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Weed Park

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1899. Diagonal Rd., off Washington St.

The 54-acre park was given by the Weed family to the Muscatine Floral Society. Much of the planting was already in place since this was part of James Weed's horticultural grounds. The grounds were revamped by American Park Builders of Chicago, and the park now includes a lagoon, picnic areas, a small zoo, and a swimming pool building. Also to be found within the park is a brick-and-wood hexagonal bandstand (c. 1915). The offices for the zoo are in a log cabin (c. 1835) moved from the nearby country into the park. The park also contains a small group of conical Indian mounds dating between C.E. 500 and 1000.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


What's Nearby


David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Weed Park", [Muscatine, Iowa], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Iowa, David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993, 140-141.

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