University of Iowa

Neste Park Recreational Trails

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

Civil and environmental engineering students evaluated and designed new trails in Neste Park that complemented the planned Recreation and Nature Center near Decorah, IA.

Neste Valley Recreational Area sits just 2.5 miles from Decorah and was 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.

The work tasks included trail layout, cross-section design of the trails, design of bridging structures for waterways and ravines where necessary, design and location of ancillary structures to support trail activities, and cost estimate.