Construction is set to begin Monday at the West Duluth Sports Complex, according to a news release from Duluth's Parks and Recreation department.

Improvements to the West Duluth Sports Corridor will include the east athletic fields behind Wade Stadium and the Wheeler Athletic Complex.

The scope of construction includes adding accessible pathways throughout the facility, a family-assist restroom, bocce ball court improvements, playing surface upgrades and an accessible water fountain, as well as burying existing power lines.

New amenities will include sand volleyball courts, standardized competition dugouts and basketball, tennis and pickleball courts.

Residents can expect to see workers on-site at the sports complex from Monday through the end of August, the news release said. Residents may notice the staging of construction materials and an increase in noise produced by the equipment during work hours from 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. The park will remain open during construction, except fenced construction areas that may include one or more fields.

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The city is proceeding with enhancements through the funding support of a federal outdoor recreation grant and tourism tax funds, as part of the larger St. Louis River Corridor Initiative.

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