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.

Site Visit Options: Stop by anytime the building is open to the public and have a look around! At least one staff member should be on duty and able to answer most questions.  *Site visits may also be scheduled, and will be addressed on a case-by-case basis.*

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 2017 season are open. Contact Cheryl for availability, then send in application and fee to receive permit.

2017 Beach House reservations are open, and information has been updated. To reserve a date for 2017, 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.

Dates between May 12 and June 10: you can gain access to the building as early as noon.

Dates between June 12 and September 4: you can gain access to the building when public hours end at 4 pm.

Dates between September 5 and September 30: you can gain access to the building as early as noon.

2018 Beach House reservation information will be released in the fall, after the current season has closed.


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


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

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