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Parks to People Strategic Plan

In 2014 the Iowa Parks Foundation released an in-depth strategic plan to create a 21st Century Iowa park system. Stakeholders ranging from private business owners to the DNR helped put together this visionary plan to increase collaboration at all levels of government in an effort to connect the people of Iowa to our spectacular Iowa parks. Please take a look at the plan and join our effort to improve Iowa’s natural resources, recreation and economic vitality by connecting Iowans to the outdoors.

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The mission of the Iowa Parks Foundation is to strengthen the connection between Iowans and their parks by creating innovative partnerships and making strategic grants that transform Iowa’s parks while improving Iowans’ health and quality of life.

Why Invest in Iowa’s Parks?

Because-Direct Experiences in the Natural World are Vital to the Physical and Mental Health of Every Iowan of Every Generation.

What is the IPF Board’s Vision?

As we approach the 2020 centennial of the founding of the Iowa Parks System, our work will benefit all Iowans and will result inHealthier Iowans, a Healthier Environment and Healthier Communities.