Site Details

Lewis Park - Jasper County

GPS Coordinates: 41.6760692313845, -93.2293796539307

Management: City

Description: Lewis Park is a city park in Colfax. It is seldom visited by birders but holds a surprising variety of birds.

Habitat: Like most city parks, Lewis Park consists of mowed areas with scattered trees. It also includes a mowed trail through a little-used disc golf course winding through a wooded area, a small meadow, and up to a small grove of conifers. Much of the park has been left unmowed in recent years, creating a small grassland area. The surrounding area includes an oak savanna, cattle pasture, and the high school athletic field. A creek also runs through the park, adding to the diversity of birds possible here.

Directions: Lewis Park is located behind the high school in Colfax. From I-80, take the Colfax exit 155 and go south into Colfax. Turn left onto East Division Street until it comes to a T. Turn left onto North League Road and take the first right and follow the gravel road on the right into the park.