The MedQuarter Regional Medical District held a ribbon cutting on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018 for two initiatives that work toward the District’s Master Development Plan: the MedQuarter’s new pocket park, “MedQ Park on 3rd” and the MedQ Mile walking route. Cedar Rapids Mayor Hart, members of the Cedar Rapids Medical SSMID Commission, and other local officials spoke at the ribbon cutting event to recognize these new enhancements to the District. Following the ribbon cutting, lunch was provided by Moy’s Tacos food truck.
The MedQ Park on 3rd is located on the Northeast corner of Third Avenue and Eighth Street SE and opens a new green space in the District. The park provides a pedestrian and bike-friendly green space well-suited for yoga classes, musical events, food trucks, and additional programming.
The MedQ Mile is a one-mile walking loop in the District suited for pedestrians and people in wheelchairs. It promotes healthy activities for employees and visitors in the District.