Brooks Landing Apartments is an affordable housing complex for seniors comprising 110 units on almost two acres in Brooklyn Park. Since 2019, we have been working with residents on redesigning their landscape to create more beautiful, sustainable and livable outdoor spaces for the community. Resident project stewards have taken on leadership roles to help us connect with community members so that they can be active participants in creating the landscape design. We met with residents to discuss what we do, to learn how they use their outdoor spaces, and to create a landscape design that incorporates resilient practices such as raingardens and native planting for pollinators with community priorities on amenities that bring more people outdoors. In 2020, we installed two raingardens filled with pollinator-friendly native perennials, shrubs and trees. We also installed a pergola, outdoor seating and raised planting beds.
- Brooklyn Park
- Boisclair Corporation, The City of Brooklyn Park, MN Board of Water and Soil Resources (Lawns to Legumes), Center for Prevention at Blue Cross Blue Shield MN, Hennepin County, Shingle Creek Watershed Management Commission
- Partners & Contractors
- African Career, Education and Resource, Inc. (ACER), Helping Hand Companies. Contractors: Frerichs Construction, Warner Outdoor Solutions, Urban Escapes