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2575 Lakeside Dr
Iowa City, IA

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Whispering Meadows Wetland Park

This 17 acres of wetland, pond, and trails serves several functions. The pond and wetland effectively hold and clean the storm water runoff from hundreds of houses in the area. The basin prevents the water from cascading into urban streams reducing bank undercutting. The wetland and pond are home to many species of plants, insects, wildlife including a small population of beavers.

The winding trails, bridges, and diverse vegetation create a fun habitat for children and adults to explore, view wildlife, catch frogs, and enjoy themselves. A lookout bridge extends into the heart of the wetland where wildlife can be seen and heard by patient visitors.

Activities and Experiences

  • See and learn about a wide variety of wetland plants.
  • Understand which birds, insects, and wildlife thrive in a wetland ecosystem.
  • Photograph wildlife in the area.
  • Fish in the pond.
  • Bike, jog, and walk on the winding trails.

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