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Loomis Park Master Plan

Fort Dodge, Iowa

Confluence was selected by the City of Fort Dodge to prepare a master plan for historic Loomis Park.  Located along the Des Moines River in Fort Dodge, this existing park had severe erosion problems from stormwater runoff, as well as issues with safety and appearance. There were also three existing WPA structures within the park that had not been maintained properly over the years.

After an extensive community involvement process, our team of landscape architects proposed a park renovation that recommended saving and restoring the original WPA buildings, providing a riverfront trail, dam overlook structure, riverside amphitheater, erosion control measures, new entry signage, a canoe portage and ADA access to the river. The resulting master plan served as a guide for phased implementation of the $4M in planned improvements.