WEST DES MOINES PARKS PLAN CALLS FOR LINKING WATERWAYS

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West Des Moines Parks Plan Calls For Linking Waterways

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — West Des Moines has unveiled a $32 million parks plan that calls for linking city waterways with a trail loop and include features such an outdoor ice rink and an amphitheater.

A future park in the Raccoon River greenway north of Dale Maffitt Reservoir could be home to an “adventure park” with a zip line course or a tree canopy walk. There are plans for a campground that could have tiny homes for rent.

The Des Moines Register reports (http://dmreg.co/2ngtjls ) that the Five Waters Recreation Area could take 10 years to finish. The city has budgeted $250,000 next year to hire a consultant to refine the projects and cost projections.

Officials say a mixture of public money and private donations likely would pay for the improvements.

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