Wednesday June 24 – Cedar Falls’ Veterans Park was created in the mid-90s on some land left over from highway and street construction projects near the intersection of Waterloo Road and Utilities Parkway.
Sid Morris, a Korean War veteran, and Mark Ripplinger, head of the Parks Department, were on hand today to explain Phase 2 of the Veterans Park. This expansion adds a shelter house, open green space, a ring of trees and limestone benches to the park.
The $100,000 cost of the project has been funded entirely by private donations of cash, materials and labor.
Phase 2 is expected to be completed by this fall.
We appreciate Sid and Mark sharing the story of how public and private efforts joined together to improve our city parks.