Trout Brook Regional Trail
Planning is underway for the expansion of the Trout Brook Regional Trail from it's existing location at Lake McCarron's County Park. The trail corridor will be expanded to the south and connect to the Mississippi River and Sam Morgan Regional Trail within the City's Lower Landing Park.
Within the corridor is the reclamation of a 45 acre brownfield site known as the Trillium Nature Sanctuary located to the east of I-35E between Maryland Ave. and Cayuga St. The Nature Sanctuary will restore a former railroad yard into pre-settlement ecological communities including daylighting a portion of Trout Brook through the site.
The site will include nature trails, wetland, forest, and natural grass areas. Trout Brook Regional Trail runs through this site on the abandoned CP Rail corridor along the western edge. Currently, the project is in the Master Plan phase. Future phases include design development, construction documents, site clean-up and reclamation, acquisition, trail development, site infrastructure, planting, and site amenities. The time frame for the development is projected to 2014 when MnDOT will be reconstructing the Cayuga/35E interchange.
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