The Vision Iowa Board today awarded grants worth more than $2.3 million to five communities. The largest grant of $2 million will help finance an $11 million project in Council Bluffs. The River’s Edge Park will include an amphitheater, trails, a beach and various plantings. The park will be located along the Missouri River and will be set at the end of a pedestrian bridge connecting Iowa with Nebraska.
Much smaller grants were awarded to four other cities. Those projects involve new aquatic centers for the towns of Sanborn and George, an outdoor sports and recreation complex in West Union and a redesign of downtown Kalona.
The Vision Iowa Board meeting took place in Grinnell.