Projects & News
The Wapsipinicon Trail
We Need Your Help to Finish Phase II
The completion of Phase 1 in 2019 was a huge success with outdoor enthusiasts, local daycare centers, tourists, and area residents walking its newly paved 0.5 mile pathway.
A tremendous outpouring of support made Phase I possible and is already paving the way for success of Phase II.
The estimated cost of the trail is $599,000. Committed funding as of May 2020 was $417,384. That’s 70% of the way to reaching the Phase II funding goal and completing the highly anticipated trail.
Phase II trail construction is approximately 0.5 miles from the terminus of Phase I at the junction of Stallion Creek and Shaw Road, and extends to the Hale Bridge in the Wapsipinicon State Park. If you include city sidewalks, you can make a loop route that will be slightly over a 5K distance in total.
The additional 0.5 mile trail will add a high quality asset to the City of Anamosa, the County, and the greater region.
It’s a unique opportunity to connect people to outdoor recreation in Jones County and attract tourists to visit the area.
If you would like to support the Wapsipinicon Trail, please contact Jones County Conservation at 563-487-3541 ext. 1. Your help is greatly appreciated! Donor recognition is available.
Central Park Fremont Mill Bridge
School of the Wild
Jones County Conservations first "School of the Wild" week was a wonderful success - despite setbacks due to COVID 19. Check out some of the pics below from St. Patrick's and Sacred Hearts week at Central Park. Visit local newspapers to view articles about Jones Counties participation in 2020 "School of the Wild". Monticello Express Journal-eureka
Check out the winners from this years
Digital Jones County Nature Photography Contest.
Congratulations to all the category finalists and winners!
Stop out to Central Park and walk the Wild Edible Trail! More details Here
Central Park Lake Restoration 2018
Central Park Lake Restoration Spring 2019
Central Park Lake Restoration Fall/Winter 2017-18
Central Park Lake Restoration Fall / Winter 2017