Solar lights added at Normandale Lake

Maybe you noticed the new lights along the walking trail by Normandale Lake Park at West 84th Street and Chalet Road? In the spring, Park Maintenance staff installed three solar powered lights on the path from the Chalet Road parking lot to the Normandale Lake Bandshell. No electricity is needed to run the lights, reducing operating costs. 

Solar panels on the lights gather sunlight and charge built-in batteries, which creates enough energy to keep the lights going even on cloudy days. The lights remain on from dusk to dawn, at low power. When they detect motion, the lights illuminate to full brightness, then return to low power after a set time. 

You might notice solar lights at other Bloomington Parks as well. Recently, solar lights were installed at organics collection sites located in Valley View Playfield, 9000 Portland Avenue South, and West Bush Lake Park, 95th Street and West Bush Lake Road.

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