LCTA Announces Trail Projects for Capital Campaign, Increases Fundraising Goal

At the November 2021 meeting of the Linn County Trails Association Board of Directors, members voted to establish three projects as the basis for the organization’s continued Capital Campaign fundraiser and increase the fundraising goal to $250,000.

Money raised would support projects requesting funds in Cedar Rapids, Marion, and Linn County. Fundraising goals include $100,000 for the Grant Wood Trail in Linn County, $100,000 for the 4th Street Trail in Cedar Rapids, and $50,000 for the Lucore Road Bridge over Indian Creek in Marion. Funds received for the Grant Wood Trail project would encompass construction of an off-street trail connecting Oxley Road to Creekside Road, and paving from Waldo’s Rock Park to Paralta Road. Funds received for the 4th Street Trail project would extend the Cedar Valley Nature Trail from 9th Avenue SE to the future Alliant Energy LightLine bridge over the Cedar River. Funds received for the Lucore Road Bridge over Indian Creek project would support an initiative to build a new pedestrian bridge in Marion.

At the time of the vote, over 35% of the previous $200,000 fundraising goal had been secured. “We have reached out to partner jurisdictions to learn how grants made possible through donations from our members could help accelerate trails projects in Linn County in the near future,” said LCTA President Phillip Platz. “These projects rose to the top as the result of those conversations.”

Those interested in supporting future trails in Linn County are encouraged to visit the LCTA Capital Campaign website to learn more and donate. Happy Trails!