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Water level to drop at Central Park Lake ahead of renovation

Water level to drop at Central Park Lake ahead of renovation

  • 9/20/2016 12:08:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources and the Jones County Conservation Board plans to begin drawing down Central Park Lake near Center Junction in Jones County as early as September 26th a part of a lake restoration project to improve fishing opportunities.
Fishing Regulations to be Relaxed at Central Park Lake

Fishing Regulations to be Relaxed at Central Park Lake

  • 8/31/2016 2:35:00 PM
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CENTER JUNCTION - The Iowa Department of Natural Resources will relax fishing regulations at Central Park Lake in Jones County starting on September 3, to allow anglers to more freely harvest game fish before the lake is renovated this fall.
Public Meeting to Discuss Central Park Lake's Improvement Plan

Public Meeting to Discuss Central Park Lake's Improvement Plan

  • 8/30/2016 12:52:00 PM
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Center Junction – The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the Jones County Conservation Board will host a public meeting at 6:30 p.m., September 13, at the Central Park Nature Center, to discuss plans for improving water quality and recreational opportunities at Central Park Lake, in Jones County.
Central Park Lake Improvement Project Moves to In-lake Restoration Phase in Fall 2016

Central Park Lake Improvement Project Moves to In-lake Restoration Phase in Fall 2016

  • 7/5/2016 11:30:00 AM
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For over 50 years the lake at Central Park has been the hub of Jones County Conservation’s recreational opportunities.  Located in the heart of Jones County, residents have benefited from its presence by swimming, fishing, paddling or strolling along its shoreline, in addition to its annual $7.84 million positive economic impact. 
Central Park Lake Poised for Return

Central Park Lake Poised for Return

  • 2/20/2015 4:56:00 AM
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Central Park Lake encompasses only 25 acres, but the 297-acre park is a popular recreation destination in Jones County, despite the lake’s listing as “impaired” due to excess algae, bacteria and pH.