About Us

100% Volunteer Driven

Work closely with the city

Create & sustain innovative parks

Enriching the CR community

Addressing Community Concerns

Continuing to Revitalize Flood Areas

We are maintaining parks, with special attention to those in flood prone areas, as greenways are fantastic floodwater buffers.

Increase Economic Opportunities

We’re here to cultivate more recreational variety to attract people to the area – in turn increasing economic opportunities in the Cedar Rapids Area.

Improve Trail Connectivity Throughout the City

An interconnected trail system allows for a broader use of our parks, and we are working to achieve this goal.

Why should you support us?

Completely Volunteer Based

Funding goes Directly to Projects

City Supported - But independent of politics & pet projects

New Recreational Opportunities for Citizens

Creating healthy environment and lifestyle

Can be used as umbrella for friends groups

Board of Directors

Laurie Worden | Executive Director/PT
Career Coach
Worden Consulting Services, LLC

Wade Morris | President
Practice Director
The Harrison Group

Jenny Skogman | Vice President
Licensed Realtor in the State of Iowa
Skogman Realty

Dina Haveric | 2nd Vice President
ReLeaf Outreach & Communications
Trees Forever

Anna White | Treasurer
Treasury Cashier/Finance Department
City of Cedar Rapids

Esther O’Donnell | Secretary
Community Volunteer

Hashim Taylor | Ex Officio
City of Cedar Rapids Parks Department

Andrew Ravera
Video Producer
de Novo Marketing

Dana Moses
Digital Marketing Manager
Fluke Process Instruments

Emma Berger
Marketing and Administrative Assistant
Trees Forever

Heather Visser
Assistant Controller
ImOn Communications

Ali McGrew
Suburban Lumber 

Duane Jasper
Owner and CEO
Travel Leaders/Destinations Unlimited

Joe Worden
Operations Manager
Mortuary Lift Company

Nick Durin
Inside Sales/Estimator
Terry-Durin Company

Andrea Shanahan
Mortgage Lender
Cedar Rapids Bank and Trust

Molly Monk
Carver College of Medicine Collegiate Relations Specialist
University of Iowa Health Care

Steve Keane
Community Volunteer