Cownie Soccer

Russ Clark
Des Moines, IA
65 acres
Completion date
June 1998

One of the largest soccer complexes in Iowa, the Cownie Soccer Park has hosted several youth soccer tournaments. Adult and youth players use the fields, as well as players from nearby Drake University. 

The fields of this community soccer park are organized to fit a drainage pattern and avoid deep ditches, with drainage piped longitudinally between fields. Sandy topsoil borrowed from another site elevates the area to assist with drainage. Parking lots are positioned both as a buffer for the railroad track and to enhance accessibility for visitors.