Sycamore – Where the Living is Easy

The neighborhoods of Sycamore Developments are nestled in the heart of Iowa City’s South District, just a few minutes from about anywhere you want to be in Iowa City. Thoughtful urban planning promotes patterns of land use, urban design, infrastructure and services that contribute to livability and sustainability in the area.

We’ve built our neighborhoods to integrate into every area of your life, with easy access to great schools, parks, recreation areas, churches, health care, shopping, entertainment and dining option abound.

Find just a few of these great amenities below.

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Posted by The City of Iowa City Government on Tuesday, September 6, 2016

SCHOOLS:

Alexander Elementary:

3571 Sycamore St.
Iowa City, IA 52240
Phone: (319) 688-1095
Twitter: @AlexanderElem15
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/archibaldalexanderelementary/
Website: http://www.edline.net/pages/Alexander_Elem_School
Registration Information: http://www.edline.net/pages/Alexander_Elem_School/News/REGISTRATION_information

 

Grant Wood Elementary:

1930 Lakeside Dr.
Iowa City, IA 52240
Phone: 319-688-1180 | Fax: 319-688-1181
Twitter: (No dedicated twitter- feeds to Iowa City Community School District)

Grant Wood School Information

Mission
The mission of Grant Wood Elementary is to provide a caring environment that helps maximize every student’s knowledge, skills, and attitudes. It is our mission to enable each student to become a positive influence in an ever-changing democratic society within the global setting. Our mission is to use the resources of a challenging curriculum through diverse an dedicated staff, families, and community.

Contact Information:
Principal: Joelle McConnaha
Dean: Abby Haywood
Secretary: Tricia Perez
Attendance Secretary: Joan Williams

2014-2015 Enrollment: 580
Grade Level Organization: Kindergarten – 6th (Straight Grades)

Standard District Programs:
Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Gifted & Talented (ELP), Orchestra Instruction (4th-6th), Band Instruction (5th-6th), Art, Music, PE, Library/Technology, Guidance, Level I Special Education, Reading Recovery, Hot Lunch

Additional Programs:
English Language Learners (ELL), Family Resource Center
Special Education Support and Services:

Categorical Special Education
Students attend South East Junior High and City High School

PLACES OF WORSHIP:

View area churches at:

http://www.iowacity.com/religion.htm

PARKS:

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FAIRMEADOWS PARK:

2500 Miami Drive
Iowa City, IA 52240
4.9 acres

Amenities include:

    • Playground equipment
    • Splash pad
    • Picnic shelters (1)
    • Picnic tables
    • Cooking grills
    • Water

  • Open play field

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IOWA CITY KICKERS SOCCER PARK:

4400 Soccer Park Rd
Iowa City, IA 52240
108 acres

Amenities include:

    • Walk-run trail routes
    • Picnic shelters (2)
    • Restrooms (2)
    • Open play field
    • Soccer fields (17)
    • Youth and adult soccer leagues
    • Concession stands (2)
    • Play equipment
    • Parking for 694 cars

  • Trailhead parking

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NAPOLEAN PARK:

2501 South Gilbert St.
Iowa City, IA
28.8 acres

Amenities include:

    • Walk-run trail routes
    • Playground equipment
    • Picnic shelter (1)
    • Water
    • Restrooms
    • Ballfields
    • Trailhead parking
    • League softball (youth)
    • No pets allowed at the Napoleon Softball Complex

  • Riverfront

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TERRY TRUEBLOOD RECREATION AREA:

4213 SE Sand Road
Iowa City, IA 52240
152 acres

Amenities include:

      • Walk-run trail routes
      • Fishing
      • Bird watching
      • 3 picnic shelters
      • Hiking
      • Park Lodge

  • Ice skate, canoe, kayak and other rentals available seasonally through Fin & Feather H2O, call 319-855-3455 for more information

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WETHERBY PARK:

2400 Taylor Drive
Iowa City, IA 52240
24.3 acres

Amenities include:

    • Walk-run trail routes
    • Splash pad
    • Playground equipment
    • Picnic shelter (1)
    • Picnic tables
    • Cooking grills
    • Water
    • Restrooms
    • Open play field
    • Playground softball
    • Soccer field
    • Basketball courts
    • Hiking/jogging paths
    • Nature study
    • Trailhead parking
    • Community garden plots
    • 9-hole, recreational disc golf course
    • Whispering Meadows Wetland Park Corner of Lakeside Drive and Whispering Prairie 17.8 acres Amenities include
    • Walk-run trail routes
    • Nature study
    • Fishing pond

TRAILS:

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Sand Lake Trail:


Terry Trueblood Recreation Area, 4213 Sand Road S.E.; about 2 miles of wide paved trail around Sand Lake, through woods and prairie.

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South Sycamore Greenway Trail:

Across from Grant Wood Elementary on Lakeside Drive, Iowa City; 3.27 miles of paved trail through preserved green space.

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Wetherby Park:

2400 Taylor Drive, Iowa City; 0.75-mile paved and gravel trail around green space, community gardens and recreation area; start at Taylor Drive parking lot.

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Whispering Meadows Wetland Park:

Lakeside Drive and Whispering Prairie Avenue, Iowa City; 0.94-mile dirt and gravel trail through preserved wetland area.

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Iowa River Corridor Trail:

Napoleon Park to Terrell Mill Park and City Park to Crandic Park, Iowa City; 13 miles of wide paved trail perfect for biking, running and dog walking; start at Ned Ashton Park, Creekside Park or any connected area park.

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Napoleon Park and Terry Trueblood Recreation Area:

2501 S. Gilbert St., Iowa City; 3.2 miles of paved trail through preserved prairie and recreation complex; start at Napoleon Park parking lot.

OTHERS:

Friendly Farm

Friendly Farm offers fresh, local produce grown within Iowa City’s limits. Their produce is sold at New Pioneer and featured at Waterfront Hyvee. They also sell to various local markets and restaurants throughout the season depending on availability and demand.

ICDD

Iowa City Downtown District

The history of Iowa City runs deep. The passion and rhetoric around Downtown Iowa City arguably runs deeper. That’s why history was made in 2012 by a majority of Downtown and Northside Marketplace businesses and property owners when they collectively petitioned to establish a Self-Sustainaing Metropolitan Improvement District – now deemed the Iowa City Downtown District.