Linn County Changing Name of Squaw Creek Park

Linn County is changing the name of Squaw Creek Park.

A thorough review of the name and reference of “squaw” has led the Linn County Conservation Board to approve changing the name Squaw Creek Park to Wanatee Park.

After research and consideration of the park’s 998 acre area and history in Linn County, the Board has decided to honor a Native American rather than keep a name considered offensive and disparaging toward a culture.

The new name for the park, located off of Iowa Highways 100 and 13 near Marion at 1600 Banner Drive, takes effect immediately.

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