Parks & Recreation

Brighton Beach Resiliency Project


Project Status: Construction

Project Overview:

Brighton Beach has experienced damage from recent storm events and will experience future damage unless the City acts to ensure its long-term resiliency by mitigating the impacts of future events. The City of Duluth, with the help of a qualified landscape architecture firm and coastal engineering firm, created a plan for improvements to Brighton Beach to ensure long-term sustainability and resiliency. This project will include new park landscaping and amenities, shoreline stabilization, improved access to the shore, and replacement of non-native plant species.

Project Update:

The City has contracted with LHB as a Landscape Architecture Firm and AMI Consulting Engineers as Coastal Engineer. Planning for the Brighton Beach Resiliency Plan was completed in December, 2021. We are now in the process of creating final designs and construction documents for Brighton Beach. 

The final park design was completed spring 2022 and shoreline restoration work will begin in fall 2022.

Improvements to the park landscape and amenities are expected to take place in summer of 2023. 

City Engineering is managing the Brighton Beach road design. The final road design is anticipated to be complete in the fall of 2023. An Environmental Assessment is in progress and must be finalized before construction can begin.

Our goal is to keep the section of the newly extended Lakewalk open during all phases of Brighton Beach construction. 

Important Documents:

Lakewalk – Brighton Resiliency Preliminary Draft PDF from October 7 Public Meeting

October 7 Virtual Public Meeting Recording