Enger Park

Written by K. Hart at www.casago.com
Enger Park tower
park in the fall
garden at Enger Park
view from Enger Tower


Duluth has a picturesque green space overlooking Lake Superior with incredible scenery and a fascinating history. Welcome to Enger Park!

With panoramic views of the harbor and lake, it's easy to understand why Enger Park has been a popular recreation spot for over a century. 

The land was originally purchased in the late 1800s by Norwegian immigrant Samuel Snively, who later gifted it to Duluth as a public park.

Over the years, various facilities were added, including picnic areas, hiking trails, and the centerpiece - Enger Tower. 

The five-story tower was built in memory of Bert Enger, another Norwegian settler in Duluth. Enger Tower was constructed in 1939 using local blue stone and rises 80 feet. Visitors get a 360-degree view of the surrounding landscape when perched on the top observation deck. On a clear day, you can see for miles out over Lake Superior!

In addition to the iconic tower, Enger Park contains beautiful botanical gardens with various flowers, shrubs, and trees. 

There are also two small ponds, a playground, and miles of peaceful wooded trails perfect for taking in the natural scenery. 

With its rich history and wealth of activities, it's clear why Enger Park is a beloved destination for Duluth residents and visitors.

Fun Facts & Cool Features

Perhaps the biggest draw to the park is the Enger Tower. The blue stone exterior and turret-like observation deck make it look like a castle from long ago.

A cool feature is that the tower was designed by a young local bricklayer named Jeno Paulucci. He was only 21 when he won the design competition for Enger Tower. Later, Paulucci would found the famous Jeno's Pizza company! 

Another cool feature of the park is the bronze statue of Bert Enger near the tower. Enger helped establish the community of Proctor, so the figurine depicts him holding building plans as a nod to his legacy.

From the vibrant gardens to the stunning vistas atop the tower, Enger Park will captivate visitors with its beauty. 

One could spend an entire sunny afternoon on a Twin Ports getaway  walking the wooded trails and admiring the Lake Superior views. It's a must-see when visiting the Duluth area!

Getting There

Below are step-by-step driving directions when in the Twin Harbors area:

  • Take I-35W N and US-53 N to E Skyline Pkwy in Duluth. 
  • Take exit 256 from I-35W.
  • Follow E Skyline Pkwy to Enger Tower Dr. 
  • Enger Park will be on the left.
  • Address: 1601 Enger Tower Dr, Duluth, MN 55806


  • Admission to Enger Park is free.
  • The observation deck at Enger Tower costs $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and college students, and $3 for youth ages 6-18. Kids under 5 are free.

Prices are subject to change; check their website for updates.

Local Tips

  • Wear comfortable walking shoes to explore the park trails.
  • Pack a picnic and eat lunch while taking in the fantastic views.
  • Visit on a clear day for the best panoramic views from Enger Tower.
  • Arrive early to beat the crowds.
  • Be sure to visit the gift shop in the tower for unique souvenirs.


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