Barr designed a new park along Minnehaha Creek for the City of Minnetonka and in association with the historic Burwell House. The park’s design enables visitors to experience the creek, historic house, and groves of towering oak trees in a way that has not impacted the beautiful natural resources of the 12-acre site.
The park’s Heritage Garden features a series of stone terraces with free-standing stone walls that weave between oak trees. The design features both low-maintenance perennial gardens and oak-savanna plantings and provides serene areas to relax in the beautiful surroundings. Other elements include a trail system, canoe landing, low-impact parking lots, savanna and streambank restoration, a cherry orchard, and restroom facilities.
Landscape Architect and Ecologist
Senior Civil Engineer
Vice President Senior Civil Engineer