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