Washington Evening Journal
111 North Marion Avenue
Washington, IA 52353
FAIRFIELD — A new prairie park on the north side of Fairfield will open to the public this weekend.
Nady Prairie Park, a 48-acre tall-grass prairie with ponds and lakeside trails, will formally open during a dedication from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 12. The park is located west of Pleasant Lake just off Fairfield Loop Trail and North B Street.
The park is named after the former owner of the land, Bob Nady, who gave the land to the city of Fairfield in 2011 with the intention that it never be developed. The land was appraised at more than $1 million at the time.
Three years later, the Nady Committee was formed to administer the land. The committee decided the best use for the land was restored prairie with walking trails.
The land is in the Conservation Reserve Program and receives money from the government, which the committee will put toward educational signs.