Dry for decades, the 15-foot tall stone waterfall at the northwest corner of Lake Phalen has been restored. The dedication of water cascading again was held during the WaterFest events May 31. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
St. Paul Park and Recreation’s landscape architect Bryan Murphy, second from left, would later speak to a crowd at the dedication of the restored stone waterfall at Lake Phalen. Water is drawn from Lake Phalen and recirculated. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
Lake Phalen’s old, dormant waterfall has been brought back to life.
The waterfall, which sits on the west side of Lake Phalen, was originally built in the 1950s when the lake levels were receding -- the manmade waterfall drew from a nearby well and was a makeshift way of replenishing the water supply.
Review and permitting processes to speed up
President Barack Obama has fast-tracked the review and permitting process of the Gateway Corridor Project, along with 10 others nationwide that he saw as necessary to “cutting bureaucratic red tape that stalls good projects from breaking ground.”
A morning fire on Sunday, April 25, likely caused by a space heater, sent a 3-year-old boy and his father to the hospital.
The fire happened on the third floor of an 11-unit apartment building 1800 block of East Seventh Street.