Lake Washington Regional Park + Campground

Le Sueur County, MN | Sports + Recreation

Overview

Having designed the first phase of development for Lake Washington Regional Park and Campground, ISG later developed a master plan focused on enhancing access and attracting visitors to the 166-acre destination park.


Opportunity

As a popular lake destination in southern Minnesota, Lake Washington Regional Park + Campground wanted to drive economic development and leverage its natural resources with strategic site and accessibility improvements.

Solution

Lake Washington Regional Park + Campground has a stretch of undeveloped shoreline (5/8 mi.) and is the only park located on Lake Washington, the most heavily developed and used lake in Le Sueur County. The County’s main purpose in purchasing land for this park during the 1970s was to protect the land’s natural beauty and resources for others to enjoy in the future. The park is one of the few places that is still open to the public and remains quiet and uncompromised by development. The master plan was intended to reflect this initial vision while making the park more accessible for visitors.

In 2019, the Greater Minnesota Regional Parks & Trails Commission (GMRPTC) designated Lake Washington Regional Park and Campground as a regional significant destination and awarded the County $983,511 to continue their enhancement efforts.

Improvements that will be completed with the awarded funding include:

  • Roadway and Trail (paved and unpaved) extensions into the undeveloped portions of the site
  • Prairie restoration plantings
  • Additional camping
  • Nature play
  • Improved water access
  • Signage (wayfinding and educational)

Market News

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July 23, 2020 (Bloomington, Minnesota) – ISG, a professional design and engineering firm made a strategic advancement to expand its services by welcoming Julie Blackburn as its new Environmental Practice Group Leader, out of the firm’s Bloomington office. Joining 300+ employee-owners including a team of in-house environmental scientists, Julie, the former Governor’s appointee to the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council, brings over 25 years of passion for identifying environmental solutions and will guide the firm as it takes the next step in becoming an industry leader in environmental services.
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ISG Named Business of the Year by Grow Cedar Valley

June 22, 2020 (Waterloo, Iowa) – Based on its growing presence in eastern Iowa and efforts to give back to the community, ISG has received the 2020 Business of the Year Award from Grow Cedar Valley, an organization devoted to the growth of businesses in the region. ISG’s Waterloo office was honored as one of two businesses of the year (1-50 full-time employees), marking the firm’s growing impact in the region since expanding its footprint to Waterloo in 2018.
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