Parks & Recreation

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Festival Time! Engineering Students Create Plans for Clinton Park

Students in the University of Iowa's Civil and Environmental Engineering Department provide designs to renovate and add to Clinton's Riverview Park as it prepares to host a large music festival.
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Clinton Riverview Park Festival Area Engineering and Design

Students in the College of Engineering's Civil Engineering area completed their undergraduate capstone projects with a focus on Clinton's Riverview Park. Because the park will be the site of a new festival that will bring a much larger number of visitors to the area than in the past, the City asked the team to develop plans to upgrade current facilities and add new fixtures that will better accommodate the park's evolving use.

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Shelly Park

Manchester - Shelly Park Redevelopment

As part of their Senior Design Capstone course, Civil & Environmental Engineering students created designs for improvements to Manchester's Shelly Park, a highly used amenity adjacent to the whitewater rafting course on the Maquoketa River.  

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Manchester - Maquoketa River Pedestrian Bridge

As part of their Senior Design Capstone course, Civil & Environmental Engineering students created designs for improvements to Manchester's Schram park, including a pedestrian bridge over the Maquoketa River, a parking lot, and a trail connection that links to the existing trail network.  

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Sidney, Iowa

Sidney Safe Routes to School Trail Design

As part of the Senior Design Capstone Course, Civil & Environmental Engineering students identified trail route alternatives connecting the Sidney community to the Sidney High School located just outside of town, and provided the trail design and cost estimates for the selected route. 

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North Liberty, Iowa

North Liberty Showcase Pavilion & Outdoor Performance Venue- Design & Engineering

As part of their Senior Design Capstone course, Civil & Environmental Engineering students prepared a design report and cost estimates for a "Showcase Pavilion & Outdoor Performance Venue" in North Liberty's Centennial Park.

Manning, Iowa

Manning Parks and Recreation Strategic Plan

As part of his graduate capstone project, Sports & Recreation management student Thomas Harder collaborated with the Manning Parks and Recreation department on a strategic plan for their community recreation center and ballfields.

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Dubuque- Advertising Campaign to Promote Outdoor Recreation in Dubuque

Juniors in the Tippie College of Business Marketing Institute created advertising campaigns for Travel Dubuque to promote the outdoor recreational opportunities in the Dubuque area, with a particular focus on attracting mountain biking enthusiasts to the area's growing trail infrastructure. 

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Webster City, Iowa

Boone Forks Regional Marketing Plan

Students from the Tippie College of Business Marketing Institute developed branding and marketing strategies for the Boone Forks region, consisting of Boone, Hamilton, and Webster Counties, which is one of Iowa's four Parks to People regions.

Three years ago, Hamilton, Boone, and Webster Counties received funding from Iowa’s Parks Foundation to develop a master plan as a region focused on achieving economic, social and natural resources balance and improvements.

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Boone County

Boone County Shelter Design at Forney's Point

As part of the Senior Design Capstone Course, Civil & Environmental Engineering students provided designs for an innovative open shelter in a unique overlook area in Boone County, as well as the design of an access road and parking facility, and related cost estimates.

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Boone County

Boone County Pedestrian Bridge Engineering & Design

As part of the Senior Design Capstone Course, Civil & Environmental Engineering students provided evaluation, design, and cost estimates of the superstructure and substructure for a single span pedestrian bridge that connects campground A to campground B in the Don Williams Recreation Area in Boone County.

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Boone County

Boone County Nature Center Design and Engineering

As part of the Senior Design Capstone Course, Civil & Environmental Engineering students provided design alternatives for a Nature Center building in Boone County.

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