Pappy Dickens Preserve is a 16.5-acre preserve that borders Iowa City’s Hickory Hill Park on its northwest side at 1356 Dodge Street Ct., Iowa City, IA 52245. The Friends of Hickory Hill Park was instrumental in the acquisition of the property and will be responsible for managing the Preserve for the Trust. The site provides a nice buffer for Hickory Hill Park and extends the large urban/wild park habitat for wildlife. The Preserve consists of a young, developing mixed-hardwood woodland, but was much more open in the past.
Invasive species including a large amount of honeysuckle are currently an issue at the Preserve. Plans are to remove invasive species and open up the canopy and let the site develop into an open woodland habitat.
Check out this Instagram photo album of Pappy Dickens Preserve! Pappy Dickens Preserve photos
Read Bur Oak Land Trust’s property usage info here: Property Usage Info
NOTE: for workdays, meet at the old Hyvee on North Dodge St:
1201 N Dodge St,
Iowa City, IA 52245