Due to the continued challenges caused by seasonal flooding in Lower City Park, the Iowa City Parks and Recreation Department is planning a redesign of the area. The public is reminded that the City will host an open house on Wednesday, Oct. 21 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Social Hall of the Robert A. Lee Recreation Center, 220 S. Gilbert Street, to present and gather ideas and feedback on a new master plan for Lower City Park.

Confluence, a Des Moines-based landscape architecture firm that has been hired to develop the park master plan, will be available to present details of some of the concepts that have been suggested and answer questions from the public. Their presentation will be bookended by two separate open houses to allow greater time flexibility for attendees.

The first open house is scheduled from 5 to 5:40 p.m., followed by the Confluence presentation from 5:40 to 6:20. The second open house will then run from 6:20 to 7 p.m. The open houses will allow people the time to study the presentation materials and discuss ideas with Confluence representatives and Parks and Recreation staff.

For more information, contact the Parks and Recreation Information Desk at 319-356-5100.

Date of publication

Tuesday, October 20, 2015