The Kenwood Park Neighborhood has a long and rich history first as an independent town and more recently as golfer Zach Johnson’s old stomping grounds. In 1927, the town of Kenwood Park was annexed to Cedar Rapids. Evidence of Kenwood Park’s former main street is alive and well along First Avenue NE between 29th and 36th Streets. See if you can find the old streetcar routes, experience former storefronts reimagined into a restaurant and bar the Irish Democrat and take in the city with a hike along the CeMar Trail. The area also celebrates its historic churches, former homes of Grant Wood and the peaceful, Indian Creek.
Attractions & Activities:
- Elmcrest Country Club: A full-service, traditional, private golf and social club. Established in 1947, for social, family-oriented and recreational use among the Elmcrest Community. Proud home of the Zach Johnson Foundation Classic.
- Basix Bar & Nightclub: A staple of the community for more than 25 years, Basix is the premier spot for LGBTQ nightlife in the Cedar Rapids area.
- CeMar Trail: The 2.25-mile long trail begins at Cedar Lake. Follow the bicycle lane on H Ave. NE from Shaver Rd. to Daniels Park. Separated trail begins at Daniels Park, continues around Mount Mercy University’s Robert W. Plaster Athletic Complex to 29th St. NE.
- Kenwood Park: Just a half block from Elmcrest Country Club, Kenwood Park sports a playground, bike path and pavilion.
Restaurants & Bars:
- Bandana’s BBQ
- Chef Wong Chinese
- Irish Democrat
- Kool Moo
- Milio’s Sandwiches
- Mulligans Pub
- Siamville Thai Cuisine
- Starlite Room
- Vino’s Ristorante
- Calvary Community Church
- Cedar Rapids Bible Chapel
- Covenant Seventh-day Adventist Church
- Kenwood Park Methodist Church
- Our Savior’s Lutheran Church