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City Hall Closed Wednesday, April 24, for Move

City Hall Closed Wednesday, April 24, for Move

City Hall will be closed on Wednesday, April 24, 2024, so staff can move from the current, leased offices to the new, permanent building.

The final day of operations at 3 Quail Creek Center will be Tuesday, April 23.

City Hall will reopen at 360 N. Main St. at 7 a.m. on Thursday, April 25.

A ribbon cutting and open house is planned for Tuesday, May 14, from 4:30 to 6 p.m.

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Total Capital Campaign Goal
$3.5 million
Raised
$2.3 million
Hills Bank presenting check to City of North Liberty

Thank you for your thoughtful consideration to support Building North Liberty’s Next Stage campaign! Donor levels are outlined below. To visit with our team to select the best philanthropic opportunity for you, your estate or business, contact Jillian Miller at (319) 626-5757 or [email protected].

The park will be completed in four phases. The total project cost is an estimated $16 million. Our goal for community support is $3.5 million.

While donor recognition at Centennial Park begins at $500, gifts of all amounts are appreciated and can be made through the Community Foundation of Johnson County.

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Name a Feature

Gifts associated with a particular feature or furnishing within the park, recognized at the location of the adopted feature.

Seat Block

$5,000
Quantity: 22 of 32 remain

Reach Out

Name a limestone seat block within the park. Recognized with a plaque.

Bike Parking

$5,000
Two structures sponsored

Name a bike parking structure near the future pavilion or splash pad. Recognized with a plaque.

Picnic Table

$15,000
Quantity: 1 of 2 remain

Reach Out

Name a permanent picnic table and umbrella within the plaza. Recognized with a plaque.

Bench

bench made from a wind turbine$15,000
Quantity: 3 available

Reach Out

Name a permanent bench on the park’s new plaza. These are not ordinary benches. Each bench is unique — created from retired wind turbines that have been diverted from the landfill. Recognized with a plaque.

Seat Wall

$15,000
Sponsored

Name the concrete seat wall bordering landscaping on the side of the stage. Recognized with a plaque.

Parklet

$20,000
Sponsored

Name the landscaped nook along Saint Andrews Drive. Parklet includes a modern metal bench and bike repair station. Recognized with a plaque.

Dressing Room

$25,000
Two rooms sponsored

Name one of two dressing rooms inside the event center. These rooms will be spaces for stage performers and bridal parties to relax and get ready.

Assisted Listening System

$30,000
Quantity: 1 

Reach Out

Sponsor the installation of a hearing assisted listening system at Centennial Center. Recognized on receivers and entry plaque.

Lobby

$75,000
Sponsored

Name the foyer of the Centennial Center. Recognized with signage inside the lobby.

Partner Levels

Gifts with recognition reflective of gift level. Exact displays to be determined.

Supporters

$500 and under
Give Now

While not recognized in the park, donations of any amount are appreciated.

Stage Hand

$500 to $4,999
Give Now

Name listed with fellow Stage Hand-level donors at the park.

Opener

$5,000 to $14,999
Give Now

Name included on an artistic donor wall reflective of gift level.

Headliner

$15,000 to $24,999
Reach Out

Name included on an artistic donor wall reflective of gift level.

Center Stage

$25,000 to $49,999
Reach Out

Name included on an artistic donor wall reflective of gift level.

Spotlight

$50,000 to $99,999
Reach Out

Name included on an artistic donor wall reflective of gift level.

Ovation

$100,000+
Reach Out

Name synonymous with an area of the park (The Plaza, The Lawn, Rock Park, Play Yard) and included on an artistic donor wall reflective of gift level. Details in the Ovation section below.

Encore

$500,000+
Reach Out

Name synonymous with an area of the park (Pavilion, Event Center, Stage) and included on an artistic donor wall reflective of gift level. Details in the Encore section below.

Ovation Partner

Gifts to name areas throughout Centennial Park. These philanthropic gifts will be named in perpetuity with the donor acknowledged in the adopted area with a creative plaque, archway or signage. Ovation partners’ name or business logo also included on donor wall.

The Plaza

Washington County Riverboat Foundation Plaza

The paved path, decorative concrete, seating areas, landscaping and greenspace between the event center, rock park and pavilion for residents and visitors to gather, unwind or host events.

The Lawn

Relion Insurance Solutions Lawn

The focused lawn in front of the stage that will house audiences of 500 to 5,000 for free and ticketed music, comedy, dance, theater and acrobatic shows and outdoor movies.

Rock Park

Naming Partner Pending

One of the exciting features the City has already incorporated in the park. Since their installation in 2018, 10 large boulders have provided children unique entertainment.

Play Yard

Watts Family Play Yard

A premier splash pad, small shelter and three playgrounds in the northeast corner of the park — with inclusive play features to offer fun for children of all mobilities. Construction anticipated during Phase Two (2026).

Encore Partner

Gifts to name areas throughout Centennial Park. These philanthropic gifts will be recognized by name in all City references and marketing of the park in perpetuity unless otherwise noted. Encore partners’ name or business logo also included on donor wall.

Pavilion

Schedule a Meeting

A versatile, open-air pavilion with space to host farmers’ markets, craft fairs, beverage gardens, luncheons, graduation parties, guest speakers, celebrations and a seasonal ice rink. The pavilion will also provide additional programming space for events that extend beyond the event center and stage. Construction anticipated during Phase Three (2027).

Event Center

Schedule a Meeting

A multipurpose space is critical for our growing community. Designed to accommodate a 300-person seated or 499-person standing room event. Public events will include craft fairs, author visits, nonprofit programs, community breakfasts and small concerts. Private rentals will include weddings, business functions and reunions.

Amphitheatre

Schedule a Meeting

A unique outdoor performance venue for North Liberty, Johnson County and Eastern Iowa. A wide range of free and ticketed entertainment will be showcased seasonally including performances by touring artists, comedians, symphony orchestras, theater companies, acrobatic groups, local dance studios and school choir and band ensembles.

Center & Amphitheatre

Schedule a Meeting

Naming rights for the Event Center and Stage are available separately in term agreements, or together to secure naming rights for the heart of the park in perpetuity.

Thank you to our donors

Encore

$500,000 +

Iowa Economic Development Authority

Washington County Riverboat Foundation

Ovation

$100,000 to $499,000

Relion Insurance Solutions

Shive-Hattery Architecture + Engineering

Watts Family Charitable Foundation

Spotlight

$50,000 to $99,999

Community Foundation of Johnson County

Hills Bank

Center Stage

$25,000 to $49,999

GreenState Credit Union

Linn County REC

MidWestOne Bank

Think North Liberty

Headliner

$15,000 to $24,999

Anonymous

Diamond Dreams

Johnson County Board of Supervisors

Steve and Kandy Smith

Opener

$5,000 to $14,999

Alliant Energy

Nick and Laura Bergus

Centro

Colony Acres

David Dettemann

Ryan and Stephanie Heiar

Iowa City Area Association of Realtors

Tim and Marisa Keeney

The Langland Family Be A Light Foundation

North Liberty CoLab

Brian and Brenda Platz

Dave and Rita Roberts

TrueNorth Companies

Ada Woo and William Ching

Optimist Club of North Liberty

Stage Hand

$500 to $4,999

The Adjusted Family Chiropractic
Anonymous (4)
Arlington Ridge Neighborhood
John and Susan Barrett Family
Barbara Beaumont
Liz and Alan Bergeron
Ashley Bermel & Friends
Bila Family
Dale Bildstein and Kathryn Burd
Daniel and Samantha Brown
Casey’s General Stores, Inc.
Diana Choi
Tom and Mary Cilek
City Tractor Co. Inc.
Coffee Fossils
Corridor Ketamine
Mark Cunning and Lynn Whiteman
Steve and Carol Gallagher
Jennifer Garner
Cady and Peter Gerlach
Teri R. Gibson
Scott and Jill Gillespie
William and Diane Green

Stage Hand

$500 to $4,999

Richard and Cathy Grugin
Mark and Donna Hallett
Melanie and Josh Harrison
Michael and Roberta Healy
Heyn’s Ice Cream
Travis Hiatt
Russell Husted and Ruth Hurlburt
In memory of Ruth Hurlburt
Matt Hylland and Jessica Bell
Jim and Judy Jorgensen
Mark and Janet Jorgensen
Merle Kjonaas
Cate Koeppen
Jason, Michelle, Owen and Luka Kofoed
Dennis, Emily, Evan and Colin LaMantia
Leo Family Foundation
Shelly and Michael Maharry
Patrick McGarvey
Robert and Barbara Mickelson
Jillian and Rob Miller
Bill Montgomery
Morning Sun Massage & Spa
Terese and Dave Nelson

Stage Hand

$500 to $4,999

North Liberty Lions Club
Paul M.T. Park
Kent S. Pearson
Chris, Ashlie, Camden and Nora Peters
Michael, Ashley, Olivia and Mason Powell
ProCircular, Inc.
The Rodenburg Family
Andy, Diane, Lindsey and Sydney Roethler
Terry Roets
Ervin and Cynthia Root
Ross Family
Adam, Denise, Jett & Leo Schechinger
Shelly Simpson
Sittig Family
Pat and Steve Smith
City Councilor Brent Smith & Dr. Amanda Smith
Brian and Sheila Wayson
Judy Berndt and Dean Wheatley
Brian, Kelly, Deegan and Kylin Wood

Stage Hand

$500 to $4,999

Urban Acres Real Estate Agents
Mike Bails
Taylor Blazek
Chris Boddicker
Tundi Brady
Ellie Campbell
Cindy Clark
Carrie Floss
Becky Halsch
Andrea Hicks
Brooke Kauffman
Tom Kaut
Lou Kessler
Char Kruse
Craig Kuepker
Shaner Magalhaes
Rob McCain
Maria McCaw
Sean McIntyre
Alicia Messer
Karen Mitchell
Hope & Ross Nusser
Phil O’Brien
Daphne Patton
Jason Peterson
Rebecca Phipps
Cathy Pugh
Chelsey Riggan-Kuepker
Polly Riggan
Tricia Van Roekel
Ben & Whitney Russell
Brandie Thein
Ainsley Snyder
Sueppel Krall Team
Cayla Swift
Natasha Wendt

Park Feature Donors

Seat Block

$5,000

Nick and Laura Bergus

Jenee and Dave Dettmann

Hills Bank

The Langland Family Be A Light Foundation

Linn County REC

Seat Block

$5,000

MidWestOne Bank

North Liberty CoLab

Brian & Brenda Platz

Brian and Sheila Wayson

Bike Parking

$10,000

Iowa City Area Association of Realtors

Seat Wall

$15,000

Anonymous

Bench

$15,000

Picnic Table

$15,000

Diamond Dreams

Parklet

Steve and Kandy Smith

Dressing Rooms

Linn County REC

Urban Acres Real Estate

Assisted Listening

Lobby

Community Foundation of Johnson County

Additional Supporters

The A’Hern Family
Anonymous (21)
Annie Audo
Kent and Holly Becker
Nick Beelner
Chasity Beelner
Charles & Brittni Benda
Susan Berends
Jace and Jenny Bisgard
Patrick Bonnett
Christian Joel Brauns
Jean Callahan
Art and Coleen Chipman
Theresa Conner
Hayley Crabb
Elizabeth Culver
Eric and Brooke Dugdale and Family
Kopenhaver Family
Megan Farnsworth
Lydia Fine
Josh and Emily Flammang
Koeppen & Daniels Family
Katie Flynn
Kaisar & Josie Herz
Tom and Jane Wells
Jisun, Young and Hannah Kim
Koppenhaver Family
Sandra Gay

Heather Garrett
Sandra Gay
Cady and Peter Gerlach
Glanz Family
Michelle Gnida
Dylan & Ellery Groves
Chris, Valerie, Romy and Hattie Hoffman
Scott & Kera Holm
Hood-Cummings Family
In Touch Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork
Scott and Kolbi Jamison
Dave & Lynn Jansen
Nicole Johnson
Mary and Debra Kerkhoff
Koeppen & Daniels Family
Eldon Krull
Bruce and Jean Kuehl
Jean & Bruce Kuehl
Tonya Lane
Karen Langos
Jongho Lee
Luke and Emily Lenhart
Lindsay McGowan Photography
Brittany Meinen

Bill Montgomery
Erin Payne-Christiansen
Nick Pfeiffer
Erin Pottebaum
Y R
Jenny Read
Angelique Arlene Rivera
Cynthia Sagues
Kyle Schaefer
Angela Kay Schmuecker
The Sestak Family
Ica Shaull
Shane Starke
Tom and Charlotte Sweeney
Mary Suzanne Vance
Tim VanDee
Cassie Vazquez
Wagner Family
Tom and Red Wells
Mary and John Whitcomb
Trent and Sarah Wilson
Madeline Windauer
Kinsey Wohlers

Proud Partner of the Community Foundation of Johnson County

The completion of Centennial Park will be funded with local public funds, ARPA funding, grants and private support.

We’re pleased to partner with the Community Foundation of Johnson County on our Next Stage campaign. A non-endowed, designated charitable giving fund has been established to accept grants and donated gifts for the improvements.

If you wish to mail a check, please send to:

Community Foundation of Johnson County
501 12th Ave, Ste 102
Coralville, IA 52241
memo: Centennial Park Fund

The park will be completed in four phases. The total project cost is an estimated $16 million. Our goal for community support is $3.5 million. Learn more.

Phase 1: The Centennial Center and stage, necessary utilities, exterior restrooms and expanded plaza space, is in design with an expected opening of summer 2025.
Phase 2: Splash pad and expanded playground with wheelchair-accessible playground units, plus a picnic shelter with additional restrooms, shade structures and expanded parking. The phase could be open by summer 2026, or earlier with additional financial support.
Phase 3: A year-round pavilion and an expansive plaza space.
Phase 4: An honor garden and additional parking.

Recent Gifts & Benefit Events

If you want to learn more, have a question, want to more involved or just want to connect, we’d love to. Email us at [email protected].

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