.