Parks & Recreation

Lakewalk Resiliency Project


Project Status: Construction

Project Overview:

The Lakewalk has experienced damage from past storm events and will experience future damage unless the City acts to ensure its long-term resiliency by mitigating the impacts of future storm events. The City of Duluth, with the help of a qualified landscape architecture firm and coastal engineering firm, will ensure the Lakewalk’s long-term sustainability and resiliency. This project will include shoreline enhancements,  trail relocation and reconstruction, improved access to shoreline beaches, replacement of non-native plant species, review of lighting and other safety features.

Project Update:

The City has contracted with LHB as a Landscape Architecture Firm and AMI Consulting Engineers as Coastal Engineer. Planning for the Lakewalk Renewal was completed in December 2021. Final designs and construction timeline for the Lakewalk from Fitgers to 20th Ave E are to be determined, but slated for 2023-2024.

Important Documents:

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

October 7 Virtual Public Meeting Recording