In 1998 the City of Brooklyn Park asked HKGi to develop park plans for two separate parcels of land along Shingle Creek. A specially designed arbor in the eastern section of the park provides a gateway to the Creek from Brooklyn Boulevard. The western section is a more passive park that invites leisurely strolling. An entrance garden planted with native prairie plant species welcomes visitors.
HKGi, in collaboration with Barr Engineering, also developed a series of improvements to Shingle Creek. These improvements connect the two parks; provide for better creek flow, erosion control and sediment buildup prevention; stabilized the shoreline; create natural habitat; and establish a preservation plan for significant trees along the creek. These improvements will provide a gateway between a Shingle Creek green belt and a redeveloped Brooklyn Park downtown.