Iowa State Parks 2020, Centennial

CELEBRATE . CONNECT . INSPIRE .

The year 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the Iowa state parks system. Iowa will host 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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Get Involved!

Interested in planning an official Parks2020 event?

Review the:
Parks2020 Event Guidelines

Download the:
Parks2020 Event Application

Then email to:
Centennial.Events@dnr.iowa.gov

Your official event will be included in promotions and on the DNR calendar.


Official events can also use the Parks2020 logo for branding.
Contact: Julie.Tack@dnr.iowa.gov


If you have any questions or ideas for how to celebrate Parks 2020, please send an email to: Julie.Tack@dnr.iowa.gov


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