Coldbrook Creek is Midtown’s newest and northernmost neighborhood enclave. It is comprised of the streets North of Michigan street and South of I196. Prior to the construction of the highway, Coldbrook Creek was a part of the Highland Park neighborhood assocation.
This name honors a physical attribute of northern portion of the Midtown Neighborhood that has some historical significance. Coldbrook Creek winds its way from Reeds Lake, through East
Grand Rapids and Grand Rapids to the Grand River. The creek flows through the section of Midtown located north of Michigan Street on its way to Highland Park and the Grand River.
The Polish and Dutch boys from the Brikyaat and Cegielnia played, fished, waded and swam in Coldbrook Creek. Although the City forced the creek underground in the 1920s, it still surfaces at Highland Park.
The neighborhood is a stable, strong community of residents and small businesses.