IEDA awards $4.5M to Mason City, Cerro Gordo Co. for biking, trail projects

(ABC 6 News) – Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds and the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) announced a total of $14.1 million in grant funding that will go towards four projects through Destination Iowa.

The City of Mason City and Cerro Gordo County will receive $4.5 million which will enhance several biking and trail projects.

The projects include new single-track trails, a new bike park and pump track, and key connectors in the North Iowa trails system. The money will also help provide direct access to all trails, adding trailside amenities, and adding improvements to the Ingebretson Campground.

The money is 40% of the total project investment of $11.8 million.

Other projects that will receive funding:

  • West Branch: The Hoover Presidential Foundation has been awarded $5 million to overhaul the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum.
  • City of Fort Dodge, Webster County Conservation Board: Awarded $4 million toward the Central River District Park and Discovery Center.
  • Davenport: Cinema Paradiso, LLC has been awarded $600,000 toward transforming the unoccupied structure into a two-screen movie theater called The Last Picture House.

To learn more about the funding and projects in more detail, CLICK HERE.