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Photo essay: Iowa City’s Hickory Hill Park


Photos by Britt Fowler

Hickory Hill Park, a lush recreational area on Iowa City’s north side, spans 190 acres. Trails, bridges, forests and fields are plentiful and perfect for spending a fall afternoon outdoors.

Dating back to 1927, Hickory Hill — owned and maintained by the City of Iowa City — began with just 40 acres of woods and farm fields that were originally purchased for the expansion of Oakland Cemetery. In 1952, another 50 acres was added. Then in 1968 the area was formally dedicated as a city park. Visitors can find the remains of an ice dam (in the center of the park) and an ice house with a little searching.

A non-profit group, Friends of Hickory Hill Park, is dedicated to preserving and protecting the park’s unique qualities as a “natural sanctuary within an urban environment.”


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