All events held at the Park Point Rec Area for the 2020 season are expected:

  1. To adhere to the group size guidelines set forth by the State of Minnesota.

  2. Comply with the appropriate distancing measures set forth by the State of Minnesota, which includes, but is not limited to, the use of cloth face coverings.

Click here to see Minnesota's Stay Safe Plan and scroll to the section on "Social Gatherings" or "Places of worship, religious services, weddings and funerals," for information about the guidelines.

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 and pavilions for parties, wedding receptions and other gatherings, as well as provides beach lifeguards.

Contact Cheryl Podtburg at cpodtburg@duluthymca.org for additional information or to book your event.

Beach Conditions and Updates

The Beach House is closed for the season. Lifeguards are OFF duty. Visiting www.parkpointbeach.org will give you more information on weather conditions.

Want to see the Beach House before you book?  Given the current events, site visits are suspended until further notice.

Click for a virtual tour!

Pavilion Reservations & Park Rules

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

Pavilion Location Map

Pavilion and Park Rules

2020 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.

Having trouble with the reservation system? Click here for step by step instructions.

For questions, please email cpodtburg@duluthymca.org.

The pavilions are first-come, first-served if no permit has been purchased. Please be respectful of other park users who produce receipts for paid permitted use of the spaces. Reservations are final - no refunds.

Due to high water levels, the field space will not be available for reservation in 2020.

2020 Events Affected by COVID

All events held at the Park Point Beach House for the 2020 season are expected:

  1. To adhere to the group size guidelines set forth by the State of Minnesota.
  2. Comply with the appropriate distancing measures set forth by the State of Minnesota, which includes, but is not limited to, the use of cloth face coverings.

See Minnesota's Stay Safe Plan and scroll to the section on "Social Gatherings" or "Places of worship, religious services, weddings and funerals," for information about the guidelines.

REFUNDS AND CANCELLATIONS: For scheduled events that are affected by COVID-19, we have changed our cancellation and refund policy, and have made the following options available:

  1. Reschedule your event to later in the current season. There will be no additional fees to move your event date. 
  2. Reschedule your event to the 2021 season. We will apply any fees already paid towards next season’s event.

If you would like to reschedule your event, please email cpodtburg@duluthymca.org as soon as you can to ensure your preferred date is available.

2020 Beach House Information

Reservations for the 2020 season are open! To reserve a 2020 date, please email cpodtburg@duluthymca.org to obtain a tentative reservation. Application and non-refundable deposit of $150 is due to within 10 days of securing a tentative reservation. For additional information, please reference the application and contract below, and email Cheryl with further questions.

Click here to view the application and contract for 2020 

View photos of the Beach House interior

View the Beach House floor plan with dimensions

Frequently asked questions - answered here!

2021 Beach House information

The 2021 calendar is open ONLY to those who have events scheduled in 2020 and would like to reschedule due to the pandemic.

We hope to open the 2021 calendar for general reservations soon, and will post updates as they become available.