Wednesday, August 30, 2017

New Prairie Website Launched! And Time for Final Tour of Season!

In an effort to provide an easy-to-access educational resource regarding Green Meadows West prairie areas, the homeowners association earlier this summer launched a website that features photos of prairie plants, descriptions, and other useful information.

The association maintains more than 12 acres of restored prairie area, which are accessible to the public via a system of city-maintained trails. The green spaces provide neighbors and visitors opportunities for relaxation and exercise, as well as education. Groups of area students and photographers are occasionally observed visiting the natural areas, and the association sponsors a summer series of evening prairie walks.

The new website is:

The website is also accessible via the homeowners’ association website,

The project was developed by board member Jason Rauscher, an adjunct professor of biology at Grand View University.

Throughout summer, guided prairie walks are led by expert Inger Lamb of Prairie Landscapes of Iowa LLC. Walks begin at 7 p.m. at the Windsor Park parking lot. The final tour of season is scheduled for Thurs., Sept. 7, 2017. Please join us!

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Join Us Sept. 10 for 'Picnic in the Park' 2017!

The 11th Annual Green Meadows West “Picnic in the Park” event will be held Sun., Sept. 10, from 4 to 7 p.m. The picnic will take place ear the neighborhood’s signature gazebo located on the association’s privately maintained "Dover Park." Other days, the park is available for rental through the association manager.

A free catered barbecue pork or chicken breast sandwich dinner by Hy-Vee will be served to association members and families.

Live music will be provided The Nancy's. Inflatable play equipment for younger children will include a bounce house, obstacle course, and giant slide. There will also be face-painting!

Sponsors of the event include: Charter Bank and Flooring America.

City departments–including fire, police, library, and other personnel–will also be available to meet with Green Meadows West neighbors during the event.

See you there!