Case Studies, Permeable

When you need a tough, attractive and proven pavement solution, turn to Willow Creek Paving Stones. From parking lots to walkways, from driveways to courtyards and plazas, and whether in public spaces or at private residences, Willow Creek pavers set the standard for quality and value.


Our permeable paver systems provide an attractive, high-performance permeable interlocking concrete pavement (PICP) stormwater management option suitable for a broad range of applications. A PICP system incorporating Willow Creek permeable pavers allows water to drain quickly through the paved surface into the subsurface and then infiltrate into the ground, or it can be harvested for irrigation or other uses. Our permeable pavers can qualify your projects for LEED credits from the U.S. Green Building Council.


The case studies below provide examples of Willow Creek permeable pavers being used successfully to manage runoff in a variety of site conditions.

Transit-Oriented Development, Minneapolis, MN

Willow Creek permeable pavers help manage water quality at Oaks Station Place in Minneapolis, MN

Lakeside Parking Lot, Maple Grove, MN

Willow Creek permeable pavers help manage water quality at Fish Lake Regional Park in Maple Grove, MN

Downtown Walkway, Minneapolis, MN

  Willow Creek Permeable Pavers are helping to dramatically reduce stormwater and pollutant runoff from a mile-long stretch of two streets in downtown Minneapolis.

Private Residence, Falcon Heights, MN

Permeable Pavers Expand Outdoor Living Space While Meeting Zoning Requirements

University of MN, Minneapolis

Stormwater from more than 60,000 Sq. Ft. of University of MN parking surface now infiltrates into the ground instead of running into local waterways, thanks to a Willow Creek permeable paver solution.

Century College, White Bear Lake, MN

Willow Creek permeable pavers are helping manage stormwater runoff at Century College in White Bear Lake, MN.

City Hall, River Falls, WI

Willow Creek Aqua-Loc Permeable Pavers have significantly reduced stormwater runoff from the River Falls (WI) City Hall into one of Wisconsin’s premier “Class A” trout streams.

Business, Afton, MN

Willow Creek Aqua-Loc permeable pavers allowed an Afton, Minnesota, business to expand without removing a paved driveway.

MRG Tool and Die, Faribault, MN

MRG Tool and Die in Faribault, MN, wanted to double the size of its facility, but zoning regulations required the company to reduce the amount of impermeable surface on its property.

Private Residence, Spicer, MN

Kandiyohi County in central Minnesota has a building code that limits impermeable surfaces in shoreland zones within 1,000 feet of a body of water to 25 percent of the total lot coverage.