Final Plan Open House!

Washington County Regional Trails and Recreation Plan – Open House and Public Review

5:30 – 7:30 PM on Monday, December 3rd, 2018

Washington Public Library

115 W Washington Blvd, Washington, IA 52353

The Plan Steering Committee, residents, visitors to Washington County and MSA have been working for over year and we’ve completed the Washington County Regional Trails and Recreation Plan! We invite you to come view the entire plan at your convenience on the 2nd Floor of the Washington Public Library anytime between 5:30pm and 7:30pm on December 3rd, 2018. We’ll have copies of the plan, plan content displays and refreshments available.

Additionally, MSA Planners will be on hand to discuss the plan, walk you through the process and discuss how the implementation of this plan will work to benefit the region’s recreational opportunities and improve your quality of life. Please drop in at your convenience!

A PDF version of the entire plan is available at if you’d like to take a look!

What a great night at the Washington County Fair and upcoming Open Houses!

I had a great night meeting many of you at the Washington County Fair yesterday evening, thank you to everyone that stopped by to chat and plan with us!

There are two additional opportunities coming up to provided your feedback.  On August 6th we’ll have an Open House at the Washington Public Library and on August 7th we’ll have another Open House at the Lodge at Lake Darling.  These will be like the two previous Open Houses we had on early July in Riverside and Wellman. Please join us to provide your feedback on Washington County’s Regional Trail and Recreation Plan!

Washington Library Public Workshop Presentation and Future Meeting Dates

Below is a link to a PDF of the presentation given at the first of four Public Workshops on February 26, 2018 at the Washington Public Library.

Public Workshop Presentation

There will be three additional meetings in March 2018, dates and locations are detailed below.

Public Workshop #2 at Lake Darling Lodge – Monday March 5th, 2018 6-8PM

Public Workshop #3 at Marr Park – Thursday March 15, 2018 6-8PM

Public Workshop #4 at Kalona Public Library – Tuesday March 20, 2018 6-8PM




Welcome to the demonstration website for Washington County’s Regional Trails & Recreation Plan! Over the coming month we will be posting inventories, existing plans, project links, drafts chapters and much more to this site!  Please sign up for updates by entering your email to the right or below; you’ll get an email every-time new information is posted tot his site.