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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.

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Check out the winners from this years

Digital Jones County Nature Photography Contest.

Congratulations to all the category finalists and winners!


Central Park Fremont Mill Bridge

Rehabilitation Project

Stop out to Central Park and walk the Wild Edible Trail!     More details Here

Central Park Lake Restoration 2018

Central Park Lake Restoration Fall/Winter 2017-18

Central Park Lake Restoration Fall / Winter 2017

Central Park Lake Restoration Spring 2019

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