University of Iowa

Parks & Recreation

Parks and Recreation
Boone River Canoeing

Webster City Parks & Recreation Plan

Working in collaboration with the City of Webster City Parks & Recreation Department, graduate students in the School of Urban & Regional Planning will complete a Parks & Recreation Plan for Webster City that promotes appropriate land...
Delwood Elementary School

Delmar Community Vision Plan

In a report to the Delmar Economic Development Group, a graduate student in the School of Urban & Regional Planning completed an independent project that provides recommendations and identifies resources that help achieve a community-driven...
East Park Design Concept

Mason City Waterways Access and Development

As part of their Senior Design Capstone course, Civil & Environmental Engineering students created the design for three access points to the Winnebago River in Mason City, creating opportunities for new and enhanced recreation use of the river...

Greenspace Plan

Graduate students in the School of Urban & Regional Planning researched the following five greenspace priorities for the City of Sioux City and created recommendations on how best to increase greenspaces downtown: opportunities for adding...

Iowa City Public History

Students made parklands along the Iowa River the focus of questions that focus on Iowa City's history, and concentrated on environmental justice concerns related to use and misuse of the river. The project resulted in a website with audio and...

Trails Economic Impact and Master Plan

Urban and Regional Planning students created the Trails economic impact plan that provides research on the benefits of the current trails system in Decorah, Iowa and provides recommendations on how to continue expanding it as well as a presentation...

Neste Park Recreational Trails

Civil and environmental engineering students evaluated and designed new trails in Neste Park that complemented the planned Recreation and Nature Center near Decorah, IA. Neste Valley Recreational Area sits just 2.5 miles from Decorah and was sited...

Neste Park Recreational Facility and Nature Center

Civil and environmental engineering students determined the best location for a new nature center and created preliminary 3D designs for the structure near Decorah, IA. Neste Valley Recreational Area sits just 2.5 miles from Decorah and was sited to...

Marketing the Upper Iowa River for Sustainable Use

Students in Marketing Field Studies class in the Tippie College of Business researched these multiple uses and images of the river through focus groups and meetings with community stakeholders. Based on their findings, they developed recommendations...

Charles City Waterfront and Credit Trading

Graduate students in the School of Urban and Regional Planning developed a market analysis for a kayak park on Cedar River and made recommendations for linking the new park to downtown. Students also drafted recommendations to enhance the quality of...