Neste Valley Recreational Area sits just 2.5 miles from Decorah and is sited to be its next destination park. The Winneshiek County Conservation Board envisions a variety of recreation offerings at the park, including picnicking, camping, hiking trails and conservation education. Civil and environmental engineering students determined the best location for a new nature center and created preliminary 3D designs for the structure. Work tasks included a needs assessment, siting the buildings, designing vehicle and pedestrian access, parking and internal circulation, stormwater management facilities, structural and architectural design of a Nature Center, and cost estimates.
College of Engineering - Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering