Donated land open for public recreation in Muscatine

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Deep Lakes Park (photo from Muscatine County Conservation Board)

A ceremony was held at a public recreation area in Muscatine to name hundreds of acres now available for nature-lovers.

According to the Muscatine County Conservation Board, a dedication ceremony was held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 20, 2013 for its new recreation area, Deep Lakes Park.

In December 2012 the Chris Rayburn Family of the W.G. Block Company donated 435-acres of land, known as the Sand Pits, to the Muscatine County Conservation Board.

Deep Lakes Park offers 120-acres of water, activities like fishing, hiking, and kayaking.

The area opened to the public on Saturday at 6 a.m.

For information contact the Conservation Board at 563-264-5922.