A Treynor, Iowa, group has launched a capital campaign to raise funds for the first phase of a new recreation complex.

The nonprofit Vision Treynor Group earlier this year purchased a 63-acre parcel off Iowa Highway 92, or Main Street in Treynor, for the project.

The complex, which the group is calling the Treynor Family Recreation Complex, not only would provide additional recreational opportunities for area residents but also serve as a draw for the Pottawattamie County community, organizers say.

“A regional recreation destination will help the entire area thrive,” Sheila Lewis, campaign chairwoman, said in a statement. “We need this project to show potential new residents how much we value our youth and to provide opportunities for recreation right here in the region.”

The town of nearly 1,000 currently has no recreation complex, so youth teams practice and play most of their games elsewhere.

The cost of the project's first phase is projected at $3.2 million. That includes land acquisition costs and infrastructure for the site, as well as the construction of two baseball-softball fields and two soccer-football fields. Other items included in that estimate are amenities, landscaping and an endowment intended to generate income to help with maintenance. The campaign so far has raised nearly $769,000.

Plans call for the completed project to include a walking trail, community fitness center, amphitheater and family aquatic center.

Donors can give to the campaign online at visiontreynor.org.

Contact the writer:

402-444-1223, julie.anderson@owh.com

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