The year 2020 marked the 100th anniversary of the Iowa state parks system. Iowa hosted a yearlong celebration to commemorate the centennial with special events, promotions, historical and cultural connections and much more!

Parks 2020 centennial goals:

  • Celebrate the importance of state parks to Iowa’s history, culture and quality of life;
  • Connect Iowans to natural resources in a personal and passionate way; and
  • Inspire a high level of appreciation and stewardship of the Iowa state park system for the future.
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