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 from 8am 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.