2. Raccoon River Park Boathouse

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Work has begun on the Raccoon River Park Boathouse on Blue Heron Lake! The Boathouse will be constructed during the fall of 2019 and winter of 2020. Expected completion date is June 1, 2020.

Learn about Boathouse construction updates

The Raccoon River Park Boathouse is funded by LOSST (Local Option Sales and Services Tax) monies and by an Iowa DNR REAP (Resource Enhancement and Protection) grant.

Listen to Episode 8 of the West Side Stories Podcast to learn a lot more about the Raccoon River Park Boathouse.


More splashes. More smiles.
Many, many more miles. 

Offering visitors more ways to "get their feet wet" in the park , the state-of-the-art boathouse on Blue Heron Lake will offer restrooms and bicycle/boat rentals including canoes, kayaks, paddleboats, stand-up paddleboards and more. The boathouse will also serve as a river trail and land trail hub and offer additional parking for easy access to the water.

Raccoon River Park Boathouse

Updated on 02/01/2018 5:57 PM


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