Neste Park Recreational Facility and Nature Center

Civil and environmental engineering students determined the best location for a new nature center and created preliminary 3D designs for the structure 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 envisioned a variety of recreation offerings at the park, including picnicking, camping, hiking trails and conservation education.

Work tasks included a needs assessment, siting the buildings, designing vehicle and pedestrian access, parking and internal circulation, storm water management facilities, structural and architectural design of a Nature Center, and cost estimates.