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Lake Iowa Nature Center

Lake Iowa Nature Center
Back Patio
View of the Pond

Pond Close-Up
Memorial Trail behind Nature Center
The Lake Iowa Nature Center has two levels that may be rented for weddings, graduations, family reunions, and other special events.  The main level is a large open room with a beautiful high wooden ceiling and hardwood floors.  A wall of large windows overlooks the recently expanded pond.  The lower level has a concrete floor and a full kitchen.  It opens out onto a large concrete patio and open yard area behind the nature center.  The pond is also visible from the lower level.  This facility may be reserved up to one year in advance.  For more information or to make a reservation, please call (319) 655-8465.


The Lake Iowa Nature Center is off of the main entrance of the park, just past the park shop. 


The Lake Iowa Nature Center has the following amenities available.  The lower level has a full kitchen, and appliances are available to use as part of the rental.  Renters must provide their own cookware, place settings, etc.  Several outlets are located along the back counter.  Rectangular tables and folding chairs are also available- set up and tear down is the responsibility of the renter. 
Handicap Accessible
Pets prohibited
Picnic Table
Pressurized water
Refuse cans
Table with chairs

Hours of Operation & Seasons

The Lake Iowa Nature Center is available year round.  Rentals are not available for holiday weekends.


The main floor of the nature center will not be available to rent from May 24-July 23, 2012 due to a special exhibit.

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