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

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...

Imagine Iowa Great Lakes Seeks Mural Artists

Iowa Great Lakes — If you are a mural artist or a commercial painter, your services are sought in the Iowa Great Lakes Area for a new project. Imagine Iowa Great Lakes is launching an outdoor mural program in the Okoboji area. The organization says they will...

Imagine Iowa Great Lakes launches Mural Program

(Okoboji)-Imagine Iowa Great Lakes is launching an outdoor Mural Program. Imagine Iowa Great Lakes is seeking artists to produce large scale murals in the Lakes Area. Executive Director Michelle Goodenow says, it's part of the organization's beautification...

CALL FOR ARTISTS IMAGINE IOWA GREAT LAKES MURAL ARTIST ROSTER

Imagine Iowa Great Lakes is launching an outdoor mural program in the Okoboji area. The organization will commission outdoor murals in sites primarily along the Highway 71 corridor. Artists will be selected from a pre-qualified roster of experienced muralists, artists...

PROGRESS: Updated Iowa Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame opens, Arnolds Park celebrates new Roof Garden

ARNOLDS PARK, Iowa -- Visitors to the Arnolds Park Amusement Park will notice some improvements to the park this summer.  First, the Iowa Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame. The revamped and expanded hall reopened last year in the building that also houses the Iowa Great...

Plans Are Moving Forward For Extensive Improvements To The Area Of The Little League Fields In Spirit Lake

(Spirit Lake)-- Meeting in special session this (Fri.) afternoon, the Spirit Lake City Council voted unanimously to adopt a resolution pertaining to some extensive improvements planned for the little league fields. City Attorney/Administrator Gregg Owens says the city...