Nothing beats a stroll along the Lakewalk in Canal Park.  The popular tourist attraction is a great place for a date, to chill with friends, or spend time with your family.  If you're there when the lights are on, you may soon notice a different look.

The City Of Duluth plans to replace light fixtures along the Lakewalk Trail between the Aerial Lift Bridge and the Rose Garden with new energy efficient lights that will help maintain connected and enjoyable public spaces while also providing savings to the City in the long run.

Earlier this year, Mayor Emily Larson announced the investment of $500,000 towards energy investments that pay itself back over a period of 6-10 years. Mayor Larson and City staff estimated an annual savings of $100,000 that includes rebates from MN Power and Comfort Systems.  The energy conservation savings would be placed in a dedicated energy fund to help implement components of the City’s energy plan.

The light project will entail removing every other fixture along the Lakewalk for a total of about 5-6 lights per section of the trail.  There may be some reduced lighting in these areas, but the existing light posts are expected to provide sufficient lighting.