Iowa City Parks & Recreation needs your help envisioning the future of the Iowa City parks system through the “Gather Here” Parks planning initiative. This plan provides a study of the City’s current active park areas to evaluate accessibility, condition and lifespan of the facilities, as well as providing a visioning component to determine the park amenities and facilities desired by the community. The goal is to shape the park system and facilities in their role as gathering spaces for the Iowa City community.

To help inform the plan, a public input open house will be held in conjunction with the Iowa City Holiday Market on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016 at the Robert A Lee Recreation Center from 10 a.m.- noon.

This plan will focus on the department’s outdoor spaces, and not address the programs or services based inside the recreation centers or City Park Pool.

RDG Design of Des Moines was selected to lead this 9-month project.  The outcome will be a prioritized plan to guide maintenance and plans for additions to park facilities.

The master plan process began at the end October with a series of community focus groups geared at soliciting feedback on current facilities to determine accessibility and maintenance concerns.

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Date of publication

Wednesday, November 30, 2016