From: Geoff Hubbard, Parks & Recreation Director
Date: October 1, 2021
Re: Riverview Park Community Engagement Events
Riverview Park has been Marshalltown's largest and most heavily used park in town since it was created in 1904. The park is currently the home of a campground, dog park, disc golf course, shelter buildings, playgrounds, tennis court, basketball court, and walking paths, and bike trail access. In past years the park also featured a zoo in the 1920s and a swimming pool from 1921-2002. The park has evolved over the last decade and due to the August 2020 derecho, which devastated the park causing the removal of over 400 trees, it is time to reimagine what Riverview Park could look like for the next decade. “We would like to hear input from the community of favorite memories of Riverview Park and get their input and ideas about what they'd like to see in the park for years to come. Two community engagement meetings will be held at the Reunion Hall in Riverview Park on Wednesday, October 6, and Tuesday, October 12 from 4-7 pm, said Geoff Hubbard, Parks & Recreation Director. Participants will be given an aerial map of the park to mark with their memories and ideas for future amenities.
For people who can not attend a meeting, they can still give their input via a webpage on the Parks & Recreation Department's website – www.marshalltownparkandrec.com and use the link on the left of the page titled Riverview Park Community Input. “It will only take a few minutes to give us your thoughts on what made Riverview Park great and what can make it a park for the community for future generations”, commented Hubbard.
For more information about park closures or for questions please call the Parks & Recreation Department at 641-754-5715 x.4