The City of Cloquet announced Friday, May 22, that most parks have reopened to the public and City Hall will begin allowing the public into the building beginning June 1.

Outdoor park facilities, including playgrounds, athletic parks and the skatepark opened Monday, May 18, with the expiration of Gov. Tim Walz’s stay-at-home order. However, Pinehurst Pond and indoor rental space remain closed.

Cloquet City Hall and the Cloquet Police Department lobby will reopen to the community June 1. Only the doors on the parking lot side of the building will be open and floors will be marked to assist visitors in maintaining the recommended 6 foot distance between others in the building. The finance department will begin accepting payments at the customer service counter in City Hall. Disconnection notices for utility bills will still be mailed to affected customers, but disconnections and penalties will continue to be suspended.

Spafford Park Campground will open June 1 to monthly and seasonal campers. However, the bathhouse will remain closed. Only self-contained campers with full bathrooms and sewer tanks will be allowed. Payments and reservations for the 2020 season can be made in-person at Cloquet City Hall or by calling 218-879-3347.

The Cloquet Public Library remains closed to patrons, however the public can call 218-879-1531 or email to request materials. Items will be checked out to patrons and placed in the lobby for pick up within one hour of a request. Patrons are asked to return all borrowed materials in the outdoor book drop. Overdue and lost fines will be waived until further notice.

The Public Works Department will continue with all maintenance and operations tasks, but scheduled customer site visits are suspended. Staff members will continue responding to emergency situations such as sewer back-ups and water leaks. The public can report issues by calling 218-879-6758 during normal business hours and after-hours by calling the public works dispatcher at 218-624-0391.