Discover Duluth Redux: Billings Park, Vol. II-IV"Discover Duluth" returns to Superior's crown jewel in a big way: three photo galleries!
By: Matthew R. Perrine, Budgeteer News
Originally published Oct. 14, 2008, on DuluthBudgeteer.com.
Some don’t expect to find serene beauty within Superior’s city limits, but that’s exactly what you get at Billings Park — easily one of the best recreation areas in the Twin Ports.
Like the neighborhood of the same name, Billings Park is somewhat of a hidden treasure in Duluth’s “Where Sail Meets Rail” sister city.
To get there, follow North 21st Street to its westernmost tip. Basically, if you’re coming from Duluth, take a right off Tower Avenue where Walgreens and Holiday meet and then, at the end of 21st, a quick left turn onto Billings Drive will lead you into the park.
Besides the park’s ageless “good looks,” it’s also family- and event-friendly. Most areas of Billings Park can be reserved for $100 (only $50 if you get a Superior resident to make the call for you) — including its two large pavilions.
Some other highlights of this sizable park include a large fire pit, a jungle gym and swings, numerous picnic areas (complete with permanent tables and grills) and a lengthy paved walkway.
Billings Park is open from 5:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. daily.
“Discover Duluth” is an ongoing photo essay series that highlights points of interest in and around the region. For more photos from this set, click on the accompanying photo galleries.