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.
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.