Lakeside – Lester Park (Duluth)
London Road (MN 61), East Superior Street, and Glenwood Street serve as main arterial routes in the community.
Lester Park also refers to a large park within the neighborhood. The Lester River and Amity Creek both flow through the neighborhood.
Lester Park Golf Course and Lester Park Elementary School are also located in the neighborhood.
Along the Lester River, in the Lakeside–Lester Park neighborhood, are two structures listed on the National Register of Historic Places. They are:
- Lester River Bridge–Bridge No. 5772
- United States Fisheries Station, Duluth—Built in 1882, the complex is located at the mouth of the Lester River. It is owned by University of Minnesota Duluth, and temporarily housed the Great Lakes Aquarium administrative offices at the beginning of the aquarium's operations. The complex consists of the Hatchery/Bunk-room Building, Boat House, Pump House, Supervisor's Cabin on the south side of Congdon Boulevard, and a Superintendent's House on the north side of Congdon Boulevard.
The Lester River Rendezvous festival takes place every September in the neighborhood. This annual event draws people from all over since 1998. It also is a time of neighborhood and community togetherness. The event is sponsored by the Lakeside–Lester Park Business Association and the Duluth Parks and Recreation Department. This fall tradition in Lester Park features food, crafts, and entertainment.
A special feature of the Lester River Rendezvous is the Voyageur Village, where members play out the day in the life of a voyageurs camp from the late 18th century in northern Minnesota. This re-enactment by local residents includes dressing up as voyageurs in the fur trading era, demonstrating outdoor cooking techniques, as well as telling stories of their historic adventures.
There are also games by the Duluth Children's Museum and pony rides. Musicians perform either at the park stage, strolling the park, or at the entrance gates.
(Directions following those of Duluth's general street grid system, not actual geographical coordinates)
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