Grant Wood Loop


The Grant Wood Mississippi River Region (GWMRR) is a multi-jurisdictional, bi-partisan, public-private partnership intended to create exceptional places and experiences for Iowans and visitors alike. This collaboration, Iowa’s first Parks to People initiative, is working together to erase the boundaries and “enhance, promote, sustain, and connect” the region’s cultural, natural, and park assets. The region encompasses a three-county area now known as the Grant Wood Loop.

GWLMP 2022 Update Final

The Grant Wood Loop encompasses Dubuque, Jackson, and Jones counties and a population of just under 140,000. Our natural resources and thriving arts communities provide a perfect canvas for investing in our people, parks, and future. Town after town, park after park, offer the kind of experience that give residents and visitors alike the opportunity to connect with the outdoors, connect to friends and family, and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Grant Wood Loop Master Plan
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