Wickiup Wandering Woods, a Celebration!

Posted:6/19/2018 Linn

LINN COUNTY, IA – June 13, 2018 – Linn County Conservation Board and staff will celebrate the latest addition to Wickiup Hill: Wickiup’s Wandering Woods, a children’s outdoor natural playscape:

WHEN:            Friday, June 22                         1pm  

WHERE:           Wickiup Hill Outdoor Learning Area                         10260 Morris Hills Road                         Toddville, Iowa 52341  

WHY:               Over two years of planning and construction has taken place to create Wickiup’s Wandering Woods, nestled along the woodlands and a wetland at Wickiup Hill.

This new outdoor natural playscape allows children of all ages to use their imagination and creativity in experiencing a greater appreciation for the outdoors and the environment.   This new and unique playscape is nearly in acre in size, featuring an abundance of natural elements for unstructured play and healthy activities.   Play features include natural building materials, water play, music and dramatic play, climb and balance, messy materials, and ADA accessible features.  Although the site opened to the public late last fall, the final elements were added this spring, including a new deck overlooking the wetland, a zip-line, and sitting benches.

SCHEDULE FOR THE CELEBRATION:  A brief program at the deck located in the center of Wickiup’s Wandering Woods will detail the components of this playscape from its creation, as well as highlight the importance of further engaging the next generation to connect with nature. Linn County Conservation would also like to thank the community for their ongoing support. Private donations, along with federal and local grants, have been instrumental in funding this project.