Yesterday morning we took the the No. 22 bus from downtown to North Mississippi Regional Park. The bus goes up Lyndale Avenue paralleling Interstate 94 along the river. Exit the bus at 42nd Ave N. It's only 4 or 5 miles out of downtown. Walk out onto the Camden Bridge to get this view. The park is on the west side of the river and the water treatment facility for Minneapolis is on the right.
Underneath the bridge (no graffiti here) we heard noises that sounded like a combination of jungle birds and car alarms. We finally noticed the speakers attached to the underside of the bridge beams. That noise might possibly keep taggers off the bridge, but I guess it was designed to keep birds from nesting there. Someone else thought it was interesting and put up a you tube video of that racket.
Shingle Creek empties out into the Mississippi in the park.
There is a nice view of Heron Island from the park. No herons in sight and the island looks a little raggedy. There was a tornado that went through this area in 2011 decimating the rookery that was once here.