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Iowa Transportation Commission approves funding for State Recreational Trails Program

ARNOLDS PARK, Iowa – Oct. 10, 2023 – Today, the Iowa Transportation Commission approved $2,753,115 for seven State Recreational Trails Program projects. The State Recreational Trails Program was created in 1988 with the purpose of developing and maintaining recreational trails and trail-related facilities for both motorized and non-motorized trail users. This funding is available to cities, counties, state agencies, local governments, and nonprofit organizations through an annual application-based program.

The projects and approved funding amounts are listed below.

  • Raccoon River Valley Trail to High Trestle Trail Connector Phase VI
    (Dallas County Conservation Board)                                                                  $ 675,000
  • Red Rock Prairie Trail: Prairie City to Mitchellville
    (Jasper County Conservation Board)                                                                 $ 499,800
  • Fontana Park Learning and Discovery Trail
    (Buchanan County Conservation Board)                                                            $ 238,534
  • Hoover Trail Bridge #2 (Cedar County Conservation Board)                              $ 130,000
  • Copper Creek Mountain Bike Park (Polk County Conservation Board)              $ 400,000
  • Little River Scenic Pathway Phase 2              
    (Decatur County Conservation Board)                                                                $ 346,913
  • Ballpark to Ballpark Shelby County Trail Phase 2 (Shelby County)                    $ 462,868


For more information, contact Debra Arp at 515-239-1681 or [email protected].


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