Tedesco Environmental Learning Corridor

Collaboration. Cooperation. Conservation. Connectivity.

The Tedesco Environmental Learning Corridor is a unique community space located in the latest phase of the ISU Research Park's expansion, showcasing conservation techniques, sustainable technologies, environmental education, water quality awareness, and trail connectivity. This 37-acre park brings county, city, university, and state partners together to illustrate synergies between commercial development, quality of life improvements, and natural resource conservation. 

The corridor focuses on progressive approaches that demonstrate management of the urban-rural interface for both urban growth and resource protection. The corridor demonstrates a collaborative approach to commercial development that will improve Story County's economy, environment, and quality of life

Planned Features




  • Stream accesses and wetland boardwalk
  • Water quality demonstrations
  • Stream, wetland, and prairie restoration
Ford View
Gathering areas



  • Interactive educational elements
  • Gathering areas
  • Integrated technology



  • Paved primary trails
  • Natural secondary trails
  • Trail connection to Ames and regional trails
Final Master Plan
Shipping container shelter

Shipping containers are being re-purposed as shelters.