Iowa River Gazebo

The Iowa River Gazebo in Coralville, IA, is a trail rest stop that overlooks the river and features free-standing exhibits and historical displays that explain Coralville’s history and founding.

Classic Recreation Systems of Dewey, AZ, prefabricated the gazebo framing and roofing for fast and easy final assembly at the project site using hidden bolt connections.

According to Jesse W. Lewis, ASLA, a partner at RDG Planning & Design: “The gazebo’s arched metal roofs link the structure to the arches of the new pedestrian bridge that crosses the Iowa River and connects the Iowa City peninsula to the Coralville riverfront. The brick and stone gazebo materials pay homage to the architectural materials of the adjacent 1900′s vintage Iowa River Power Restaurant (an adaptive re-use of the Iowa River Power Company). The appearance and form of the gazebo established the design benchmark and building materials vocabulary for future development along the Iowa River in Coralville.”

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