Public Parks

Public Parks are reducing pesticide use.

Everybody’s health needs are different, which is why cities are trying to become healthier for everyone and pesticide-free parks are part of an overall healthy community and good living.

Many park services throughout Iowa are taking the lead in Iowa and supporting a healthy and inclusive environment.  Additionally, the Iowa DNR manages all mowed areas in our State Parks without pesticides.

 Look who is leading…

  • Dubuque City Parks (9 parks)
  • Polk County Parks (7 parks)
  • Iowa City Parks (44 parks)
  • City of Ottumwa (11 parks)
  • City of Waterloo Park (Hope Martin Park)
  • City of Cedar Falls (24 parks and recreation areas)
  • Muscatine County Parks (2 parks)
  • Iowa State Parks (All state parks and recreation areas)
  • Jackson County Parks (4 parks/recreation areas)
  • Johnson County Parks (6 parks/recreation areas)


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