Community Development

Questions about the Plan process? 
Contact Haley:

Haley Sevening, AICP
Planner
h.sevening@cedar-rapids.org
319-286-5115

Greenway Parks Plan

Greenway Parks Plan

The City of Cedar Rapids is working on updating the Greenway Parks Plan! In 2014, the Greenway Parks Plan was completed to provide guidance on park and recreation opportunities along the riverfront. The riverfront greenway is comprised of three park areas within the Time Check, Kingston Village, and Czech Village neighborhoods. The update of the Greenway Park Plan will build upon the public input received in 2014 and confirm features previously prioritized. The updated Plan will also consider the current flood control system alignment and build on the ongoing planning and design efforts along the riverfront. One of the most recent efforts was the Czech Village/New Bohemia Action Plan, which updated the  Czech Village Greenway Park concept designs. The City looks forward to collaborating with the community to create a forward-thinking, innovative update to the Greenway Parks Plan. As the project progresses, opportunities to stay engaged and learn about the project's status will be provided below.

Plan Document

The draft Greenway Parks Plan will be presented to the City Council Development Committee on May 15, 2024, with a presentation to and consideration of adoption by the full Council on May 28, 2024.

View Draft Greenway Parks Plan (full plan document)

View Greenway Parks Concepts and Sections (Graphics only)

Plan Area

Greenway Parks Plan Map


Plan Timeline
Project Timeline - August 2023 to April 2024


Project Updates
  • July 12, 2023: City Staff provided an update on the project to the City Council Development Committee. 
    VIEW MEETING PRESENTATION 
  • August 24, 2023: City Staff met with the consultant team to kick off the planning process.
  • September 19, 2023: City Staff met with the Steering Committee to provide background on the planning process and present upcoming engagement opportunities.
  • September 25, 2023: City Staff provided an update on the project to the City Council Development Committee. 
    VIEW MEETING PRESENTATION 
  • October 3, 2023: The City held an open house to solicit community input on the Greenway Parks Plan. 
    VIEW Open house boards 
  • October 13, 2023: The City closed the online survey and concluded the first round of community engagement. 
     VIEW Engagement SUMMARY
  • December 13, 2023: City Staff provided an update on the project to the City Council Development Committee. 
    VIEW MEETING PRESENTATION
  • October 2023 - February 2024: The consultant team and City worked together to develop concept plans for the Greenway Parks based on feedback provided.
  • February 14, 2024: City Staff met with the Steering Committee to present and solicit comments on the draft Greenway Parks concept plans and upcoming engagement opportunities.
  • February 22 - March 6, 2024: City Staff conducted engagement on the draft Greenway Parks concepts. An open house was held at NewBo City Market on February 22, 2024 and an online survey was open from February 20 to March 6, 2024.                                                                                         VIEW draft concepts       VIEW Open house boards       
  • View engagement summary 
  • February 28, 2024: City Staff provided an update on the project to the City Council Development Committee. 
    VIEW MEETING PRESENTATION
  • March 20, 2024: City Staff provided an update on the project to the City Council Development Committee. 
    VIEW MEETING PRESENTATION
  • March - May 2024: The consultant team and City are working together to update the concept plans for the Greenway Parks based on feedback provided and develop the final Plan document.
  • April 20 - April 30, 2024: City Staff attended various community events to showcase the final Greenway Parks Plan concepts.
    VIEW Final concepts
  • May 15, 2024: City Staff provided an update on the project to the City Council Development Committee. 
    VIEW MEETING PRESENTATION

Steering Committee
  • Crystal Walter – City of Cedar Rapids Parks, Waterways, and Recreation Commission  
  • Laurie Worden –  Cedar Rapids Parks Foundation
  • Al Pierson – Northwest Neighbors Neighborhood Association 
  • Jim Miller – The District
  • Nikki Wilcox – Downtown District 
  • Lindsey Podzimek – Skateboard User Group Representative
  • Hannah Ray – Kayaking User Group Representative
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