Largest Park in Iowa City Nearing Completion

By Mark Carlson, Reporter

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IOWA CITY, Iowa - Work is nearing completion at Iowa City’s soon-to-be largest park. Parks officials plan to dedicate and officially open the lodge at the Terry Trueblood Recreation Area next month. The opening of the lodge will mark the completion of all major projects at the park.

“I envision nothing but success and a lot of people out here,” said Mike Moran, director of Iowa City’s parks and recreation department.

The $7 million park was approved by the city council in 2010. Tax dollars, grants and private donations have funded the work.

“I think they’ve done a great job,” said Melia Montgomery, who went fishing with her family Friday.

The lake, which fills the center of the park, is stocked with trout, bass and several other fish. Department of Natural Resources have helped stock the lake on multiple occasions, Moran said.

Kayak, canoe and paddle boat rentals are also available, through a partnership with Fin and Feather, an Iowa City outdoors store.

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