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Janine Dahl of the Northland Foundation speaks before a group of children and others at Lincoln Park on Tuesday morning during the unveiling of a $50,000 grant to the city of Duluth to help restore Lincoln Park. Bob King /

City gets grant to improve Duluth's Lincoln Park

The city of Duluth is receiving a boost in its efforts to improve Lincoln Park — thanks to the host committee for next year's Super Bowl in Minneapolis.

The Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee Legacy Fund on Tuesday awarded the city $50,000, to be used toward new play equipment, revamped restrooms and picnic areas, and the restoration of the park's pavilion.

The Lincoln Park "Place to Play" project is a collaboration among the city of Duluth, the Lincoln Park neighborhood, Lincoln Park Child and Family Collaborative, Ecolibrium3, Lincoln Park Business Group, Community Action Duluth and St. Louis County Public Health.

Over the course of a year, the host committee is awarding $1 million in grants to communities across Minnesota. Super Bowl LII will be held at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis next February.