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City gets grant to improve Lincoln Park

Janine Dahl of the Northland Foundation speaks before a group of children and others at Lincoln Park on Tuesday morning during the unveiling of a $50,000 grant to the city of Duluth to help restore Lincoln Park. Bob King / rking@duluthnews.com1 / 2
"I love these bracelets," said Jayden Love, 9, of Duluth (right) as he get helps tying it around his wrist from Mary McConnell during "Summer Sampler" activities in Lincoln Park in Duluth on Tuesday morning. The activities took place after the awarding of a $50,000 grant to the city from the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee Legacy Fund, to be used to restore the Lincoln Park play area with new equipment, revamped restrooms and a programming shelter. Bob King / rking@duluthnews.com2 / 2

The city of Duluth is receiving a boost in its efforts to improve Lincoln Park — thanks to the host committee for next year's Super Bowl in Minneapolis.

The Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee Legacy Fund on Tuesday awarded the city $50,000, to be used toward new play equipment, revamped restrooms and picnic areas, and the restoration of the park's pavilion.

The Lincoln Park "Place to Play" project is a collaboration among the city of Duluth, the Lincoln Park neighborhood, Lincoln Park Child and Family Collaborative, Ecolibrium3, Lincoln Park Business Group, Community Action Duluth and St. Louis County Public Health.

Over the course of a year, the host committee is awarding $1 million in grants to communities across Minnesota. Super Bowl LII will be held at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis next February.