Connections at Shingle Creek
The cities of Brooklyn Park and Brooklyn Center teamed up to complete a stream restoration project on Shingle Creek, part in Brooklyn Center and part in Brooklyn Park. The project extends from Brooklyn Boulevard near Park Center High School eastward about 1,400 feet, to a small drop structure in Brookdale Park known humorously as "Monkey Falls." This project stabilized streambanks, added fish habitat, and improved water quality. Brooklyn Park is also filled in a missing trail segment between Brooklyn Boulevard and Noble Avenue N, and constructed an outdoor learning/viewing area with interpretive signage. A highlight of the project was the creation of a fish ladder at Monkey Falls, which is a two-foot drop structure in Brookdale Park. The fish ladder is a rock ramp on the downstream side of the structure,which allows fish to swim upstream by making a series of small jumps. This project received a $200,000 grant from the Clean Water Land and Legacy Amendment.