Many locals live in Brooklyn Center and commute into the Twin Cities, just 15 minutes away. Brooklyn Center keeps residents and visitors busy with 70 miles of trails, beautiful parks, and access to the nearby Mississippi River. Spend the day outside and take a walk to unwind after a meeting. Rent a kayak, or visit a playground with the family. Be sure to wander through the Eugene H. Hagel Arboretum’s eight acres of peaceful, natural beauty. Brooklyn Center also embraces the Twin Cities beer culture, and is home to the original Surly Brewing Company’s brewery. Try one of their brews at their nearby Beer Hall in Minneapolis.