Field Day and North Liberty Brew Up Partnership to Support Centennial Park
Field Day Brewing, North Liberty’s first brewery that has been drawing big crowds to the taproom since opening its doors in August, has taken another step to make a lasting impact on the community with its release of Centennial Park Pils to benefit Building North Liberty’s Next Stage campaign.
Centennial Park Pils is a contemporary American pilsner dry-hopped with Centennial hops. “We wanted to brew something special for the park,” said Alec Travis with Field Day Brewing, “so we brewed this beer to have lemon, melon and floral notes. It’s crushable year-round, and especially on hot summer days when you want the beer to go down easy.”
The pilsner is available now at Field Day Brewing and is expected to be available at local events and other establishments throughout 2024. For every pint in the taproom or 4-pack purchased to go, Field Day is donating $1 to Building North Liberty’s Next Stage Campaign, with the goal of reaching $50,000. Patrons will be able to see the progress on an oversized tracker installed in the brewery. Funds will go to the designated fund at the Community Foundation of Johnson County.
“When we heard about the Centennial Park project, we knew there was a space for us to be helpful as the home for the campaign fund,” said Community Foundation of Johnson County President and CEO Shelly Maharry. “We love creativity and Field Day has created such a fun avenue for people to give back through this partnership with the City.”
Mayor Chris Hoffman shares Maharry’s excitement. “We were happy to welcome Field Day to North Liberty when they opened their doors, and their investment in advancing our community’s quality of life while also growing their own new business is admirable.”
The project — which is expected to be completed in four phases over the next five years — is a win for all of Johnson County. An estimated $11.6 million is expected to be generated by the entertainment park each year, with these positive impacts rippling through restaurants, hotels and other businesses. The first phase is scheduled to break ground in July 2024 and includes the construction of an indoor event space, outdoor amphitheater, restrooms and plaza. Future phases will add a premier splash pad, wheelchair-accessible playground units, additional restrooms, an open-air pavilion and honor garden.
While the completion of the park is expected to years, the Building North Liberty’s Next Stage capital campaign that will help fund all phases is now, with a total goal of $3.5 million. Since April, over $2.2 million has been raised towards that goal.
The community can show their support by enjoying a cold Centennial Park Pils as well as making a gift through the Community Foundation of Johnson County, a 501(c)(3), who can accept gifts as cash, checks, credit card as well as other assets including stocks, required retirement disbursements and more. Gifts are eligible for tax deduction and can be made online at northlibertyiowa.org/give or by check to the Community Foundation of Johnson County at 501 12th Ave, Suite 102, Coralville, IA 52241, noting Centennial Park Fund in the memo.
Questions about the project can be directed to city staff at [email protected].