Eagle Point Park is one of the most outstanding parks in the midwest. One hundred and sixty-four acres overlook the Mississippi River and Lock and Dam #11, providing a spectacular tri-state view of Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin. Click here to download a brochure.
Use the links on the left to learn more about the park's history, view photos of pavilions and playgrounds featured in the park, and more!
Eagle Point Park Environmental Restoration Management Plan
The environmental restoration work planned for Eagle Point Park involves implementation of the park’s Environmental Restoration Management Plan. Adopted by the City Council in 2017, the plan addresses the park’s recreational and natural spaces that suffer the effects of severe erosion, invasive vegetation, and degraded natural habitats on the rolling, rugged terrain. Implementation of that plan will commence using state and federal funds under the guidance of the City’s consulting team led by Emmons and Olivier Resources, Inc. All of this environmental work must be done within the context of the park’s rich cultural history. Click here to view the entire plan.
The environmental restoration work involves design, engineering, permitting, and construction of low-impact development and green infrastructure best management practices for managing stormwater to improve water quality. The restoration work is currently in the concept design phase and may include a variety of practices such as rain gardens, infiltration basins, permeable pavement, soil quality restoration, conversion of turf to native vegetation, and ravine stabilization measures. In combination, these green infrastructure best management practices provide an effective strategy for reducing overall runoff and erosion and improving water quality downstream in the watersheds of Bee Branch Creek and the Mississippi River. They also will provide new nature-based recreation opportunities for park visitors, create habitat for wildlife, and foster sustainability.
City staff and Emmons and Oliver Resources, Inc. are collecting input from citizens about the planned work. To review information describing the issues at the park and the best management practices that are proposed to fix these issue please click here or on the image below.
We would like to hear your input related to the plan!
Click here to view a draft of the Eagle Point Park National Register of Historic Places nomination