Congdon Park Hockey Needs Your Help Keeping Their Rink
Congdon Park Hockey is in jeopardy of losing its current home at Lower Chester Park and a petition has been started at change.org to help keep them there.
Duluth is a beautiful outdoor city and home to a lot of hockey families. At one point in time the city had over 37 outdoor rinks. Currently, seven associations are keeping the legacy alive and Congdon Park could lose their outdoor hockey home.
According to the petition, Congdon Park is in jeopardy because of a future shift in vision for Lower Chester Park. The Lower Chester Hockey Association was closed in 2009 due to lack of funding and the NOLCP (Neighbors Of Lower Chester Park) partnered with the city of Duluth to manage the park.
Congdon Park Hockey lost their rink in 2012 as part of the school district’s red plan, it began leasing the park from NOLCP during the winter to bring hockey back to Lower Chester Park. This spring, the Duluth City Council and the City of Duluth’s Parks and Recreation Department will be updating the mini-master plan for Lower Chester Park.
Congdon Park Hockey is seeking the community’s support related to the mini-master plan process. So far the petition has 783 signatures.