Bayfront Festival Park is home to Duluth’s largest playground, Playfront Park. The playground was initially built in 1989 as a community project led by the Junior League of Duluth. When the playground structure was in need of replacement, the Junior League raised nearly $250,000 for new equipment. The Junior League of Duluth, along with Northland volunteers, constructed the new attraction over a long weekend in May 2010. The new playground equipment is an Evos design by Landscape Structures, Inc. and enhances children’s balance, coordination and strength.
Year-round, Playfront Park is open to children of all ages. Bayfront Festival Park’s restroom building is open daily during the summer months (May 28 – August 30, 2019) from 7am to 8pm.
Vehicle parking is available for Playfront Park and the Skating Rink in Lot A. Parking is free, but is limited to 2 hours for Playfront and Skating Rink usage only. Daily parking over 2 hours is $5. Anyone with a 2 hour free Playfront pass that stays over the 2 hour limit is subject to a $12 parking ticket.