The Canal Park we know and love today is much different than the industrial district is was just a short three or four decades ago; Now a new initiative is underway to steer a course for its future development.  Learn about the plans during the Imagine Canal Park Launch Party, Friday, September 7 at 3:00 PM in  the Lighthouse Parking Lot next to the Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center.

Recent visitors may have noticed some of the changes already.  Organizers have created pedestrian-oriented spaces, sidewalk decals, signs, and a pedestrian plaza on Buchanan Street - complete with seating.  There is also a Farner's Market and musical performers.  Upcoming plans have a Lighthouse Park opening up - through September 17 - which will host kid-friendly activities and play spaces.

At the Launch Party, visitors will be able to see the plans and learn more about the entire program.  You can also click here to visit the Imagine Canal Park website to learn more.