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Soccer Site Access Rd
Outside gates of waste water treatment plant
Iowa City, IA

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Oxeye Prairie

The large prairie on the east side of Soccer Park features a winding trail through a huge diversity of native plants buzzing with life. This area just outside the gates of the wastewater treatment plant is reminiscent of how the entire Iowa landscape appeared just 250 years ago.

Bird watchers, insect enthusiasts, and photographers will enjoy the bike trip to the park on the south side of Iowa City. If you are considering planting native prairie in your landscape, you can get a first-hand look at a wide variety of plants to help in deciding which ones you prefer.

Activities and Experiences

  • See and learn about a wide variety of native plants.
  • Understand which birds and insects thrive in prairie environments.

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