Morgan Creek Park Redevelopment - Phase 1

Phase 1, located south of current developed park area

Morgan Creek Park Phase 1 design

A Master Plan for the 352 acre Morgan Creek Park was completed in 2015. This plan provides opportunities to modernize park amenities in response to community input and the recent Highway 100 completion with an expected increase in residential growth. The new park development will occur on the south side and complement the current campground, arboretum, trails and natural areas. 

Construction for Phase 1 will begin in 2020 and will include:

• Entrance road on E Ave

• Inclusive playground and parking areas

• Shelter

• Accessible restroom

• Picnic areas

• Walking paths

• Development of the “Highway 100” trail within the park boundaries connecting to the Cherokee Trail in Cedar Rapids.

Phase 1 natural resource enhancements will include wetlands and bio-swales; development of native prairie habitat; and a storm water management system to benefit the park and nearby private development.  Additional park redevelopment phases are planned within the next 5-15 years. These plans include an event lodge, continued trail connections, arboretum expansion, campground expansion, stream and natural resource enhancements and so much more for the betterment of the community!

4 Linn County kids running from playgroundMorgan Creek Park concept of possible shelter and restroom

Here's your chance to be part of the effort!

This $5 Million project is made possible by a variety of sources, including funding from the Linn County Water and Land Legacy bond: federal, state and local grants; donations from our partner organizations and individuals with a strong interest in improving the quality of life in Linn County.  The Linn County Conservation Board continues to advocate for a healthy environment by promoting outdoor education and recreational opportunities, natural resource protections and economic development.   There are many ways to donate, including a mailed donation to:                                                                                                                                                                                                 

Linn County Conservation                                                                                                                                                                                   

10260 Morris Hills Road

Toddville, IA 52341

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You can now donate online at linncountyparks.com by clicking donations.   Any size contribution is helpful and appreciated.  If you are interested in other donation options, you may contact us at conservation@linncounty.org for more information. 

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