The Minnesota Valley State Trail's Mill Pond channel pedestrian crossing is closed. The bridge, previously located on the northern edge of Memorial Park, was removed in 2016.

Memorial Bridge Assessment Report 2015 [PDF]

City Council Memo: Bridge Removal January 2016 [PDF]

Bridge Replacement 

In 2016, the city hired WSB and Associates to design the bridge and determine location options. The city has $300,000 allocated for the project and has received two $150,000 Federal Recreational Trails Grants. However, preliminary estimates for the replacement of the bridge and trail connection are between $665,000 and $789,000.

The project is supported by City of Shakopee, Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community, Scott County, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and community.


Bridge removal approved due to structural issues City Council  January 2016 
Desired alignment for bridge approved City Council Oct. 4, 2016 
SMSC awards project $100,000 grant SMSC  January 2019 


Memorial Park Archaeological Review Map [PDF]

Trail Alignment Map [PDF]

Trail Alternates Map [PDF]