Over the years, the park had become overgrown and rundown. In 2012 to 2013 the quarries were cleared of dead trees and invasive vegetation by a joint citizen-city effort. The Red Wing Area Fund provided money for milling the quarry floors; refurbishing the steps and parking lots; and adding new trail heads, kiosks, fencing, fire rings, stone picnic tables, and picnic grills in both quarries.
The Upper Quarry has been refurbished and enhanced in the spirit of its original design. The new fire ring and the group picnic area east of the sugar loaf reflects that beauty and spirit of both quarries.