Event Being Held to Highlight Big Creek State Park Renovations

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Big Creek State Park (WHO-HD)

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POLK CITY, Iowa — The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is holding a celebration to show off renovations to Big Creek State Park later this month.

Work began in 2011 on a $3 million project including making improvements to boat ramps and adding more shelters and restrooms.

Three new shelters with adjacent restrooms were built. They include handicapped-accessible picnic tables.

Nine cabana shelters along Big Creek’s beach, which is the largest in the state’s park system, are already available for visitors on a first-come, first-served basis.

Efforts to improve the water quality of the lake were also part of the project, with $425,000 already invested. An additional $580,000 is earmarked for future work on the issue.

The celebration is being held July 17th from 3:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the beach area of the park. It’s free to the public and a light meal will be offered following a dedication program in Shelter #3 at 4:15 p.m.

The DNR says Big Creek is one of its busiest state parks and more than 350,000 people visit each year.

1 Comment

  • Smith

    Big Creek is the most disgusting beach ever. Yes the renovations are nice they need to work on cleaning the beach up!!

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