Park Planning Public Meeting Scheduled in Oskaloosa


On Thursday, January 11, the public is invited to participate in a public input meeting focusing on county-wide park planning from 5:30 -7:30 pm at the Environmental Learning Center which is located at 2342 Hwy 92. in Oskaloosa.

Landscape Architecture faculty and students from Iowa State University’s Community Design Lab (CDL) are working with the City of Oskaloosa and Mahaska County to study and assess current park and recreation accommodations in the county and explore the need for future updates to the park system.

The CDL team will be on hand to gather input from residents about their needs and concerns related to parks and trails in Oskaloosa and throughout Mahaska County. The CDL will provide a variety of interactive activities that will allow participants to share their experiences using the park system and suggest improvements that would encourage greater use of the parks and trails going forward.

This is a great opportunity to give input on what you would like to see in the future of the park systems. Please bring family and friends and give a few minutes of your time to help shape the future of our community.

The City of Oskaloosa, Mahaska County Conservation, and CDL have had several meetings leading up to this community engagement and look forward to presenting their findings to the public. We encourage you to attend as both the City of Oskaloosa & Mahaska County Conservation want to better serve the communities!

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