Southend Improvement Project

Project Overview Map (JPG) Opens in new windowComponents for recreational and street crossing improvements in the south end portion of the Muscatine community have been developed by City staff working in collaboration with the Suthend Improvement Fund steering committee, neighborhood groups, and the Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission


City Staff reviewed certain aspects of general park and specific street crossing improvements to include current and foreseeable future plans. The staff evaluation included reviewing past City department budget requests, the current City Capital Improvement Plan, the City Comprehensive Plan and current citizen requests for public property infrastructure upgrades in the designated region of Muscatine. 


The proposed improvements provided in the Community Foundation of Greater Muscatine South End Improvement Fund Projects will be funded through a $2,000,000.00 private donation.

Taylor Park Playground (JPG)
Musser Park Playground (JPG)
Sunset Park Playground (JPG)

Taylor Park Improvement Project

Update: June 20, 2022

Taylor Park was closed to the public early May 2022 in preparation for the renovations. Underground work on sanitary storm sewer has been completed as has most concrete work. Preparations for the installation of the pickle ball courts, splash pad, lights, and shelter are underway. Playground equipment replacement is expected this fall.

061422 Southend Project - Taylor Park  (JPG)
061422 Southend Project - Taylor Park  (JPG)
060722 Taylor Park progress  (JPG)

Musser Park Improvement Project

Update: June 20, 2022

Work on the trail connector from the levee to Oregon Street has been completed along with additional connecting sidewalks. The old shelter has been removed and the area will be prepped for the new shelter that will arrive soon. Playground equipment replacement is expected this fall.

062022 Musser Park Trail  (JPG)
Musser Park shelter removed (JPG)
060722 Musser Park playground  (JPG)

BACKGROUND: The City of Muscatine and Martin and Whitacre Surveyors and Engineers, Inc. developed the plans and specifications for the Taylor Park Improvement Project. The Muscatine City Council held a public hearing and approved the plans and specifications on February 3, 2022. Three proposals were received by the due date of March 4, 2022. The $429,584 contract was awarded to All American Concrete, Inc. at the March 17, 2022 City Council meeting.

Splashpad Project

The City of Muscatine and Water's Edge Aquatic Design developed the plans and specifications for the Taylor Park Splashpad Project with the $333,000 contract awarded to The Henley Group, LLC at the March 17, 2022, Muscatine City Council meeting.

Taylor Park Splash Pad (JPG)