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Shingle Creek Trail
Shingle Creek Trail
City parks & trail map
Palmer Lake and Shingle Creek trail map

Palmer Lake
The Palmer Lake Trail Loop includes a variety of paved and woodchip trails that encompass the lake and pass by natural wetlands, through wooded groves and into beautifully maintained parks that offer a wealth of recreational opportunity. Palmer Lake is the City’s largest natural environmental preserve with over 200 acres and includes three separate park areas that feature playgrounds, ball diamonds, and picnic areas. The lake and surrounding marshes provide habitat for numerous wildlife in an urban setting.

Shingle Creek
The Shingle Creek Trailway together with the Palmer Lake Trail Loop form the major trail corridor through Brooklyn Center. The Shingle Creek Trail starts at the trails around Palmer Lake and follows Shingle Creek through Centennial Park, past the Hennepin County & Government Service Center before crossing Highway 100. The trail continues past Lions Park and Centerbrook Golf Course. The trail is part of the North Hennepin Regional Trail Corridor, which forms a loop extending from Elm Creek Park to Theodore Wirth Park. 

Trail Lengths 
Centennial Park Loop - 1.3 miles
Community Center to Palmer Lake - 1.0 mile
Palmer Lake Loop - 3.1 miles
Paved paths throughout the City - 67 miles
Shingle Creek - 2.4 miles