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Jun 03

Parks Employees Lend a Helping Hand

Posted on June 3, 2020 at 4:14 PM by Amanda Huisman

Parks employees photo
Helping our community is what we do!

When two of seasonal Cedar Falls Parks employees, Rachel Pugh and Laura Carpenter, were driving past the Women’s Club by City Hall one afternoon they noticed a sound of distress. Pulling over their vehicle, they saw that a women had fallen on the sidewalk, scratching her skin in the process. Both Rachel and Laura attended to her and offered to contact medical help if needed. The woman assured them that was not necessary but she did require assistance getting home which they were more than happy to help with.

By taking the time to investigate and remain with this individual, both employees made a big difference in her safety and peace of mind.

Thank you these amazing team members for stepping up to lend a helping hand when someone needed it most! 
May 29

Bike Safety Tips

Posted on May 29, 2020 at 2:05 PM by Amanda Huisman

As the weather warms up and families are hitting the Cedar Falls trails, it is important to make sure both your and your little ones are safe.

To help, Public Safety Officer Ladage and honorary bike patrol assistant Emerson highlight key tips to ensure a safe trip in the video below.


May 07

Public Works and Parks Plants Tree Nursery

Posted on May 7, 2020 at 12:29 PM by Amanda Huisman

Tree nursery being planted

Planting for the future!

To help replace the trees lost to Emerald Ash Borer, Cedar Falls Public Works put in a tree nursery located next to their building. Aided by volunteers, the project includes a rainwater irrigation system and a wide variety of  tree species. The trees grow in fabric bags with air pots, making it easy to transport them when needed. 

The trees will be used in public parks, golf courses and public right of ways. This new cost-effective system is an efficient way to help both city staff and our community!

Learn more about the details of the project, including new tree types, below: