Bluffs Traverse

Winona, MN | Sports + Recreation

Overview

ISG developed a comprehensive plan to optimize its bluffs for outdoor recreation like hiking and biking.


Opportunity

Responding to the nationwide upswing in hiking and mountain biking, the City of Winona recognized the opportunity to turn its beautiful bluff landscape into a destination recreation area.

Solution

ISG worked with the City of Winona to develop the Bluffs Traverse Conservation and Recreation Area Comprehensive Plan, resulting in two different plans linking together three parks (Sugar Loaf, Garvin, and Bluffside) for the ambitious project, including 10-16 miles of mountain bike trails, and 8-10 miles of shared use and hiking area. Amenities on the trail include scenic overlooks, rock and ice climbing, outdoor classrooms, and rest stops, inclusive of interactive and wayfinding signage.


Market News

Mankato MoonDogs’ Franklin Rogers Park to be Renamed ISG Field

October 20, 2020 (Mankato, Minnesota) – Building on a series of successful partnerships and projects to bolster its ballpark, the Mankato MoonDogs, a member of the Northwoods League, has exercised its rights with the landlord, the City of Mankato, to lease the naming rights of Franklin Rogers Park to ISG. The ballpark will be named ISG Field after the professional design and engineering firm that was founded in Mankato in 1973. ISG Field represents the MoonDogs’ commitment to providing top quality local baseball and an enriching fan experience. This is the latest update for the team, which has unveiled a new logo and has implemented several renovations for the ballpark in recent years.
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ISG Accelerates Growth with New Office in Rochester, Minnesota

October 13, 2020 (Rochester, Minnesota) – ISG, a leading professional design firm in architecture, engineering, planning, and environmental solutions, announces plans to open a new office in Rochester, Minnesota. The addition will allow the firm to better serve its existing and growing client base and leverage the area’s diverse talent pool. The office will be the firm’s fourth location in Minnesota, adding to its six other offices across the Midwest in Wisconsin, Iowa, and South Dakota.
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