Construction of the 85th Avenue Trail is complete. The trail connects Springbrook Nature Center with Kennedy Park. Users will be able to navigate through surrounding neighborhoods to reach the trails into Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park.
A narrow pedestrian bridge has been replaced in Erlandson Park (1105 Egret Boulevard). The bridge is now 10-feet wide, which allows for easier access for maintenance vehicles and will provide more room for people who use the trail.
2017 Trail Improvements:
Add connections from Avocet/Main Street tunnel to Bunker Hills Regional Park in the northern part of the city.
A trail will be added from Coon Rapids Boulevard to the Coon Rapids Dam.
Trails will also be added along Coon Rapids Boulevard Extension.
As of the fall of 2015, paving is complete on portions of the Coon Rapids Boulevard Trail, on the south side of the road from Eldorado Street to Hanson Boulevard. The new section of paved trail is 3 miles long.
Portions of trails have been re-surfaced in Lions Coon Creek Park (1664 119th Avenue), Nelson Park (209 110th Avenue) and Parkside Park (700 99th Avenue) as part of regular maintenance.
As of summer 2015, construction is complete on the Wilderness Park Trail, which connects the trail from 121st Avenue by Fire Station 2 to Avocet & Main Street. A $65,000 grant from the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) helped to fund the trail.