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Ellis Park

A Nearby Historic Park with Unique Features

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Ellis Park is one of the most historic parks in Cedar Rapids on land donated by Robert Ellis, one of the first settlers on the west bank of the river. At over 400 acres, it is still the largest park in the city. The park is home to Shakespeare Garden started by the Wednesday Shakespeare Club in 1927. It was patterned after typical English gardens with gravel walks, hedges and sheltering trees. Special features are a sundial and a bronze bust of William Shakespeare, the work of a famous sculptor.

The park also feature Ellis Harbor, a unique neighborhood consisting of people who spend their summers living on the Cedar River, some for many generations. The Harbor is located open to the publish for fishing and bird watching. Other features include basketball courts, a pool, golf course, a trail, boating, horse shoe pits, picnic areas, playground, and softball diamonds, and tennis courts.



Features
  • Shakespeare Garden
  • Ellis Harbor
  • Basketball Courts
  • Pool
  • Golf Course
  • A Trail
  • Boating
  • Horse Shoe Pits
  • Picnic Areas
  • Playground
  • Softball Diamonds
  • Tennis Courts

Address

Home-Icon 916 Ellis Ln NW
Cedar Rapids, IA, 52405
United States
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Transportation

Nearby Points of Interest

  • Ellis Harbor, Ellis Golf Course

Hours

Monday
06:00 am to 10:00 pm
Tuesday
06:00 am to 10:00 pm
Wednesday
06:00 am to 10:00 pm
Thursday
06:00 am to 10:30 pm
Friday
06:00 am to 10:00 pm
Saturday
06:00 am to 10:00 pm
Sunday
06:00 am to 10:00 pm

Notes

Cost:
Free
Parking:
Free
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