Quarry Hill Ravine and Park Restoration


  • Local Governments


  • Construction
  • Engineering
  • Geospatial
  • Surveying + Mapping
  • Water
  • Water Resources


  • Rochester, Minnesota

The Quarry Hill Park and Nature Center receives about 70,000 visitors a year and is considered one of Rochester’s most important natural assets. HR Green provided design and construction observation/administration services to resolve over 6,500 LF of ravine and drainage way stabilization and surface drainage problems in the park while managing the ongoing public access needs in the park.

This project involved stormwater Best Management Practices and stabilization engineering designs that utilize natural systems to create effective and aesthetically pleasing results. The system was modeled in XPSWMM, spreadsheets and HEC-RAS. Significant attention was devoted to erosion control design and implementation, given the location of the project in a very popular city park. HR Green teamed with Inter-Fluve and provided engineering, survey, project management, construction management, quality assurance/control and field services throughout the project. Additionally, HR Green provided design and construction management/oversight services to expand an existing pond at Quarry Hill Park to provide expanded recreational opportunities.


The Minnesota ACEC chapter recognized the City of Rochester and HR Green with an ACEC Honor Award in its Water & Storm Water category for the Quarry Hill Park Improvements Project.

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