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June 11, 2009

Campustown Court

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Campustown Court, the newest addition to the city of Ames' parks, was completed last month at the southeast corner of Welch Avenue and Chamberlain Street. While it's a city property, the project was a joint effort of the Ames City Council and mayor Ann Campbell; Iowa State administration and the Government of the Student Body, all of who contributed equally to the $75,000 cost. Parks and Recreation director Nancy Carroll called Campustown Court "a great demonstration of one community."

City officials will host a ribbon cutting at the park in August when students return for fall semester. Photo by Bob Elbert.

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Members of ISU's student chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects took on the proposed park as a volunteer project in the spring of 2008 and held an internal design competition. The group presented to city officials several design proposals intended to shape a vision for the corner. The city then worked with an engineering firm to modify and/or implement the students' proposals for Campustown Court.