The Babbling Brook at Highland Park project arose out of the opportunity to turn a necessary water treatment function into a park amenity. While once a deteriorating set of historic steps, the Babbling Brook is now a beautiful, functional attraction.

One of the city’s first green infrastructure projects, the Babbling Brook naturally de-chlorinates and cleans water authority waste water by aerating it over rocks, boulders, and organic material. A streamside trail and overlook were also created for park users to enjoy.