Community Development

Questions about the Plan process? 
Contact Haley:

Haley Sevening, AICP

Greenway Parks Plan

Greenway Parks Plan

The City of Cedar Rapids is working on updating the Greenway Park 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 Area

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Plan Timeline


Upcoming Engagement Events and Opportunities

We are excited to hear from YOU! Upcoming community engagement events will be posted below. Watch our social media channels for the most current updates.

The online survey is now closed. Additional engagement opportunities will be provided in the coming months.

  • OPEN HOUSE: Anticipated January or February 2024 - More Details to be Provided. 

Project Updates

  • July 12, 2023: City Staff provided an update on the project to the City Council Development Committee. 
  • August 24, 2023: City Staff met with the consultant team to kick off the planning process.
  • September 25, 2023: City Staff provided an update on the project to the City Council Development Committee. 
  • 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. 
  • October - December 2023: The consultant team and City will be working together to develop concept plans for the Greenway Parks based on feedback provided.
Steering Committee
  • Crystal Walters – City of Cedar Rapids Parks, Waterways, and Recreation Commission  
  • Laurie Worden –  Cedar Rapids Parks Foundation
  • Al Pierson – Northwest Neighbors Neighborhood Association 
  • Monica Vernon – The Czech Village/New Bohemia Self-Supported Municipal Improvement District (CVNB SSMID) 
  • Nikki Wilcox – Downtown District 
  • Lindsey Podzimek – Skateboard User Group Representative
  • Hannah Ray – Kayaking User Group Representative
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