After assessing Enger Tower and Park it is outdated and in definite need of restoration due to deterioration and much needed updates. Renovation and improvements to the tower will be made with repairs such as tuck pointing, plaster, concrete patching, electrical and lighting repair, weatherization, roof repair and increased accessibility. Currently the limited park facilities will be replaced with new updated facilities to increase accessibility and accommodate the needs of current and future park visitors; upgraded trails to accommodate all visitors; new plantings; and accessible washrooms.
The 2011 Restoration Project is extremely important and vital to our community and region. Your donation will lend support to critical work that will take place this summer to breathe new life into Enger Tower and Park. Participation from the Duluth community is critical to the success of this project to ensure we are able to continue to have such a beautiful and iconic place for our community and tourists to visit.
Enger Tower will undergo significant work to the structure and lighting which is funded in part with a centennial grant from the Rotary Club 25 of Duluth. All of the upgrades will culminate in a rededication ceremony in October 17, 2011. Duluthians will experience a historic rededication of Enger Tower with the visit of King Harald from Norway.
As an individual, business, or civic organization here are different ways you can become involved with the restoration project.
Are you looking for a special and lifelong recognition opportunity? You can remember loved ones, celebrate a special occasion, promote your business, or show your support of Enger Tower and Park through our many sponsorship opportunities. As a donor, YOU will be given the opportunity to create a wonderful and meaningful acknowledgement.
Sponsorship Opportunities include:
Historical Information Plaque within the Tower
Enger Park Benches
Naming Rights to new pavilions, gazebo space or walkways
Your name recognition inside Enger Tower (gifts $1,000 or above)
Recognition in the Beautify Enger 2012 Calendar
In addition to our current need for funding for the restoration project, Enger Tower and Park will also need money secured for future development and restoration. Here are a few ways to ensure this wonderful historic landmark exists in our community.
Include Enger Tower and Park in your will.
Name Enger Tower and Park as the beneficiary of your life insurance policy.
Make a gift of appreciated stock.
To donate in any of these ways, please contact Crystal Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A gift of $500 or more may be recognized in the various ways:
A thank you letter from Mayor Ness
Enger Tower Website
Enger Tower Newsletter
Social networking (Facebook, Twitter)
Enger Tower Project community involvement events
In addition to financial contributions, the City of Duluth will be hosting Volunteer Community Clean-up days during the project to prepare for the King of Norways visit in October. Watch the Enger Tower website and Facebook for current updates.
**All Enger Tower and Park donations are tax deductible. All gifts should be made to the Enger Tower Restoration Fund.
For more information on how to get involved or to make a contribution, email email@example.com or write us at:
City of Duluth
Enger Tower Restoration Project
411 West 1st StreetDuluth, MN 55811