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.

2019 Beach House Information

What’s the difference between the Beach House and a Pavilion?

To reserve a 2019 date, please email to obtain a tentative reservation. Application and non-refundable deposit of $150 is due to Cheryl at the Downtown Y within 10 days of securing a tentative reservation.

2019 Application & Contract

View photos of the Beach House interior

View the Beach House floor plan with dimensions

Frequently asked questions - answered here!

Beach Conditions and Updates

Want to see the Beach House before you book?  Due to snow levels, Beach House site visits have been suspended until spring. Keep checking back for updates on when site visits are scheduled, or email to make a request. *Site visits may be scheduled, and will be addressed on a case-by-case basis.*


Pavilion Reservations & Park Rules

What’s the difference between the Beach House and a Pavilion?

2018 Pavilion and Park Rules

2019 Pavilion (open-air picnic shelter) reservations are open! Click on "Register for Programs" on the top right of your page. Please print your receipt, as this serves as your permit.

For field reservations, please email

The park is first-come, first-served until Memorial Day.

2020 Beach House Information

The Duluth Y has a contract to manage the Park Point Rec Area for the City of Duluth that expires this coming September. If the Y does not continue to manage this space for the 2020 season, your reservation and deposit will be transferred to the new managing entity.

Reservations for the 2020 season will open May 1, 2019. To reserve a 2020 date, please email to obtain a tentative reservation. Email or call 218-722-4745 ext. 164 as early as you can on May 1, 2019 with your date request. Early requests will not be accepted. Priority is given to the earliest request beginning on May 1, 2019. Please wait for a reply to confirm if you are able to obtain a tentative reservation for that date.

Click here to view the application and contract for 2020