Maplewood in Ramsey County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Phalen Regional Park Waterfall
This waterfall was originally constructed in the 1950's as a way to replenish the receding water level in Lake Phalen. Water was drawn from a well at the top of the falls which then flowed over a stone wall into the lake. Operation of the waterfall ended when the water level of the lake was no longer receding. Inoperable for decades, the waterfall was restored with a Minnesota Clean Water Land & Legacy Amendment grant in 2014. The restored waterfall is supplied with water pumped from Lake Phalen which helps improve water quality by aerating the lake water when the water returns to the lake.
1. Water is drawn from the lake
2. A pump lifts the water to the top of the waterfall
3. Water flows over waterfall
4. Water returns to the lake
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational Areas • Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1950.
Location. 44° 59.572′ N, 93° 3.571′ W. Marker is in Maplewood, Minnesota, in Ramsey County. Marker is on the paved trails around Lake Phalen, on the west Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1863 Keller Parkway, Saint Paul MN 55109, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Destination Lake Phalen (approx. 0.2 miles away); Frost Avenue (approx. 0.3 miles away); In Memory of Civilian Conservation Corps Personnel (approx. 0.4 miles away); History in Depth (approx. 0.7 miles away); A History of Change (approx. 0.7 miles away); Gladstone Savanna's Natural History (approx. Ύ mile away); Building the "Skally" (approx. Ύ mile away); What Did They Do? (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Maplewood.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 15, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 21, 2019, by McGhiever of St Paul, Minnesota. This page has been viewed 346 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 21, 2019, by McGhiever of St Paul, Minnesota. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.