Lake Macbride competing for national award

Photo by Macomb Paynes, Flickr

Solon’s own Lake Macbride State Park was awarded $10,000 from America’s Youth Park Program, and has the potential to win $100,00 more with the help of your votes.

The program, created by the National Park Foundation and Coca-Cola, is designed to encourage visitation and provide a grant to restore or rebuild parts of state parks.

You can support Lake MacBride’s chances by voting for it at or by “Checking In” at the park on Facebook.  Either way you’re earning points for the park, which is currently in 11th place, to help it receive that prize money. 

Voting stays open until Sept. 6, but you can also support the Iowa park by attending the August 3 fitness event and check presentation, which will take place at Lake Macbride State Park from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

To learn more about the program, visit or call Tammie Krausman at the DNR at (515) 281-8382.