Timeless Retaining Walls For Parks and Municipalities


As a civil or municipal engineer, it's up to you to design retaining walls for community infrastructure projects that will stand the test of time, and that will also make your community look great. No pressure, right? With superior aesthetics and proven engineering, it's easy to see why municipal engineers around the world have used the Redi-Rock to:

  • support local roadways
  • create space for bike paths
  • construct outdoor stages, amphitheaters and athletic fields
  • protect against flooding and shoreline erosion
  • build good-looking retention or detention ponds
  • provide access to local park and trail systems

How Can Redi-Rock Help Municipalities?


The Redi-Rock retaining wall system uses massive, one-ton precast blocks that stack together like giant Legos. It installs quickly and easily, allowing many cities and counties to use their own construction crews to install Redi-Rock walls. And with a variety of beautiful face textures to choose from that feature the look of natural stone, designers can select the option that looks best in their area to create a consistent, timeless look throughout each project.

9in setback blocks helped expand a detention basin capacity

In order to complete their work for the Lumpkin Road Reconstruction Project, Houston's Memorial City Redevelopment Authority needed to double the capacity of the existing detention pond. Wilbert Vaults of Houston supplied the 9in (230mm) setback blocks to create the gravity walls for the project. Read the case study.

The long-term vision of the Peaks to Plains Trail is a 65-mile (105 kilometer) off-highway opportunity to travel from the Continental Divide to the South Platte River. Signature Stone provided blocks for the miles of retaining walls needed above and below the trail. Read the case study.

Limestone retaining walls line both sides of a road

Puget Sound Precast provided Limestone textured gravity walls along South Flowers Road to accommodate the grade change while not having to remove trees at the top of the walls.

A Ledgestone texture retaining wall creates space for playground equipment

At a park in Korea, Sekogeo supplied this Ledgestone texture retaining wall to create space for new playground equipment.

Curving retaining walls line a hillside park entrance

These Cobblestone walls are topped with caps to create a grand entrance for a local park. The shape of each Redi-Rock block allows for concave and convex curves (as well as inside and outside 90 degree corners) which makes your design options limitless!

Short, tiered retaining walls create space for athletic field

Short, tiered walls in the Ledgestone texture create space for an artificial turf athletic field. Redi-Rock Structures of OKI worked with local authorities to complete this project.

9in setback blocks helped expand a detention basin capacity

In order to complete their work for the Lumpkin Road Reconstruction Project, Houston's Memorial City Redevelopment Authority needed to double the capacity of the existing detention pond. Wilbert Vaults of Houston supplied the 9in (230mm) setback blocks to create the gravity walls for the project. Read the case study.

The long-term vision of the Peaks to Plains Trail is a 65-mile (105 kilometer) off-highway opportunity to travel from the Continental Divide to the South Platte River. Signature Stone provided blocks for the miles of retaining walls needed above and below the trail. Read the case study.

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One of the most common types of projects municipalities complete with Redi-Rock are culverts, head walls, and wing walls. Check out this culvert construction detail here, then head over to the full library of construction details to see what other problems Redi-Rock can help you solve.

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Why Choose Redi-Rock for City Retaining Walls?

City and county engineers use Redi-Rock to provide a great looking solution for local infrastructure projects. Watch this video for a great example of how engineers for the City of Lacy, Washington, designed a beautiful retaining wall to minimize right-of-way-requirements on a local roadway in this suburban community.

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Design Resources for Municipal Applications

Redi-Rock is an aesthetic, engineered solution. Access the Redi-Rock Wall+ Software, Design Charts, and other engineering resources here!

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Construction Details for Municipal Projects

For tips and tricks on installing Redi-Rock on municipal retaining wall projects, take advantage of the Redi-Rock Construction Details here!

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Municipal and Park Retaining Wall Case Studies


Cobblestone columns and walls dot a hillside

Mackinac island State Harbor, Mackinac Island, Michigan

The design and construction of harbor walls, columns, fencing, and seat walls on Mackinac Island required a structural solution that would also match the classic look of this historic park.

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Pitcher winding up to throw

Shawnee County Sports Complex, Topeka, Kansas

When Shawnee County needed to renovate a sports complex, the sloping terrain presented challenges. Three Redi-Rock walls helped level the site to create space for bleachers and a sidewalk.

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Ledgestone retaining wall with black fence

FBI Headquarters on Ronald Reagan Drive, Cincinnati, Ohio

When the FBI headquarters near Cincinnati was relocating, the township needed to create a 19.5 foot tall retaining walls to separate the access road from a neighborhood. See how they did it with Redi-Rock gravity walls!

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Limestone block walls give aesthetic look to fishing pier

Veterans Memorial Park, Monroe, Michigan

The Veterans Memorial Park construction required US Army Corps involvement because it's located on the River Raisin, which falls under the jurisdiction of the Corps. See how this unique riverside park got a much-needed facelift using Redi-Rock!

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Three woman walk on a paved trail adjacent to a retaining wall

Pedestrian Bridge, Hamilton County, Indiana

The city of Indianapolis calls the Monon Greenway one of the busiest urban greenways in the nation, and providing this pedestrian bridge crossing over 146th Street was key to the success of the trail's northward expansion.

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A retention pond with a fountain in the middle

Retention Pond, West Chester, Ohio

This aesthetic pond was designed as the focal point of a downtown development in West Chester Township, Ohio. Lining the pond with Redi-Rock retaining walls allowed the township to prevent erosion while creating a pleasing look for the area.

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