HERO Center Regional Training Facility

Cottage Grove, Minnesota

The HERO Center’s mission is to act as a multi-use public safety training center where project partners, members and customers share resources for pre-employment, continuing education and in-service training for law enforcement officers, firefighters, emergency medical service providers and students.

The heart of the project is to provide reality-based training scenarios, technologically advanced immersion-based training and access to consistent and meaningful firearms proficiency training facilities, as well as an emphasis on the coordination between theoretical and field training.

Learn about our team’s process for visualizing this training center in this video.


City of Woodbury/Cottage Grove

At a glance

46,490 SF


Reality-based training

Tactical training with movable partitions

Virtual reality simulation

Classrooms/breakout rooms

12-lane, 50-yard firing range

Secure outdoor and K9 training area




Interior design

Structural, mechanical, civil and electrical engineering

Fire Protection and Life Safety


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