NEWS RELEASE: IOWA INVITES PEOPLE TO EXPLORE IOWA’S OUTDOORS WITH “99 COUNTIES, 99 PARKS” CAMPAIGN

Wednesday, May 01, 2019

(Sioux City) – The State of Iowa announced the launch of its new effort encouraging residents and visitors alike to explore Iowa’s outdoors. The “99 Counties, 99 Parks” initiative, rolled out on Earth Day during an event at Sioux City’s Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center, highlights the wide array of recreational activities the state has to offer within its county parks.

“Iowa’s county parks are great places to feed your sense of adventure,” said Governor Kim Reynolds. “We have an abundance of natural beauty in this state, and we’re thrilled to issue an invitation for people to experience it first hand. I know my family will be outside exploring all the county parks have to offer this summer, so I hope my fellow Iowans and visitors to our state will will join us.”

The “99 Counties, 99 Parks” initiative features one county conservation-managed park in each of Iowa’s 99 counties. In addition to traditional activities like fishing, boating and hiking, the list includes parks with golf courses, archery ranges, disc golf courses, observation towers, eco-cruises, Olympic-sized swimming pools and luxury cabins. Individuals are encouraged to visit traveliowa.com/99parks to browse parks by interest (or view all 99) and find the parks that best fit their needs. 

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