Neste Park Recreational Facility and Nature Center

Academic Year 
2014-2015
College/Department 
College of Engineering - Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Project Partner 

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.