Parks & Recreation

Cedar Rapids plans to spend $1.5 million more in LOST funds for northwest rec center

CEDAR RAPIDS — The City Council this week is slated to approve the spending of an additional $1.5 million in revenue from an earlier 1-percent local-option sales tax to help replace the flood-ruined and now-demolished Time Check Recreation [...]

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New parks project announced for northeast Iowa

DES MOINES — Three counties that are home to four state parks in northeast Iowa will serve as the first pilot area for a public-private partnership expected to pump at least $6 million into new amenities and improvements intended to better [...]

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Natural Heritage Foundation continues to be successful

The Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation, established 35 years ago this month, has protected more than 146,000 acres in 97 of Iowa’s 99 counties.

In noting the foundation’s June 22 anniversary, Department of Natural Resources Direc [...]

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Area pool renovations to offer easier accessibility

While the City Park Pool in Iowa City just opened its newly renovated facilities to the public on Saturday, several other communities are looking to begin renovations of their own.

The city of Lisbon is planning to close their pool around [...]

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Students, alumni challenge Iowa State for dropping Project Aware sponsorship

A group of Iowa State University students, faculty and alumni are petitioning the college to reinstate its sponsorship of a state-run environmental project that focuses on water quality and stewardship of Iowa’s rivers, some of which have b [...]

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Iowa House approves funding for state park spanning two states

DES MOINES — The Iowa House approved a $185 million infrastructure bill today that includes money for what is believed to be the nation’s first bistate state park.

The $2 million to be set aside will be used to acquire land in [...]

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