Waterworks Prairie Park
Near I-80 and Dubuque Street

200 acres 

Acquired in 2003

Amenities include

  • Nearly three miles of trails are constructed on the Waterworks Prairie Park site, looping around the ponds and through the prairie. The trails are part of the Iowa River Corridor Trail network, which extends from Napoleon Park in South Iowa City to the Coralville Reservoir property north of Iowa City, a distance of approximately nine miles. Public parking is provided at the northeast corner of Waterworks Prairie Park. The trails connect to the Peninsula trail system via a recently constructed trail under the Interstate-80 bridge over the Iowa River.
  • View trail map of the greater Iowa City area
  • Trailhead parking
  • Ponds and wetlands
  • Wooded areas
  • Shelter
  • Canoe access on Iowa River (the landing is off the parking lot)
  • Numerous native prairie grasses and wildflowers. This park will become the largest urban prairie in the state.

City Government