Beautify and enhance

Enhancing Lake Okoboji for the residents and visitors of today and tomorrow

Beautify and enhance

Enhancing Lake Okoboji for the residents and visitors of today and tomorrow

Beautify and enhance

Enhancing Lake Okoboji for the residents and visitors of today and tomorrow

Beautify and enhance

Enhancing Lake Okoboji for the residents and visitors of today and tomorrow

Beautify and enhance

Enhancing Lake Okoboji for the residents and visitors of today and tomorrow

Project Goals

Imagine Iowa Great Lakes creates a strategic vision to guide beautification and enhancement efforts in the Okoboji area, specifically along the Highway 71 corridor. Imagine Iowa Great Lakes goals include:

  • Improving the visual quality, environment, and safety;
  • Strengthening the connection to the lakes;
  • Enhancing the natural environment; and,
  • Introducing elements and themes that evoke the spirit of the Iowa Great Lakes region.

In the news

This Week Marks The Observance Of National Travel & Tourism Week

(Arnolds Park)-- This week marks the observance of National Travel and Tourism Week. Rebecca Peters of Okoboji Tourism tells KUOO news this year's theme is “Power of Travel”... "I think that that definitely rings true right here in the Iowa Great Lakes Area, because...

Improvements Planned For First Promenade Arch At Arnolds Park

(Arnolds Park)-- Some improvements are being made to the first arch on the Preservation Plaza promenade walkway in Arnolds Park. Michele Goodenow, Executive Director of Imagine Iowa Great Lakes, says LED lighting is being installed in the arch, which will light the...

Arnolds Park City Council Authorizes Imaging Iowa Great Lakes To Proceed With Design Concepts For Two Crosswalk Murals

(Arnolds Park)-- Two crosswalks on West Broadway in Arnolds Park will be getting a little more colorful this upcoming spring and summer. The City Council Wednesday evening authorized Imagine Iowa Great Lakes to complete design concepts for murals to be painted on...

Iowa Lakeside Lab, Imagine Iowa Great Lakes Launch New Artist in Residence Program

For Immediate ReleaseThursday, October 8, 2020 Milford, Iowa – Iowa Lakeside Laboratory and Imagine Iowa Great Lakes today launched a new Public Art & Ecology Artist in Residence (AIR) program. The program will result in the creation of interactive, artistic...

Another Reminder Of Saturday’s Ribbon Cutting & Dedication Of The Newly Renovated State Pier

(Arnolds Park)-- Another reminder of tomorrow's (Sat.) ribbon cutting of the newly renovated State Pier in Arnolds Park. The attraction will also be dedicated in honor of the late Berkley Bedell as part of the ceremony, which begins at 11:30 am. Michele Goodenow of...

LAKES AREA NEWS: Okoboji pier dedicated to honor the late Berkley Bedell

Okoboji, IA - (KUOO Radio) A ribbon cutting of the recently renovated State Pier at the Arnolds Park water front will be held Saturday, September 5th. Michelle Goodenow of Imagine Iowa Great Lakes, which made the project possible, says the State Pier will also be...

State Pier Ribbon Cutting/Dedication To Be Held Saturday (Sept. 5)

(Arnolds Park)-- A ribbon cutting of the newly renovated State Pier at the Arnolds Park Amusement Park will be held during a ceremony this Saturday. The attraction will also be dedicated during Saturday's event in the memory of Berkley Bedell. Michele Goodenow of...

Construction Might Begin this Week for Imagine Iowa Great Lakes Beautification Project

(Okoboji)--Construction could begin this week on the first Imagine Iowa Great Lakes beautification project north of the highway 71 bridge. In an effort to make better use of space, the city of Okoboji is swapping property at their East Okoboji Park with the...