Mississippi Gateway Regional Park
Over the last year, the Three Rivers Park District (TRPD) in partnership with the City of Brooklyn Park has conducted over 30 community engagement events and meetings to get feedback on the future redevelopment of the Mississippi Gateway Regional Park (formerly Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park), located on the east edge of the community along the Mississippi River.
At this stage, the concept plan proposes the following potential amenities:
Welcome and education center
Canopy-level tree walk
Outdoor learning opportunities and connection points
Nature based play area
Interpretive and arts facilities
Picnic areas and shelter
Tree house and river overlooks
Open lawn for informal activities
Extensive trail network
Dog off-leash area
Mississippi River water play feature
Connections to other areas
Connections to the river and fishing areas would be provided, along with links to the Rush Creek and West Mississippi River Regional Trails, and adjacent neighborhoods.
As part of this planning process, the City has been working with TRPD to include the Environmental Nature Area, adjacent and across the road, to be included within the Park System Plan.
This project is in the advanced concept phase, with planning and community engagement meetings coordinated by Three Rivers Park District.
Brooklyn Park Parks and Recreation System Plan
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5600 85th Ave. N.
Brooklyn Park, MN 55443
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